G-man has always been pretty healthy. Yeah, he gets a cold or whatever....but on an on-going basis, he doesn't have any medical issues.
In the past month, he turned out to be pretty expensive!!
A few weeks ago, he developed an abscess in his mouth which required an emergency dental visit (still waiting on the bill for that, but preliminary cost is $140). Luckily, his antibiotics were part of the "free" program at the grocery store, so that didn't cost anything. Then the dentist wanted to see him 2 weeks later, just to make sure things healed up (no idea what they are charging for that).
Our dental coverage stinks....so I am not hopeful that any of this will be covered.
At the 2-week check up, they told him they wanted him to go to a periodontist to check for bone loss from the abscess....*sigh* We checked for an in-network doc...and none to be found (did I mention our dental coverage stinks??)
Then he started having vision problems (ahhhh, the joys of closing in on the big 4-0). So he went to the eye doctor, and $65 later, he needs glasses. We talked about ordering from an on-line place, but he really wasn't comfortable with it. These are his first pair of glasses, and he wanted to make sure if he had any problems with them, he could easily get it corrected.
So we bought him glasses.....$411. They were having a sale. Can't you tell? We checked with our insurance, and the funny thing was that the cost with our insurance was exactly the same as their sale (within a dollar).
These expenses would have been covered with our FSA, if we had any money left. Other events of the year ate through that (how sad is it that we went through $4000 out of pocket in roughly 7 months?) When we did our FSA last fall, I accounted for a new pair of glasses for ME. I haven't gotten new glasses in about 6 years. Yeah....I think those will have to wait until January when our FSA resets.
The expenses are what they are. Just another bill to add to the pile.
Oh, and when you add this to some other stuff that I haven't told you yet.......all I have to say is "stop the world, I want to get off!!!!"