Today they broke through :-)
I came home much earlier than I thought I would and now my car has new brake discs and brake pads on the front wheels. The old discs were a bit too rusty but I can’t say I noticed them braking especially bad to be honest. I guess I wouldn’t have noticed until I had to panic brake really. But they did look bad and one was slightly skewed to be honest.
I had planned to take a walk while they were changed but we started talking instead so no photos from there but I did take some photos while driving on my way home instead. Most of them got too blurry but some are reasonable good. I didn’t take any photos if there were any other cars on the road and I did stop when taking some so I didn’t risk anyone elses life but my own if anything would have happened.
I thought I would try to explain some about how it works in the Swedish health care. I’m not an expert in any way but I think I can explain some in the right way. Over here doctors are untouchable. We can’t sue a doctor for malpractice for instance. If they do anything wrong experts look at what they have done and then the doctor gets a slap on his fingers with a “That’s not a good thing to do! comment from the experts. It needs a huge mistake, a couple of times before they even come close to risking to lose their license.
However, if the experts finds that the doctor has done something wrong we do get paid from an insurance all hospitals and doctors have. Compared to what You in the USA can get it’s an insult but at least we get something. It usually helps a lot if one can get the newspapers to be interested in the case 🙂 We do get all info we need if we are going through surgery but never sign a paper at all. The doctor just says we’ll get that surgery and that we are put in line. I think the law says it must be done within 3 months and for me that has always been the case. If the hospital closest to the patient can’t do that the patient then can choose any other hospital in te country that has the time to do it.
The health care is rather cheap here though, we never pay more than 1100 Swedish kronor ( $ 136 US) a year for medical help and never more than 2200 swedish kronor ($ 328 US) for prescribed medicine. Both my hip surgeries (with implants costing more than my cottage 🙂 ) didn’t cost me that much. It was even cheaper the first time so I don’t think I reached even $ 250 US in total for those.
We never get much here if we do sue anyone to be honest. It needs to be rather serious to even be considered a trial at the Court. Like You know about that woman who sued McDonald’s because she burnt herself on their coffee in the USA. She only wanted the company to pay hor for the doctors visit she had to do and got several millions in the end. Something similar happened over here and the only thing she got was a gift certificate for a hamburger and she didn’t get it until the newspapers wrote about it. That would never even have reached the Court at all. If something reaches the Court and one lose the case one also has to pay for the costs for the opponent. So most people doesn’t bring things to Court since it can cost everything one has and more. This is not good at all!!!
It’s time for that pot of tea again and I need to get that fire burning in the stove. I’ve tried to keep it alive for quite some time now but it just dies out 🙂
Have a great day!