Cancer Lesson #65: No More Port in a Storm — Update

As updates go, this isn’t much of one. I’m getting my port removed this week and not looking forward to it. However, radiology called to say I’ll need blood work done before this can happen (and doesn’t the phrase “blood work” make me sound like a vampire or something?).

Blood Bank

Blood Bank (Photo credit: marksdk)

So I moaned to the nurse about why I’m having it removed — that is, the exorbitant $600 bill for flushing the damned thing.

She suggested I speak with the hospital ombudsman, whom I had completely forgotten about. Immediately on hanging up with her, I called and whined to him about the situation.

The upshot is, he’s sending the case back to billing to review yet again.

Will anything happen as a result?
I doubt it. But at least it will go on record as a complaint.

About kymlucas

"Taking care not to take love too seriously." Writer of smart, fresh, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Blogging about writing, reading, and more recently, dealing with the ins and outs of breast cancer.
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2 Responses to Cancer Lesson #65: No More Port in a Storm — Update

  1. marylou anderson says:

    the squeakiest wheel gets the oil………..
    Be very squeaky…
    so when they HEAR you coming, they run for cover after giving you whatever you ask!


  2. kymlucas says:

    Well, MaryLou, I did talk to the ombudsman who came back with the same answer. Port is out now, but at least I’m on record as saying this is ridiculous!


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