11.30.07

Much better now

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:52 pm by Think-Tink

I am still getting tired easily, but not anywhere near as uncomfortable as I was last week. I have basically been going to work and coming home and sleeping.

Some thoughts on this whole experience:

Dr.s lie about recovery time. Realistically, I should have been on bed rest for a good week. I pushed it over the holiday and boy did I pay for it. I had to take an extra day off this week as I could barely function on Monday.

Thank goodness for insurance. The price for this surgery was $25000. Insurance “allowed” charges were around $5000. I paid a $100 co pay. I couldn’t have done this if I didn’t have insurance. It is ridiculous that someone who doesn’t have insurance so will only do things when absolutely needed, gets charged the most.

I was really more uncomfortable, even after the packing came out, than anything. I guess the percocet helped but it sure didn’t seem like it.

The packing coming out was truly awful. It HURT.

If I ever have the opportunity, I want to go to Oprah’s favorite things show. She was extremely generous. Some of the things looked really cool.

Daytime tv does have some highlights. Oprah’s show was one. CM and I watched it all week. The View was ok. In some ways the Soaps are getting way out there.

I can tell the surgery helped as I am finally sleeping better and people who have been around me as I sleep say I am alot less nopisy. I have my doubt that I was noisy to begin with, but I guess I will believe them.

Clif energy bars are good. Sugars are kind of high, but they are energy bars not nutrition bars. They were easy to eat when i couldn’t sleep.

QVC is better than HSN. Not much else is on at 2 am when you throat gets dry.

Thank you to my caretakers, CM, SB, RB, PR, GH and all.

2 Comments »

  1. Celtic Momma said,

    December 1, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    You have state insurance which is good. Aunt Mary had Tricare which was wonderful. Between that and medicare she didn’t have to pay a penny.

    I will have to pay at least $120 a month between medicare and this PPSE and if i go for regualr insurance instead of the PP thing it will be about 280 amonth and i will still have leftovers to pay.

    Celtic Momma

  2. Celtic Momma said,

    December 1, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Glad you are feeling better. I enjoyed my time with you even if you were on the couch.

    You have state insurance which is good. Aunt Mary had Tricare which was wonderful. Between that and medicare she didn’t have to pay a penny.

    I will have to pay at least $120 a month between medicare and this PPSE and out of pocket could be as much as $1000-4000and if i go for regualr insurance instead of the PP thing it will be about 280 amonth and i will still have leftovers to pay.

    Celtic Momma

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