Since the last Remicade infusion, I’ve been in a slight panic mode.
Oh, hell… who am I kidding? I’ve been in full blown stressed-to-the-max panic mode.
See, without a whole lot of notice, I received a letter from my insurance company (through that awful state aid on Christmas Eve, of all days) informing me I was being dropped on the 31st of December.
Looks like Medicaid dropped that ball they so often do and failed to inform me this was going to happen unless I renewed by the end of November. Um. Why did nobody tell me this when I called back IN OCTOBER TO MAKE SURE?!?!
I mean… pretty positive that when someone calls you about a strange letter they received about losing their coverage and the person on the other end is telling you “You have nothing to worry about. You don’t need to renew until September” one should not be stuck without insurance because of some imbecile!
Sooooooooooooo, while I await in emotional and mental agony, I’m trying to be both, socially active to the best of me and physically active.
The social activity is, unfortunately, mostly through either internet or phone, because we still only have one car and I’m terrified of overdoing it in over-crowded public locations. All those germs floating about and the amount of immunosuppresants and biologics swimming through my blood, can’t imagine the sinus infection that would inflame this cavity.
On January 2nd, I signed up with this pretty great website sparkpeople.com where you can keep tabs of your caloric intake (to the best of one’s ability) and began taking detailed notes about what it is I’m consuming – FREE! You can join challenges, make new friends, be held accountable and even map your route to see how far you walk/jog!
Now, I didn’t do this because of the new year… simply because it just so happens a girlfriend of mine introduced me to it. She had great success in weightloss and thought “what the hell else could I lose?”. Sign me up!
But, it’s been great thus far. I learned that my cholesterol was way too high, especially for someone with Hypothyroidism. I have also learned how to enjoy beets! I’ve bought a kick-ass new pair of running shoes to start building up stamina in, safely, and a new cookbook to go with the calorie counting.
The next items on my list is: A new scale, a stationary bike, some new clothes, a fitness tracker and a cleansing brush (you know, to pamper my face after all these sweaty workouts!)
While I deal with this excruciatingly long wait with medicaid (and no, some of us used to have a great job and insurance FYI, shame on you for judging!) this is what I have to keep my mind busy outside of tending to my wonderful daughter, who will be turning four in April. Le sigh.
Here’s to hoping I’m allowed to stay in remission.
Happy Weekend, Friends! I hope your 2016 is shining bright already!