Sunday, September 6, 2009

6 months and some

Wow, I was stiff after a 5 hour plane ride.

But it was all well worth it. Las Vegas is good rehab. We've walked great distances along the Strip, and gone up and down countless stairs.

A lady in a store found out Mireille was Canadian and asked how she liked free healthcare. She told her she wouldn't have it any other way. However, it's hard to convince someone it's any good when it took 7 months for surgery and over three weeks for an MRI. I wonder how much ACL reconstruction costs in the States...?

P.S. Won't write much for the next little while because we're having too much fun in Vegas, baby.


  1. I think I read somewhere that it costs about $15,000 - $20,000 for acl surgery if you include everything (doctor, surgeon, OR time, drugs, all physio).

  2. I know my hospital/doctor tried to charge closer to $10,000 for the surgery/anesthesia/pre and post op care alone, but my health insurance promptly cut them down by close to 70%. So, what they charge and what gets paid are two totally different numbers!! That said, I am afraid to add up exactly what's been paid so far (by both insurance and out-of-pocket)!!

    Have fun in Vegas!

  3. Hi Mireille!

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  4. Thanks for the info on surgery costs. Real interesting!