Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday 03/27/09

Today was better than yesterday. Business was slow today. So slow that I watched "In the Line of Fire" and "The Siege" on HULU. I paused the movie if I had a customer or phone call. It was quite enjoyable.

I think I might clean my room this weekend so I can set up my drum set. It's been a long time since I played them.

Finally, I am feeling a lump in my throat, which is what happened when I was having thyroid problems. Hopefully it's just a side effect from missing my thyroid meds a few days ago. If I must have my thyroid removed it will probably put me in bankruptcy because surgery is extremely expensive and I don't have health insurance.

I hate our health care system. I don't agree with national health care, but I hate the fact that hospitals charge an ungodly amount of money to be hospitalized, and that they will accept like a quarter of the original bill from insurance companies. I bet if an uninsured patient proposed the same offer, the hospital would want full payment.

A buddy of mine had a device implanted in his back for pain. The surgery took one afternoon and he spent the night in the hospital. His bill was $99,000. Can you belive that sh**! But that's not all, the hospital accepted $18,000 from his insurance company. Now, I wonder if the hospital would accept $18,000 from an uninsured individual. I guess someone has to pay the college tuition bills for the hospital administrator's children.

Well, I'll get off my soap box now. I hope you have a great weekend. I'll be back tomorrow.

2 wheat waffles + cream cheese + fig preserves
2 turkey bacon
2 boiled egg no yolks

trail mix

sandwich: 2 pumpernickel + 2 roast beef + cream cheese + hot sauce
cinnamon apple sauce

trail mix

Baked Salmon
salad + dressing
mixed greens + mushrooms

2 liters

2000 steps
50 stairs

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  1. Just out of curiosity, why are you against national health care? I think it could be a great step forward for us as a nation to put everyone on the same level when it comes to medical care. It's all big business now. There's no money to be made in curing illnesses anymore, so they just create a pill that keeps us alive for a while. Then they charge you $30 a pill and tell you to take it twice a day. It's all getting just a little bit ridiculous...

  2. I hear you on the health insurance. My husband and I are both self-employed and do not have coverage as we can't afford it.

    Hopefully things will change soon!