Sir Winston Churchill supposedly said “when you are going through Hell, keep on going”. I guess he decided Hell was not a place to stop, rest, do some sightseeing and basically get trapped. Pity I heard about all of this after I made my foray into Hell. Or as I like to call it Insurance companies claim departments.
Seriously, if you have a chronic illness like lupus, and take medications such as I do, you inevitably end up in Hell. It’s starts off with a simply phone call, afterall surely they have misunderstood something or made a mistake while processing your claim.
When they put you on hold the first time, you descend a little further into Hell. No amount of breadcrumbs dropped as a trail will help you. This is Hell after all. And the fun is just beginning!
After the first hold there is the questioning about if you really need the medication and such. And then the transfers and demand for further paperwork. And down you go, further into the one way path in Hell.
If you are lucky some of the required paperwork will have to come from a doctor or specialist. These are the people who can rescue you from Hell. But it may cost money and of course the deeper the level is that you happen to be on, the more it will cost or the longer it will take you to get out.
Perhaps instead of going through Hell you could get a pass, after all you are dealing with a serious chronic illness. Surely that is more than enough.