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onthefence 11-09-2012 11:24 PM

What was your most expensive injury? also, Do you have insurance?
 
Mine was a $6k concussion.. I don't even remember the fall. At some point after the fall, I felt very disoriented, and I thought "ok, wtf is going on here..." because I literally could not remember how I got to the mountain and I could just tell something was not right. I called my friend to ask her how I got to the mountain, and apparently I kept repeating myself and she could tell something was wrong and decided to come get me. I passed out at some point and can't remember much of the rest. My bills were about $6,000 in total. Transportation to the hospital alone was $1k. The rest was for two tests, hospital bill, doctor bill, ER bill, and another I cant remember. I didn't have legit insurance, the program I was under only covered things that happened in my county.

So what was your most expensive injury, and what were your bills in the end (and how much)?

dopamean 11-09-2012 11:44 PM

dislocated a vertebrate in my spine; near my lower back a few years ago while skateboarding. Was trying to 5-0 a hubba @ this local 119 [sandstone] park and fell from like 10 ft straight to flat on the concrete, right on my back. My homie tried to come help me up and help me laugh it off, but said I was twitching and shit haha.

I've been injured so many times I could give a fuck, just a huge annoyance/irritation when it happens nowadays; knowing i'll have to neglect the things I love: skateboarding/snowboarding, in order to sit on my ass and allow recovery time :(

All in all, I spent some $cheddar on x-rays and dr. visits initially and have since spent tons on chiropractor visits just to keep from being a permanent-cripple.

Injuries = suck ass.

huckit 11-10-2012 08:19 PM

My latest, and probably my most expensive, was actually a dirtbike accident. Was going around 25 mph, crashed, did a flip and landed on my head, neck, and then whacked my lower back. I wear all my protective gear, but I wasn't wearing a kidney belt, which protects the lower back. I broke my leatte brace, which means it did its job, and I felt okay actually, void a pain in my lower back (the bike was okay btw, which is crazy becuase it did a couple flips as well.) By the end of the day my back was cramping and killing me and I couldn't really bend over because it swelled up so bad, which sucked because I had to load my bike and crap. Anyway, next day wasn't any better, I went to a doctor and got xrays and he told me he was 90% sure I had fractured my lumbar spinal process, and that I should get a ct scan. I went in to the ER, had the scan, and they told me that I was fine; the thing the doctor saw on the xray was actually showing that I had a minor spina bifida. Which I guess means that my spinal process never fully developed. All in all, I was diognosed with a large hematoma. Recovery time: 1 week, thank God.

No insurance. And it's really dumb that I had to get a ct, which ain't that cheap. Everything was still under 2 grand though, so not that bad. Other than that just concussions and pulling muscles and spraining stuff. Snowboarding, football, being dumb-all definitely worth it though, except for the being dumb part. And smashing my foot under a trailer.

Lamps 11-10-2012 08:27 PM

Up here in Canada we have public health care so this thread is irrelevant

ARSENALFAN 11-10-2012 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Lamps (Post 537451)
Up here in Canada we have public health care so this thread is irrelevant


Amen brother. We could be in a bodycast with every bone shattered, living at a hospital for months on end and its all free (if you don't look at our yearly taxes...yikes). Anyhow....I would NEVER trade the Canadian health care system for that of our US friends. They think socialized medicine is crazy....the only thing crazier is the system they have in place :cheeky4:

dopamean 11-10-2012 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN (Post 537454)
Amen brother. We could be in a bodycast with every bone shattered, living at a hospital for months on end and its all free (if you don't look at our yearly taxes...yikes). Anyhow....I would NEVER trade the Canadian health care system for that of our US friends. They think socialized medicine is crazy....the only thing crazier is the system they have in place :cheeky4:

I want dual-citizenship so If I get hurt I can fly to Canada for Free recovery!

BurtonAvenger 11-10-2012 09:10 PM

30 plus grand. Not counting the helicopter ride, ambulance, and ALS.

ARSENALFAN 11-10-2012 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 537462)
30 plus grand. Not counting the helicopter ride, ambulance, and ALS.


OMG. And you still have enough cash to snowboard? You must have one hell of a job :p

Noreaster 11-10-2012 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN (Post 537454)
Amen brother. We could be in a bodycast with every bone shattered, living at a hospital for months on end and its all free (if you don't look at our yearly taxes...yikes).

I know a guy like that in Whistler. He's known around those parts as "Trauma".

Lamps 11-10-2012 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN (Post 537454)
Amen brother. We could be in a bodycast with every bone shattered, living at a hospital for months on end and its all free (if you don't look at our yearly taxes...yikes). Anyhow....I would NEVER trade the Canadian health care system for that of our US friends. They think socialized medicine is crazy....the only thing crazier is the system they have in place :cheeky4:

Taxes are a little higher but well worth it.


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