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Saving While at the Hospital

February 4th, 2006 at 02:41 pm

For those of you that don't know, my mom had a stroke on 1/19/06 and I'vee been at the hospital and rehab with her day and night. Thank God hospitals now have internet access for everyone. I think I would have lost my mind by now. It's great to be able to read everyones blogs and the forum. Thanks.

So......while reading the threads at Fatwallet.com someone posted a 50 cent rate for W,Th,Su Chicago Trib! I thought paying $1/wk was good. Luckily the poster included the operator code (036B) and I was able to switch over to that rate for a year. Saved $26!

My brother brought my car over to the hospital so that I get to my classes Fri nights and Sat mornings. As I was exiting the lot to go to class the attendant wanted $9 for parking. Maybe the way I looked (sleepy and tired) made him ask if I was going to continue staying overnight. I said that I'll be here for at least another 2 weeks. He then told me about a extended parking pass. $25 for 2 weeks! I could come and go as I pleased. What a gem that was. Not only did I get the pass, it also gives me a 15% discount on the cafeteria food! Saw the attendant this morning as I was leaving for class and thanked him profusely. Why don't they advertise this? My brother's FIL was at this same hospital a few years ago and his family had no idea this was offered. They spent a fortune on parking!

3 Responses to “Saving While at the Hospital”

  1. cercis Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she has a good recovery.

    I don't know why hospitals don't tell you about parking passes. I know you can spend a small fortune just to have a car.

    You should also check with the nurses about places to store and heat food for yourself. Many maternity floors with have stations available to the patients and their families with microwaves and fridges. You might check to see if you can use those facilities.

  2. robex Says:

    I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. How stressful for you andyour family! Here's hoping for a quick recovery for her...

  3. Marissa Says:

    sorry to hear about your mom, hope she recovers well.

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