Friday, September 4, 2009


It's a good thing I have a sense of humor. After trying to get help for 10 months... in America, I didn't have enough money for private insurance, I finally, after going to emergency twice in Phoenix...moved to California after forclosure and got on MediCal.
Trying to find out what is wrong with me, I got two cat scans after I told them I didn't need they didn't find anything the first time. After two trips to emergency and the hospital, they said it was not a stroke, not my heart, not diabetes, not HIV, not allergies, not my back and not my head. They have billed medicare and medical for close to $30,000 and I finally, finally, finally after almost a year they sent me to physical therapy.
This is my therapy (I am quoting for the sheet)
1. Toy objects in Beans (and Rice there) Find them, match them with eyes closed
2. Move coins or pen around with hand.
3. Small squat holding on 15-20 2 times a day. Practice balance, feet shoulder wide apart then closed, count to 30. 2 times a day.

This is a good example of how the hospitals are milking medicare...and mediCal. They might have thought of these small exercise first? It's almost a joke. The MRI which took about 1 1/2 hour, alone, was $23,000. Can this be right? $860.00 of that was Pharmacy. I guess that was the shot..$22,479 was the rest. Are other people's MIRs this high? If a government healthcare system passes, they will have to hire as many watch dogs as they do medical staff to keep it honest...and they should have them for medicare as well. I read a letter saying healthcare in Canada is bad and this person would be happy to buy insurance, but what about the millions of poor people who can't afford to buy insurance. They can't even find a job. I am for socialized medicine. Insurance company can't be trusted either. If anybody did anything for me it was the chiopractor or a massage therpist which should be part of medical plans. The chiopractor showed me a spur on my spin shown by Xray that the nureologist did not even mention..from the MRI. I still have numb hands and feet. My balance is still off. The redness of my finger tips comes from inside. After $30,000, they don't have it right. I know, it's my body.
But, Mother Nature in her infinite wisdom has healed time...or I have got used to being numb. I haven't fall down this month, well, only once and it might have help me. It could have thrown my spine back into place. But, I will play with my beans, toys, pens and coins...after all somebody is paying, it's the least I can do. I have already squated my squats ***Shaman or Witch Doctor. anyone?