Sunday, April 27, 2014

Maybe Another Surgery?

Well friends, I may be facing yet another surgery for colon issues...not sure yet. I will meet with my doctor on Thursday for further details. Had a colonoscopy last week that showed some continued problems.
This will be my 15th surgery (sigh!).  At least this time we will be ahead of the game and avoid emergency surgery and/or emergency hospital stays as in the past. Fortunately, no cancer. It could be worse, and I am trying not to let it get to me. I am going to stay positive!

Although I have been diligently depositing over $200 a month in my health savings plan, I didn't have enough right now to cover the entire colonoscopy bill.  Fortunately, my church, The Pointe,, once again came to my rescue and helped me.  The very special man I am dating helped as well.   He has been very supportive, has said we are in this together and is willing to do anything to come alongside me.  I must admit after struggling by myself for so long, it is still hard to accept help.

I also have several other doctor bills coming in.  When Amy goes to Purdue in the fall, my child support will essentially be cut in half.  Although I won't have the day-to-day expenses she would have had while living here, the cut will definitely make things a bit challenging.

If I have surgery, I will end up taking time off without pay as well as needing to cover the medical expenses.  Fortunately, pretty soon I will met my deductible so that will help.

One thing I know for sure is that God is not in the business of letting me down.  He has provided mightily in the past and, I am sure He will continue to do so.