My dh has been having a serious problem with his health on and off. He'll suddenly start experiencing INTENSE abdominal pain. He keeps feeling like he has to pee, but he can't, and he gets blood in his urine and one time even a fever. I'll beg him to go to the E.R. right away, He'll refuse, or sometimes say he'll go in the morning, (this always happens late afternoon or early evening and lasts all night), but then in the morning he'll feel better and not go.
After a few of these episodes he finally went to a walk in clinic during his lunch hour. They did a pee test and prescribed him Cipro. He felt better again, but the pee test came back negative for u.t.i. So, then a couple of weeks later he has ANOTHER of these episodes, this was the time he had the fever. Again I begged him to go to the E.R., again he wouldn't, and said he'd go to the Dr. after New Years, and that was right before Christmas. So finally we went to the Dr. that my kids and I go to, and again the urinalysis showed no U.T.I., but the Dr. told him he needs to go get a C.T. scan. to see if he has kidney stones or possibly even kidney CANCER!
He started to make the appointment for that, but then they told him that HIS portion, after his health insurance, was going to be 400$. He then told them, "Never mind. I'm not coming. Thank you Bye." Now, it would be one thing if we REALLY couldn't afford it, but later in the day we went to Best Buy and he dropped 500$ on a new 50 inch flat screen tv, and Monday he's going to go to the body shop to pay over 400$ to have a tiny scratch that nobody can even really notice taken off his precious truck.
I keep trying to explain to him that HE is much more important and valuable than his stupid truck and how seriously messed up it is that he doesn't mind dropping all that cash to make his truck perfect, but something that could potentially save his LIFE isn't worth that much money.