When I quit my job to move to Portland, one thing my family members kept pressing was health insurance. My new job starts March 12, so from the end of February until I begin my new job, I would not have health insurance. Regardless of the EXTREMELY steep monthly premium, I elected to utilize Cobra health insurance to continue having the coverage.
And thank goodness I did.
This past week was not expected. I began having a weird stomach pain, in which everyone told me it was probably "gas." But then the next day the same sharp gas pain was in the same spot. And the next day. And the next day.
I finally decided to go to ER. What better way to get to know a new city than to visit their hospital, right?
While most appendectomies can have you in-and-out of the hospital within 1-2 days, I remained for 5 days. I have 4 battle wounds (incisions)! And although this was just 7 days ago, I am still recovering and my battle wounds are still healing.
I received flowers from several people - and THANK YOU ALL!
The staff at Providence Medical Center was amazing, and really ensured that I was never in any pain. What a way to start living in a new city. For now, I just can't wait to be 100% again.