Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Eye Update

Ok... first off.... I really would like to say thank you to all who have commiserated with me about my condition.  Kind words DO make a difference.
I guess if I still had insurance this would not be a big deal.  I guess the surgery is one of the easiest to perform, done in mere minutes, with a high rate of success.  Insurance?  What a great word for a bookie.... and to me that is what Insurance is.....betting.  You bet that you eventually will get sick and the insurance company bets that you won't.  Trouble is that if and when you get sick...... the insureance company won't pay, or says that it is your fault.... oh oh oh...!!!. and let's not forget that wonderful word..... DEDUCTIBLE  !  I remember back in college when the National Collegiate Debate was " Resolved: The United States should implement a system of comprehensive Health Care for all citizens"  That wqas back iin 1972.........boy have we come along way since then, huh?  Today I walked by a large insurance company office.....three big floors of people that do what...... make other people well?

Oh gees, see, it ain't no big deal.... I am doing what I can.  Today I sat with Social Services to see what kind of assistance I can get.... might work.  They also gave me a big list of 'Charities that might help.  Goldang it all..... I paid taxes for years.... I don't want a hand out.... I just want A LITTLE OF WHAT I PAID FOR... I JUST WANT THIS FIXED!!!!!!!

oh, well.  I reactivated my ebay account and am selling off a bunch of my old collectibles.  I know there are boxes of stuff I have collected that may bring in some bucks....

.........anyone needs some straight razors.....?  I am living on the edge.

12 comments:

Beach Bum said...

We can't help our citizens because we need another nifty aircraft carrier, sleek and mean fighter jets, and big tanks to run over misplaced civilians.

God bless America because us little folks are screwed.

okjimm said...

Dear Bum.... youse gotz that right

Mauigirl said...

So sorry to hear about your problems with your eyesight - get the surgery, and I hope it helps! Hopefully you will get the money you need to cover it. Sending lots of positive thoughts!

Life As I Know It Now said...

When you put that Paypal button up I will be sure to contribute because I care. I'm sure there are many other readers here in blogland who will chip in a few bucks too and it will add up to cover your deductible.

Good luck on your surgery and keep us posted.

Randal Graves said...

Yeah, get cracking on that so we can send you giant wheelbarrows full of loot (assuming our bank robberies are successful).

Cynthianne said...

Yeah, do put up a paypal button. I'd be glad to chip in a few, since I don't have much use for a straight razor. (Not quite suicidal yet, LOL)

Ahab said...

I'm sorry to hear about the eye problems, AND about the difficulty you're facing in getting it treated. We're thinking about you, buddy.

Sherry Peyton said...

send me your address via FB message you dummy and I'll send something up. We are thrilled its fixable! Now just do as you are told and I won't have to drive up there and smack ya.

susan said...

Really. Now listen to everyone who's already noticed there's no PayPal button here and put one up. I'd send some to you at Oblio's but they probably won't take loonies.

Christopher said...

Sometimes university teaching hospitals will perform procedures free of cost for people.

Charity Care in Wisconsin
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/spec/freehosp.htm

Midwest Eye Care - Charity Care
http://www.midwesteyecare.com/SubSection/index.php?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=78&ParentID=78

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
http://www.uic.edu/com/eye/WaysToGive/index.shtml

It may be worth calling and even traveling to all of them in order to save your vision.

Snoring Dog Studio said...

We need you to get fixed. Not that other fix - this eyesight fix. I second the motion: get that PayPal thing going! You've got a lot more to tell us in this blog and elsewhere, so get the eyes taken care of!

And for all the Republicans that want to overturn the ACA? Screw you.

S.W. Anderson said...

okjimm, I want you to read this page about Lions Club International efforts to aid the vision impaired and prevent blindness.

Next, click this link to find the Lions Club nearest to you.

I don't know if a club in your area or state can or will help, but I'm sure it's worth looking into.

Here's one more thing I hope will help until you get the needed treatment. It's called EZ Eyes large-print keyboard, and it looks as though it would be helpful.

If you don't have one of these keyboards or something similar but would like to get one, let me know and I will get you one. I will need your full name and address at my blog's Get in Touch page.

The CAPTCHA is set large, but if you can't work it, please tell me in a reply to this comment, and I will come up with a Plan B.

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