I'm organizing the medical bills. We are still paying them from January 2007. I shudder to think what the grand total is, and I am even more grateful for Shriners. Of Brody's 12 surgeries, five of them have been at Shriners, that is, completely free of charge.
And still we are drowning.
And so why am I disappointed in myself?
Because my first reaction to anything like this is to ignore it.
Ignore medical bills.
Hope they go away.
Now we have some in collection. Lovely.
We're on payment plans but seriously - at some point, there just is no more money.
And then I read an article that says that 75% of all personal bankruptcies are due to medical bills and the medical bills total for those people averages $29,000.
Which made me laugh.
If we only owed $29,000 in medical bills, it'd be easy.