Do you know what DME providers do??? They drive me crazy, that is what they do best. Wait....I’m hitting my head against the wall....ahhh, that feels better than the hours I have spent dealing with our two DME providers today!!!
DME is “Durable Medical Equipment”.....they are very important companies that provide us with the equipment to take care of Lily, like: her trachs, her suctioning equipment, her g-tube supplies, her g-tube formula. Why oh why do they have to be so difficult sometimes?? I have spent hours today on the phone with them.....hours.....hours I could have been sewing, knitting, or maybe even DOING SCHOOL......but alas, I had lovely little conversations with insurance, two DME’s, a manufacturer of trach ties, (who do rock, by the way....if you ever need trach ties, check out http://www.marpacinc.com/unifit.htm, they do trach ties the right way......but that is a whole other post), and there is still no grand resolution to our issues.
This is when I need to remember my spiritual reading.....my reading about offering up everything as a prayer, and treating everyone in a charitable manner. I am, in all seriousness, challenged in those departments. Sleep deprivation and my Irish roots get the best of me in ( Oh, hold on, wait a minute, I have to talk to one of my DME friends right now....okay, more craziness.....yeah....okay, NOW I might have gotten somewhere), anyway, where was I? Irish roots? Is that a rock band? Oh....no, I am talking about me, and I need to get off THAT particular subject right now and end with a little prayer.
Dear God.......I really don’t mean all of those things I mutter under my breath about DME providers. Please bless me and them with an infinite amount of patience and peace....and maybe even a little joy in our interactions together. And, if you can find some Marpac trach ties, covered by my insurance...all the better.
Your very impatient, tired daughter,