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post #261 of 913
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Oh yeah, I agree, Penelope. The only reason that we're holding off is because our rates will go up if we file regardless of whether we're liable or not, so reaching a private settlement *may* actually be a little cheaper. And they don't want us to file because we've told them that our insurance company has told us that they don't think we would be found liable which means they wouldn't get anything. Now, we would rather that the injured man gets the money rather than our insurance company, but they may not leave us a choice, kwim?
The first thing you may wish to start with is to tell biker and nephew that you need everything in writing. They should not have a problem doing this as it is in their best interest to be very clear about what they want so there are no misunderstandings on your part.
You need the actual numbers of what they have paid so far. If this stuff has been billed to their insurance, some states have a minimum time that insurance companies have to process and pay or deny the claims. Usually something like 30 days or more.
You should not have to pay anything up front. They haven't paid anything out of pocket yet, and you shouldn't have to pay w/o proof. Criminey, they could just keep adding to what they want.
The length of time that is needed for the insurance companies to consider the claim should buy you some time. When you do get the bills, usually the facility/ ambulance company provides 30 days for the claim to be paid. More and more these same places are also offering a 10-15% discount if the deduc/co-pays are paid w/i 10 days or so of the billing date. If he pays the bill and then asks you to reimburse, find out if this applies. Could save you a bit more money.

So all together, the above actions may buy you 60 days minimum to sort this out.

HTH
Linda
post #262 of 913
JayGee - I hope you are already in the ER by the time this post hits. Let's hope it's just bad flu-like symptoms, but those are scary symptoms. I hope you are feeling better soon.

tjsmama - I don't know the right answer, just wanted to offer more hugs.

I had a weird day. My belly is just really bloated and sore, but it doesn't appear to be GI, which is odd. Anything that jostled my belly made me sore. This afternoon I felt sweaty and flushed, and took my temp and it was 99.8 - which isn't really high, but is much higher than my basal temp. I finally took a couple ibuprofen, and then sweat a lot. I thought I'd have to cancel the 5K tonight regardless because I had a 1st time mom client arrive in labor at 3:20 this afternoon - but shockingly, she managed to have her baby at 5:10! She pushed her baby out partly squatting on the bed with the squat bar. She managed to get into some crazy positions - at one point she looked sort of like she was limbo-ing under the squat bar hanging onto it with her hands and I was a afraid she'd fall right off the end of the bed. I suggested she try kneeling since she was squatting so far forward she was practically kneeling anyway - and in the end she put one knee down and had her other heel under her, sort of a half-squat, half-kneel thing. Her baby is gorgeous - tons of dark, thick hair (the dad is of Mexican descent) and beautiful dark eyes with long eyelashes. I was excited to have a 08/08/08 baby!

So, after baby was out and mom settled, I picked up Justin (my little ds, not dh!) and we headed to the little town 15 miles away to the 5K. This is the 8th year in a row I've done this 5K, an out and back through the cornfields. It's a tiny town, and practically the whole town turns out to watch us run. I planned to run with Justin, and dh planned to push dd in the jog stroller. I was so proud of Justin - he took just 3 short walk breaks, and otherwise ran the whole thing. The last mile he was really sucking air and struggling and I just kept talking to him and was able to keep him running and breathing in rhythm. He outsprinted me the last 50 yds - I can outlast him and run faster over the long haul, but he can easily outsprint me now! He finished in 31:54, and I was right behind in 31:56. Dh finished in 30:13, pushing the jog stroller. Justin is really proud of himself, and already talking about his next race.

We are watching the opening ceremony now - I'm anxious to see some events already!

I have 11 solo miles on tap for the early am. Wish me luck!
post #263 of 913
Congrats to Justin - that's a great time!
post #264 of 913
Gaye, I'd turn it over to insc now. IMO they do not sound reasonable. So sorry.

Dr Jen, nice birth story. Glad you got to do your 5K too!!!
post #265 of 913
Being the newbie here it's hard to keep up with all these stories and I feel weird jumping in but I am anyways. LOL.

Jaygee - hope you got a good answer from the hospital and that you are recovering!

doctorjen - what a sweet story! You must be so proud of Justin!

So I went to the local running shoe store yesterday and talked to the owner there who is a well known runner around here. Told him about my knee issues - he had me walk around the store and told me that my arch is really good, I'm not pronating. The shoes I had should have been fine but they are really heavy so he put me in something lighter. He also said they were already showing a lot more wear than they should have for the 12 miles a week I'm running - but the good news is that the wear was even so I'm not doing anything strange with my feet that needs correcting. He checked out my knee and my legs and said that my quads are super tight so he thinks that might be causing the problem - so he recommended that I use a rolling pin on my quads to loosen them up prior to stretching. He showed me some sort of big heavy styrofoam thing I can eventually use to do the same thing - but he said at this point if I tried it I would go through the roof so to start with the rolling pin.

I also picked up a copy of Chi Running yesterday after reading about it at the yoga studio the other day. Has anyone used the book or taken a Chi Running class?
post #266 of 913
Hello Hello Kitty!
post #267 of 913
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Hello Hello Kitty!
Hi Penelope! I'm digging your senior member title, for some reason I haven't noticed it before.
post #268 of 913
11 miles - done already. I got up at 6 and took off so I could be done when my call starts. I was lonely, but other than that, it wasn't too bad. It's cool here this morning, only about 63 when I finished even, which is a nice change, even though it's still really humid. I ran the 11 miles in 1:56:07 - 10:33 pace, which I'm quite satisfied with. Next week is a bigger jump - 17 miles, 2 miles farther than I've ever run. Feel free to spend this week telling me that 2 miles more is nothing! (All of that really helped last week for the 15.)

My tummy still feels bloated and a little achy, but it still doesn't seem like a GI bug and running doesn't bother it, so who knows. AF is due, so maybe that's it? I've found since having my last baby I don't have hardly any actual period symptoms as far as cramping, or whatever, but I have much worse physical pre-menstrual symptoms and a lot of cramping with ovulation.

On call all weekend, which I'm not looking forward to, and I have 3 mamas who are 39 weeks+, so we'll see. I'm glad I got the long run in and done with.

HelloKitty - please don't feel weird jumping in - we are a chatty bunch, but we are also an interested and nosy bunch and we love hearing about everyone's lives! I'm glad you got the new shoes, who knows, maybe there was something that just didn't quite fit you. I recently had to switch shoes after using a similar model for a long time. It turns out with the longer training I'm doing that I start pronating when I'm tired, something I didn't know I did. My shoe guy hooked me up with some well-cushioned stability shoes - I've always run in neutral cushioned shoes before this - and the new shoes feel heavenly.
post #269 of 913
Way to go on 11 miles already this morning doctorjen. You can totally do 17 next week!! Us Dingos will be cheering for you. Just picture some of us along the side of the road/trail those last 2 miles.

HelloKitty - Glad you're just jumping in!

Jo - I won't be seeing you today. Turns out BIL is in town for the Waterfront Festival in Menominee.

Speaking of which, my DH ran the 5K at the Waterfront this morning. I kind of felt guilty not just signing up and wogging it. Darn ego! I'm definitely motivated now though... I may just change after this update and go out for a little bit.
post #270 of 913
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Thanks for all the good wishes! :

hellokitty, I think jumping in is the only way to keep up. glad you got some answers about your knees and that the store guy was helpful! I pronate some but run in more or less neutral shoes and it works better for me too.

3.1 miles this morning to go get my car from the shop. I drove it home and saved $2 in gas, dh figured out so even with the wheeze I managed to do 14 miles this week, and I'm proud of myself. it was so beautiful out today that when I got home I even did some gardening which DESPERATELY needed to be done. then we are headed to indian buffet today, yum. Dh has been working so much that I feel like I haven't seen him in weeks, but we finally got to hang out last night and watch the opening ceremonies as both of us are olympic geeks. and today he is not working for the first Saturday in FOREVER. whew.

gigi, emailed you and the rest of the atl dingoes!

drjen, I'm starting to have weird ovulation stuff like that too. is it catching?
post #271 of 913
I wonder if the ovulation thing is age related. I've noticed an intensification of symptoms. Or maybe it's not age, wisdom...ykwim...we're more aware of our bodies than say at 20.

I did 6 with jgmommo this morning and while I still feel fine not running, when running it just ain't pretty. I wasn't sure if I was going to puke or poop. And my legs felt like wet noodles. Then again it could be the hourly wakenings of ds last night crying owie. Poor guy. I'm not sure what was hurting, but at midnight I gave up and gave him some motrin. That got us to 3am...but in the meantime at 12:30 dd woke up crying and came into bed and couldn't fall back asleep for at least an hour. Sigh. Dh and I have decided to tag team nap today.
post #272 of 913
Morning all! I ended up not going to the ER last night and this morning I feel way better. I still have a cold, but the headache and neck pain are gone. I have NO idea what that was all about, but it sucked. I'm thinking about not racing in Chicago in two weeks and taking a medical deferrment until next year. A week ago, I felt really prepared to race the Oly distance, but the fact that I haven't been able to train at all for the last 5 days, plus the fact that I still don't feel too hot, have me worried about even finishing the race. I'll see how I feel by next weekend, before I make a final decision though.

RE: Ovulation; I have very distinct pain at ovulation now. No cramps with AF at all, and actually very little in terms of premenstural stuff either, but the day before I O is PAIN!

BBM ~ you need a nap, definitely.
Drjen ~ you can do those 17!!!!!
tjsmama ~ I'm so sorry the bike guy is doing this to you. I think you should call your insurance too .
post #273 of 913
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I also picked up a copy of Chi Running yesterday after reading about it at the yoga studio the other day. Has anyone used the book or taken a Chi Running class?
Let me know what you think of the book and the technique. I have started working with Total Immersion, which is sort of the swim version of the running book. I really like Total Immersion and have considered the Chi Running book. Let me know what you think.
post #274 of 913
There was a triathlon thread trying to get started on MDC back in April. A mom named wemoon recommended Total Immersion which is a book about swim technique, becoming more fishlike in the water.
So now I have the book, have read the majority in two nights, and started with the first drill today. Think Zen, One With the Water sort of thing. OMG, my best stroke is backstroke and after practicing the first drill for about 20 minutes I decided to do just a length of backstroke- I took four strokes off the 25 yards. Practiced the drill a bit more and decided to do a length freestyle- took 2 strokes off the length. With both free and back, there was no struggle against the water, just glide. Felt like I could have stayed in that pool all day.

Swimming was starting to get frustrating because I just couldn't seem to make progress with endurance. Seems like I was working on the wrong skill set.

Also did 9 miles on the bike.
Tomorrow is the Sylvania Tri. I've volunteered so should be fun.

Also got to be a role model today. Had ridden my bike to the Y to swim and as I'm leaving (with my helmet on) a little girl about 3y/o walks by with her parents on the way to swim class. She wanted to talk about my bike and I got in a plug for helmets. She has a bike and told her dad she wants a helmet for when she rides so she can be like me.
post #275 of 913
JayGee - I hope you continue to feel better. :

Gaye - I'm so sorry Biker Guy is being a dork. And BG's nephew really needs to stay out of it. I would really consider calling your homeowner's.

DrJen - You can totally do 17 next week! Once you get to the "only 2 miles left" stage of things, it seems silly to quit. You've already done 15, so 2 more is just, what? 21, 22 more minutes? Piece of cake! And congrats on the 08/08/08 baby! DH had his birthday yesterday, which was kind of cool. And I have a friend who gave birth just 4 minutes before midnight the day before!

HelloKitty - Yep, just jump in here!

So, I have seriously fallen off the food bandwagon this week! I've had chinese food from a restaurant, DH requested I make eggrolls for his birthday, so we had eggrolls and homemade cashew chicken yesterday. He also wanted cake, so I made my chocolate cake for him. Plus we've had a bunch of fast food this week. : It's been crazy! Add to that that I only worked out once this week, and I'm finding myself on a bad path. MUST WORK OUT TODAY!
post #276 of 913
JenLove, catch me next time you're down, then, OK? Have fun at the fest.
post #277 of 913
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Let me know what you think of the book and the technique. I have started working with Total Immersion, which is sort of the swim version of the running book. I really like Total Immersion and have considered the Chi Running book. Let me know what you think.
Oh cool! I hadn't heard of the swim one before.

So far I'm really enjoying the book, although I obviously haven't been able to actually try the technique yet, it seems to make a lot of sense. Once I'm able to give it a go I will absolutely share my thoughts.
post #278 of 913
Also... today is perfect running weather and I just saw two people jog by the front of my house. I want to get out there so badly! I hate my knee right now!
post #279 of 913
mothercat - have fun tomorrow! Maybe you'll unknowingly run into/help dingo 2babybees!!

I seriously need new shoes but have been putting it off for weeks.... it is so much harder for me to go in and do the whole fitting routine - since my former shoe is now discontinued after 7 years of me using that model - than it is just to go in and pick up a replacement... I feel like such a poser in the running store

re: chi running, I know a tiny bit about it, but haven't read the book. When I was doing the marathon in January, a guy effortlessly whizzed past me at mile 22 - BAREFOOT - and I overhead him respond to someone's comments about not wearing shoes by saying that ever since he started doing chi running, he doesn't wear shoes anymore!!!

hellokitty
post #280 of 913
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re: chi running, I know a tiny bit about it, but haven't read the book. When I was doing the marathon in January, a guy effortlessly whizzed past me at mile 22 - BAREFOOT - and I overhead him respond to someone's comments about not wearing shoes by saying that ever since he started doing chi running, he doesn't wear shoes anymore!!!
I was just reading about the barefoot section this morning so I can picture this!
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