weird to say but glad it's only
a muscle tear, haha. at least you got closure too. resting and taking it easy with OTC meds is a lot better than any surgery, minor or not.
Originally Posted by Hammock
Is it still seriously this bad in the USA? I thought things were a bit better since Sicko.
yeah, they got me on "last minute" stuff. i was told by one doctor the bulge was a cyst (was actually the hernia) and not to worry about it. so i actually had my "cyst" (hernia) for well over a year and thought nothing of it then it started hurting real bad one day and the doctor couldn't figure out why so he referred me to a urologist that confirmed it was a hernia and a bad one at that. kept hurting, had to get surgery within the week. the surgery itself was pretty costly, throw in the price for surgeon, anesthesiologist, hospital costs, recovery there, what should've been minor surgery turned into having to repair the weak spot with mesh, the pain pump they had in me that pumped pain med into the surgery location for the week or so after surgery, medication then the check ups and what not. i might've been exaggerating a bit about 100k but it was still close to about 80k after all was said and done. but yeah, us healthcare... leaves something to be desired. gf had kidney stones once and the emergency room cost alone was 1500 (on top of tests), if the kidney stone was considerate and waited till the day it might've only cost a couple hundred haha. the sad part is she paid 1500 for an "emergency" and was still sitting there crying for about 3 hours before she was seen when there may have only been 4 people there before us.