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  •  I almost died because I delayed care. (2+ / 0-)

    Not to derail the conversation...

    We're getting deeper and deeper in debt.  So when I heard that I needed gall bladder surgery, I put it off.  What could it hurt?  So a year and an appendectomy later, I had a gall bladder attack so bad that I couldn't imagine a worse pain.  I went to the ER and they couldn't figure out what was wrong.  The mnext weekend I had another.  I was pretty sure that I was having gall bladder problems again, so I started that provess withy PCP.

    I had the gall bladder out two weeks ago. This Friday the doc tolde I had 'acute gangrenous choleocystis.  In other words, I had a dead gall bladder insidee that could have given me toxic shock, peritonitis, or worse.  All because I wanted to save some money.

    I'm to the pint of saying F it to capitalism, or at least the cirremt jealth care system.  I'm even deeper in debt than I was before, but my health and hubby's health are more important than money.

    I see you drivin' 'round town with the girl I love / And I'm like / Please proceed, Governor. - Dave Itzkoff

    by Jensequitur on Sat May 18, 2013 at 11:03:58 PM PDT

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