I have the same insurance problem. Currently my only income is from the private long-term disability insurance coverage I had when employed, and it's just a fraction of what I used to bring home. I did the Marketplace scam, and they actually offered one with $0 monthly premiums, so I took it. The deductible is astronomical, so it's useless "insurance." Any plan that had "normal" doctor visit costs, better prescription coverage, etc., was totally out of the realm of possibility for me due to the monthly premium costs. Can't win.
I have one particular medicine that is very expensive, but it's hard to function without it...I'm in tears all the time over stupid money issues. Just need to finish school and get back in the workforce. Sigh. Won't happen this year.
Kim, you have come back gangbusters. I appreciate all your informative posts. Thanks so much...Planning a little ahead and cooking ahead sounds great.
Helene - I never realized I could store oatmeal and just reheat. Don't know why I hadn't tried it before. DUH! I just bought some oatmeal and that's exactly what I will try because I get tired of cooking it every day, which I haven't done in a long time anyway. If I had a magic wish, I think I would seriously consider having a personal chef. Since that isn't reality, I am trying to care enough about me to take care of me. Gotta be honest, though...I'm having a ROUGH weekend. Hard to stop the tears.View Thread
Thanks, Kathy. Ya, I sound great, but I didn't do so well yesterday. Grrr. I have to take care of a couple of things today, and then I will make myself sit down and figure out a MENU. I used to cook all the time. I don't know what is the matter with me!!View Thread
Thank you, ROH. My current situation is a hodge-podge of stuff, not just the wrist. I was just telling a friend on Saturday that, yes, the injury has changed the way I do a lot of things, but I'm grateful to have 4 limbs. A lot of people in the world are worse off than I am. No, the wrist injury and loss of career were the icing on the cake of life, LOL.
Been on antidepressants for many years. Whenever I'm off I tend to nosedive, and that is why my doc is recommending that I get back on them so that I can do the things I know I need to do to have better health and life. It's a chemical imbalance. Insurance and finances are a mess, but I gotta bite the bullet anyway and pay for a doctor's visit to update my scripts. It is what it is. I will take care of things.
I know sunshine, exercise, good nutrition, faith in God, etc., all help with depression. Sometimes a person still needs a med, too. I am one of those people. Just have to get back to reality, ha.
Thanks for all the kinds words. Ya'll are doing great. I read most of the posts. Mostly I lurk. Can't really contribute these days. Ya'll are my encouragement. Knowing you don't give up helps me not to give up.
Grilling out sounds fabulous! Hope everyone stays well this week...Kim, I have a good friend in her 70s now with a lot of foot trouble, and she absolutely loves her Birks, has for years. Can't hardly pry them off her feet, LOL. I've never had a pair either.
Well, I can't brag about food lately, but I was finally able to mow the front yard today. A week of daily rain deluges made it pretty tough to mow today, especially since I didn't get it mowed the week before either, and I was out there nearly 2 hours, but I took a 15-min break in there, too. I still need to go back over it this week and mulch it down better. It's just an old push mower, but it's holding up, and it isn't self-propelled. I'm sitting here cooling off before I shower and need to figure out what to eat for supper. I only had a small bowl of cereal today. Been pushing the water, though. It always helps me last longer when I mow, of course, and I need it now, too, to help me recuperate. I have a wet towel around my neck, too.
Oh, you know what? I think I have corn on the cob in the fridge. I should start with that before they get old. Hmmm. I don't have the energy to break out my little grill, though. Will just nuke them.