How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 5

**If you are new to my blog and would like to start at the beginning of this series, click here.** In some ways, the “cure” wasn’t a magic bullet.  I still do have some pain, and in some ways my life hasn’t really changed. But in other ways, it was like magic.  Finally, I hadContinue reading “How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 5”

Why do some hospitals get away with charging such exorbitant prices?

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a ground-breaking report yesterday looking at the average prices charged by 3,000 U.S. hospitals for the “top 100 most frequently billed charges.” The report shows that different hospitals appear to charge wildly different prices for the same procedures, seemingly without any rhyme or reason.  While one hospitalContinue reading “Why do some hospitals get away with charging such exorbitant prices?”

A little optimism

It’s been almost two weeks since my surgery, and I am finally starting to feel like myself again.  It’s actually amazing how normal I feel. When I first got home from the hospital, I felt as though I was returning from another planet.  The extreme pain and sleep deprivation (due to pain before the surgery,Continue reading “A little optimism”