Hello readers! It’s been quite some time since I update this blog and thought I’d catch all of you up on what has been going on. So I do have some good news but I also have some awful news as well. Let’s start with the good news. The good news is that I have started a new job recently and things look somewhat promising. I had to go through quite a few interviews and quite a few companies before I decided what my next home was going to be.
Well, that is the good news and perhaps the only good news. However, I also have some bad news. So for those of you who are not American, let me tell you something about life in the US. You see, in America, we don’t have universal healthcare. If you are an American, you must get health insurance and pay for it on your own. Now if you are have a job, in a lot of cases, your employer will provide health insurance to you if you pay a certain amount every month (it comes out of your pay check).
Here is another thing about Health Insurance. You see, just because you start a job on a certain month does not mean you will get Health Insurance on that month. In fact, your health insurance (and “benefits” in general), do not kick in until the following month after your start. So if you start a job on say the first day of December, your health insurance that the company provides does not kick in until January. Welcome To America!
Now therein lies my issue. You see, ever since November, I have been going through some serious health issues. Come to think of it, these are health issues that got emphasized due to the stress I was under and had been happening throughout my twenties. I got my annual checkups and got blood work done, it is what I thought you needed to make sure you were good to go. Well, here is the problem, you have to truly emphasize your symptoms to your doctor so they can also get you MRIs and CT Scans if they suspect that you may be at risk for Cancer.
I hope I am wrong and I hope that I am a hypochondriac. However, given some of my recent symptoms, I think that it could be likely I have a serious illness that has my life being shorter than I would have liked. I hope I am wrong, I really do.
The uncertainty, that is what is killing me.
For a month, I have to hope that I don’t have a medical emergency. If I do and have to go to ER, then I will be in a financially tough spot. On top of that, I have to wait a month to see a specialist or a doctor who knows what they are doing about my potential condition. It is that uncertainty that kills me on the inside in the meantime.
However, given my uncertain future, I am going to share my life story with my readers for my next post. This can no longer wait.