Well I finally wised up and called Ben Taub hospital where they treat all the trauma patients for Houston. That's where all the police and fire people say is the best place to get treatment. They said the end of my finger was dead and infected and it was a good that I came in when I did. They ended up taking the end of my finger off at the first knuckle. Man it's weird watching someone cut your finger off and probe around your bloody stump with metal tools. It sucks I had to loose the end of my finger but the doc said a finger infection like I had can go real bad real quick. I spent about 8 hours in the trauma center and ER. They gave me more meds and did a IV antibiotic on me. I'm home now eating fast food and getting ready to try and get some rest and maybe some sleep. Thanks for all the get well wishes and concerns and if anything be careful. Things can happen so quick and nothing will be the same when it does. I am trying to look at the glass as half full because I know some have it way worse then I do. The pictures show how nasty it was looking before they took it off. Sorry for the gruesome pics but that's what it looked like before it went to Ben Taub ER. View attachment 859868 View attachment 859869
Many medical facilities get federal grants to help. I would be talking to billing departments, set up a payment plan, $20-40 a month, keep it out of collection.
No I had pain meds for most of my racing injuries. I just obtained them illegally. I don't have any issues stopping them once I have recovered. I never take them for very long without taking a break from them. I don't like the ones that get me high. That's not why I take them. Hell I don't even drink. I don't like being high at all. I haven't drank alcohol for over 30 years. Sometimes we all need a little help when the pain becomes unbearable.you raced. you crashed. you hurt. you recovered. without meds. try to stay off that ****! Especially the oxycontin. It is highly addictive and you just need more and more.
I don't necessarily recommend it but you can collect a reduced SS benefit at 62. It will still be reduced at 65, just less. Your full retirement age is probably 67. Medicare will apply at 65.In Texas they can not refuse you health care at an Er for any reason. You may end up racking up a huge bill but they can not refuse you treatment. You also have the right to accept or refuse any kind of treatment. They can not hold you in solitary confinement or miss treat you in any way. They gave me a list of all the things they can and can't do. But they must treat you if you ask for it. Sure they will bill you later but they have to treat you.I'm 60 so it will be 5 years before I can collect SS benefits. I need it now. With my age all my previous health issues are starting to catch up to me. I have broken my back, in a car wreck. I have a bulging disk in my neck from hitting the roof while driving an 18 wheeler, I have broken both ankles. Disk located my hip. I have dislocated both my shoulders twice. I have broken both wrist. Countless concussions from motocross. I'm a beat up old mess from a lifetime of injuries. I have a lot of bad days when I just can't do much because something hurts. Most of the things I have had I have just suffered through it and walked it off because I couldn't afford any treatment. Now all that stuff is pilling up and coming back to haunt me.