A few months ago, my mother’s cat started acting funny, and $1000 worth of visits and tests later, it was determined that the cat had a cold. There is more to the story than that I am sure, but basically, that is what it boiled down to.
I kind of feel like that this afternoon. Basically, I’ve been having abdominal pain off and on for the past two months – sometimes severe, sometimes moderate, and sometimes nothing at all. Couple that with seeing a tiny smear of what looked like blood to me a few times after wiping, and I freaked out. So a few doctors visits, a bunch of blood and stool tests, and a CT scan later, and basically, so far everything has come back normal.
Which is great and I am happy. But now the doctor wants to do a colonoscopy, just in case. In case of what, I have no idea. But I will, just in case. Even though I sort of feel like I am throwing money down the drain. So someone will call me in a week or so to schedule the procedure, and off I will go. Hopefully that will come back normal too.
Having a $1000 healthcare deductible stinks. I’m just glad we didn’t choose the high-deductible plan this year. And I will continue to throw money down the healthcare drain. Hopefully it continues to reward me by everything being normal. I’m sure my colon could use a little look-see once in a while. And compared to the alternative, I hope I’ll continue to feel like I’m throwing money down a drain. Even when the bills start rolling in.