Harry, like everyone here I wish you the best. You have an advatage in that you live in an area that has some of the best doctors and facilities in the nation, so you will have access to the very latest medical procedures, technologies, and support available. Let them do their work so you can back to the model bench. Keep us informed because you have a lot of friends here and we're all pulling for your recovery.
This is shocking. It's hard to imagine that any carrier has no orthopedist in their network. Orthopedic injuries make up such a large part of medical claims that they should have several go-to docs for their insureds. What are you paying for if not coverage for one of the most common conditions? Given the symptoms you describe it is likely that you have a disc impingement. The least invasive course of treatment would be physical therapy, but perhaps you will need injections or possibly surgery. Hope not, but none of this is free nor cheap. I would file an appeal with the carrier, a complaint with your state's Department of Insurance, and HealthCare.gov. Carriers hate to get inquiries from governmental entities so it might shake something loose. And definitely change carriers when the renewal period opens. But first check to make sure the new company can provide an orthopedist and potential orthopedic surgeon.Good luck.
The bill is still pending in the NJ Assembly. In fact there are two, one that just references Taylor ham and one that includes the term pork roll as well. I believe both bills are in fact moribund. Just for fun, you can see the more inclusive version here: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A4000/3666_I1.PDF
Alan, Nice of you to come on the forum. AAA Hobbies is my go-to hobby store. I happily drive down from Trenton because you literally have everything. While I would like to see a discount for forum members just like everyone else here, I also get that it would hard to reconcile that with your wholesale customers. That would be undercutting retailers that you supply, who are also loyal customers of Stevens. In any case it's wonderful to have resources like AAA.
Joel, I'm good, thanks. I come across your work from time to time and I think the guys here on the board would appreciate it. Click on "Forums" at the top of the page. Scroll down to "Auto Art". That's the place for the artwork. I'm sure everyone would be interested to see some of your designs. Didn't you do the mural for the Drag Racing Hall of Fame?
Great to hear from you, Joel. You were the first person I talked to about joining the Tri-State club. I've been in it now over 25 years. I'd love to see you post some of your artwork here as well as your models.