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April 20, 2011

Paying Medical Bills

I perused the 8-page medical bill that we (still) have from all the chemotherapy I went through last year. Apparently, I have too much time on my hands.

Page 1 advised the following: “This is your FINAL NOTICE. Please contact our office immediately to avoid collection activity.”


I referred to March’s bill… February’s, January’s, even December’s. They all say the same thing: “This is your FINAL NOTICE…”

Not so much of a final notice now, is it.

I think I’ll write on the payment stub, “Go ahead and send me to the collection agency and then repeat after me, ‘You cannot bleed a turnip, you cannot bleed a turnip….’ ”


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4 thoughts on “Paying Medical Bills

  1. Yes, yes, you should!!! Is it enough to pay off you FINAL NOTICE medical bill?? :)

  2. Hello Marie, I know how you feel. I am still paying off Bobby’s prostate cancer from 2 years ago. I will be done in 5 months. Hope you are doing well. I have had issues with my neck & I am having therapy twice a week & found out I have carpel tunnel in both hands that have real bad arthritis in them too. I wear braces day & night so hopefully I won’t have to have surgury. The bills have already started coming in for all of these Dr appts. I also had a shot in my neck last week. I guess this is my year for doctors.
    I love to read your blog.
    Blessings, Claudia

  3. Claudia,

    Wouldn’t you much rather be paying off a trip to the Bahamas? I would.

    Isn’t it amazing how fast the bills come? They’re practically in your mailbox by the time you get home from your appointment!

    Sorry to hear about the carpel tunnel and arthritis. It must really affect your ability to do things you like to do.

    I’m so happy you like the blog.

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Marie de Haan

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