I am petrified until I know more. We self-pay and I am a cancer survior so I need decent insurance. An mri is almost $5000 and I have to pay 20% of that each year on top of my huge premiums. I am scared rates will go up and where will the money come from? Food, gas, just living has skyrocketed so much I don't know where to cut from anymore. Those who make the rules are covered by wonderful health plans and don't have to make decisions about health care or heat, etc each month. I pray like crazy rates don't go up while services and co-pays/insurances continue to go down.View Thread
Affordable heath care is a key issue for my family. I am tired of hearing things will get better and costs will stabilize or we may have affordable options, but that never happens. Obama care is a joke. We are a self-employed family and its gotten to the point that more than 25% of our income goes to health care. That is insane, but we need the healthcare so it stops us from spending on other things. I am tired of the blame game all of the candidates keep talking about. I am not sure any of them are all that great, but considering how disappointed I am in the current administration, I will try and find one candidate who stands out even just a little and vote Republican.View Thread
What if one of those bullets had bounced off the lap top and hit her? Guns are never an answer. I agree with another poster - perhaps he should have taken the computer away and donated to someone who could appreciate it, but guns used in this way are not good. Today the computer, tomorrow an innocent person? He needs anger management councelling and his daughter also needs to speak with a professional.View Thread
A positive thing for me has been the incredibly wonderful and brave women I have met and continue to meet thru this ordeal. It is a bond like no other. A good friend and myself who had been down this road 2 years before I did started a support group and we meet once a month and share stories, and just find comfort in each other's company. I have become more "in tune" to the needs of others after having gone thru chemo. I "just do" things for people now, and don't ask. People sometimes don't know what to tell you to help, but so appreciate any gesture, a card, a phone call, a meal. Its important not to loose touch with those going thru this whole thing. It helps! I don't think I would have realized this before.
Having gone thru chemotherapy 4 years ago, I have been way more sensitive to strong odors. Some of my friends joke that I just don't like perfume but its more than that. It can make me feel sick to my stomach. I agree with others that overpowering perfumes should not be allowed in work environments, particularly where there are sick patients who may be more sensitive.View Thread