Friday, June 14, 2013


Feelings do not grow old along with the body. Feelings form
part of a world I don’t know, but it’s a world where
there’s no time, no space, no frontiers.

Paulo Coelho

Wow, this week has flown by quickly.  Can't believe Friday is already here.  Nothing much planned for this weekend...yet.  I can always change my mind.  When I went to the doctor yesterday, I saw that the bus stops right in front of TJ Maxx, and I have never been there. Maybe I can find the shorts I am looking for.

Speaking of the doctor.  No news yet.  I'd been under the impression that once I got all my tests done it was only a matter of setting the date, so I figured that would be done at my appointment yesterday.  Well,  I'd misunderstood.  In actuality, the doctor was giving me the opportunity to make up my mind whether or not I was going to have it done.  The other option would be to follow every six months with a Cat Scan to see if the nodule had grown. The decision was up to me, and I chose to go ahead with the biopsy. I've filled with worry far too long now.  I want to know.  So, he's going to put in for approval from the insurance company, and I will have the biopsy in July.  My insurance will carry through until July and then Medicare will kick in  

I'm a little confused about Medicare so if anyone can help, please let me know.  Because I am still working now, I have been told I have to apply for Plan B.  What's the difference with the other plans?  And will I need to get a second insurance to help defray costs?  I told you I was confused.  Now I probably have you confused as well. 

So, the rains came down again yesterday, and not a drop of it ended up in my bedroom.  Thank goodness they fixed that crack when they did.  I would really have had a mess to clean up. Now, myself, that's another story.  I was dishevelled and drenched by the time I got to work, and the worst of it was having to sit like that all day...with the  AC blasting.  They say we are in for a good weekend.  Let's all keep our fingers crossed.  We've earned some 'fun in the sun'.

Wishing  you all a sunny weekend.  Let's get out there and enjoy.
Part of the problem with the word "disabilities" is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.

Fred Rogers
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  1. We had a real soaker of a rainstorm here too. I join you in your hope for a sunny weekend!

  2. Mary, the info is all on You definitely need Plan B of Medicare, and you will need supplemental insurance. Those plans, offered by independent insurance companies, are each the same...lettered A, B, C, etc....but the companies can charge way differently for them. You can research Ouse AND drug plans on too, and you will want a drug plan, Medicare Part D, to offset or pay costs for prescription meds. We used an insurance broker to help us with the choices. There is no cost to do that, and it is helpful. Your HR department may be able to give you the name of the broker they use for insurance.

  3. Lovely picture! Thank you for sharing.

    OH wow!!!! With Medicare and OBAMA'S OBAMA CARE... Good luck with finding out what to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I will attempt to comment once again.
    I tried X3 yesterday but it kept saying
    a temporary problem will not let you post
    try again later.

    Well this is a whole new day so I consider
    that later. hehehe

    I wanted to let you know the emerge room
    waits up here are even worse than what you
    experienced. I believe it is because in our
    Durham Region they have turned the 5 local
    hospitals over to a Corporation quite a while
    ago. Now, a Corporation's main concern is to
    make profit for the company. Therefore, patient care is secondary. Many of the wings
    have been closed due to lack of staff. Many of our Canadian nurse left for greener pastures in the U.S.A. and in fact they were offered very nice bonus packages to actually move down there.
    I won't go into just what they were offered because this is your blog not mine.

    Things, my dearest are not what they used to be
    health care has been compromised and I work in healthcare for over 30 years.

    There are too many Boomers and the sooner they get rid of us the better the whole system will
    run. We are a drain on the health care system and by collecting benefits we have paid into for our entire life.

    Sorry for prattling on Mary. Enjoy your weekend it is pouring rain here in Canada but we did have 2 nice days of sun in a row this week and I am truly grateful.

    love and hugs