not worrying, not worrying!!!!

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not worrying, not worrying!!!!
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Sat, 05-31-2003 - 6:04pm
i got in the mail today, two unexpected medical bills from last year. february 2002 my daughter had a liver biopsy done and an operation before getting her liver transplant in march. anyway, the bills are for a total of $740.00.

i'm not worrying about bills anymore. i guess this total is the portion that our insurance did not pay, i'm just so grateful. our insurance has paid a large portion. it has been a small amount that we have had to pay. my dd is alive and that is what matter. therefore, i repeat again....i'm not worrying.

i've come to realize that no one will ever be debt-free. we will always owe something. the importance is that we are able to make payments.

just needed to vent...thanks for reading.

mym

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Registered: 04-19-2003
Sat, 05-31-2003 - 9:01pm
I think it is, as your situation shows, all about perspective. Yes, we will always have bills (hopefully not cc's and loans - LOL) but there will always be something that comes up. We can get all mad, frustrated, or dissappointed etc BUT it will not change the fact that you have to come up with $$$ to pay for whatever. Besides, if you are thankful for your "bills", you can be thankful for what they give you. In this case, your daughter.

I, for one, am greatful for the heating bill, grocery bill, electric bill and insurance payments I make along with the rent check. So many people have way less and it is a blessing to have these in my life. I don't ever have to worry about being cold in the winter or what I will feed my kids. Thank God for those bills!

Sandra

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 06-01-2003 - 1:40am
I would call the people right away and set up a payment plan. You haven't been avoiding the bills, so they should be willing to get say $50 a month maybe. Better than not getting it from you, then it won't totally blow your budget. I am glad your insurance paid for most of it. How is your daughter now? Best wishes!

Rebecca J.

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Sun, 06-01-2003 - 10:09am
thanks Rebecca for asking. my dd is doing great. it has been 14 months since the transplant. it has not been easy. she gets bloodwork done every 2 weeks. she sees the liver specialist every month. thank God for those who donate.

mym

p.s. i'm going to call the billing department tomorrow.

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Sun, 06-01-2003 - 10:48am
I'm glad to hear that your daughter is doing well. I'm also grateful that there are people who donate. Organ donation, to me, is the final selfless act one can perform on this planet.

You wrote: "i've come to realize that no one will ever be debt-free. we will always owe something. the importance is that we are able to make payments."

I don't think I agree here - I think the idea is that at some point, we won't be throwing our money at cc's and loans such that we can save for emergencies, investments (short term, mid-term and long term), and pay out-of-the-ordinary expenses such as this as they come up.

This is one bill that I would pay gladly knowing they're helping dd.

All my best,

Danni

All my best,
Danni