Seriously messed up shit, let me tell you. If you don’t want to read about my rantings over health care/insurance, feel free to stop right here. Because if the Health Care Bill didn’t pass last night, you wouldn’t have the option- you’d be hearing me yell all throughout the US, perhaps even around the world.
I am losing my health insurance as of May 1st. While I am trying to figure out how/where/how much it will cost to get an individual plan, I am trying to make sure that I get to see any of my doctors before I am uninsured. My physical is all set, blood work will be able to get done, last time to the endocrinologist- all before May 1st.
But the one appointment I can’t make is for my repeat mammography. I had a biopsy done in November (thankfully everything was benign!) and need to have a recheck done in May. Trying to be proactive, I call to make the appointment, seeing if I can get squeezed in (no pun intended) before the end of April. I am told that the hospital doesn’t take my insurance. Ok, I am thinking it might be just the Breast Center. But to be sure, I look online and no part of the hospital accepts this insurance plan.
Seriously? I live about 35 minutes from this hospital, the closest one to my home. And I can’t go there, or *my kids* can’t go there in an emergency because my HMO says I can’t?? You have got to be kidding! But its true- if my kid falls and is unconscious- I am going to have to remember to notify the paramedics to take him or her to a farther hospital or I won’t be able to pay for it.
This is incredible. Horrifying. And truly unacceptable. I realize that the new health care is not perfect. And I understand that it will take the course of several years to implement some of the changes. But at least I feel like this is step in he right direction. It sure as hell can’t get much worse.
Wow, the last month of 2008 just flew! I can’t imagine that it could literally feel like I blinked and it was gone. I was so busy with – well, just about everything- that I didn’t have much time for anything but work and sleep.
But that was no good for me and my health, and towards the end of the month I pretty much crashed and burned. This past week between holidays has been good for me. Very low key- lots of family and relax time.
This is good because I am starting two new healthy new year challenges. One is at Oscraps. It is a Healthy-O challenge- 12 weeks of working in teams to get healthy and fit. No better place for me to do something good for myself (for a change!) than around people I love and at online place where I live.
The second will work perfectly in conjunction with is. This one is through Morning Coach. It is called Intelligent Life Design and is a 10 week course. Its focus is on living in a positive mindset to create a better life. Lots of positive thoughts, goal setting and looking towards abundance!
Some of my goals are to
- eat healthier and to stop eating the junk and carbs that I have been living on the last few weeks
- have a more positive self image
- to learn to put my own health first, not last
- to exercise more- to get moving, within my own limits for at least 10 minutes every day
- to be a happier, more positive person
- to be grateful for what I have and to know that good things are happening to me every day
These goals really shouldn’t be too hard. It is going to be a matter of training myself to look at the world and myself in a different- but better light. I’ll be blogging about this, hopefully very often, so come back soon to see how I am doing!
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I am giving up counting days- I am way too confused- Sally, can I do this in weeks now. 😀
Doing great with them too. I am really noticing much less joint pain since I started with the ACV detoxing. It is kind of amazing, I have lived with pain so long from the Lyme, it feels kind of weird to not be totoally limping by the end (ok- beginning!) of the day.
Abs: Did 20 the last 2 days.
Arms: Did 20 Overhead Tricep Presses (yeah, still can’t remember the real names so they might be a bit made up LOLOL!) and the next day I did 20 DB Shoulder Pressed. 5 lbs each. Starting sloooow.
And good inspiration! My DD is doing 20 sit-ups a day with me. Not that she needs them, she is perfect the way she is, but it is always good to reinforce strong muscles and healthy moving/exercising.
Sally- good habits are contagious!