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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Surgery Follow-Up

After the ordeal with losing my wallet in the taxi yesterday, I didn't mind waiting 45 minutes in the doctor's office to get the stitches taken out. It seems that this was the last visit barring any complications. I'll spare everyone from the gory pictures, but it looks like I'll have a pretty ugly scar.

The thing that I wanted to point out is that the whole thing, including consultation, bloodwork, X-rays, medicine, surgery cost me 150 dirhams (about $40). I paid more in cab fares related to this procedure than I did any medical expenses. Granted, I have health insurance paid for by my employer, but even so, that wasn't much of a deductible. Also, it's been less than a month since I went in for the initial consultation. It just goes to show that health care can be fast, easy, and inexpensive.

If people are interested in the doctor I went to, have a look at the comments section of this post.

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