Friday, July 30, 2010

Back At Home

Gosh, I've been off the grid for about a week now. I'm sorry it has been so long ladies! My last weekend in Rochester was a busy one, followed by 4 days on the road back home. I first drove down to St. Louis to visit with some more family before heading back to Virginia, which is why it took so long. The drive was pretty uneventful except for being so darn tired. All the activity of the past 3 plus weeks have left me quite tired.

Much to my relief and excitement I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My husband and dog gave me a wonderful homecoming greeting. It wasn't long before the dog forgot that I was ever gone and everything went back to normal. How I wish I could learn to live in the present the way our dog does. After a good night sleep I'm also feeling like things are about back to normal. Although there is still some unpacking and other loose ends to tie up before things are totally back to normal.

I made the mistake of opening all the mail Mayo had sent me. You can imagine what it was - that's right statements and bills. My insurance should be covering most if not all of the bills, but glancing at the itemized statement I was angered and worried by some of what I saw. Panic started to set in so I put them all in a folder and am doing everything I can to not think about it until my insurance sends me their confirmation on paid bills. I just don't have the energy to argue over money right now.

Outside of my pain situation, money is my number one stressor. I worry because I'm not able to contribute to our finances so things are pretty tight. While I was away my husband got pretty sick and made a trip to the ER. The day prior he found some rather larger lumps on our dog and took her into the vet. Thankfully they're both okay. This is however a big unexpected expense on top of the expected additional expenses related to my trip. I don't really have any evidence that my insurance won't cover the medical expenses, but I am very stressed about it (thank you medications). Okay, that's it. I'm not going to talk about it anymore until I hear from the insurance company.

I'm happy to be home. And I'm happy to be returning to my regular routine of blogging and reading blogs. Thanks for all your patience this month! You ladies are wonderful!


  1. Welcome back! Glad you had a safe trip home. Now don't slack on your blogging anymore! =)

  2. Glad you're home safely and settling in. I hope the money worries are sorted soon too.

  3. I have to admit I turn a blind eye to medical statements because there isn't much I can do - financially strapped already, just getting sicker. Glad you had a good trip home.