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sedated
11-15-2006, 07:14 PM
How much do you think a week's stay in a hospital would cost? (before insurance)

This stay would include knee replacement surgery and treatment for pneumonia.


Any input/personal experience would help.

OldTownChief
11-15-2006, 07:18 PM
How much do you think a week's stay in a hospital would cost? (before insurance)

This stay would include knee replacement surgery and treatment for pneumonia.


Any input/personal experience would help.

I caught my arm in a punch press in 82, was in the hospital for 5 days, surgery to put a rod on my arm, repair nerve damage, etc. $35,000

$9,000 of that went to the surgeon for about 5 hrs. work.

sedated
11-15-2006, 07:25 PM
I caught my arm in a punch press in 82, was in the hospital for 5 days, surgery to put a rod on my arm, repair nerve damage, etc. $35,000

$9,000 of that went to the surgeon for about 5 hrs. work.

goddamm

wtf is a punch press?

FAX
11-15-2006, 07:30 PM
My last hospital visit averaged about 5k a day, Mr. sedated.

Then, this other time time I saw a girl drop some papers. I stopped to help her pick them up and took a fart in the eye.

Didn't cost me anything, but it was a bad deal.

FAX

OldTownChief
11-15-2006, 07:34 PM
goddamm

wtf is a punch press?

It was an automatic roll feed punch, used to stamp out large steel parts from a roll of steel. In this case I was making base pans for AC units when the steel got hung up in the press. I reached in to un-stick it and a dude came up to me and accidentally stepped on the pedal.

sedated
11-15-2006, 07:48 PM
took a fart in the eye.

Didn't cost me anything, but it was a bad deal.

I normally have to pay extra for that

JimNasium
11-15-2006, 07:52 PM
My last hospital visit averaged about 5k a day, Mr. sedated.

Then, this other time time I saw a girl drop some papers. I stopped to help her pick them up and took a fart in the eye.

Didn't cost me anything, but it was a bad deal.

FAX
Taking a fart in the eye can be worth it although it is highly dependent on the quality of the pooter that it emanates from.

JimNasium
11-15-2006, 07:52 PM
I normally have to pay extra for that
Fetish guy eh?

sedated
11-15-2006, 08:08 PM
Taking a fart in the eye can be worth it although it is highly dependent on the quality of the pooter that it emanates from.

and what she ate for lunch

4th and Long
11-15-2006, 08:11 PM
Depends on the procedures and what beds they put you in.

General Medical Floor Bed = Not too bad.

Surgery = Expensive.

ICU Bed = Time to sell the house. Usually 7-10K a day.

Have fun.

JBucc
11-15-2006, 08:16 PM
Don't worry about it man. Knees aren't all that important and I'm sure the pneumonia will take it's course. Just imagine how cool it'd be to get one of those roundabouts. That old man in the commercial will help you get one.

ChiefFan31
11-15-2006, 08:17 PM
Stays at the hospital cost an arm and a leg these days. Pun may or may not be intended.

sedated
11-15-2006, 08:17 PM
Depends on the procedures and what beds they put you in.

General Medical Floor Bed = Not too bad.

Surgery = Expensive.

ICU Bed = Time to sell the house. Usually 7-10K a day.

Have fun.

could you put some figures to those first two?

JBucc
11-15-2006, 08:30 PM
Just burn of all your fingerprints and identifying marks and slip into a coma while you're there, then they'll be forced to take care of you.

OldTownChief
11-15-2006, 08:38 PM
Just be sure to take everything not bolted down to the floor when you leave. You will get an itemized bill later with EVERYTHING on it. I can remember a box of Kleenex being something like $10 and an aspirin around $5.

Bugeater
11-15-2006, 08:40 PM
It's much cheaper to die.

4th and Long
11-15-2006, 09:32 PM
could you put some figures to those first two?
Not without checking with the billing department at work.

Simplex3
11-15-2006, 10:08 PM
Dude, put on a sombrero, learn to say "No hablo Ingles", then head on down to the ER for free.

chagrin
11-15-2006, 10:30 PM
1 day, for nothing more than hourly blood tests, etc (which they are required to take) and your food will costs 2,000 at least - here in Florida - based upon a non - emergency stay several months ago.

banyon
11-15-2006, 10:37 PM
How much do you think a week's stay in a hospital would cost? (before insurance)

This stay would include knee replacement surgery and treatment for pneumonia.


Any input/personal experience would help.

Dude, is this for you?

ferrarispider95
11-15-2006, 10:43 PM
Don't worry about it man. Knees aren't all that important and I'm sure the pneumonia will take it's course. Just imagine how cool it'd be to get one of those roundabouts. That old man in the commercial will help you get one.

You need a rascal, only buy top of the line in motor scooters. There is a significant difference in quality.

Thig Lyfe
11-15-2006, 10:56 PM
Motel 8 has pretty cheap knee replacement surgery. Plus free continental breakfast!

cdcox
11-15-2006, 11:01 PM
I caught my arm in a punch press in 82, was in the hospital for 5 days, surgery to put a rod on my arm, repair nerve damage, etc. $35,000

$9,000 of that went to the surgeon for about 5 hrs. work.

Did they reset the sign that says how many hours the factory had worked without an accident to zero?

cdcox
11-15-2006, 11:02 PM
My last hospital visit averaged about 5k a day, Mr. sedated.

Then, this other time time I saw a girl drop some papers. I stopped to help her pick them up and took a fart in the eye.

Didn't cost me anything, but it was a bad deal.

FAX


Did they reset the sign that says how many hours the office had worked without an accident to zero?

luv
11-16-2006, 12:58 AM
Dude, is this for you?
Knee replacement and pneumonia? Sounds like it would be an older person. Hope whoever it is is alright.

Rain Man
11-16-2006, 08:42 AM
Did they reset the sign that says how many hours the factory had worked without an accident to zero?

I wonder if anyone has ever fallen off the ladder while resetting that sign, because that would be kind of funny.

sedated
11-16-2006, 08:42 AM
Dude, is this for you?

no, just part of a weird contest

Redrum_69
11-16-2006, 08:58 AM
"This stay would include knee replacement surgery and treatment for pneumonia."


So the bad knee caused pneumonia???

boogblaster
11-16-2006, 08:59 AM
Drive to a large city, not your own..take no ID..go to the hospital ER..fall down on the floor,grasping your knee,complain of inability to walk or breath..tell them your wife Mrs. Smith is coming with your insurance paper-work after they fix you..wait till the nite-shift goes on break some nite and walk out.....

Bob Dole
11-16-2006, 09:11 AM
Bob Dole would try to plan the pneumonia for a different time.

Gonzo
11-16-2006, 09:16 AM
One hundred kagillion mamillian fafilliaon dollars!

PinkFloyd
11-16-2006, 09:24 AM
How much do you think a week's stay in a hospital would cost? (before insurance)

This stay would include knee replacement surgery and treatment for pneumonia.


Any input/personal experience would help.



Well I had 2 rotator cuff surgeries and both combined were about $96,000 bucks !!! I only had to pay $48.00 !!! Insuranced was good back then... First surgery I stayed over night... Second surgery they woke me up -- told me to STFU -- and get out !!!!!!

luv
11-21-2006, 03:01 AM
So, do we get to find out who was closest?