Sunday, September 19, 2010

I am once again thankful for health insurance

This is sort of gross. I'll try not to go into too much detail here. Somehow, I developed a cyst on my shoulder, which got infected. Which I had to go to urgent care to get lanced. It hurt.

I called my regular doctor, but they couldn't fit me in after work, so the suggested I go to urgent care, which is actually much closer to my house than my doctor's office is. I waited about an hour on Thursday before the doctor came in and took care of the situation. Again, I'll spare you the details other than to hurt. He also gave me ten days worth of antibiotics and told me I would have to come back the next day and get it checked and repacked.

The next day the doctor said it looked fine, repacked it, and told me I would have to come in at least every other day this week to have it repacked. But, he wrote that up as a nurse's visit, which not only cuts down my waiting time, but also waves my $10 copay.

All said, I spent $20 to deal with this, which includes my antibiotics. It hasn't been fun, but I am so thankful that I have health insurance and that this isn't an emergency fund situation, like it would be if I was without. So if you need me, I'll be at urgent care this week. Every other day. Annoyed at having to be there, but thankful that it's not costing me a bundle.

1 comment:

  1. Cysts are nasty. I had one in a less fun place. Mine had to be cut out. woo hoo good times. Keep it clean and bandaged and keep taking whatever drugs they give you to keep away infection. It takes forever to heal. Glad you have coverage.