Monday, 20 April 2015

P is for....

On Saturday, I missed out on my post for "P". It wasn't intentional and definitely not without reason. I intend to play catch up with this post, however, I'm now confused as to which word or words to use for "P". Remember I told you to watch out for P when I wrote this post? I'd originally planned to write a post titled "PAY YOUR BILLS".

However, after my early morning post on a casserole sauce, I decided to do my Saturday shopping and house cleaning and write my P post in the evening. Events didn't go as planned, another P came to visit and it was PAIN. Funny thing though, the pain became an experience, a medical drama (because I had to sent my hubby out late at night - I'm talking 11pm - to get me some pain relievers when the pain was getting severe), ended up not using the drugs after they've been bought. And pain is definitely health related. I'm much better now, thank God!

However, I guess I'll stick with my original plan of pay your bills. Many of us don't like to pay bills, doesn't matter whatever kind of bill it is, light bills, water bills, phone, cable e.t.c. The worst however is the medical bills. I don't know why I think this, maybe because I'm in the health sector. But I believe the main reason for this is that a lot of people feel like it's a waste of unplanned money. Nobody plans to fall sick. For example, you don't get your salary at the end of the month as say okay, I'll remove N5000 for when I fall sick. But we remove feeding money, gas, electricity, even money to fix our hair and buy that jeans we've had an eye for since the beginning of the month.

Second reason, we have payment issues in the hospital is because most of the time, apart from the initial consultation and admission deposit (in the case of an admission), the next payment is post recovery for admitted patients. Finally, asking someone who lost a relative to pay their bills can move very quickly into a violent situation if care isn't taken.

To avoid too much long talk, this photo best describes what goes down when it comes to paying bills in the hospital.


Have a swell day.

6 comments:

  1. There are so many bills that we have to pay that it's ridiculous! I just moved into a house and had to pay a trash bill so my trash would get picked up. A trash bill.

    Medical bills are the hardest to pay because they are always so large. And usually unexpected.

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    1. Trash bill? Now isn't that something.

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  2. Sorry to hear about the pains, Keren. Hope you're feeling much better now. I was myself down with a fever for the most of the weekend. Good thing was I'd already scheduled all my A to Z Challenge posts, so I at least didn't have to worry about that while I tossed and turned on my mattress. :)

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    1. Thanks Michael, sorry to hear you were down too. How lucky are you to have all your posts scheduled. Get well soon.

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  3. It's hard to pay those bills when you loose someone in the hospital the feeling is that you're paying for a service not rendered

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    1. Yes Chigozie, it is extremely difficult to pay medical bills if the patient dies, but the feeling of service not rendered is misguided as most of the time, the health team does whatnthey can humanly do. Let's not forget that it is God that gives and takes life. Doctors just try to preserve it.

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