Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30, 2010

Well, here it is the end of Jan, and I have nothing other that a snow storm to report. It was a very wet and heavy 18-24 inches..... lots of fun. Eventually I did get up on the roof and push the snow off.

I am in contact with another “insurance lawyer”, he thinks that I may not fall under the erisa laws, and appears to be an expert in this area..... I have sent him about 5 lbs. Of paper, and will see if he wants to help me with this battle. He did tell me that I might end up owing a bunch of money, even if we win. You see, he gets his cut out of any settlement, and we may not get attorneys fees. The good part is that if we lose, I don’t owe him anything.

Health wise, I am doing OK..... some days are better than others, but the trend is still in the right direction.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010

Well, time is passing, and I have nothing of interest to report......

Medically, I suppose that it is a good thing having nothing noteworthy going on. While I am still not 100%, I am feeling better and stronger every week.

It looks like I will not be able to go to Quartzsite this year, although I may be able to visit with the Win’s before they leave the Southwest. I plan to spend most of the next few months battling the BK court and my health insurance co....... I am hoping to have these things wrapped up by this summer.

This last year, for the first time in my life, I have had no long term plan. Most of my life, I have had a pretty good idea of what I would be doing for the next year. Being of modest means, and being addicted to living indoors and eating food, my plans mostly have revolved around work or business.

The extraordinary events of this past year have upset the normally predictable cadence of my life, and have left me floundering about. I am hoping that my life will fall into some kind of order, and be manageable once again.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010

I arrived back in Frazier Park on Sunday, and decided to stay in town across from Carls house instead of going to Lockwood Valley. Since I have been recovering, Carl and I have gotten into the habit of watching football together, and...... well, the playoffs start this weekend.........

I had my 3 month follow up doctors appointment yesterday, and was found to be cancer free!!! They took samples, did several scans, and found nothing out of the ordinary. I was surprised by the relief that I experienced when hearing the good news, I guess that I had underestimated the anxiety that goes along with check-ups.

My next appointment will be next Dec...... I am thrilled that I get a year off.

I started this year with 4 big issues to deal with: staying alive, of course being the most important, insurance issues next, collecting money or property out of my debtors BK, and getting my finances in order. I guess, for now, I can take cancer off of the list.

A year ago, my finances were in pretty good order, and none of the other problems existed. I guess that this is an example of how quickly things can change. The choice seems simple, live consumed with fear and anger, or be happy that I am alive, and try to get the most out of every day. Seems like a no-brainer.......