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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