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Monday, December 27, 2010

Just when we think we have things going in the right direction, the wind gets knocked out of our sails. Our grandson, Jeremy, is having major problems with depression since the accident and on Christmas tried to commit sucicide. He is being held in the hospital for now and we pray that he will get some much needed help. It has been really difficult for the family with no insurance. He has been trying to work, but it doesn't afford them insurance. I don't know how most of you feel, but I see a great need for universal health care in some form because ultimately we all pay for the uninsured.
The old me would have eaten everything in sight with this news, but so far I have managed to control my eating so that is a good thing.
As we all head into 2011, I wish you all a Happy Healthy New Year. May blessings flow to you and your families. May you be blessed with good fortune. May you have the ability to continue on this journey you have started on to a healthy new you.
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  • ALIKATZ1963
    Your family and your grandson will be in my prayers! Depression is such a devastating for the whole family, He is where he needs to be for the time being. It Helps a lot Most of the time, look for free clinics in your area. most towns have them , usually the larger the city the better. and hopefully they will provide outpatient therapy and meds.
    where I live and the last town I was in which is a small town both had help for low or no income people.
    and he can ask if the hospital he is in now has an indigency (sp) programs, If they do it will usually help with up to 80% of the bill then let him make small payments.

    I hope this helps even a little, Hugs and remember to take care of you!
    3721 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/28/2010 12:21:34 PM
    This is so difficult. My son is bi-polar and basically can't or won't live like what we would consider normal people. Of course he has no insurance--he hasn't ever had a regular job in his life, so the medications that would help aren't available to him, and so on around the vicious circle. I don't necessarily agree with universal insurance, but I do think that Medicaid rules let people fall through the cracks and that they need to be revamped. Able-bodied doesn't necessarily mean able.

    Thank goodness your grandson didn't succeed with his attempt. I, too, hope he will now be able to get the help he needs.

    3721 days ago
    My prayers are with you and your family.
    3721 days ago
    I'm praying for your family and you.
    3722 days ago
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