Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I went on a retreat two weeks ago.
All by myself.
Just got the bill today...
to the tune of
I know...Wow!
Jealous? Don't be.
IV Solution-------------------$240.00
IV Therapy------------------$660.00
Med-Sur Supplies------------$140.00
Sterile Supplies--------------$267.54
Pathology Lab---------------$370.00
OR Services-----------------$2,078.70
Anesthesia Drugs & Equip.---$430.00
Emergency Room-----------$1,760.00
Pharmacy - Coded-----------$486.00
Self-Administrable drugs-----$148.00
Pre-Post OP Nursing Care----$4,417.85
Other RX Services------------$825.00
Prof Fees/ER-----------------$346.00
No pedicures, spa treatments or fabulous meals for me.
Just a couple nights in the hospital with an unexpected surgery.
(I totally know how to live it up!)
Hospital exenses: $13,631.24
Great health insurance: priceless!!!
(looking for the positive)


LL said...

you are one of those high maintenance spoiled girls...
how does Steve keep you happy with all your demands...iv solution, sterile supplies, anesthesia, the list goes one.
Glad you were able to "get away"
How about next time just let tour quide barbie book a hotel for you with a king size bed in a NICE part of town...that's what I'm talkin' about.

Becky said...

ll - only if you promise to drive me down "one way roads" the WRONG WAY! That's what I"M talkin' about. (wink, wink)

troutdalites said...

a former boss of mine had to have cancer surgery on her lower eyelid rim (who puts sunscreen there??!)
and a hystericalrectamy. She told everyone she was having a eyelift and tummy tuck!

Give yourself a retreat to rest from the retreat!

ChefTom said...

Wow, I could have made you a REALLY nice meal and cleaned your kitchen for less than that... Think about it, I don't take insurance cards... LOL and Ouch.

Jenny said...

Okay, chick... don't be tempted by those offers above me. Come on down to the 'burg where the security is tops. I'll throw some soup in the cooker and we'll run around like chickens with our heads cut off. Now doesn't THAT sound relaxing? (But Tour Guide Barbie was tops on the fun scale.)

Gilbert Family said...

Amen to great health insurance :)

Papa Don said...

Some people will do just about anything for a little holiday! Somehow, though, I think you should consider some place a bit less luxurious next time. Come to think of it, let's hope there isn't a next time!

Adam and Anya said...

WOW. What kind of "self administrable drugs" were those? Hopefully not ibuprofen. I could have give you a deal on those.

Becky said...

anya: i saw that one too and about died. right before i left to go home, they wanted to switch me over from iv to oral painkillers. that $148 bill was for one vicodin and 3 other little pills to help stop the bleeding. crazy, huh?

DainBramage1991 said...

I think the hospital billing department just makes up random numbers (rather large ones at that) when drawing up these bills.

Schenewarks said...

So thankful your husband is gainfully employed. AMy Jo

Joy said...

OH the memories. reminds me of Mitch and Megs million dollor bills as infants. Amazing! WE love health insurance :)

Christy said...

So the doctors that treated you will now be taking their REAL tropical getaway. I hope you at least got a take home package...plastic bins, pads, syringes..private limo service home!

shirlgirl said...

No wonder health insurance is astronomical with those charges! Yikes!! I could have bought a new car for that price--then again, my dental implants and all that preceded them came pretty close to that price, too. Gee Becky, what we could have done with that money in our pockets!!

barryblog said...

I beat you!! $24K for having Trevee and my D&C. Great, huh. Oh, and I am back. Twilight has ended!!!