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post #54001 of 57266
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Also found out that the pain in my abdomen that I've had for 2 months was appendicitis.

2 months! Holy shit dude that's not good… dangerous. Hope you're ok. Really shouldn't ignore stuff like that man. If it had ruptured… well anyway, get well.
post #54002 of 57266
Thanks man. In recovery from surgery now.

I went to the hospital 2 months ago when the pain was acute but they just did a blood test and sent me home. Said I'd probably just gone a little too hard on my ab workout. Lol.

Subsequently went the the GP who sent me for an ultrasound that took 6 weeks to book. Needless to say they rushed me into surgery as soon as they saw it.
post #54003 of 57266
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post

I've had to block a few people over that Saran Wrap bullshit.

So you've heard about that crazy wrap thing? You should come to my VIP wrap party to learn more it seriously works I have progress pics of fat people getting less fat to prove it srs
post #54004 of 57266
Yeah… speedy recover @hendrix. I assumed from your post that you just hadn't gone to the doctor yet… apologies. But it's crazy you can go with something like that and they didn't find it the first time.
post #54005 of 57266
@hendrix - glad you got it taken care of in time and that you're now ok.
post #54006 of 57266
Thanks guys.

I was pretty annoyed about the whole thing. It's cost me time, money and 2 months of pain when it should have been sorted on the first visit.

We have what I thought was pretty comprehensive public healthcare so I shouldn't have had to pay for 2 visits to the gp and 250 dollars for a radiology visit that took 6 weeks to book and revealed a life threatening condition.

Not particularly impressed with all of those involved, tbh.

The nurses have been great though.
post #54007 of 57266
Lucky you're not in the U.S. Or you would've got a 12,000 bill for the surgery
post #54008 of 57266
Well yeah but given I pay my taxes which is essentially health insurance the expectation is that these things are sorted.

I mean even visiting a physiotherapist is free, ffs.
post #54009 of 57266
Which is how it should be. Americas system is fucked but they don't seem to know it.
post #54010 of 57266
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

Which is how it should be. Americas system is fucked but they don't seem to know it.

Or you can get insurance. I was in the emergency room on Saturday and it cost me 25 bucks out of pocket.
post #54011 of 57266
It's still fucked. I have insurance. Had food poisoning a few years ago, went to the hospital for 3 hours and had 2 bags of fluids (electrolytes or whatever) and got a a bills for $8,500. After insurance deductions the bill was 1,700 for me.

And that insurance was through my employer and cost us 650/month for 2 people. The bill from the birth of our first child was $37,000 (standard c-section) and we had to pay 5,000
Anyway, it's not a discussion for here but I definitely think the U.S. System is completely fucked up.
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post #54012 of 57266
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

It's still fucked. I have insurance. Had food poisoning a few years ago, went to the hospital for 3 hours and had 2 bags of fluids (electrolytes or whatever) and got a a bills for $8,500. After insurance deductions the bill was 1,700 for me.

And that insurance was through my employer and cost us 650/month for 2 people. The bill from the birth of our first child was $37,000 (standard c-section) and we had to pay 5,000
Anyway, it's not a discussion for here but I definitely think the U.S. System is completely fucked up.
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You have shitty insurance. I spent 12 hours in a private room with a tv, bags of electrolytes, iv antibiotics, some ultrasound shit and saw two specialists and it cost me 25 dollars…last Saturday
post #54013 of 57266
The fact that two people with insurance can have such extreme differences in care just proves the point that it is fucked. I have better insurance now, but it's still horrible compared to Australia, the UK or France (3 other countries I have spent extended periods in).
Privatized insurance as the core access to care is just shit and that's all it really comes down to.
post #54014 of 57266
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

The fact that two people with insurance can have such extreme differences in care just proves the point that it is fucked. I have better insurance now, but it's still horrible compared to Australia, the UK or France (3 other countries I have spent extended periods in).
Privatized insurance as the core access to care is just shit and that's all it really comes down to.

How old are you and how much medical care do you require normally?
post #54015 of 57266

30, I go to the Dr when I am sick (3 times in the last 6 years) plus dentist 1-2 x year depending if I need anything beyond a cleaning and chiro/ART as needed which is <10 x year.

 

Anyway, I think the system is utter shit, especially in comparison to other countries, you clearly disagree. It's a pretty common thing to disagree on.

But as a (hopefully) last point on the topic - There is nothing in this world that would make me view the US' system of access and delivery as anything more than complete fuckery. The quality of care, by and large is just fine (although far from the best), but the cost and access and everything else that makes up a healthcare system is absurd and I have no clue why anybody, aside from people who are actively a part of the industry, would defend it. You disagree, like a lot of people do. That's fine.

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