Thursday, February 10, 2011

I guess my warranty is up!

Anything that goes wrong with me medically is NEVER cheap and is ALWAYS coupled with two or three additional aliments. I have been scanned so much I feel like I should be glowing at this point. And I am seriously contemplating just donating my body to science so they would pay my medical expenses (given they would even want my poor body). This post is somewhat unexpected, seeing as I just posted early this year about my physical turnaround. And yes, it has been quite the turnaround, but that still doesn't mean I don't have trying days. The financial end of things seems to wear on me just as much as the sickly feelings of exhaustion. Matt and I are surviving on one income while I am school and we definitely experiencing what the rest of our country is in simply trying to stay afloat! I am so so SO thankful I had my car/first degree paid for, because we would truly not be surviving with debt from both Matt and I. And as much as my medical expenses are I am especially thankful for two things:

1. Health Insurance (our end of the expenses was probably around $6-7,000 just last year alone, but it's so small compared to what it would have cost. Let's just say the total would have equalled to a really REALLY nice car).

2. My supportive husband (he has been so joyful and strong through it. It is his job that provides our coverage and we have had to pay out for the more expensive coverage because we never know what I might need. I think he has only used it once, and he has never said anything but "I am sorry you are having to do this" whenever I rack up $100's upon $100's for scans, biopsies, consults, follow-ups or medications! I know I have no control over the procedures I need, but I still love him that much more for being who he is and never complaining once about it).

So, with my fresh needle sticks and glowing self I am annoyed, but thankful. I am worn down, but faithful. We are more broke, but we more closer with our sweet Lord because of it.

Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms shall be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19


  1. Mel--Just wanted to let you know that I loved this post and stole one of your quotes for my blog: Hope you're feeling better and Matt treats you wonderful today and always.

  2. Thanks my sweet friend! So excited for you and your hubs and the anticipated arrival of your little baby boy! You are stunning! Happy Valentine's day!

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  4. Matthew 6:25-27

    I'm know all this "nursing experience" is not what you asked for! But you are awesome have such a great and encouraging attitude!