Here's the thing...I have ins. now...but a long time ago I didn't. I've had health concerns for years and I see the doctor when I have to. But even with insurance, the visits can cost a LOT out of pocket (ex: DH had the flu stuff... visit to the doctor wound up costing $298 even with ins). I also needed to go to the Dr. for women's issues... but that $300 was Everything extra we had in the budget. Literally. Well today I'm talking to a good friend and I end up getting very upset and telling her to back off because she was giving me the "you can't put a price on your health" speech. I get that! But you can't pay the doctor in chickens!! So my visit to my doctor had to be pushed back and now I can't get in for 3 months. Why would someone try to guilt you with something like this? It just adds stress to sickness. I've just been peeved all day about what she said.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:05 AM on Feb. 6, 2009 in Health
Answer by jeanclaudia at 1:09 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by littlejreece at 1:10 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by mommatime78 at 1:16 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
okay.. now i feel bad.. sort of.. I have good insurance... only pay 20 at the office.. 150 at the ER.. otherwise.. everything is paid for. My mom has not been to an OB/GYN since well.. about 13 years. I know she has issues.. she tells me that it feels like her insides are pulling down or ripping.. (and from her other symptoms.. sounds like prolapse .. sp?? ) I get a bit annoyed that she won't go see the doctor.. cuz the insurance they got with dad's retirement - sucks. She has to pay 100% of the doctor's visits.. and they can't afford it. I want her to go to the doctor.. cuz i LOVE her.. I don't want to see her hurt, in pain, or have something that NEEDS to be checked out. Even though - I know and understand that she can't afford it - So what do i do?
Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
Did it ever occur to you that maybe just maybe that friend was extremely concerned, and wanted to make sure you see a doctor right away. Maybe making you feel guilty she thought, that would actually make you see a doctor. I'm not saying that its okay to make you feel guilty, but look at the reason why that conversation even came up.
Answer by Reggie2 at 7:58 PM on Feb. 6, 2009
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