WARNING: Some of the Content here may be Objectionable to some. I have this blog labeled as "Adult Only" as a common courtesy for those who may easily be offended by Adult topics such as the Truth, Down to Earth topics, realities of living with Ovarian Cancer and/or any life threatening disease that goes along with it; Sexuality, Medicinal Cannabis, Profanity, and of course plenty of unpleasant body functions are also discussed here. This is a very tough battle for which I don't intend to hold anything back on what I am facing.

This blog is very personal and comes from the heart of a real fighting cancer patient who wishes nothing more than to live for all of those I love my own will to live, and my love of life. While sometimes I might be on heavy medication (prescribed by my doctor) and occasionally I might write about things or subjects that one may never even think about or consider; so please consider that as well. Yes; whacked out things might even be found here; but I mean everything in all good intentions.

This blog is not at all intended for the faint hearted, those who lack a sense of humor, have no idea what down to earth means, greedy mean people, and/or those who don't know how to share the world with others, and especially those who are unable to easily put themselves into the shoes of others. This blog is mostly about my journey of living my life in the best ways that I can under the Golden Rule and appreciating all of the GOOD KHARMA that comes my way! Never take anything in this world for granted; especially family and friends!

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Importance of Health Insurance...

I am so thankful to work for such an awesome company that has given me a chance, supports me, and most of all; provides me with such wonderful Health Insurance. What a blessing! I am also so incredibly thankful to be alive today. Tears well up in my eyes when I say that, because I really, really, really do mean it! My day job has been absolutely wonderful to me and believe it or not, it is a Pharmaceutical Company that I happen to work for which I would rather keep private, so please don't ask me where I work. All I have to say about this company is that it has been incredibly supportive to me; with wonderful huge hearted people that I happen to work with! God how I love them all!

I actually got my job just 2 months before I was first diagnosed with Stage III Ovarian cancer. I did NOT have health insurance prior to getting hired on permanently. I wasn't married just yet and my husband to be was well covered by the company he was with and is still employed with today that also provides us both with health insurance. We don't have to pay a dime for any of my treatments or hospital stays, just the $50 deductable for ambulance rides which is way better than what it could be! Could you imagine if I had been diagnosed before I got my job and even before we got married? We would be head over heals in debt or quite possibly, I wouldn't be alive. If my condition was considered Pre-existing, I might be dead and would certainly not be enjoying this wonderful life I have. There is no way we could afford to pay for all of that and the hospital might have refused to treat me. But instead, I got hired on permanently and what a blessing that was and still is!

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am to be alive today and that my Health Care is covered! It really is a blessingand I will NEVER EVER take that for granted. I know that there are so many Americans out there that don't have that luxury of having good health insurance. I watched Michael Moore's movie "Sicko" several months ago, and it really affected me. I have heard that he tends to pick and choose what he adds to his films, but he basically focused in on the worst cases and rightly so. That film seriously tugged at my heart. I still can't help but think about how many lives have been lost each year due to the insurance industry; due to them actually writing their patients and saying "We can't cover you or pay for that treatment." They actually put a price tag on someone's life and I have ALWAYS felt and believed that this was the wrong thing to do. In other words they are writing these people that they have agreed to cover and telling them that they don't think or feel that their lives are worth paying for. How morbid is that?

When I was very young, my mother always told me that money is the root of all evil and I believe it now. That's exactly what this industry is about! They do just that. It broke my heart and still does when I think of the woman who lost her husband to a treatable cancer, another one lost her child, because each of their insurance company's had refused to pay for life saving medicines/surgeries. The patient ended up dying because the insurance company refused to pay. The doctor is then left helpless. Now I would rather my tax dollars go to this doctor who makes the decision to save the life anyway. If only our gov't would do such a thing. I know there are countless others who have lost their lives because of the insurance industry. We really need Universal Health Care much more than this worthless war. It is costing us dearly everyday we are there in Iraqu (the wrong country that attacked us in the first place) and this money could be much better used to save lives instead of end them.


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My techniques and treatments work simply for me and may not produce the same results for others. Cancer is a very tricky disease in which it is very different in everyone it touches. No two cancers are the same just as we humans are not the same. What works for me may not work for others.

I love life and expect to live for as long as I can. I intend to use those treatments that do work for me which includes medicinal cannabis. I'm still alive with this disease over 7 years later because of this miracle plant and as long as I have my medicine available; I intend to survive many more years. I hope one day the Federal Government will eventually grow up and be led by true leaders who represent the people and not just coorporations; real people who live by the Golden Rule "treat others how you would want to be treated". I also hope the Government of the US can finally learn to admit that it has made a mortal mistake in making this life saving plant which is provided by GOD and does indeed have the ability to provide all of us with food, fuel, clothing, shelter, and medicine; a mistake that have made is that it is illegal. Yes, it was a mistake out of greed, ignorance, and racism that this miracle plant is illegal. This is a confirmed fact and we should all know and face it.

Cannabis is not at all harmful and in fact quite the opposite. Perhaps our economy can once again grow as it has in the turn of the century by making this life saving plant legal once again.

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