A few years ago I found a lump in a very awkward position. Imagine the general male groin area and you’re close.
It turns out I had Testicular Cancer. It can aggressively turn up anywhere, on any man and any age but is particularly common in men 25-40 years old. I happened to scrape in early at 22. Lucky me.
Once being diagnosed, I had two options. I could wait a longer and have my surgery through the public system but it meant living with the knowledge that my left testicle actively hated me for a week or so.
Alternatively, I could use my private health insurance and have the extraction done on the Monday. Only 2 days after discovery.
So the next thing I knew I was whisked into hospital, had my left ‘buddy’ removed and started my new mono-testicled life in the comfort of a private room.
Private Health Insurance, without a question, saved not only my life but my mental sanity during this time. And it’s this memory that keeps me signed up to my provider year upon year.