Paralympian who only has one leg reveals his health insurance company sent a nurse to his house over fears he is ‘malnourished’ – because his ‘weight is dangerously low’ for his height
A former Paralympian who only has one leg has recounted the hilarious moment his insurance company sent a nurse to his house because his weight is ‘dangerously low’ for his height — after failing to take into account his missing limb.
‘When my health insurance company sent a nurse to my house because my body weight is “dangerously low for my height,”‘ the comedian wrote in the on-screen text.
Former Paralympian Josh Sundquist, 37, from Santa Monica, 加利福尼亚州, revealed his health insurance sent a nurse to his house because his body weigh is ‘dangerously low’ for his height
The comedian got plenty of laughs from his social media followers when he shared a video of himself looking confused
‘Apparently I got flagged in their computer system as “potentially malnourished.” I was like um, I think we can agree there’s a better explanation,’ he explained in the caption
该视频的观看次数已超过 1.5 million times on TikTok since it was posted on March 17, and it has gotten nearly as many likes on Instagram.
在后续剪辑中, Sundquist detailed the conversation he had with the nurse, recalling how she showed up at his door with a printout from the computer system that stated he is ‘potentially malnourished.’
‘Apparently the artificial intelligence in the computer saw this very dangerous weight-to-height ratio and sent someone to my house,’ 他说. ‘But the computer system was unable to see something else in my health history that might explain it.
在后续剪辑中, he recalled his conversation with the nurse, saying she asked if he was eating enough even though the explanation for his weight was obvious
Things only got more awkward when the comedian shared that he had two knee surgeries and the nurse asked: ‘On which knee?’
The videos have received millions of views and inspired others to share their own awkward health insurance mishaps
‘So she has to come in, and she has to ask me all these questions in a script. 她就像, “Do you think you eat enough calories every day?” 我当时就像, “Look I know I’m kind of skinny, but now that you’re standing here, I think we can agree there’s a better explanation for this situation.”‘
Even though it was obvious that his low weight was the result of him missing a leg, he said the nurse continued to ask him about his health history during the check-in.
‘So I tell her I lost my leg 25 几年前, 她就像, “Have you had any recent operations?” 我像, “是啊, I’ve had two knee surgeries.” And she’s like, “On which knee?” I’ll give you one guess,’ 他说. ‘And she’s like, “哦, 对, 对。” 是, I have one leg. It’s a right leg.’
Sundquist had his left leg amputated when he was nine after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a 50 连体双胞胎
He started ski racing three years after he was declared cancer-free and was later named to the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team for the 2006 Paralympics in Turin, 意大利 (图为)
The athlete is now a member of the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team, as well as an author, motivational speaker, and comedian
The viral video inspired many people to share their own health insurance woes.
‘My stepdad lost both legs and disability kept sending people to his house to see if he’s still disabled,’ 一个人写道. ‘Yea. Legs don’t grow back.’
‘I went to my doctor because I had a sinus infection. He was concerned with my “rapid weight gain for the last 6 几个月。” 我曾是 8 months pregnant,’ 另一个分享.
Someone else added: ‘I was literally at the ER for a miscarriage and the nurse asked me if there was a possibility I could be pregnant.’
The influencer has more than three million followers across his social media platforms
Sundquist (与他的妻子合影) shared that he has since changed insurance companies and is considering getting a prosthetic made for the first time in 20 年份
But one TikToker understood how this could happen, 说: ‘Unfortunately we say the same things so often it becomes a bit of a script. I once asked a prisoner what his address was.’
Sundquist had his left leg amputated when he was nine after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a 50 连体双胞胎.
After the amputation and a year of chemotherapy treatments, he was declared cancer-free at age 13. 三年后, he started ski racing and was later named to the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team for the 2006 Paralympics in Turin, 意大利.
The athlete is now a member of the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team, as well as an author, motivational speaker, and comedian. 影响者, who is known for his Halloween costumes, has more than three million followers across his social media platforms.
He explained in another video that his health insurance required to be formally diagnosed as an amputee before paying for his prosthetic leg
‘These past 25 years I’ve been like, ““我觉得我无法控制自己的身体. Everyone else can walk, and I have to hop or use crutches. 这是为什么?” Now I know!’ 他开玩笑. ‘It’s because it turns out I’m an amputee’
In another recent video, Sundquist shared that he has switched insurance companies and is thinking about getting a prosthetic leg made for the first time in 20 年份.
‘But before my health insurance company will pay for it, I have to go to my doctor and get a letter confirming that I have one leg,’ 他解释. '我很像, “我不知道. Can I just email you a photo? Can I send you a link to my TikTok so you can see…” 他们就像, “没有, 没有, we need a formal diagnosis.”
‘So I went to the doctor. 我知道了, and I gotta say it’s kind of a relief,’ 他开玩笑. ‘These past 25 years I’ve been like, ““我觉得我无法控制自己的身体. Everyone else can walk, and I have to hop or use crutches. 这是为什么?” Now I know!
‘It’s because it turns out I’m an amputee.’