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Shortwinded today...


Friday, May 10, 2013

A short blog - not my usual "novel."

Yesterday I taught 5 classes with an approximate total of 400 students - skin and breast cancers were the topics. Not sure who was more tired - the students or me. I do like the teachers at this school so much and it is one of the only schools to which I go that students actually thank me for being there. Blown away by the response to the number of students who have a family member or family friend with these cancers - nearly 90% of each class raised their hands. Back there today for about 300 kids.

Visited with our survivor & her husband. They are really struggling with hospital bills and his having lost his part-time job. This woman has been through 50 weeks of chemo & extensive surgery - amazingly strong...until the hospital attorney issued a summons for a court date for about $1500. REALLY?? And it is a hospital that spends thousands on TV ads about how they are all about the patients. Keep in mind that they have already received over $150,000 from her insurance & co-pays. A case of talking the talk but NOT walking the walk.

Okay...Have to head out the door since I'd hoped to leave by 5:45 this morning.

Thank you for reading my ramblings...

BLESSINGS:
1. Gracie & Katie, who are always happy when I come home (even if it is just because I feed them!)
2. Made it through 5 classes of repeating myself yesterday
3. Having time to listen to our survivor
4. Today one of my favorite survivors is sharing her journey with the students so I get to spend time wiht her
5. G-d, on Whom I'm counting to get me through 5 classes today
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GHOSTFLAMES 5/11/2013 7:11AM

    YOU ARE ONE WONDERFUL PERSON AND NEED TRIPLE THE PAY I TELL YA. GOOD LUCK ON THE JOB HUNT MY FRIEND. WAY TO MANY HOURS FOR YOU.
ENJOY YOUR DAY AND HOPE YOU HAVE SOME REAL TIME OFF SOON.

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CHEFSOPHIE 5/10/2013 11:35AM

    Hospital administrators make me crazy. They talk about all the uncompensated care, but what they report is the difference between what insurance allows them to collect and what they say the charge is.

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STORMTMB 5/10/2013 8:08AM

    Mauri, I wondered how those presentations went over with the kids. Teenagers can be serious or immature and I hoped for the taking it seriously attitude. I never would have guessed percentages would be that high for the question of "knowing someone." Good luck with day 2. So sad about the hospital being so greedy. That's just the only word I can come up with. Where is the compassion these days. I hope you have a great Friday and you're able to get home early. Take care of yourself.

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