3 more weeks on the toe. 3 more weeks! We were shocked. The x-ray showed it was not set fully; so yeah, he did have some discomfort. I feel bad. She gave him another special shoe and some non-narcotic pain meds – topical in a cream and a patch and some more tape. He goes back on Friday, Oct 8.
No, we did not go out to Olive Garden. Bummer.
We were bummed. Came home, got the mail, and Social Security mailed their repayment plan for us. We get $0 for October and $157 for Nov and $157 for dec and then we go back to our regular Social Security payment on Jan 2021. Isn\’t this so typical of this year? We also received a letter back from our congressional leader in our district telling us, it would take at least 30 days to be resolved. So, no matter what, we are looking at a very interesting month for October! I still hold out hope, that it will be resolved. We just have to get prepared this month so we don\’t have to dip into our savings.
The husband goes into \”I am a failure\” mantra. This is not true at all. I don\’t know why he gets this way. For years I was a worrier. I would fret and worry about anything. I overcame it. After years of working with a therapist, I have learned how to decipher what is worrisome and what is not. This is NOT the end of the world, for goodness sakes. It\’s an inconvenience and it\’s frustrating. As I tell him,
\”No one has died, no one is sick. We have not lost our home. We are fine.\”
It\’s probably because he has never fallen on hard times in his adult life – nothing that he couldn\’t handle anyway. When you are in the military, you always have a paycheck, food in your belly, medical, and a roof over your head.
There was more in the mail…
Also had a notification that his TriCare medical is now going to start charging a monthly fee starting in Jan 2021. At the end of 2021, he will start Medicare and TriCare for life and will be good to go. He only used TriCare for his cardiologist. Other than that, he uses the VA and he pays nothing. Again, it\’s not the end of the world.
I had to just laugh – what else can you do? I dare not, say, \”what MORE can happen this year?\” because I know, MORE could happen. I just have to keep laughing and try not to get my panties in a bunch.