Germs have invaded

Home again. I’ve lost track of days off, what with Spring Break in there. I do know that I’m at home more often than at TA Sub jobs ever since Mahalia got her diagnosis of diabetes.
This morning, she got her insulin shot and ate just fine, then at about 8am (when both humans would normally be at work) I heard her near the front door wanting out. I wasn’t fast enough, she heaved up everything inside. Not sure if it’s a routine hairball problem, or her thyroid medicine dose needs adjusted. So sad that a cat can’t talk about which part hurts the worst.

Anyway, being at home today is fine with me, since I have a cold making my head miserable, and the cough medicine wreaks havoc with my innards.  I’m weak and weary, needing to sit still for several minutes after changing and washing out the litter box. Swallowing is getting more difficult by the hour, so I’ll have to decide if I want to bother going to the clinic for a strep test.
The co-pay is raised to $20, and I can think of a couple other things I want to do with $20 rather than have a voodoo MD tell me to wait-and-see.

This is the third day of stuffy head, and not any better.
Waiting ain’t enough by now.

It’s for folks like me that general, open, low cost health care is needed. Working only part-time, trying to take care of small matters before they become big. If my spouse did not have a great job with benefits, I would be in dire straits. $20 co-pay for an office visit is considered good benefits now. I remember when $25 was the total bill for my son’s school physical, and that was hard to come by, since we did not have health insurance back then.

Single folks who are barely making rent and groceries…. well, I say a prayer every day for my youngest son’s health and finances. I don’t see how he can work any harder, he already has 2 jobs, and finishing college classes without a student loan.

I’m too sick to be thinking clearly, and the typing mistakes are also making me frustrated, so I should go while the gettin is good.

~~love, Diane
no Huggs today, germ zone

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5 Responses to Germs have invaded

  1. Pam says:

    Rest your dear self – everything else will take care of itself (except the cat, but that’s a ‘given’). You deserve to just get some rest to get your strength back.
    Hugs;
    Pammie

  2. momma says:

    Please do what it takes to get better even if it does cost money. I lost a grand niece a couple of years back because she waited to see a doctor.

  3. carolline says:

    hope you feel better soon…

  4. MrsDoF says:

    Howdy, Folks,
    parts of my head have started to drain, so I’m coughing and blowing my nose. Still fairly weak.

    There was 1 job on SubFinder, but I decided to not take it, give myself a bit more time to recuperate.
    She is a classroom aide, and this being later in the year, the students know the routine by now.

    Thanks for all your concerns and Good Wishes :)

    ~~love and Huggs, Diane

  5. dkzody says:

    I am so grateful for insurance. Just went in Monday to sign all the papers for my lifetime benefits. My district has cadillac beneftis for which we will probably be taxed now that the health care bill has passed. Please just leave those of us with good health care alone.