Okay, I called and changed my appointment this AM. I explained about the insurance change and all. I explained and reiterated that I knew it would extend the treatments. I then asked about paying cash for the appointment. Now mind you, I know he's considered one of the best, I know this stuff is expensive, but never knew really how much.
The discounted rate as an established patient is *gasp* $125 PER trigger point injection-not including the acupuncture. Okay, sounds reasonable right? Problem, I have 6 trigger point injection areas. That would make one appointment for me $750 just for the injections! Of course, I just accepted the new appointment date and sheepishly hung up the phone. Yes, the doctor is busy as heck and that was the soonest in February they could squeeze me in. In my next life, I am going to be a neurologist/pain management doctor.
BTW, for those asking, how COBRA works here is that we have 60 days to decide if we want it. The new insurance starts 2/01. All meds have been refilled as of 12/30. This means, if we can get through January with no emergencies, we're fine. If something comes up, we can pay the COBRA bill for $1,300 and be covered-so our asses are covered insurance wise-no worries, no fears. Keep your fingers crossed for us for the month of January!