I am never sick this long. I guess I should say I'm never sick with common illnesses this long, but this cold thing just will not give up and go away and I'm seriously over it. I'm over the hacking cough. I'm over the Kleenex. I'm over bathing myself in anti-bacteria gel in an attempt to convince myself that... really... I'm not spewing germs all over every single service I touch.
This whole experience has been a great reminder of just how craptastic the American health care system really is. Its lucky that I'm sick now, before my insurance expires at the end of the year. Right now, working this new job on a temp to perm basis, I'm heading for two months of no coverage. I'm pretty sure there aren't any health insurance companies that would want to carry a one lunged cancer survivor.
$130 Doctor visit
$158 Steroid prescription (w/$25 coupon from doctor)
$38 Antibiotic prescription
Total cost of cold = $326
$25 Doctor visit
$5 Steroid prescription (w/$25 coupon from doctor)
$10 Antibiotic prescription
Total cost of cold = $40