Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, April 29, 2011


I know you just knew today my post would be about the Royal Wedding....but I am sorry....I did not get up and watch it this morning...because the night before I was up most of the night worried about the tornadic activity taking place around me.  Sleep deprivation won out of Royal Wedding.  I knew I would be able to see the dress and the hat sometime today on the internet...and to be honest with all that has been going on...that is more than enough.  In the grand scheme of things...Royal Wedding of people I have never met...and never trumped by friends who lost loved ones and homes.  BUT....that is not what my post is about today either....I cannot let this injustice go unnoticed.  Back in October my mom was sent to a Geriatric Psych Ward in Sylacauga....she was carried by ambulance from Adams to Sylacauga (27 miles one way)...and then once she was released...she was carried from Sylacauga back to you have any guess what the ambulance bill was???????  The part that my mom is supposed to pay??????  OVER 700.00!!!!!....and this was for only one way!  I mean....COME ON!!!  It is 27 miles for goodness sake.  The whole round trip...might take 1.5 hours.   With two men in the the math...that is 350.00+ each...for 1.5 hours.    I am school teacher with a Masters Degree and 20+ years of experience....and I don't make that much in 3 days!  I have discovered what is wrong with our medical and insurance systems....those who can....PAY for everyone else!  This is an injustice.  Deep breath...ok...I am feeling a bit other beef is with the legal system...but I will save that one for another day.  I hope your weekend is a good one.  I am going to a book sale in Roanoke to help the Animal Rescue Society.  I can't wait...last one they had I loaded up on great reads for low prices. 


sara said...

wow, that is crazy! and ridiculous!!!

Sweet Tea said...

Medical costs continue to climb with no end in sight. I feel your pain, Friend.

Xazmin said...

I didn't watch the Royal Wedding either.

I'm glad you are safe, but sorry to hear about all that is going on around you.

I'm especially sorry for that ridiculous medical bill!!

Mary said...

It amazing how much ambulance rides cost. And, they don't tell you up front how much it's going to be.
I caught the vows yesterday morning, then saw a little bit of it after I got to school. She was just so beautiful, and it looked like a fairy-tale wedding. I watched most of the "rerun" on CNN last night. Just beautiful!

Mary said...

Ambulance bills are insane! I got the bill for the boys ride to the NICU at a hospital 5 miles away...$850, EACH!! They rode in the SAME incubator, in the SAME ambulance, and they charged us $1700! My MIL got stuck with $5000 in ambulance bills b/c my FIL was in a coma, and had frequent trips to the hospital before he died...all because a nurse didn't fill out the paperwork right.
At least we were able to get the bill turned over to our insurance!