Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I take it back...

So last month, I said that I was feeling like a fake Army Wife and I TAKE IT BACK!!!  I have been flung right back into the pack of wolves in a matter of 48 hours.  UGH!  So I dropped the husband at Ranger school and realized that this will be the longest we've ever gone with out phone/email contact.  Then I missed the phone call I didn't want to get and that was a nice little kick to the gut.  Luckily I was at Vacation Bible School and surrounded by the exact people I needed at that moment.  I still haven't heard back from him, but that's nothing I can't handle right now, it was supposed to be 60+ days with no contact, what's 2 days right?!?!

Then, today, I tried to change my PCM Primary Care Manager (aka Doctor) since I'm going to be "home" longer than I had originally expected and my trip to the girlie Dr now cannot wait until we get to Japan.  I typically only have great things to say about TriCare, but today I wanted to punch the woman on the phone in the face!  I have to change regions which I've done many times before and never had a problem.  Apparently, you can only enroll online by logging on with a CAC card (which, as spouses, we do not have), or a DSL account (I have NO CLUE what that is and the woman on the phone had no interest in telling me what it is, so I don't know if I have one or not) or by using the same user name/ password for the military members MyPay account (which I used to know until they made it some 15 character password that I can never remember).  I told her I had none of those and her response was "oh, well your husband can help you with that".  NO HE CANNOT!!!!! WHAT PART OF "HE'S AT RANGER SCHOOL" AND "NO CONTACT" DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THE 1ST TIME I TOLD YOU?!?!?!  I was so furious that I hung up before I could say something I regretted.  I know I can do this all by snail mail, but that's just a PITA, and just because I cannot talk to my husband right now is not reason for me to not be able to change my doctor the easy way.  It's MY doctor, I should be able to change my doctor using MY information, not my husbands!

I feel better after getting that off my chest =)  On a lighter note, I signed up for a CrossFit beginner program starting next week!!!!!!  Basically, it's 4 weeks of classes that teach the basic movements of the CrossFit workouts.  I already know most, but not all of them, and this program is a requirement to start working out at the local gym here.  I decided if the husband is going to be sucking it up and getting back in shape, then I should too.  I loved doing CrossFit with our friends back at FLW and cannot wait to get back into it.  I am excited to actually track my progress this time!  I know there are a few other CrossFit MilSpouses out there so I will probably track my progress on the blog.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Ugh, I'm not looking forward to the hassles of TriCare!

YAY for another CrossFitter! I had a foundations course this morning and I'm tired-- don't want to have to go to work now. :)

navynest said...

I can't wait to hear about your CrossFit adventures! I've been dying to try, I hear it' intense!

JG said...

Oh girl, I feel your pain. We were selling our house while SoldierMan was in Basic, and the stupid title company didn't want to accept my POA. They didn't understand why he couldn't just sign their version of a POA, why I couldn't simply fax it to him or he couldn't just call them and verbally verify the POA. Ugh. Idjits.

fancypants said...

You would think someone working at TriCare, being a MILITARY program, would understand that your husband is in the MILITARY, therefore may not be home. Seriously, don't they have training on that? I am so sorry too hear your problems with that. I feel like I should know how to tell you to get around that, but my brain is giving me nothing. If I think of something, I will let you know! Do you head to Japan when he gets out of school then? You're missing the extremely hot and humid weather right now! lol

Sarah said...

If you have a military affairs POA, you should be able to change your PCM without your hubby's CAC card.