It is starting to really get cold here in central VA. It reminds me to pray for the folks who have no electricity in many areas of the world, including here in America.
Mom has been in hospice now for about 6 weeks. That surgery a year ago did as much harm as good. It’s wiped out her meager life savings, and she needs more care with every passing month. If you are over 60 and have any health oroblems, DO Not get Humana Medicare Advantage. They sell you on the “perks” like dental, vision, hearing, gym and wellness programs, but Lord help you if you end up needing in-patient rehab or nursing home. Supposedly covers “up to 100 days” but they started their push to send her home after a mere two weeks, though doc and P.T. both said she’d need at least 2 months, and I had to do an appeal every 5 days thereafter. All determined by algorythm, thus the appeal is through a third party mediator (hopefully you have someone to advocate for you, because when you are so bad off to need rehab, you sure can’t appeal on your own behalf). Everyone I talked to in the process said “yeah, insurance just doesn’t pay like it used to”. That’s “Affordable Healthcare”, thanks, Obummer. Next stop, social medicine. We are way closer than people realize, to having to raffle for a transplant, and the rest of you, well, here’s assisted suicide as your alternative!
She is in a lot of pain now after about ten falls in 13 months. Prayers appreciated.
Jesus, come soon!