Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/29/2009 8:50:32 AM (GMT-6)
Not having health insurance at 63 years old and knowing I can't go to the doctor when maybe I should. Well...I CAN go if I want to cash in an IRA or win the lottery, as doctors now are so afraid of lawsuits they automatically run every test there is to make sure they aren't missing something. Very understandable. But the thought still rambles around in my brain that I might be putting money before health issues...but last round of blood work I had done was $1100. Just bloodwork.
Oh...I DO have 'Catastrophic Insurance' that is $500 a month. That covers me and the hubby if we get hit by a greyhound bus at high noon on the New York State Thru Way headed north. In a red car. LOL!
Post Edited (vestabula) : 4/29/2009 9:38:04 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/29/2009 9:56:53 AM (GMT-6)
Here is how I feel. I often let stressful thoughts spin around in my head for too long, which causes anxiety and makes me feel irritable. When I notice that I am making myself unhappy, I step back, examine my stinkin thinkin (like "things are never going to change" or "I never do anything right") and turn it around to something more true and useful (like "things are always changing, and for the better" or "I do a lot of things well"). When I change the thought, the feeling changes, and my mood lifts.
I am sorry Lyn that your hearing is gone completely and empathize with you. Having to try to explain yourself over and over must be extremely hard.
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