To everyone who has been asking why I was in the hospital, here is the scoop.
I woke up this past Tuesday and could not walk because of SEVERE pain in my back and hip. I was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
I was supposed to spend one more night at the hospital. The hospital was then sending me to a rehab/nursing home until I get well enough to care for myself again.
Then a new wrinkle arose that may drive me into bankruptcy. The hospital just found out Medicare will not pay for any of the services I have received. When I get the detailed bill, I will owe thousands of dollars. Two Cat-Scans, Emergency Room and two day hospital stay etc;
Medicare claims I was here for observation of a preexisting problem. (My bad back) They do not pay for observation. My Doctor was very upset and unsuccessfully tried to get the needed treatment approved several different ways. Doctors can no longer make decisions on medical treatment. People miles away who have never seen us are making our healthcare decisions.
I’m now at home enduring the pain without the Physical Therapy I so badly need.
With Medicare also being a government run agency, needless to say, I now, fully understand all the frustration and run around our Brave Veterans are receiving from the Veterans Administration.
Thanks for all your prayers and comments of support. I have the best friends.
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