Category Archives: my appendix

Hospital Bill: Appendix Ultimatum

I have finally squared away my various hospital bills from last August’s appendectomy, so what follows is a discussion of the hospital charges versus what everyone involved finally got paid. Excitement! Suspense! Thrills! Chills! Horror! It’s hospital claims data! Episode … Continue reading

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And I Should Know This… How?

I still haven’t blogged my bill for having my appendix removed, because I’ve been waiting to tie down the bill itself. The hospital I chose was in-network for my health plan, but I’m getting a bill for a little under … Continue reading

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I Told You So

“Have them take it out, it’s not even necessary“. Amidst all the appendixotic shenanigans of this year, people kept reciting this to me. “The appendix is vestigial“. “The appendix is useless“. “You don’t even need it“. Now, I’m not a … Continue reading

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Appendix Ultimatum

So, the old appendix flared up again, as of course it should. Same symptoms as before, it was evident what was coming. I left work, drove home, and prepared for my first hospital stay. (Quick reminder for the uninitiated: I … Continue reading

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Hospital Bill: Appendix Addendum

Well, my weekend got away from me, so I’ll settle for blogging the hospital bill I just received regarding my recent day trip to the local Emergency Room, as chronicled in Appendix Addendum. In case you missed the first post, … Continue reading

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Appendix Addendum

This is a personal account of my recent brush with appendicitis and the fun I had getting hospital care… I had appendicitis, but it took me a week and a half to figure it out. Couple that with my built-in … Continue reading

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