So I had never been to a Chiropractor before this May, mostly cause I heard it was expensive and the idea of getting cracked bothered me. I started going cause I hurt my back and was desperet, he did a good job and I felt much better. Price however was a concern and I was very open and honest about him that our budget was not good and that I could not afford much more then the 500$ I am covered for. I told him maybe another 300$ for the rest of the year, so $800 total. I asked to stretch my appointments until December out accordingly. He insisted he needed to see me 3x a week for at least a month cause I needed alot of help. I told him I couldn’t afford it. He offered me a payment plan that I thought meant I was getting a discount since I was doing SO MANY sessions. I asked him clearly, with Dave there, if this meant I had to cough up $200 a month until December, because I couldn’t afford it, he said it was not a binding contract. So July we were not able to pay all our normal bills, we went in the hole. I called the chiropractor end of June and said I couldn’t make my July payment or August cause things were really bad for us, since I had paid for May and June (200$ a month plus extra tests worth 85$) I was going stop now for the summer and come back in my third trimester when I am hopping things will be better financially and I will really need the help. I guess I missunderstood the payment agreement and the monthly payment plans because I got a damn bill for $400.00 in the mail Friday. I already paid $500 to date. This means for 2 months of care, it cost me $900.00. They billed me 50$ for each and every session he insisted I needed. If I had known I would not have gone. I don’t have the money, this is putting deeper into debt, the debt I am trying so hard to pay down before Janaury and newbebe’s possible arrival.
I feel like I have taken advantage of and had all my need’s ignored. I will never go back to this clinic and I am now afaid of getting any furthur chiropractic care, which is sad, because it helped. I will have to send him 4 post dated checks for $100.00.
This sucks when your already buying your groceries from your overdraft.
Now I am stressed because I spent 80$ on myself last week before I saw this comming. I bought myself a new dress and pashmina shawl to wear to my friends wedding in Toronto in October, I saw it and fell in love so I tried it on hoping it looked bad and it didn’t it looked great, so I bought it. I work my ass off, all day everyday, and I have to feel bad I spend $80 on clothes. I have not bought any new clothes at this year, so what the hell. I am just tiered of working for nothing. I have to remind myself we have our house and we love it. Also things will get better as Dave starts bringing in some stable income again. Sigh.