First up, I have worked and paid taxes for the last 35 years
the only money I have ever received from the government was the KRudd stimulus package
I have no private health insurance
I have tried to calculate how much 5 operations, daily dressing changes and a ten week stay in a private room would have cost
Just the surgeries alone would've cost you minimum 50-60k base, and that's before you add anything else in. In your case, it could've cost you close to 100k easily. With the private room stay it could've cost you just much depending on the amount of time they spent on you and consumables. So, I would say, around about figure of minimum 200k is not out of the question of 5 surgeries and 10-week hospital stay.