Why choose now to worry about this tonsil issue which has been nagging for a few years right now? Well, first off, I'm still on my parents insurance.(Thanks Governor Doyle! If not for you changing the law when you did, I was 3 months away from losing it.) Plus, it's the summer months, and if I want to be any kind of teacher this fall, I will need a voice capable of quelling a room full of 30 students. That being said, the time is right to take the plunge and see if I need to have them taken out.
This whole endeavor has put me into the "healthcare system" for the first time on my own. I've generally been a healthy person who's only gone to the simple EZ Care clinic if I need an antibiotic. I have no chronic issues and usually little reason to ever go to the doctor. The whole notion of "in network", "referral", my mother wondering whether or not the non-local clinic is covered by insurance, is a new experience for me. It's not that I'm naive of the whole system, I've just been lucky enough to avoid it. (Unlike some people who are very close to me and fret about it constantly.)
Why don't we have "Medicare for Everyone" again???