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Healed myself. No Dr needed.

December 16th, 2009 at 03:36 pm

I saved myself a lot of money yesterday.

Yesterday morning I poked myself in the eye and I think I scratched the cornea. Of course my eye is teary and it's awful. I tried to drive to work an hour later and ended up turning around. The sunlight was so painful.

I called work and explained I would not be coming in for a few hrs till my eye cleared up. I fell asleep and woke up 2 hrs later and felt way better. I called work to tell them I was headed in.

Driving to work was brutal. I immediately went into my office and just sat in the dark to calm down my eye. My 2 boss's came in and immediately told me to go to the hospital. One boss started calling Dr offices to set me an appointment.

The thing is that I have not used my health insurance yet this year. I have a $750 deductible and it is set to reset in 2 weeks with the new year! BB and I mutually decided not to go to Drs this year and to wait and do everything next year. So I was trying to protest the whole hospital or Dr idea. From looking online, a scratched cornea only requires antibactirial drops to heal, and then heals on its own within a few days. The only thing a Dr would do is give me eye drops.

I convinced my boss to drive me home. My vet tech friend brought me some antibacterial eyes drops and I slept on and off all day, then all last night.

I woke up today HEALED! I am at work, and aside from the fact that I am VERY head shy about anything coming near my right eye- I am healthy. Phew! Saved myself a big Dr bill.

3 Responses to “Healed myself. No Dr needed. ”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    Interesting.

    This is one thing I Really like about my HMO. Though I could see them wanting me to come in, to be safe, in a situation like that, they will generally just prescribe obvious things over the phone. PArticularly during flu season when they are swamped (like now!). That costs $0 too. But at least we can call and make sure if there is anything serious to be worried about, without spending money on the iffy things. & obviously they do this to be more efficient and only see patients who *need* to be seen.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I am glad you are feeling better!!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Ouch! I'm glad your eye is doing better now.

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