August 28, 2006


It's usually pretty easy to gripe about the military health care system, so I wanted to write and say that I had the most wonderful visit this morning. My doctor was so helpful and scheduled me for all sorts of follow-ups and treatments for various things. The whole thing -- from appointment to lab work to pharmacy -- took one hour. It was amazing. Yay for the people here at our hospital!

And I've lost ten pounds since I moved here too!

Posted by Sarah at August 28, 2006 11:09 AM | TrackBack

WHAT? You lost 10 lbs? I am worrying about gaining weight when I go back to the States with all my catch-up eating of IHOP, Cold Stone Creamery, Taco Bell (without having to convince the bf that he NEEDS TB too), El Pollo Loco, etc. This gives me some hope ;-)

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at August 28, 2006 01:02 PM

Yeah, well I should have said that I lost five pounds, plus the five pounds I gained during our leave!

Posted by: Sarah at August 28, 2006 01:10 PM

Yay, Sarah! Good for you!

You know, I was lost in thought the other day about how it would be to pay co-payments again every time I went to the doctor (or not have any health insurance at all). Not a pleasant thought. Even though I want to scream at the stupid front-desk people sometimes, I think we have pretty good medical benefits. And I don't have to have ANY money in my wallet to see the doctor, get bloodwork, or to get three months worth of medication. Gotta love it.

Posted by: Erin at August 28, 2006 06:34 PM

Wow! Good for you! I didn't have the same luck when we were there - I sat in the pharmacy alone for two hours. However, now that we are away from a post and using the "civilian" doctors and hospitals, I'm still running into problems. Maybe I just have bad luck with doctors/healthcare in general!

Posted by: Jen D at August 29, 2006 04:58 PM