Early in our marriage, he used to joke that even his breathing was annoying to me....which was kind of true.
You see, I grew up learning to be perfectly silent at the symphony...At 10 years old, I could unwrap a pack of Velamints during Beethoven's 5th without being detected by the snootiest of Arts patrons. So when we were sitting in church, or on the couch, or watching a movie, and I could hear the exhaling or whistling with each breath he took, I might give him and elbow, or a slight head-turn...
He's tried breathe-right strips at night, different sprays and decongestants, steam treatments, and many more things over the years. Recently, one of his doctors suggested fixing a deviated septum that has been restricting the flow of oxygen. Finding a solution to this ongoing issue has been pretty exciting for him, but I'm never excited about more surgeries. Of course, the cost is an issue, as well as the risk, but we went ahead with the next step and called Blue Cross Blue Shield to investigate the coverage.
Here's an exerpt from the letter they sent in response:
"Based on the documentation submitted, 30420 for Rhinoplasty meets medical policy criteria. This plan does provide coverage for this service."
Well, great! That's what we wanted to hear, right?
"However, predetermination of benefits does not guarantee payment. Benefits are always subject to other applicable requirements such as limitations and exclusions..."
Um, wait...so you won't cover it? Or you're just not sure? Were you gonna let us know what "limitations and exclusions" might apply to us? Cause that's kinda why we called you....so we would know. But this letter is sort of a non-answer to our question.
Seriously, could they have been any more unhelpful?