Monday, April 28, 2014

Murphy Strikes Again

Why can I not get out of debt? Stuff keeps on happening. The latest? My son busted his knee on Saturday evening while playing out front with his siblings. We tried to just elevate and ice it for a while, but the swelling got worse so we took him to the ER. X-ray showed no fractures or anything like that, but he has a very bad bruising and swelling in the knee joint. They mentioned possibly needing to see a pediatric orthopedist and maybe even getting an MRI.

Just... son of a bitch!

I can't win for losing. On the bright side, my son should be OK in a few days, and we are already near our family deductible thanks to other crap that I have had to pay for since January 1.

8 comments:

Res Ipsa said...

Hang in there man.

Giraffe said...

I hear you. The hospital was nice enough to write off what we owed them after our kids births and a couple surgeries for the Mrs. We have insurance but it doesn't pay enough.

Then we had to put tubes in my youngest girls ears, and I have an appointment in about an hour with a surgeon to get my gall bladder taken out. Better yet, my insurance coverage keeps getting worse and worse because of the meddling asshole in the whitehouse. I don't even remember what my deductible is now, but i can't afford it. So i will likely end up owing them more than I did before.

Astrosmith said...

Oh yeah and now I need thousands of dollars of freaking orthodontia for the kids.

Like George Bailey, I'm worth more dead than alive.

WaterBoy said...

"I'm worth more dead than alive."

Not true. While life insurance policies and the like may provide a source of wealth greater than one may currently be able to provide, there are intangible benefits to being around for one's family that simply cannot be monetized.

I know it's just a saying, but it's also unfortunately one which too many people actually take to heart.

Astrosmith said...

Well, of course, since "It's a Wonderful Life" is one of my favorite movies, I have taken its lesson to heart.

No man is a failure who has friends.

Res Ipsa said...

Astro,

50 years form now no one will remember you at big rocket. Your children will. Your grand children will. 50 years from now they will still be telling their kids and grandkids how much they loved doing stuff with you. Hopefully they will still be coming by to tell you themselves.

You only life once, leave a legacy in the harts and minds of your progeny. They are the only ones that matter anyway.

Susan said...

No man is a failure who has friends and a family who loves him.
My husband and I are dealing with some really serious medical issues regarding his elderly father. Luckily he has good insurance coverage so far.
Dad is dealing with the big A, MERSA, bad heart, and now low grade lymphoma. He is in the hospital now with a stay in a care facility next. That should take care of the next month at least.

I guess what I want to say is nobody is where they thought they would be sometimes Astro. I think everybody feels that way at some point.
But it is all part of the journey, and that which doesn't kill us will make us stronger, right? The trick is, remember what you DO have, the daily blessing of being able to watch those kids, and know that you have a loving Father who can listen to your troubled heart anytime.

WaterBoy said...

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