It’s been a while since I’ve last posted, but that’s not for lack of things happening. During my absence, The Mr. and I travelled to Indiana, and he then got sick. Actually, “sick” is a bit of an understatement as he actually had to have an emergency appendectomy. We weren’t really sure what was wrong with him, but it was 2am, he was in a lot of pain, and an emergency room sounded like a good idea. Thank goodness we did take him as things could have gotten a whole lot worse had we not. They operated on him that morning, and he spent a total of almost two full days there. What’s been perhaps the most interesting part of this entire experience is discovering just how much two days in an American hospital for an appendectomy costs these days. The price tag? Well, we don’t know for certain yet, but after a few phone calls we think the final total may be close to $20,000. We have travel insurance that should cover everything, but we were really shocked to discover just how high medical costs have skyrocketed in this country. I seriously had no idea. And the thought of being uninsured? Utterly terrifying. The Mr. said even though he is certain we will, never, EVER, forget to purchase travel insurance when travelling to US from now on, he’s still sort of freaked out at the thought of coming back and possibly not being covered for some reason. Nooo, there’s no need for health care reform in the US. That’s just silly talk.
Around the time The Mr. started feeling better from surgery, I came down with either a mild stomach virus or food poisoning. I wasn’t deathly ill, but did run a little fever and felt pretty poorly for a few days. And that’s pretty much how our vacation together in Indiana has gone. It’s sort of a bummer, but at least it means The Mr.’s taken plenty of time to rest and recharge, which can be difficult to get him to do.
This one might not go down in the record books as “best vacation ever”….