Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What Happened?

What happened to making a difference in the lives around you? If you have more, more is expected. If you have the means to help someone, make a difference, do it. Makes me sick that there are so many people in the world with opportunities to make a huge difference in this world and they don't take it. What must God think when someone passes judgement on someone instead of buying someone food who is hungry? What must God think when someone needs someone to care about them and guide them and they say "who has the time?" What must God think when people avoid others who are sick and alone? It doesn't cost a dime to smile and hug someone. I love you is free.

What has happened to this world? It seems those who are so abundantly blessed don't want to be a vessel to bless those who need help. They say, "God will help you if you ask Him." Has it occured to them that maybe He sent THEM to help them?

A friend of mine told me the story about her encounter of a lady who was hungry. She didn't look like those at school, was hungry, etc. She showed her love and respect, but the college official told her to stop hanging around her because she was white trash. The friend gave her love and bought her food. Which person do you think God smiled on that day? I wonder if the official would have kicked Jesus off campus that day?

How I wish there were more pure hearts like the friend I spoke of above.

Still Suffering

Still suffering from the car accident. Pain in the base of my skull, neck and upper shoulders keep me from sleeping. The severe pain prevents me from turning my head. The pain has caused multiple lupus flares. Prednisone was prescribed for me to get control of the 102 degree fevers caused by the flares caused by the accident. Bills....still coming. Geico should be ashamed of themselves for being so irresponsible. I was just a passenger in a car hit by another. It was the other person's fault. Their insured passenger. The stress from your representative caused more undue problems than I needed. Add it all together. Take responsibility.

I'm still sick. Now add the worry of the government trying to cut Social Security, my only income. So tell me....how do I live? This is not a Political game. This is about people who are suffering. This is not about spending money. This is about a living, and barely one at that.

Mr. Speaker and President, I am so disappointed in you. I watched the Fox News interview this afternoon. It disheartens me to know you are fighting so hard to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social security. Your focus is "on the American people and what is best for them." Mr. Speaker, you are not. I am an American. I was born here. I worked from the time I was 14 yrs. old until an illness stole my physical ability to work. That illness is not covered by any insurance companies because there is no cure for it nor any specific medication designed to treat it. After I was taken to the ER near death, I was forced to make a decision: live or die. I could continue to work and die the next time they brought me in the ER if I was lucky to make it or let the doctor fill out the paperwork for disability. I chose to live. And it has NOT been an easy road.

Now let's look at the pharmaceutical companies. The medications are astronomically priced. For two years I paid ALL of my medical bills and medications. Sent me into bankruptcy. Wiped out all of the savings I had from working. Took my home. I had to use credit cards to pay the $1500 a month medication refills. Medicare Part D was a God send to me. If you cut it, I won't be able to take any of those horribly priced medications. Will you do anything about the pharmaceutical companies? I don't think so.

Will you change any of the insurance companies? If you do, it won't matter because if you cut Social Security, I won't be able to afford to pay a premium. You see, $800 a month only goes so far.
$410.00 for Rent
$80.00 for electricity (I live in the deep south)
$30.00 for gas (hot water heater)
$20.00 for a land line phone (in case I need to call an ambulance) I am housebound. No I don't have a cell phone.
$75.00 for food
$ 25.00 for life insurance policy and Medicare Part D policy
$ 160.00 in medication. - Sometimes more money comes out of food because I have new medications.

If you decide to cut Social Security, HOW do I pay the NEEDS I have above? Any suggestions would be helpful. Keep in mind all of my family has died. I'm alone in the world and have no other person to turn to for help.

What about all of the seniors and disabled in this country who LIVE on Social Security? WE are Americans. Look out for OUR best interests. I am sure you can find a TON of Obama's wasteful spending to cut including the money sent over to other countries. I was always taught to take care of your own first. What happened to that? I was also taught the decisions you make have consequences no matter how big or small. We all answer to those decisions one day. Remember all of the lives that rest on yours.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

What Am I Suppose to Do?

Mr. President -

While you and your politicians Play for power, how I am suppose to pay for my rent, electric bill, phone, medication and food on August 3rd? I am not a number. I am a person. I have no family member to run to for help while you play powerful politician instead of doing the job at hand. Why are you holding Social Security and Medicare on a chopping block when you are giving money away to other countries, throwing money away on projects that have no importance to all of the country, and instead will hurt people who have no other way to get medical care, medications, or pay for the bare necessities of life? These are not welfare programs.These are programs I paid into all the years I worked until I became so sick I couldn't work anymore. Where is your heart? Do you hear anymore?

I heard on the news today people are giving money to the woman accused of killing her own baby. But since a jury decided to set her free and since some people decided this jury must know what they are doing and it must be true, they are giving money to this woman to start over while so many people are suffering. People are out of work. Children are going to bed hungry at night. But this woman will have thousands of dollars to start over thanks to those who want to prove a point. Is there any common sense left in this country anymore? Is there any GOOD left?

Please stop playing around and remember we are NOT numbers to cut. We are people. Social Security is not spending money. It is paying for shelter, food, medication, utilities. Please do not put us in a position where we will be out on the streets because you wanted to stand in the limelight.

And if someone can show me there is any good left in the world, please do.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Taking a Step at a Time

In a perfect world, the person whose fault it was would have an insurance company that would gather up all of the medical bills, pay them, and you would have no stress from the incident. As we all know, this is not a perfect world as we were both made aware of two weeks after the accident. No one had called us, sent us anything in the mail, etc. We both had to call and chase down the representative in order to find out what we were suppose to do. Instead of a person, we would get voice mail. Frustration and aggravation has really been a strong suit in this situation. Now the medical bills are rolling in and rolling right onto our doorsteps. In order for us to keep them out of collections, we have to pay while the insurance company drags its feet. Not fair. How do you get blood from a turnip? MORE Stress.

We are both still suffering severe pain and having to see doctors for this incident. With the stress being so bad, my lupus has flared repeatedly causing fever after fever, joint swelling, and just plain sickness. I had to move my lupus appointment up because I just couldn't stand the fevers anymore. The trauma of the accident set off flares. Pain from the accident keeps me awake. It is a cycle. Add worry about the incoming bills we shouldn't have to be concerned about in the first place because it was the other guy's fault.

I'm asking for your prayers....please pray for Sandy and myself and that this situation will be rectified, bills paid and stress gone. Pray for healing. Pray for ways for us to meet the bills until all of this is said and done.

I ask for a special prayer for Sandy. Last week her dad died. He had been sick for awhile, but had still been active. He had a slight heart attack, was taken to the ER, admitted to the hospital. The cardiologist did a heart cath to insert a stent when he threw a blood clot. As you know when someone passes, life becomes chaotic until everyone goes home. It is the quiet after the storm that is the hardest time of all. Please remember her and her family as they grieve the loss of their father.