Well, it didn’t take long for me to get so overwhelmed that I dropped the 30 days of blog posting. 😦 I have realized in the past that I have too much to do all the time and at points, my body just gives up and gives in to the germs. That happened this past week. I got a horrible cold, tried to push through it because I kind of had to and then ended up even more sick. So exhausted. Today, I was supposed to be going to Stanford for a follow-up appointment for my DD, but she also got sick. So, that got postponed until next week (much better schedule-wise for us since she is out of school and I am only teaching at one campus) and I am just taking the day to recover (since I already had all the plans in place to cancel or cover my classes). So, I thought I would get this post in early in the day before it falls off of my radar.
I am so, so, so thankful to have great health care benefits. Weeks like this remind me how lucky we are. My DH came back sick from his trip last week and was able to get in to see the doctor the next morning and get on antibiotics immediately. My DD was able to get in to see the pediatrician yesterday without any delay (and checked out fine – its a cold virus going around). I was able to get in to see a doctor on Monday after feeling horrible all weekend and am starting to recover. It is so nice to be able to get in to see someone the same day ($15 copay) and not have to worry about whether we will be able to afford any prescriptions ($5 copays for almost everything). And with my DD’s condition, we don’t have to pay anything other than $15 copays for doctor’s appointment, copays, etc. We don’t pay any copay or deductibles for hospital stays, etc. I can imagine the extra added stress that would be present if we didn’t have such good health insurance. So, for that, I am incredibly thankful!