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I've been sick and borderline pissed-off for a while, but today was cardiologist day, so I was much happier and felt better, despite still having a cough. It's amazing how getting what you want and/or need can lift your spirits.

Of course, the initial visit was kind of pointless - the doctor is limited in what he can do at his inpatient clinic, but we were able to set up an appointment for blood tests and a Holter monitor later this week, and a prescription for some antibiotics to kick whatever I've got that's had my lymph nodes swollen for months.

My one lingering worry is money, of course. The doctor's visit, brief as it was, cost $100, and the antibiotics a further $15 (better than American prices by far, but then, I'm not making American money). I am kind of hoping against hope that the blood tests and monitor appointment are covered by that bill, given that it was kind of hugely expensive for a 15 minute visit that mostly was used to set up further visits, but I'm not holding my breath. As it is, I'm down to my last $50 until payday on the 10th, and I kind of expect to be pulling out my emergency credit card for the first time since I've been here on this one.

Just in case I was tempted to break the appointment for monetary reasons, my heart started acting up on the tram on the way home. You know. Just to keep me in line. So emergency fund dipping or not, the appointment will be kept.

Super-unexcited about the prospect of teaching children wearing leads and a bulky monitor box, though.

Erin

Date: 2009-05-25 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostsailors.livejournal.com
If you end up needing a little money, let people here know. If we each gave 20 dollars you could probably stretch that and I don't want you to have to forced out of a doctor visit. I know how that goes, it's not nice!

Date: 2009-05-26 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyfalcon.livejournal.com
It's incredibly generous of you to mention, but I think I'll be okay. I'm really very lucky, in that I make fairly good money AND have parents willing to help make sure I always have access to necessities.

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