I've just been taking the opportunity to send a few e-mails and make some phone calls.
I rearranged my dentist appt, booked journey care for going to Naidex and rang the medical screening line for my travel insurance company. Previously I've always had to declare my CP to them and get a certificate of coverage on the grounds if something happened CP related and they knew in advance that I've CP and use a chair I would be covered but otherwise I wouldn't.
So I called and said I wanted to know if they were the right people to declare a preexisting condition to. And he started going on about all these various conditions and how it explains that in the .pdf they e-mailed me. I was like yeah but how I interpreted the .pdf was that I had to tell you about my disability to be covered, I've got cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair.
Is it terminal?
Are you waiting to be admitted to hospital?
Are you travelling to seek medical treatment abroad?
Have you been in hospital in the last six months?
I just sat there going no, no, no, no.
Then he asks
And you've been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy have you?
"It's definite, then?"
He then said it was fine, didn't take any details like my name or policy number and rang off.
So hmmm I don't know if that's me covered (not convinced) but when he asked if it was definite that I've got CP i just wanted to go.
"Well I don't know that it's definite, definite but if it's not then I just really don't know why I've been using a wheelchair for the past 24 years!"
Yes my love, it is definite, I am more cripple than you can shake a stick at. And I'm proud of it too.