Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I Survived Round Two!

Surgery went very well, the Doctors were able to remove almost 100% of the mucinous tumors, the organs are intact and I'm on my way to a solid recovery. However they were not able to fix the hernia, that will be for another time.

One drawback is that I woke up with diabetes and GERD. I was totally shocked about the diabetes, to be honest, it's literally been a pain, I don't enjoy stabbing myself before I can eat, it totally takes the joy out eating. Thankfully, I have an appointment with an endocrinologist, I'll need all the help I can get!

Everyday I can stand a little taller and stay awake a little longer, all good signs! I look forward to getting back into my workshop and picking up where I left off, lots to do yet before the season starts, but I'm confident, I'll be a good season as long as I'm prepared.

In a future post, I'll give you my insight on healthcare, I observed quiet a bit while at the hospital.

 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Surgery January 7th

Surgery is scheduled for January 7th at St Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee.

I'm getting a little nervous, this is a massive surgery, but I know I'm in the most capable hands and I have a large support group willing and able to help if needed.

Hopefully, I'll be back by mid January to resume posting information as it becomes available.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Medicaid to Blame for WI Budget Woes?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-24/walker-s-2016-dreams-clouded-by-wisconsin-finances-muni-credit.html

Walkers team is setting up Medicaid as the the next cause for division, apparently us poor people are to blame for his budget shortfalls.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Video Case Tip: Applying for BadgerCare Plus in the Marketplace

You can apply for BadgerCare Plus through the Marketplace. If you fill out a Marketplace Application and they determine you are eligible for BadgerCare Plus, they will let you know and send your application to your local County Consortium. You can also apply for BadgerCare Plus the usual way by applying through Access.gov.wi.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Now or Later?

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/12/02/health-insurers-need-doctors-to-hold-onto-medicaid.aspx

It's amazing how many people are trying to kill me.

After consulting with the Doctors that will be performing my surgery, I was given the choice to have the surgery between the holidays or after the first of the year, I was leaning toward next year, I wanted as much time as possible to spend with family, just in case, since this surgery is shaping up to be more brutal than I was expecting.

Now I have to make a decision soon because assholes in Congress are playing with peoples lives and livelihoods.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Video Case Tip: Medicare

Don't forget! Open Enrollment in Medicare is going on now! Consumers have until December 7 to enroll or change plans. Check out our Video Case Tips below to learn more about each part of the Medicare program.
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