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still considering ECT

Posted by pseudoname on November 16, 2006, at 17:12:13

In reply to considering ECT, posted by pseudoname on November 2, 2006, at 11:39:50

I saw an ECT pdoc last night. If my insurance okays the procedure (which costs $5,000-$9,000 EACH TIME), I guess the hospital will call me when they get a bed available. Then I go in for 2 days of tests and two treatments. Then I can come home (probably for Thanksgiving) and continue the rest of the treatments as an outpatient -- thus saving my insurance company $1,300 a day they charge for an inpatient bed.

Based on blueberry's experience, I insisted on spreading the treatments out. The doctor insisted that the first two weeks, however, have to have at least 2 treatments in each week. Then I can come once a week if that's what I want.

This whole thing is scaring me spitless (dry mouth). I'm afraid that after all this expense and effort, I won't be any better. After 23 years of severe depression, why would I expect to be better? I don't. Oh well.

Anyway, my insurance company may refuse to go along. It's a huge expense.




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