Anyone who has gone through a divorce knows that the worst thing about divorcing your significant other is having to get your own health insurance….(yes, I honestly believe that is the complete worst thing that can possibly happen in a divorce!!) I never ever ever go to the Doctor unless I feel it is necessary…(obviously not ever necessary since I was married to one!!!) A year ago this month, I had to apply for health insurance. since I am unbelievably healthy, I chose he cheapest insurance with the $5,000 deductible. I knew that I would never have to use it unless I had an emergency.
Well, go figure…a month after I applied for this lovely insurance, I got a kidney stone and landed myself in the hospital. $6,000 later and my deductible being met very quickly, I found myself in debt. I hate being in debt. I am the person who refuses to own a credit card because I remember those poor poverty stricken medical school years when we lived off of credit cards and my parents had to pay our rent. Oh, those were the days!!!
I finally paid off the deductible last week…and well, found a lump on my breast. Three doctors visits and two mammograms later I found out that all is well and I am thankful to God that he has spared me from any further worries.
Then, there was yesterday. My son and I were playing ball in the house…How many times have I yelled at the kids to “Stop playing ball in the house!!!”? My dearest friend sent me a link to her latest blog entry and I found myself fascinated reading her words of wisdom, then next thing I knew WHAM!!!!! Ball hit me square in the nose and blood was everywhere!! Yes, my son broke my nose. A trip to the ER and two Xrays later, and an appointment with the ENT Tuesday, I found myself lying in bed last night with an ice pack on my face thinking….I am once again $5,000 in debt!
Today I have decided to be thankful for health insurance and happy that anything else that may land me in the ER or a visit to the doctor will be covered. Paying off $5,000 is nothing compared to what would have happened if I didn’t have insurance at all. There is always a silver lining I guess. haha….made me chuckle a bit.
In my last blog, I planned on a fresh start this week complete with cutting out my greatest addiction…Red Bull and Cadburry Mini Eggs. I am happy to say, I have not eaten one mini egg! But, I fell off the wagon and indulged in a cold can of liquid crack this morning. I am blaming my headache on lack of caffeine instead of my giant swollen bruised crooked broken nose. I think I deserved to have one 8oz. can this morning, right?
In the past two days, I have had a mammogram, stopped eating chocolate, fell off the Red Bull wagon , broke my nose and became $5,000 in debt…..oh yeah, and the kids were out of school due to yet another snow storm. Then there is another little issue that I will keep to myself for now, you guys will find out sooner than later I’m sure….but please please please keep praying about this situation.
Guess what? I AM BLESSED. No matter how hard that stinking devil tries, he is not going to get me down.
Proverbs 31:25 says She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future!!
So drowning is not an option, I’m going to get back up and start a new day tomorrow.