Oct. 13th, 2010

drewbear: (Drew comtemplative)
Today is exactly 3 months since my gallbladder surgery. The scars are well-healed, but still ugly. I have some intermittent pains/soreness under the big one, but I don't think that's anything to worry about, yet. My stamina is still really low; I get winded going up a flight of stairs. I'm going to try walking more to see if I can build that up, but we'll see.

The biggest problem is stress. Completely aside from the physical recuperation, finances got royally fucked while I was out of work. I only had enough leave-time built up to cover 2 weeks of the 6 I was out, and my friends at work were only able to donate enough to cover an additional 1.5 weeks. So while I got a full paycheck for July, I only had about 1/3 the paycheck for August. Every bill but rent got pushed back. And now I'm playing catchup on them, plus having to start payments on the medical bills.

Speaking of which, even after insurance, the amount due to me was about $3000 all told. It could've been worse; if I'm reading the insurance statements correctly, the total amount charged by the various and sundry places came to about $30,000. So I'm grateful that I don't have to pay that full amount.

I just... want things to go more smoothly, you know?

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