I’d love to say I’ve been stitching but that’s not true. I’d love to say I’ve been sewing but that’s not true either.
The last week that I’ve taken Kramer to radiation and doctor appointments, I kind of gave up on stitching. I started doing the puzzles they have out instead.
I’ve needed something that is COMPLETELY brain rot. In the picture Carver “helped” me…or rather I helped him get some hand sanitizer.
With all of the changes that have happened in the last few weeks, I spent last week catching up and getting the house back in order after being gone at the hospital the whole week before. The girls have been great managing childcare but there are some things only I can do…mail, organizing, and the list goes on. Even getting groceries took a little doing as I didn’t even know what we had in the house!!
Our neighbor has been AWESOME. He’s mowed our lawn the last two weeks in a row. THANKS MIKE!! So the lawn is one thing I’ve been able to not worry about.
This week is the week we get the disability paperwork underway. I’ve always been terrible at organizing the birth certificates and all of that so this isn’t going to be quick either. Kalissa has been a great help with all of this. Then after that, we have to get some new insurance in place. We know that Kramer won’t be going back to work so we need to get off his boss’ insurance and onto something else. I don’t have an insurance option so now we will be wading through and figuring out Obama care. We will be needing to go to the doctor often so we need the best plan….that means another $4000 deductible. We’re hoping the drug coverage is okay…we might need to buy a supplement insurance as well. UGH.
I know this will surprise some of you as it did me. Kramer will likely get disability. BUT that does not provide any insurance. He has to wait two years before there is a chance for him to get medicare. AH!! He OBVIOUSLY has a disability. It’s OBVIOUS he won’t be able to go back to work. He can’t drive so how can he even get to work…plus when cancer goes to the bones, the pain is so high that the medicines a person is on doesn’t allow them to operate any type of machinery.
BUT..I think we have to wait until he is approved for disability before he can apply for Obama Care as don’t know what or if he’ll have any income from disability. It’s a challenge that’s for sure. If anyone knows anything that will help us out with all of this, please pass along any information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are again in one of those spots where we are learning WAY more about things that we never dreamed we’d be learning more about.
You can imagine how much time all of this applying and learning the ins and outs of things take…how much phone time and how much plain out frustration.
Getting meds is still an issue. I talked to the doctor about that and they increased the amounts with the subscriptions to try to help us out. But this past week we had to get medicine on Thursday…new meds, 6 of them on Friday, another med on Saturday and another on Sunday. Thankfully the Sunday med we didn’t NEED immediately so Kalissa will pick that one up when she’s in town to work on Monday. For those of you who don’t know, we live a half hour from the pharmacy. Luckily it’s on the way to Lacrosse so some of the days we’ve been able to stop along the way and get them….but that really tires Kramer out.
We’ve had LOTS of visitors and we LOVE that. Both of us do. People ask us “what can we do to help?”. Besides cards, actual in person visitors, have been a real blessing. Kramer gets so bored here with me and the television for company. People say that I should do something different about Kramer being around the childcare kids but he loves them and it sure breaks up his day.
So…that’s what I’m up to. I’m hoping that a couple evenings this week I’ll get a chance to touch a needle again. I’m starting to at least feel a little caught up on the home front so taking an evening off will be possible.