posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 07:17 PM
It's bad, I know.
When my husband was in for retinal surgery, it was high like that. It was an emergency, his retinas just literally started falling off his eyes. One
came detached and the other was loosening. The doctor thought it was from childhood abuse. He was a very battered child, who is the best father
I've ever seen.
Anyway, we got the bill and insurance paid most of it- like I said AT THE TIME we had it- we don't now. But they even charged us for an OR LIGHT
that was hundreds. He had a 12.00 charge for mylanta, which he never had that I know of, unless he got it in surgery. Tylenol was about 15.00.
It was outrageous, everything was. However, he can see today. Even the eye that came detached was saved with a schleral buckle.
I guess these days he'd probably be blind. I doubt they'd even see him in ER with an eye complaint that 'a curtain fell down on his vision'
without good insurance. It is terrifying to think about.
He's a skilled and talented housing designer who was laid off after nearly 26 years. He's loading and unloading trucks now. It's all he could
find but there's no benefits.