Saturday, January 05, 2008

Back to the Living

The doctor took chest xrays and said it wasn't pneumonia, so that's a good thing. Jim has an ear infection and I just have a bad cold with lung congestion. All it took was couple hundred dollars, a shot of some kind of cortisone, some Azithromycin antibiotic, MethylPrednisolone for ?? and some heavy duty cough syrup and we made it through our seminar and the rest of our day today. And, what do I pay health insurance (our biggest monthly expense)for? I know, I know, it's just for the catastrophic stuff that we sure hope never happens. So just be glad OK? Well, I try. Better living through chemistry! Time for bed.
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4 comments:

Diane said...

Hope you both get better soon! Thinking of you, Diane and Andy

Glenn said...

Feel better you two!!!! Man when it rains it pours eh?

markus said...

Are you saying that you have to pay the doctor out of your own pocket, even though you're already paying for health insurance, and that your insurance only covers those insanely expensive emergencies that otherwise ruin people's lives (financially)?

To the European now living in Canada that seems pretty scary. Whether it's Europe or Canada, when you're covered through insurance (just provincial or with a private add-on), it covers regular doctor visits as well as emergencies.

Good to hear you're better, though.

Chris said...

Markus,
You got that exactly right. Between major medical and long term care, Jim and I pay about $850/mo. When we went to the doctor - we paid $130 at the office, and another $140 at the pharmacy. And, I'm still expecting a bill for the Xrays.