Well, another year has come and gone. (How many people have said that to you-don’t you just want to shoot them?)
Last year was interesting. In the sense of the Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times.”
I was awarded Social Security Disability Income, which, when coupled with my private insurance, kept my at the same income I’ve just been squeaking by on for two years.
Then, they awarded me Medicare, with the requisite monthly premium deducted.
Then, my private insurance decided they were no longer going to pay me the difference.
Based on the remaining balance, I can either pay my mortgage or buy groceries.
Groceries won! Yea Food!
But, regardless, we’re still hanging in there. The legal clinic tells me it may take them a year to get me out of my home.
Still awaiting the result of my appeal to the private insurance to get my benefits reinstated.
With my new medical benefit, I was able to have a skin cancer removed, along with two other skin ‘issues’. And my new ‘free’ clinic doctor, I’ve medication, some I’ve been missing for two years! Medication, Yea!
I’ve a new orthopedic shoe I named ‘Ed Sullivan’ (it’s a really big shoe!), so I can walk a little less like Deputy Chester Good. (for you young people – see early Gunsmoke TV episodes)
And I’ve supportive family and friends!
Ain’t Life Grand?
As the old joke goes, if I’d thought I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself!
In another 329 days, I’ll be 60…not that I’m counting. And assuming I make it.
My Best Wishes to family, friends, fellow bloggers, and readers for a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
If the Mayans were right all along, we’re all screwed, anyway.
Nice knowing you.