Yesterday, in the early afternoon, I received a call informing me Anthem Blue Cross had reversed their decision to deny my benefits for a permanent neurostimulator.
Just like that, the surgery is now approved!
(It's currently scheduled for November 10th, but the date could be changed.)
I never thought I could be so happy about facing another surgery.
For those of you who don't know what happened yesterday – let me tell you.
First, I wrote this post sharing my story of being denied medical benefits by my insurance company, Anthem Blue Cross.
And then …
And then – you dear, sweet, amazing, Internet Friends astonished me with love and support.
I've never seen anything like it.
Several bloggers put my story on their blogs. (I love each and every one of you!)
Powerful, wonderful, friends put my story on facebook and twitter.
My twitter friends?
Twitter went absolutely insane – in a good way.
So many people were telling my story, linking to my blog post, contacting important/influential people and/or media on my behalf. Thousands upon thousands of people heard about my story on Twitter alone.
Some of you even offered to help pay for my surgery …
(I would never, ever, accept such an offer – but I was SO touched by the thought.)
By early afternoon yesterday, NBC, CBS, Clear Channel and just about every other media outlet you can imagine had stopped by to read my story.
Have I mentioned – I'm still amazed at what you accomplished?
I was then contacted by Anthem Blue Cross, and an hour or so later by their parent company, Wellpoint.
Just a short while later I got a call from my doctor's office saying, "It's the weirdest thing – Blue Cross just changed their mind and approved your surgery!"
They were baffled.
I love you guys – I really do.
I wish I could hug each and every single one of you.
I wish I could email a thank you to each one of you, but there were literally hundreds (thousands!) of people involved in helping me.
I hope this will suffice …
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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