1 Week Ago
With the national coverage on surgery and hospitalization, everything within a specific month, no matter what it is or how many times, costs me a one time $550. If it runs into the next month, then the cost obligation starts again. Funny how they run that, not by the thirty or so days, but by specific months. So, with multiple surgeries or whatever, trying to get scheduled so it all happens within a specific month is the cheapest way. Not always so easy, hospitals are real busy, though I managed it, or I should say that the doc helped arrange it. Some additional minor charges, like two something dollars per meal, and if you want a more private room, that isn't covered by insurance. There were three other guys in my room, it was free, but I had a nice corner curtained off with a big window with a view of a roof garden and the plain behind. Each space has a tv and a small fridge, which to get running requires a ten dollar time card. A nice shower that you can reserve for thirty minutes each day out there in the ward. You could get some good rest there if you didn't have to deal with medical stuff.
Thanks, Steve. With the lens replacement, man things have become clear, like between day and night. The main purpose of the surgery though, to get the eye pressure down, it may not have worked. Glaucoma is a difficult disease to control at times, even with surgery. Still things that they haven't figured out about it. I'll know better the results when I go back next week. Results weren't looking too good when I left, the doc was scratching his head. It can take awhile for things to stabilize though, with internal bleeding and all after they stick you and then put you back together.