Originally Posted by Catpower
so I only paid these guys 12 kilobucks and some of it must have gone to legitimate coverage. Fraud or not, I don't have a case. And you can almost never send one of these high-rolling CEO sociopaths to prison.
Nader was right; we live in a corporatocracy.
You could send them $100/month to show good faith. That's what I paid my hand surgeon (who charged $4000/hr and where the insurance company stiffed me $12,000).
If they send people by your house to beat you up you'll know they want some more!
Tony Soprano is alive and well and wearing a white collar. . .
Good Insurance it a must with Health care cost trust me. Thank God My wife job has great insurance. and from the time I was diagnosed with cancer in Mid July 2008 and being of Nov 2008 we meet our $2500 out of pocket. About their this year thank god for treatment being covered 100% when it $1000 a dose that $3000 a week every week for a year.
I had a physical two weeks ago. Updated my own information that my sister had polyps and a tumour in her colon a couple of years ago... They also gave her the added bonus of splitting open her spleen. That was because of a genetic thing and isn't normal...(I knew she wasn't anyway:)) She's now 55. They found 4 smaller polyps in my father 2 years ago at 80.
So it was suggested that I get one by my doctor, I'm 49. They had a cancellation at the endoscopy clinic, so I was in, if I wanted it... so I bit the bullet.
I've taken the last two days off work to do this thing knowing I should not have a rooftop blower section in pieces while doing the cleanse :stinks:
Did the cleanse, Oh Bloody 'Ell.
So I get to the clinic, not really knowing what to expect, the first thing they said was "Well, at least the worst is over." "Really?" "Yup."
Anyway, long story short, they really seem to love their jobs, and I mean this: They were professional and put me at ease from the moment I entered the clinic. They prepped me, they wheeled me into the room, the anesthesiologist was talking to me the whole time telling me what he was doing and went something like "You'll feel a little sharp bee sting.. Okay, now I'm putting in the med..." ZZZzzzzzZZZzzz
20 minutes later I was coming to when they were wheeling me back to recovery and said not once, but twice, "I think I **** myself!" Actually, I used a nicer word, but I got my point across. The anesthesiologist pat my shoulder and said "Naw, you'll be okay." So true, it was just escaping gas.
They found one small polyp and cut it out. No big deal. No discomfort at all.
Seriously, this is truly, honestly no big deal and I had a good time while dealing with the endoscopy professionals. All people should get it done when their doctors think it is right for them. Everything up to the actual colonoscopy was ... we'll say... different... but not a big deal. Plan for it. Take two days off. The world will get along with out you after you're dead, so two days ain't gonna kill you... It might just save you.
Now, the most important thing: To all others on this site who have had it done, kudos and thank you for opening up about such private matters on this site and sharing. You played a large part in my decision to have it done because you were willing to talk of your experiences. My family is reserved and won't talk much. I knew my sister had had a problem, but really didn't know much until I needed her history... or my father's.
Pro Active is the best way to fight cancer
Trust I wasn't
Why yes, yes it is.
Originally Posted by fcs
Hard lesson learned, but never forgotten.
I think too many people don't want to believe the manufacturer could leave any defects in his workmanship. Built in replacement sales guaranteed.
Stay vigilant, stay well, fsc.
You might want to read the book titled "The Last Well Person."
Here's an excerpt:
". . . there's a thousand dollars in every colon and all you have to do is get it. . ."
I had 2 of em, one when I turned 50 and just a few months back, I'm 57.
They found a polyp on the first one but all clear on the lat one.
If you can help prevent cancer on any level, do it ASAP.
And like everyone said, the procedure is a snap but day before is really shiatty.:eek2:
if we could get through to all those "macho" guys ,we all know some, that say "no ones sticking anything up my a##", and have them see what happens when you ignore your health. same guys that never get a prostate exam 'till it's too late........Jack:argue::couchhide:
I had three polyps get snipped on the first one, and sent off to the lab for the pronouncement, "benign."
Originally Posted by Diceman
Clean for the second one.
And yeah, the prep the previous day is the fun part...
If I still remember math, that quote is closer to 4 times less expensive.
Originally Posted by zachhvac
Libural lies! Are you a pro public option commie? :rules:
Originally Posted by zachhvac
Holy $hit, that was funny!:lilhelp: I think when the time comes I'll do a diy job using my rigid seesnake camera!:eek2:
Originally Posted by gevans
Use a Testo boroscope... at least it has a better name ... and comes with a magnet just in case you find something :D
Originally Posted by renaissanse man
Originally Posted by darwin
you should make a new post for this question:hijacked: