Today I’m thankful that we have insurance, and that we can get our health issues taken care of with really very little trouble at all. I found out today that my corneas are scratched – enough that they’re causing me pain and impacting my vision – and after I was diagnosed at the optometrist (and given a prescription for medicine that would cost $75) I went over to Kaiser and right to their ophthalmology department, and walked out with an appointment for tomorrow where I will most likely get a prescription for the same medicine, and it will cost my copay. I am extremely blessed to have that ability, to be seen by doctors who know what they’re doing, and to not have to go into debt to do that. It brings such a peace of mind, and I am so so grateful for that.
I am also grateful that Z’s flu shot experience wasn’t completely traumatizing for any of us – she really did a spectacular job.