Odd week for me. I was in just a meh state at the beginning of the week, but by the end I nearly had an anxiety attack. I received a letter from Medi-Cal saying my benefits were ending on August 31 (3 days from now) because I didn’t send in the paperwork they needed to continue my eligibility. The paperwork was simple and was sent in so I have no idea why they didn’t get it. Maurice was out of town so I was totally freaked out. It kept me up for hours that night. The letter said if I signed up for a hearing that my benefits would continue until the hearing was over. Whether they continue after that would depend on how the hearing went, of course. My concern was/is getting this all straightened out and scheduling my hearing before I have to buy new meds.
I showed the letter to Maurice when he got home and he shrugged it off and said I get that letter every year. He said he always ends up calling my case worker who informs him my paperwork was probably just lost in all the papers on her desk. He’s much more confident this is no big deal than I am. My memory, however, is extremely poor so he is probably right. I’m trusting him that this will be straightened out, but am seriously concerned about the timing. As I said, if we can’t get this taken care of in time, my meds will run out. Because all my meds together costs between $1,000 and $1,500 per month, there is no way we’ll be able to pay for it ourselves. I’m trying to stay in a place of acceptance, but I’m not doing very well. Several of my meds are dangerous to quit cold turkey and I’m not in the mood to have a heart attack anytime soon.
Weight and Fitness
Weight on Aug 20 – 256.4
Weight on August 20 – 259.0
Total gain = 2.6 lbs.
Eat, eat, eat. It’s that simple. I was out of control, Maurice was out of control and other friends I spoke with were out of control. There must be something in the air. Perhaps there’s something leaking from the Exxon/Mobil processing plant nearby. They always seem to be having some kind of trouble.
Still haven’t gotten much writing done, but pleased with my week anyway. Did a lot of studying the mystery genre as well as male/male genre and how the two work together. I have a lot to say about that in tomorrow’s post, so I’ll just leave it at that for now.
Difficult week to judge. I’ll give it a C -, which I think is generous.
***Good News Bad News Update*** Got through to my caseworker and they did receive my info in time about 10 day ago, which is plenty of time before it was due. However, it’s going to take awhile to process, so it may not be processed in time before my meds are due. She said they’ll do the best they can. This is ridiculous.