For Whom The Bell Tolls - page 4

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As my favorite author, Erma Bombeck, once said: "There is no way that your foot will ever get well as long as there is a horse standing on it." In my case, that means I won't get well until there is less stress in my life, and... Read More


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    {{{{HUGS!!!}}}} Marla
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    viva

    sounds like the best possible outcome, take care of yourself.
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    Viva,

    What CP said...(so eloquent!) AND they are not worthy of you, not in the least. Here's a (((hug))) for you, you deserve better. Please, no more apologies, OK??

    mc3
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    I have enjoyed reading your posts....I have a feeling you will be fine. All good thoughts being sent in your direction.
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    Thanks to all y'all.

    My emotions have been all over the map today. (Yeah, I'm bipolar, but my moods don't cycle that fast! LOL) I've cried a little, laughed a little, cussed a LOT, and taken out my frustrations on the weeds in my front yard. I have to believe that everything will be OK in the long run......it's what might happen between now and then that worries me.

    Dear God, the problems......will we lose the house? We owe back taxes---how can we take care of that now? And what on earth are we going to do without health insurance? Already I've cancelled an endocrinology consult and a PCP appointment for next month; my husband's supposed to have a colonoscopy then as well, and we've had to postpone that too. I have two more psychiatrist appointments before the insurance goes away; after that all I'll be able to afford are the three cheap meds---forget the $165/month pill that pulls all the other ones together.

    And this is how lives begin to unravel.

    I hate uncertainty with every fiber of my being. If I could look into the future and see that it really will be all right, I could live with some unpleasantness: even if it doesn't turn out that way, at least I could be prepared. But right now the only thing I'm sure of is that I've just lost a pretty big part of my life to this illness, and I am FURIOUS!!!
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    don't ever lose hope. You know what they say, if a door closes, a window somewhere is open. So just hold on there and perhaps there are better things on your way. Have
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas

    I hate uncertainty with every fiber of my being. If I could look into the future and see that it really will be all right, I could live with some unpleasantness: even if it doesn't turn out that way, at least I could be prepared. But right now the only thing I'm sure of is that I've just lost a pretty big part of my life to this illness, and I am FURIOUS!!!
    funny before I read this was hearing the song "Trust and Obey," (prompted by a pic of the tomb that says "A lot can happen in 3 days!" (for those who object, Marla is of like faith) - and it's true - so get on those knees (or like fashion if your knees hurt) - and you know you have a lot of people praying for you!! love you! a lot can happen in 3 days!

    smooch (and yes I was freaking too when I was there - and you won't necessarily end up where I am - I suspect you won't!)

    xoxo
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    In my understanding you have till the end of the month before your health insurance will be cancelled, so try to schedule all your appointments this month, let them know time is of the essence. Is it possible for you to afford the COBRA insurance option if so that buys you up to 18 months of insurance. I'm relieved that at least you will not have to fight for unemployment and have some money coming in. Take some time off to de-stress and than begin the job search again or consider filing for disability. The people I know who have been fired were able to get work either by temp agencies or a home health agency. Enjoy the stress free time with your family and spring with all its flowers! Consider all your options financially including bankruptcy. I pray you find an even better job and that this brings a new beginning for you and your family!
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    As my Mom would say, take one day (or hour or minute) at a time..make all your MD appointments this month. Most of all, be good to yourself. This too shall pass (another Mom saying!)
    (((Hugs)))
    mc3
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    forget the $165/month pill that pulls all the other ones together.

    Have you thought of contacting the manufacturer for a "hardship" consideration. At times they will nearly give away medications to those in need.
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