Not everyone can say that they are going to get a replaceable body part, when theirs aren't working as well any more! But I can! Yes, tomorrow I get to go pick up Mandy the 3rd. I am so excited, Mandy the 2nd has been having a few problems and so I am excited to get her replacement. I have had to save up money, because of course they cost more than the insurance pays. I sorta have an attitude about this. We are talking about a prosthetic here, not a luxury item that isn't a necessity. Why can't they make them the same price that insurance will pay? Having had cancer twice, I have to tell you that there is a bit of a racket going on. That really gets to me. Why is it people want to take advantage of others? I have never understood that. Many times when I go to the grocery store they will ask when I check out...if I want to donate money for the fight for Breast Cancer. I always so no, because I am still paying so much for my own things. I have said this on more than one occasion, but it is true...you can't afford to have cancer.
I am not being ungrateful, I am very grateful that we have insurance, and good insurance but still the money that is required when you have cancer is unbelievable. If I think about it too long, I get mad and so I will go back to my HAPPY PLACE and count my blessings.
I called Amy to see if she and the girls wanted to go with me, she thought that was weird...I thought it would be fun. It's not like the girls know what we are doing, or who we are picking up. I just didn't really want to make the drive alone. I haven't ever gone by myself, I always have so many dear friends willing to go with me, but this time everyone was busy. So I will head off myself tomorrow and go pick up my new prosthetic Miss Mandie. I smile when I think about her, and how grateful I am for modern technology and for all the things that are out there to make survivors look and feel as normal as possible. I am a lucky lady, that's for sure!
Good night dear friends!
"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us."
-Henry David Thoreau
"Cancer is a word, not a sentence." ~John Diamond
"Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts - it's what you do with what you have left." ~Hubert Humphrey