No Time for Recovery
John McCain’s Surgery will be covered and he has enough money to stay at home as long as he needs to recover. I had to come back early when I had a minor stroke in Nov. 2008 and again returning to work way before I was healed from my retina surgery in Jan. 2010 because I could not afford to stay home. What a difference. Also my health insurance did not cover all my health expenses, surgeries or the cost of EMS transporting me to the hospital so last year I filed for and received Bankruptcy.
Declaring Bankruptcy was one of my best decisions. It was physically impossible me to work enough hours of overtime to pay all the bills incurred from being ill and losing time off from work. At my age I’m not going to make any major purchases like a house (I would not live long enough to pay off the mortgage nor am I physically capable of maintaining a property) a car (I no longer see well enough to drive)……… Even now I avoid doctor visits and renewing my high blood pressure medication because I cannot afford the co-pays. Yes I am the Working Poor. I work overtime however the basic necessities are going further away.
To this day I still suffer the effects of my stroke but I know I must work because for me there is no such thing as a prolonged respite. No extra money. No support systems. No resources. Nothing. For me and millions like me the choice is either to work or starve and be homeless.
To quote one of my co-workers. “That says it all. In a more just world, McCain and all of his Republican buddies would be forced to go on private insurance plans and told what will and won’t be covered etc…..”
However even in the midst of being broke I still plan to retire next year mostly because of health reasons. My situation is up in the air but whatever happens….happens.
Wherever I’m meant to be is where I will be. One thing I’ve learned is that you might think you have control over your life and circumstances but you really don’t. All it takes is one tragedy or one traumatic experience and your life is reduced to the domino effect. I also recognize and respect my limitations. Getting in all my fun now. The end of this year is going to be really rough. That’s why I’m preparing myself emotionally and mentally for the upcoming storm.
The Republican/Conservatives who dominant the Oval Office, House, Senate, Congress etc… will never have those issues. They are all millionaires with Free Health Coverage with access to every good thing that Life has to offer.
Real Life. Tough Choices.