No, I wasn't at some high-fallutin' resort, I wish. I was at Kingwood Hospital and that's what the tab for their attempt to heal me cost - they didn't succeed in healing me, but, they sure made some bucks. AND this was without surgery! Amazing isn't it?
Luckily, I have all kinds of health insurance for just this kind of unexpected thing so besides worrying about losing my gall bladder, or who knew what, I didn't have to worry about the cost.
I can assure you when I get back to San Miguel I intend to get the private health insurance that costs $1500US a year. It will be worth the piece of mind.
I was going to tell ya'll all about the "one flew over the cuckoo's nest" atmosphere of the hospital, but I've decided to just say, "Don't ever go there". The Drs. were ok, but the support staff, with the exception of two nurses were SCARY. I say this with a level of knowledge, having spent 5 1/2 years of caring and observation at MDAnderson with my daughter. If possible, DON'T go to a regional hospital.
After all, they were determined to remove my gall bladder even though the tests didn't show that was the cause! It didn't happen cause I wouldn't sign the surgical release til they showed me a purpose for the removal.............
So, with all that said, this is the first day I've had the energy to write. It is pretty amazing when you're sick that you have no creative cell in your body.
Yes, I'm still in Houston and have stopped worrying about "when" I'm leaving and just concentrating on resting and getting rid of this COUGH. Wow, this has been an experience.
No beach this time around - but that's pretty irrelevant right now. I just want to get home safe and sound and healthy. Two weeks ago I would have been devastated if someone told me I wasn't going to get to the beach - now it doesn't matter.
Lots of people have written about having a bad cough - take care of yourselves!
That's all for now folks............