I woke up in a cold sweat this morning knowing that I had to have another injection today, well not really in a cold sweat, but it was on my mind for sure. I’m not the best patiant when it comes to needles.
Day 152 – August 1st.
Having given our hire care back we caught the Summit Stage bus from the bus stop just down the road from our place at River Run, good job it’s close as it was raining heavily.
The bus made it’s way, (with a driver of course) into Silverthorne before heading to Frisco and then towards Breckenridge. The whole journy takes just over an hour.
“Lunch was at Ollies Pub & Grub in the Main Street”
In Frisco we decided to get off and have lunch as we had time to spare.
Lunch was at Ollies Pub & Grub in the Main Street and guess what we had… Burgers, and they were yummy. Very filling indeed and reasonably cheap.
After lunch we caught the next bus onward a few stops to the Peak One medical centre where the bus stop is directly outside.
“thank goodness for our bright yellow travel injection medicine booklet”
Our appointment was for 2pm the receptionist said, it was 2.18 by then but she said it was all fine… not sure how I got that wrong as I wrote down 2.30pm. Never mind, the nurse called us very soon after sitting down to wait.
The nurse was very pleasant and asked lots of questions, past medical history etc and we explained in detail all about our injections etc, thank goodness for our bright yellow travel injection medicine booklet that has everything listed and up to date.
Eventually the time had come and Moni went first… all over in a flash. Next was my turn, now usually I lay down for injections, but Moni said it was painless and so I was brave and stayed put… within 5 seconds it was all over, painless.
This was part three of the Hep B injection series which you need to spread out over a six month minimum period. We both had a slight reaction to the last batch and so we waited a while before getting up and leaving the consultation room.
With our injection records updated we head out to pay.
“The exact same procedure back in Australia cost us $318.50”
A whopping $30 total for the both of us, WOW that is unheard of. The exact same procedure back in Australia cost us $318.50 and when I say the same I mean exactly the same, no doctor, just a nurse and an injection.
Not sure if anyone can explain why such a huge difference but we’re at a loss. A good loss though and happy to pay that bill. Did I speak to soon, check out our next visit to Peak One medical center
The Summit Stage bus was on time and we arrive back to Keystone all well.