Thursday, July 30, 2009

I don't have time to cry

I made it to the hospital today to get my blood work done. It will get sent to the clinic so my therapist will have it on Aug. 19th when my next appointment with her is. Once a month appointments, too slow for me, but beggars can't be choosers. I really needed to see her any one of these past 3 days, but you get what you pay for. While I was in town, I went to the clinic to pick up mine and Patty Lou's monthly meds. While there, the Dr. she saw had me give him an update. I had already talked to his nurse yesterday explaining that the consultation with the orthopedic surgeon they wanted her to see, was going to be so expensive that we were going to fore go it. Her Dr. is worried that the ligaments were torn and she would have problems even after the bone sets. I left still wondering how I was going to pay for the consultation. Then later today, the clinic called telling Patty Lou that it was an absolute certainty that she needed surgery. The good news is that they are arranging for the surgery to be done at the University of Arkansas Medical Center where they have a program for poorer people. We will only have to pay a token amount. Again, it's better that we are in the poorer class of people than middle class. We were middle class when I broke my leg. The $22,000 it cost took about 7 yrs for us to pay off, but we did.
Now, if I can just get a new job lined up starting in September...



alan said...

I'm glad you have someone looking out for you both!


Samantha said...

A thought that may save you a small fortune. If you're not already on injectable estrogen, have your new doc switch you. Evrey two weeks you stick yourself with a needle instead of popping a bunch of pills everyday. The cost difference is staggering. 50 dollars for what is a years supply of estrogen from the Pharmacy I use in Oregon. Stroheckers, and your doctor can call the script in for you. They send everything you need. Meds, needles, and swabs. So much easier and cheaper.