Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Priceless

One night in the emergency room and subsequent gall bladder removal before insurance: $15,644.41

One night in the emergency room and subsequent gall bladder removal after insurance: $980.47

Grossing out my sister by showing her my scars: priceless

There are some things money can’t buy. For emergency surgery, there’s insurance, my savings and my 2004 tax return.

11 comments:

jess. said...

LOL.

Sarah, you kill me.

Gordon said...

There really isn't a price you can put on grossing out D.....

John said...

I had no idea it was that affordable. I'm going to look into it.

Charlotte said...

Yes, insurance is grand. When I had a piece of my lung and a lymph node in the middle of my chest removed(at 24-hooray!lol) It cost over 25,000! Insane! Thankfully, I haven't received a bill for any of it. Very surprising.

Sarah said...

Charlotte, Oh my God - a piece of your lung!! How awful! Yeah I heart insurance.

Johnny Virgil said...

You got money back? You suck. It's funny -- your net cost is exactly what I had to pay NYS.

Scott said...

Pretty hefty fee for an organ the size of your pinky. With all of those expenses it is a good thing you aren't buying a house right now - oh wait...

Shamus O'Drunkahan said...

Did they leave anything inside? Like a linky ring that fell off the doc's hand during the procedure or something? Because if they did, you get to keep it. Posession is 9 tenths the law.

stewbie2 said...

Good Lord, what an evening.

ORF said...

you're a champ, man. gall bladder out and blogging the next day?

Sarah said...

Oh no-the gall bladder came out 2 months ago. I am just getting all the bills for it now.