Monday, June 19, 2006

TOTAL HOSPITAL BILL:

For the luxurious digs at Weiss Hospital, with the fine view of the skeletal in-progress parking structure and the oh-so-helpful nurse "Mary" with the fantastic "wash yourself" bedside manner and the neurotic young doctor who got down on one knee and apologized every time he ruthless dug into my arteries and splashed great rivulets of blood all over the bedding:

$27,318.58

Amount of piecemeal physician's costs still trickling in:

About: $1500

Amount I've spent out of pocket for medications to date:

About: $600

Amount of every check up with Doctor S., every three months for the rest of my life:

$178 (amount included in above total)

For a Grande Totale of:

$29,418.58

Or, roughly, about how much it cost me to get a Bachelor's Degree in 2001.

Not bad, for saving a life.

Still:

I've rather be living in Canada, thanks.

P.S. At least I know how much my book advance(s) need to be! Oh yay.

13 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Patrick said...

Sweet Jesus.

This might be a good time to put a few more items up on Cafepress, no?

Or, I don't know, see about selling your story to Lifetime? :)

Kameron Hurley said...

I will write for Oprah Magazine!!!

Kameron Hurley said...

A LOT.

PerpetualBeginner said...

Not surprising, unfortunately. Now you just have to write the next Harry Potter run-away hit.

If you do though, either your style will have to change, or I'm going to gain a whole new respect for the average American reader's taste.

simon Owens said...

Well, the important thing is that you're okay.

David Moles said...

I like Patrick's idea. They could call it "Thirty Thousand Dollar Baby". It would be just like "Million Dollar Baby" only PG-rated, sappily heartwarming, and not fucked up.

Kameron Hurley said...

Honestly, David, what fun would a movie about me be if it was rated PG???

The swearing alone would get me a PG-13.

And I'd want nudity!

And blood!

Lots and lots of blood!

And yes, a better ending. Cause that ending was just FUCKING LAME.

That Girl said...

Seriously, most states have a catastrophic fund that pays if you use over 10% of you income on medical bills.

David Moles said...

Well, okay, but then we're not looking at Lifetime. Cinemax?

Greg said...

Dear god, Kam. Did they give you a payment plan with that?

I do like the Cinemax idea, though.

Greg

Kameron Hurley said...

Greg - supposedly, my insurance is paying for 80% of this. However, I just received some really confusing paperwork that makes it look like insurance doesn't want to pay their share.

So I have a lot of calling and haggling to do: again.

Kameron Hurley said...

Oh, and Greg: you *would* like the Cinemax idea, if only for the "nudity" part! :)

Actually, it'd have to be HBO, all the way.

Anonymous said...

Why Ms. Kameron. Ah simply don't know what y'all mean.

;-)
Greg