Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Healthcare costs and what I learned from Judy one of my fave bloggers
I have a fulltime job that offers good benefits. One of those benefits is health insurance. While it doesn't cover 100% it does help. I am having back surgery in April. Ouch in more ways than one. I have not reached my deductible in fact I have $0.00 towards my deductible so that means I will be responsible for the first $1000.00 plus another 20% until I reach $2000.00 out of pocket. Wow now it's not only my back that hurts. I am either going to have set up a payment plan, hopefully the hospital will let me or I will have to put it on a credit card. I simply don't have it and I won't have it in time for the surgery. Yes I probably could put the surgery off but I am tired of lower back back radiating down my left leg and making it feel like it is on fire. Toes tingling and throbbing. Not fun. I've been reading a blog for a few years now, the blogger Judy has decided to stop blogging. I surely hope she comes back some day. She has a unique way of blogging, sharing tips that have helped her in the past and also what she does on a regular basis to make sure all sides are covered. She is a whiz at setting aside money each month so she is prepared for future expenses. She and her husband work outside the home, there are kids at home and in college as well as her mother. Judy plans for EVERYTHING. I wish I had her wisdom years ago. If that had happened, this upcoming surgery would be a piece of cake-financally speaking that is. But no, I just got wise. Way too late. I'm 51 not some youngin just out of school with plenty of years to save up for the future. So here my future is in April and I am not prepared. I am learning though. If someone out there knows Judy, could you please ask her to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would dearly love some encouragement.