Post Edited (jamief) : 12/31/2009 6:26:17 PM (GMT-7)
Aimee I had both my appendix taken out only to be found fine then another incision to find a abscess and complete blockage. They took out 12 inches of my small bowel. Six weekds prior to that my gallbladder was taken out by lap. My surgeries were done on an emergency basis.
I do know many times when drs come in & see a patient in the hospital the insurance will pay them whether they are on your plan or not. Its not like you can look at the dr before he comes in your room and ask if he accepts your insurance. This happened to me and my ins ended up paying. The hospital was on my plan so it was ok.
Also, the hospital will work with you on a payment plan. I would not let this get too far out of hand cause you sure don't want something else going wrong inside.
I came home and I did not have any assistance and was able to manage on my own. The best thing to do is walk, walk, walk after surgery. It helps wake up the bowels and helps you get your strength back. A bed pillow pressed lightly against your stomach is a must when getting up or down from bed or even a chair.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 1/1/2010 9:38:22 AM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 1/2/2010 9:57:49 AM (GMT-7)