For the luxurious digs at Weiss Hospital, with the fine view of the skeletal in-progress parking structure and the oh-so-helpful nurse “Mary” with the fantastic “wash yourself” bedside manner and the neurotic young doctor who got down on one knee and apologized every time he ruthless dug into my arteries and splashed great rivulets of blood all over the bedding:


Amount of piecemeal physician’s costs still trickling in:

About: $1500

Amount I’ve spent out of pocket for medications to date:

About: $600

Amount of every check up with Doctor S., every three months for the rest of my life:

$178 (amount included in above total)

For a Grande Totale of:


Or, roughly, about how much it cost me to get a Bachelor’s Degree in 2001.

Not bad, for saving a life.


I’ve rather be living in Canada, thanks.

P.S. At least I know how much my book advance(s) need to be! Oh yay.

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