Update ~ March 20, 2020

Hello Everyone!

It’s been awhile since I really given a detailed update to what I’ve been doing. But before I begin to tell you… I want to say, I know we are in crazy times right now but don’t feel like you are alone, because you’re not.

On that note, forgive me if I repeat any pix or things I’ve already might have said but I want to give a full detail blog of what I’ve been doing. I’m sure some of you know, I haven’t worked at all this year. Actually, there was one day that I did a turn but that was only so I would be eligible for my 120 days of health benefits before Cobra would kick in. That turn normally would of been easy peasy for me but due to my back problems… I definitely was paying for it later that evening. I had another back ablation done in the beginning of January and thought that I would recover after a week like the last one, however, that wasn’t the case. Before this whole Corona virus started, I was dealing with pain and discomfort and unforeseen financial hardship. I was suppose to get my surgery on March 5th but ran into some challenges with my medical insurance company. I won’t go into details, why bore you (lol), but I will say that it definitely made me want a drink at the end of the day.

Just when I thought I was going to get my surgery, get some relief and be back to work, barricades kept coming my way. I couldn’t get the full surgery but partial and eventually I was fine with that because I was willing to take anything to give me some kind of relief. Then after pulling my hair out with dealing with doctors and insurances, I thought I was at least going to get some kind of surgery this Monday. Nope. Another blockade came my way but again, I won’t go into detail but know this, I’m not done fighting to find some kind of relief.

Along with dealing with all of this, here comes along this whole Corona virus. Everything happens for a reason, whether we know that reason or not in that moment. Although prior to all this I was upset about how I’m going to pay my bills, this just made it worst. But you know what, in a weird way now I don’t feel alone. I know that there are a lot of people that are going to be in my situation or even worse. I just hope that we all get through this…. All I’ve been doing is watching the news because things have been changing daily. I’ve also been keeping up with what’s been going on with my co-hearts and the company I work for. I have no words to describe all the emotions that are going through me because I never thought in my life time I would be seeing the world like this.

I’ve been trying to deal with pain and discomfort. On any good days I’ve been trying to be productive. And then each day, with all the news and social media I’m seeing and reading… I’m trying to stay positive. I know there are a lot of people that have been self quarantined for a week or two but I’ve been pretty much self quarantine since January. For the past two days I’ve been dealing with creditors and although it may be frustrating, I know I’m not alone. To those of you who are in the same boat as me, a lot of my creditors are working with me. I had one credit card company close my account but I’m okay with that, these are hard times. I’ve filed bankruptcy in 1986 and rebuilt my credit then and can do it again. I have a bank account and auto loan with Wells Fargo and they are being very flexible in helping in this time of hardship. I just want those of you who are worried about your bills, call them, it may not be exactly what you want but something is better than nothing. Hang in there!

I know these times are scary. I know the unknown can be unsettling. But when you’re feeling overwhelmed… please remember, you are not alone and we are all in this together!!!

Hugz & Kisses,


P.S. Please forgive me if this blog is all over the board. It’s late, I’m hurting and I’m tired. But I did want to post something and let you all know… there is light at the end of the tunnel! ❤

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” ~ Isak Dinesen

8 thoughts on “Update ~ March 20, 2020

  1. Jimmy

    Good morning Debbie,
    I connect on many levels regarding your physical pain with the “pain in the asses” aka: Health Insurance Companies. Sharing your frustration, anguish, anxiety and stress defines strength, not weakness within your soul. Back issues, pain management, “Opioid Crisis” and political bullshit create the need to be self reliant and self medicate legally..Pun intended. Our journey is a river never ending so cut the motor, drop anchor, and enjoy what is taken for granted. We don’t live once, but every day. You always inspire the soul in me.
    Love & Light,


  2. Richard M. Osgood

    Hang in there Deb. I too have suffered from low back pain for 40 years but live a day at a time. Mine is disc degeneration of my faucets joins. Hang in there. I’m much older than you but would love to be a chat friend. I am married to a sickly wife and also am her caregiver. I am retired but in good shape despite the back pain. I still run and swim laps but have been limited because of the pandemic. Feel free to text me anytime. It’s nice meeting you. Richard


    1. Hi Margie!
      I hope you are being safe and well! It has been crazy The whole year for me especially the past month. I’m trying to work on a blog next week to update everybody if they are not on my Facebook and don’t know what’s going on. I actually had lower back surgery in a month later ended up with a bacterial infection and had to go in for a second back surgery. Now I am home with a home nurse doing IV injections three times a day. Just taking it one day at a time and keeping optimistic. I hope you You are finding somewhere to stay positive through this whole quarantine. Thank of you often. XO

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