Just as things settle down and I start to feel better I am bashed with another problem. I just got a notice that I am losing my insurance. I have Medicare, but I have an advantage program for my prescriptions. This program was paid for by PAAD (don’t know if everyone has this, but it is for aged and disabled with little income). I had extra care and my part B was paid for. It also gave me eye care and dental insurance, plus a gym membership I never used.
I don’t know how this affects me this time. This is not the first time it has happened, but this is the best program I have had so far. It means I have to call people and find out what to do, who to call and how it will affect me as in losing my doctors, some benefits, possibly higher copays, etc. I do have a county number to call to help. I called them last time and since a large group will be losing their insurance and calling they are usually familiar with what is available and what is best for each person. Thank God for them at least.
I am falling back into depression from this. I hope my meds get stronger before I really fall back into a deep depression again. I am terrified of phones, people, and new situations. I already have appointments set up for 2017 and I may not have those drs in the new plan.
After I found out yesterday I went back to bed and stayed there til noon today and now I want to go back again. I just don’t handle change well at all.
Of course there is the possibility that this one will be better. I am trying to concentrate on that.
Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh
-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses
-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems