I'm not one to judge, really, but this is the headline I read today:
Tori Spelling: We can't afford a vasectomy
I'm guessing that can't possibly be true, and here is why.
(Are you ready for a bit of TMI?)
I was at my annual exam and the nurse practitioner asked, "Is there anything else we can help you with?"
Why yes. "Do you have the name of a good urologist? I'd like my husband to get a vasectomy. And, he's on board with the whole thing."
"Sure," she said.
That afternoon, I got a call from the physician's office to which we were referred. I called the receptionist back, gave her Tim's information, and made an appointment for a consult. The woman said she'd be calling me back once she talked to the insurance company.
"Christina?" she said. "The initial consult will be a $40 copay, and the outpatient procedure will be another $40 copay."
"And the rest will be covered by insurance?" I asked.
"Yes," she confirmed.
"Well that makes me wonder why we didn't do this before now!" She chuckled at my comment, but I was serious.
And really, if we can afford what will amount to an $80 procedure, I think that Tori and Dean can, too.