Thursday, July 26, 2012

Changes I CAN SEE!!!

Well Pooka family, this marks an historical month for me! This month for the first time in 10 years, I officially have HEALTH CARE! I am overjoyed. For the last 10 years, since I’ve been an entrepreneur and left corporate america, I’ve been uninsured and by the Grace of GOD, I haven’t had to have a surgery. Being an entrepreneur obtaining health Insurance is expensive and hard and for me, since I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 7 years ago, I have the double wammy. Even If I could afford health care, no companies would give me insurance because of my Pre-Existing condition. I have been paying close attention to the Health Care debates going on in Washington and I am so PROUD and GRATEFUL to my president for fighting to get me coverage! Yes I say “Me” because this is personal. Sometimes we don’t see how policies in Washington directly impact us. In this case, I have directly benefited from this groundbreaking healthcare decision, the Pre-existing condition plan and I am so glad that our President fought for it. This will change a lot for our country, with this healthcare bill, If you have a pre-existing condition you can get health care and If you have children they can now stay on your policy until they are 27, that is HUGE and will offer so many more americans the opportunity to have health care, which I feel is a RIGHT not a PRIVILEGE!! THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA, Dawn Fitch is officially covered!! 
ps tomorrow I’m going to the podiatrist, gynecologist, optometrist, neurologist even a meteorologist(i know to know if my internal weather system is working!) and any other “gist” thats in my insurance handbook, LOL!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Raggedy Ann Lesson!!

Well folks you know I always have a “story”. So this weekend I went to visit my cousin and spend some time with the family. As always we had a great time friday and saturday and then came.....what we now call the “Raggedy Ann” Incident!! I got up on Sunday and was preparing for my cousins BBQ and while curling my hair, my hand slipped and my curling iron dropped ON MY FACE!! I was mortified and in pain! It happened so quick and it barely touched my cheek. I quickly applied some lavender essential oil so that it wouldnt blister. I couldn’t believe I had done that and as the day went by it got darker and darker, when I woke up the next morning I walked past a mirror and just screamed! I had a complete round circle scar on my cheek, now I’m not talking about a little dot, I’m talking about a quarter sized, dark mark! I just didn’t know what to do, I didn’t want to go outside but I had so much to do. I tried putting on make up but the mark just sucked it up! I went to Pooka and they tried to make me feel better by telling me that it like “cute” like raggedy ann!! They even suggested I mark the other cheek to match! I was so annoyed all day and so self concious but then I started thinking about people with real scars or who have been disfigured and what they go through every day or those who have been really burned and the pain that they had to suffer, instantly I became very aware of how blessed I am. Sometimes it takes something small to appreciate all that we take for granted, so as I wait for my Raggedy Ann cheek to heal I will not complain, I’ll just grin and bear it! Lesson Learned!