Saturday, January 30, 2010

Where has this week gone?

What a busy week this has been. There has been so much going on. Tuesday was my birthday. I spent it running Ro around to the eye doctor and dermatologist, not the most fun thing in the world to do, but it needed to be done and those were the available appointments so we took them. The day ended up great though my nearest and dearest all ended up having Chinese Food together and it was tons of fun.
I spent Wednesday in Houston at the Dr. and getting my MRI done after nearly having a stroke over the cost nearly a $500 copay that is ridiculous, but it had to be done. I was so irritated that I had spoken with the MRI facility on several occasions over the last couple of weeks and at no time did they tell me to bring my life savings with me to get this done. The thing is if I hadn't paid it they wouldn't have performed the test. It is crazy to me that a procedure can cost that much. I had to have with and without contrast of both the brain and orbitals, which is weird because aren't they in the same place? Anyway the total was 6695.00 for both. I am so grateful that we have insurance, we went without it for a while and basically we just did without health care and medications it's so terrible. I'm not going to get into a political debate, but my opinion is affordable health care no matter what. Hospitals and facilities should not be able to charge outrageous amounts for these tests and procedures, you shouldn't have to shop around for a bargain on your procedures. Anyway I'm getting off my soapbox.

I've still been working on the blanket and the weather has been awful. The kids have cabin fever there has been a lot of other stuff going on but that is another post. I'm not sure if its the winter weather or what but the weeks seem to be flying by. I can't wait for spring, I'm so ready for this weather to level out and the sun to come back out.


~~louise~~ said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!

It's probably wiser to have the procedure done. Thankfully the insurance will help with that outlandish bill!!! My daughter finally got health insurance for herself. Her husband's insurance only covers him and the kids. How ridiculous is that? Like the mom isn't worth it. Probably ran by men after all it is an oil rigging company. Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now. Cheer up, I have a feeling the Punxsutawney Phil is going to have good news:)

Brittney said...

Happy late bday!
I need a procedure done but we dont have health insurance at all (except for Bailey) and I found out it was going to cost 1500 to get it done. I need it but I cant fork over that much cash.. maybe income tax can pay for it! lol!!!

Im ready for spring too!!!!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

It is completely insane how much certain medical procedures cost. Shocking and frustrating! I hope you're doing OK, and happy belated birthday!

Busymom3 said...

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes, needless to say this is one I probably won't forget