Thursday, February 10, 2011
Another thing that has me bummed is I still haven't heard from the bariatric clinic about my surgery and the insurance. I'm afraid to call them, as I don't think I would survive the answer at this point. I just KNOW they are going to turn me down. Earlier this week on the news they had a report that the state is refusing to authorize ORGAN TRANSPLANTS. One guy already died and many others are about to because of this. If they are doing that, what chance does my surgery have of being authorized? It's not near the magnitude of an organ transplant!! I hear that people are going south of the border for surgery. I may be in that line-up! Who knows? Our brilliant governor thinks the answer to our budget problem is to take childless couples OFF state insurance. Oh, great! Now I'm being discriminated against, too, because I don't have children!! Thank God it has to go through the federal avenues to be approved and I CANNOT believe that this country would go that low and approve that. If it does, Canada, here I come!!!! Why can't they take money from the over blown salaries these people get? Why is the fix for state AND federal budgets always to take away from the poor and elderly? It just drives me bananas!!
I just wish I could turn the clock back to nursing school when I was thin, had a good credit score, could take a shower unaided and ready to tackle the world. No fibro. No arthritis. I could move around with ease. And I took it all for granted! Now I've got myself into a big pickle that might lose medical insurance in October. If I don't get that surgery, I'll see if my doctor will prescribe that diet pill for me, Phentermine. I took it for a short time when I was living in Yuma and needed to lose weight. I lost about 90 pounds on it. Problem was, when I stopped it, I started over eating again. I'll worry about that later. I just need to drop pounds NOW and get back to work and get us out of this poverty situation.
OK, enough. I'm sorry to drone on and on. But it felt good to get that all out. Blogging is very therapeutic. I don't know what I'd do without it. I've "met" so many neat people in various stages of life. I'm so grateful for my blog and reading blogs of others.
I hope you all are having a better day. Thanks for listening to me. :0)
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