Knee Update – the Fifteen Hundred Dollar Man

In advance of my actual bill, I got a letter from Humana regarding my visit to the ER. The bill was $4,500 for a leg brace, some x-rays, a tetanus shot, and a shot of morphine. YeeeOUCH!

My trip to the ER will cost me $1,500 after Obamacare. That's a fucking kick to the nuts but, again... my insurance has paid for itself. (I also have to remind myself that, not so long ago, I spent that kind of money on a blazer, some shirts, and a couple pairs of pants.) I'm even more glad I took part time work because this could be catastrophic to my long term plans.

The knee is doing better. It can bend just a very little. It doesn't hurt. I can get around. I can take out my trash. And I'm adapting. I can get in and out of cars pretty quick. I think I'll be fine on my feet by Dragoncon at the rate I heal.


Mike bode is the author of The Queen of Lies, the first installment in the ongoing series, Architects of the Grand Design. His next book comes out October. Sign up for the mailing list for more info. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest . (You can also follow him on Goodreads and even Amazon)

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