I had this fun little random health adventure happen at the end of March which led me to the ER and on a wild doctor goose chase to find out what was actually wrong with me! Video below if you’d like to hear the story! I apologize for any cursing in advance!
Since that wonderful adventure, enough time has passed for me to start getting bills. I was only at the ER for 4 hours, and all that was done was pain management, a scan, and some tests were sent out. I am then shocked when I receive this baby in the mail..
….that is the price of a used car.
It made me think about all the people currently getting the different v, and then experiencing adverse effects. I mean there’s a whole database on the cdc that lists people with adverse effects. Mind you, only a small percentage of people report anything. So then, what bills are those people getting?! If a kidney stone, pain management Er visit, ends up costing 11k, how much does fixing blood clots cost? Or neurological shaking? Weeks in the hospital?
Then I started thinking about how the manufacturers have all relinquished anyone’s suing abilities in case anything goes wrong. Which means the people who are struggling are now responsible for all of those debts. I mean my goodness, that is a scary thought.
If you have a job, and benefits, then you’re ok, but what about everyone without a job? Or self employed? I freelanced for a year and I remember what insurance prices are like as someone who is self employed. Even the cheapest option was at the lowest $350 a month. I mean you are just forced into lifetime bill payout. That’s crazy.
Don’t come after me in the comments for the above. It’s just a curious thought. If a person passes too, do those bills then transfer to their spouse or next of kin? I don’t know but either option doesn’t sound too promising or helpful to a family experiencing a loss. It all seems semi backwards, really.
Mind you, this is only the first bill. Also, the shoulder surgery I had a few years ago was 15k. How this, compares to that, I don’t even understand. How this is close to that in price? Makes even less sense.
This whole experience just once again reiterates why I’m growing my own veggie garden. Why I am turning to natural medicines, plants medicines, and ways to feed the body, mind and soul so that each part feels it’s best and is functioning it’s best.
Remedies, and medication are not supposed to give you more side effects, sometimes worse than what you’re trying to cure. Medicine is supposed to work with your body, enhance it and allow it to do its job without any blockage. Our bodies have everything necessary to properly function, heal, change, and adapt. You just have to be aware what works for your specific cocktail, and listen when you’re body tells you what it does and doesn’t like.
I plan on continuing to post about the garden, but also mind, body, soul info and thoughts. Everything is connected. I’ve been posting on my Instagram, but it always ends up cutting me off mid thought. This longer form ability to write has been really nice.
Thank you for being here, thank you for reading 🙂