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Teague wrote:

After insurance, my bill was $4,000 — or £3,063.

...

Meanwhile, this guy.

To be fair, it wasn't exactly free. I've been paying for the service my entire working life through taxes. But, yeah. I am fortunate to live in a place where taking ill doesn't mean crippling debts or death. I wouldn't want to live in a place with it any other way.

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Me neither.

*grumbles*

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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I am actually very, very seriously considering leaving America for this single reason (well, there are many, but this is the driving force). I don't have a lick of faith that our healthcare system will ever change. It's just too big a problem to solve.

Sometimes when I'm feeling masochistic I see how much retirement cash I've lost due to not being able to contribute to it because of health bills, and the results are...staggering. It's pretty much the difference between being able to retire, and not.

Taxes work. Who the fuck knew.

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Teague. Why, why do you keep getting kidney stones?? That sounds like HELL

Witness me!

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Taxes work. Who the fuck knew.

Capital, 1867

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Teague wrote:

I had another kidney stone a couple weeks ago, so I went to the ER. They gave me a CT scan — "yep: I see a dot; he's not lying" — pushed two doses of some opioid into my IV, and gave me five hydrocodones for home.

After insurance, my bill was $4,000 — or £3,063.

How has your country not simply collapsed yet?

That sounded pedantic. I'm just... appalled by this. Can't wrap my head around it.

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My healthcare plan is not to get sick. If that fails, my backup plan is identity theft of one of you Europeans.

Boter, formerly of TF.N as Boter and DarthArjuna. I like making movies and playing games, in one order or another.

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I'll be doing the same post-brexit and the NHS is inevitably privatised.

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Goodbye, hospital. I'm going home!

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Hooray!

Not-hospital!

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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PRE-WARNING EVERYONE - Iletostomy + abscess drain wound + open surgery-ness pic ahead.


Hurroo

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Remember to always point the lightsaber out before turning it on.

You'll win some 'my wound is more badass than yours' contests with those.

Hope you recover fast, man.

not long to go now...

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Remember to always point the lightsaber out before turning it on.

It does look like a mellon baller gone wrong accident. Heh. Wait. I'm still not ready to joke abnout this yet. Ugh.

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Get some metal plates in there and go full Deus Ex, man!

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There is life after an Ileostomy...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5ICcmXXoAARaMV.jpg:large

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Glad to see you're recovering well, Regan!

If it's not about musicals, I probably don't know what I'm talking about.

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I'm just trying to keep a sense of humour about the whole thing. Ugh. It's like that awful song said "Things can only get better"

Did I really just reference Tony Blair's '98 campain theme song? Sigh.

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Hurroo

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Hey cool, it's Professor Brian Cox with his key-tar!

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Even Sir Patrick Moore had a musical side. Oh, and what bloody fantastic side it was.

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We can't forget this classic.

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Your and my opinion on a classic differs. But not by much...

I forgot he was the Games Master


Perhaps before your time tongue

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You're in intensive care - they hand you a bonus button that pumps morphine into your spine and another that, well, I can only say is fixed by what they had to hand...

https://scontent.fman2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58580550_116047226262270_9085090165986164736_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent.fman2-1.fna&oh=6f1665eb7d4a8e46124dae5ed4287fa4&oe=5D6FAB8E

plastering over the problems...  how very NHS

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This is like that Des'ree song -https://scontent.fman2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59436380_116097649590561_7806696148218937344_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent.fman2-1.fna&oh=e36f91024a6b37ad56e576407f210027&oe=5D2CD952

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What, no one posted "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" for this ordeal?

I have returned at the time I am most needed, it seems big_smile

Seriously, Regan, I'm sorry to hear about all that. Sounds like a rough go and I hope you are on the mend!

Prayers from this side of the pond.

God loves you!

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Thanks FP. All is mending well. The worst is over. I'm a functioning human again. I just choose looser clothing and wear sweat pants a lot. Sweat pants. I'd never worn sweat pants until this and holy balls have I missed out. Now I'm all about the sweat pants. Oh the comfort tongue

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