Tuesday, June 27, 2017


In seeing the news about the morons who make the rules meeting about our healthcare and what they came up with, it really hit me that the healthcare I rely on (which isn't the best, mind you) might go away in... what? Less than a year?

How long, really, will it take them to totally get rid of the Affordable Care Act? If they do, that is. I know there's a chance if we all speak up and some of those morons get their heads out of their asses.
Asking for a friend.

Well, let's say that they have it out by 2018... that's less than 6 months away which isn't really a long time.

As I see it, I have two choices: I either have to find a job - any job - that offers healthcare OR I need to get ready for The Battle. Honestly, I'm going for the latter. I'm tired of getting a job just because of something like health care or money (by money, I mean more money).

This morning's run was powered by getting ready to do battle. because I know that I have to battle every day... and it's a bit scary to know that the tools and medication that I have right now could likely go away. I know I can't stay in this head space forever... and, frankly, I've already lost touch of some of what I know to do.

Thinking about it is scary. No meds. I know I can do it for a while, I've done it before when I didn't have health care, but I don't think that being unmedicated in the long run (for most of us) is a good thing.

Reasons I can't get health care if they go ahead with what they have got so far?

I have a preexisting condition which just so happens to be something that I can't control. I don't think the morons that be understand that. And gods help you if you were diagnosed with a terminal illness and you are relying on this imperfect-but-still-applicable system we have right now. 

I am one of the lucky ones... and I say that in more ways than one. 

I only have a mental health issue, an imbalance for which there are other things that can help me control it, can help me deal with it. It's a good thing that I know what I'm dealing with, eh? I'm also lucky because I'm not one of the ones that are truly untethered when they don't have medication (usually this group falls in the Lithium category). But the biggest reason that I say I am lucky is because I'm not suicidal. I don't think I've ever been. In fact, the few times I had tried to put it up as an option it scared me to think about it. It was not what I could do or what I wanted.  

Then again, I don't know. I don't know because one never knows what the future will bring. Maybe one day I'll get tired of the battling.

For now I'm going to keep up running, keep up the Vitamin D supplements, keep on talking to my friends, keep blogging... keep writing, and all those other little tips and tricks that I've picked up since I was diagnosed. I'm nervous but ready for any battle that may come. 

I'd like to put out there that if anyone needs help in this department and wants to talk/talk about what I do, I'm always here. I'll try and help you with your battle and remind you that you're not alone. <3 p="">