Tomorrow is Kajsa’s monthly nephrology appointment. And I’m sure it’s going to be upbeat, to say
the least. Especially since she’s eating
like a horse and has so much energy that I’m seriously thinking of renaming her
Meanwhile I have an appointment today to massage the owner
of a local Salon & Day Spa to see if he wants to hire me on as the third
Massage Therapist. I haven’t been this
nervous about doing a little bodywork in about 10 years. Seriously, I reaaally hope I get it.
The only problem, though, with being gainfully employed is
that it takes us precariously far from practically indigent. And while you might think, “Well,
whoopdeedoo, fantastic for you!” It
Lemme explain. You
see, as long as we are horribly poor, Kajsa is covered for her thousands of
dollars worth of medications each month, her close-to-that doctors’
appointments, and heaven forbid – any hospital stays.
Yep. Last time we were in Phoenix
I had a long talk with Kajsa’s social worker. It turns out that there’s a huge gap between being eligible for assistance
and being able to actually afford a chronically (read never goes away) ill child. Well crap.
So we’re in a super serious Catch 22. As I see is, we have three choices.
stay too poor to pay our bills, buy food, and have a happy go lucky life.
get good jobs and watch our child go without healthcare.
lie our butts off and hope no one catches on.
In other words, we are royally screwed. As my husband, not to mention my mom will
gladly tell you, I am the worst liar in the entire world. In fact, I turn beat red, stammer and
eventually break down in tears over the guilt of it.
That only leaves to first two…
Working poor and middle class terror.
Now what I’m about to tell you might turn you off a
bit. But honestly, I’m not trying to
push any agenda. Never mind, I totally
want to push my own agenda…I just haven’t a clue what it is, yet. So bear with me.
I was perusing the Hillary and Obama sites last night when I
stumbled upon this little video.
anything will make me sit up and listen to a politician, it’s talking about
healthcare for all children. Hell, that’ll
make me stand up and vote. Anyway, check
I’m not a huge fan of any politician. But I like the fact that she’s at least
talking about this topic. The way I see
it, even if she’s lying through her teeth, she’s trying to reach a
And that means that I’m not alone.