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Old 06-26-2008, 11:40 AM
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Good news and bad news..

If y'all read my post earlier it looks like I'm gonna owe my state's tax revenue department ~$400...

I go into work today...my lower back starts hurting and I know I've felt this pain before.... It finally gets to where it's unbearable and I let my boss know I'm goin' to the house...

Walk in the house and decide to take a whizz... Guess what color comes out??? RED!


Get to the doctor's office...He says it's probably a kidney stone (remember I said I was familiar with this pain)....

Here's the good news....He writes me a prescription for hydrocodones, tells me to eat 'em like candy and WASH 'EM DOWN WITH BEER


They suggest a CT scan to see how large the stone is....if I don't have this scan done and the stone is too large to pass I could lose a kidney

Here's the bad news
$900 for the CT scan co-pay !!!!!!
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:42 AM
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Well that sux. Hope you get better man. Those stones can be rough.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:48 AM
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Kidney stones are bad news. Never had 'em myself but as an EMT I've seen several people with them. I watched my wife give birth to our son, and I don't think that looked as painful to me as seeing someone with kidney stones. Sorry to hear about the high co-pay, but look at the bright side. It would definately be worse without insurance. Good luck man.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:53 AM
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Dang dude! I've heard horror stories about those! Take it easy and get through it as painlessly as possible!
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:57 PM
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Like i said I've had one before when I was a teenager (damn coca cola).....

The doc called me back tonight after he saw the CT scan....

I actually have 2 stones at the moment....The one that's getting ready to pass is 6mm in diameter and I have one farther back which is 2mm and he said it could come out in 3 weeks or 3 months...


6mm doesnt sound like much til u get out the measure tape and compare it to the size of....ahem that orifice =[

I almost puked when he told me 6mm
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:08 PM
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Dang

Not only do stones suck but so does your copay!
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:01 PM
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I was talking to one of our girls up front today and tellin' her about it and she said that hospital ALWAYS tries to overcharge for some reason. She told me when I get the bill to bring it in and she'd see if she could do somethin' about it!
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