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Well after the "glove wont fit" thread, i was shuddering about the terrible nature of the ER. As fate would have it, the girlfriend and some friends and i were out for a ride today, me on the TW, and she on my 4wheeler. Long story short she rolled the quad at considerable speed and gave herself a significant concussion and two lacs on her forehead (just underneath the pad of the helmet...not sure how). Very scary to say the least. Just another reminder to always keep the rubber side down. Unbelievably, she and the bike stayed up on the logging road. Not sure how but its amazing just how lucky she got. Was completely unable to remember anything from the day or to retain any information for at least 6-7 hours. CT came back negative thankfully.
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Imagine how bad this could have been if she was not wearing a brain bucket! Back before these Go Pro video cameras I rolled a Polaris Sportsman when I slammed a hidden stump blasting through a field. Tossed me straight over the bars and when I landed the rear rack was coming right over me. I was quick enough to get my legs up and kick it away and the quad landed upright right along side of me. My riding buddies who watched in horror all said they never saw a cooler flip and the only damage was to the winch rollers. I did not get hurt at all but when I took my helmet off there was a hole in the back that likely would have been deadly. That was the second and last helmet I ever crushed and it sure is clear I lead with my head.

Hope the GF is OK and learned a valuable lesson.

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ER and ObamaCare...a lovely combination

Wife had a spell while at her Ladies' group about 2 weeks ago, they called me, but drove her to the Hospital, 6 miles away, while I joined them there...2 CATs 2EKgs, MRI, overnight, and IV fluids along with bad meals over a 22 hour period....got the tab:

$14,4000 :angry5: WTF!

Turns out, she went to her Nurse Practitioner the day after she got out....and was told she had an allergic reaction to penicillin, that the nurse had given her...so basically the $14 grand price tag was pissing in the wind...

Thankful that is was nothing worse, and the insurance likely will pay most of the tab....but $14 grand for 22 hours???? I recall back in 1975 I had an allergic reaction to Crab Meat....the night in the Hospital and treatment, with no insurance used, cost me $94 ... total!

Things have changed in those 40 years, and it sure the Hell isn't for the better....thanks to the "Sue~ers" , freeloaders, and Obammy Care....:livid:
 

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If you take your bike to a mechanic and he does something harmful or wrong, you don't need to pay him and can sue for damages.
Try that with a hospital. Even if they do it wrong they bill you heavily, and ruin your credit if you don't pay, or maybe garnish your wages.
 

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Thanks for the well wishes. Im afraid to see what her ER bill is gonna be. Her insurance doesnt start covering till she pays a small down payment on a house. Gonna be a bitter monthly reminder of just how lucky she got. It's incredibly frightening to see what a sharp hit to the head will do to our ability to process thought or remember anything. Seeing how bent up the 2" steel tubing on the front bumper/brush guard is and how much gravel is trapped under the bead of the front tire... gives me chills to think how violent that was for her small body.
Again thanks for the positive thoughts.
 

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If you take your bike to a mechanic and he does something harmful or wrong, you don't need to pay him and can sue for damages.
Try that with a hospital. Even if they do it wrong they bill you heavily, and ruin your credit if you don't pay, or maybe garnish your wages.
Really? Here in MA hospital bills cannot affect your credit scores.


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ER and ObamaCare...a lovely combination

Wife had a spell while at her Ladies' group about 2 weeks ago, they called me, but drove her to the Hospital, 6 miles away, while I joined them there...2 CATs 2EKgs, MRI, overnight, and IV fluids along with bad meals over a 22 hour period....got the tab:

$14,4000 :angry5: WTF!

Turns out, she went to her Nurse Practitioner the day after she got out....and was told she had an allergic reaction to penicillin, that the nurse had given her...so basically the $14 grand price tag was pissing in the wind...

Thankful that is was nothing worse, and the insurance likely will pay most of the tab....but $14 grand for 22 hours???? I recall back in 1975 I had an allergic reaction to Crab Meat....the night in the Hospital and treatment, with no insurance used, cost me $94 ... total!

Things have changed in those 40 years, and it sure the Hell isn't for the better....thanks to the "Sue~ers" , freeloaders, and Obammy Care....:livid:
I may gripe about shipping prices from the US to Canada, am not a fan of intercontinental flight prices either...but I sure do love our health system up here in the Great White North.
 

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I may gripe about shipping prices from the US to Canada, am not a fan of intercontinental flight prices either...but I sure do love our health system up here in the Great White North.
I have heard this a few times now from a couple north of the border friends. They always add at the end "Unless you need expensive tests or a specialist". Yes for minor illnesses and injuries your health care system seems quite appropriate. It goes down a number of notches if you really do get very sick and the waiting times for many serious conditions are not so good. My sister in law works for an Oncologist in Rochester, NY and she sees a lot of Canadian residents come with cash to seek MRI and other highly specialized tests because they refuse to wait back home.

GaryL
 
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