Just Thinking

I have been hard at work finishing quilt projects and working on my library show quilts.  Tax time is upon me and I have not finished yet!  Yikes!   I have also spent a lot of time dealing with my DH’s appointments in the last few weeks.  The good news it that everything is stable and his vena cava is open; patent (long ‘a’ vowel sound) as his oncologist put it.  However his sub clavicles are still occluded. So, blood thinners are still needed.  At least his hair is growing back.

I am so done with all the health care issues.  Because he is disabled, he still qualifies for MediCal.  There is a new program we just found out about that will help reduce the over 1K/month in share of cost he is expected to pay.  This is prohibitively expensive.  We found out that MediCal only looks at income, not expenses when making their determination. Had we been able to pay just a bit more, we never would have had to give up our Kaiser coverage!  As for me, for the first time since my early 20’s I am without health insurance.  There is a  county program for low income people, however I make too much money.  I would have to gross half of my average monthly income from my business to qualify.  I don’t meet any of the  criteria for other programs such as Major Risk Medical Insurance Program or Pre-existing Condition Insurance, for example.   I had better stay healthy until I am 65, if Medicare is still around, that is!

Sorry about the ranting.  I just had to get it out.  There are undoubtedly many other people who are worse off than I am.  I am thankful for what I do have.  I am thankful that my husband is surviving his ordeal.  I am thankful for my creativity and my perseverance in believing that I can make my art in spite of everything that challenges me and gets in the way.  My friends and family have been my support in this difficult time.  Tomorrow will be a better day.

I will have new posts with pictures of challenges, photos I have taken and other art work soon.  Please check out the April Special if you have a quilt to be quilted or a restoration.


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