Yes, life goes on. Time flies by so quickly. Seems like yesterday I was just a happy consumer of news. Now, I am not so happy. It could be because I don't listen to Sean Hannity on Fake News. I am sure he could give me a laugh a day. Yes, that is what I miss, a good hearty laugh. These days, everything seems chaotic and disorganized with our government. I shut the news off completely for a few days and just went on FB and Twitter. Oh no, there is no peace there. I am trying to be positive and not allow things or people bother me. If I have to, I will isolate until people are not so defensive nor am I.
I understand people having opinions and write about them. I am one that writes from my heart and not my head. I owe no one anything and they do not owe me. I have always tried to be a decent human being and it has served me well. My family is the most important thing in my life. I have to understand, not every one is as fortunate as I am. They may have no one, or in a situation where they do not get validated by any one. It is sad but not my problem. I could never be a “yes” person to any one. To agree for the sake of agreeing is not something I want to do, unless you are dying soon.
I wrote a statement that was suppose to be a “general” statement and someone took it personally. It was not intended that way but I am tired of the whining. Everyone has to live their life the way they see fit. If they are thin skinned and can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. What I have come to realize that even politics is personal. Now, the Trump Administration is going to try to repeal and replace the A.C.A again after they failed the first time. Steve Bannon will be handling the negotiations and guiding the bill through the House and Senate. The man has no finesse at all. I don't know how it will turn out this time but I am obviously for repairing the A.C.A adverse to trying to reinvent the wheel. The way the bill will be judged by the public is, “how does it affect me, personally”. Will it cost me money or will I lose some health care coverage because of the change ? That's what it comes down to. The elderly in the nursing homes will be at risk, children will surely not be getting the proper care and many may lose health care coverage completely. Of course, if you have NO healthcare now, it won't affect you at all. Years ago, I worked for two doctors. There was no insurance coverage. They paid in cash. People only went to the doctors when it was absolutely necessary. Now we have what they call preventative care. That has increased the life span of both men and women to a point of ridiculousness. Now, doctor's will do surgery on an 80 year old that has no quality of life. They just run up the costs to where we can not afford it.
The greater good is served (IMHO) by letting nature take it's course more often than not. I know an 84 year old woman that received a pace maker without any authorization for her health care proxy. They added 5 miserable years to that woman's life. They got their money and she went through fear for the next 5 years. Her question was, “why did they do it?” This happened in my family and we do not know who gave permission for the surgery. My sister was her health care proxy, the 84 year old was in a coma and no one was consulted.
It is a good idea after a certain point in your life ( elderly) when a DNR serves a purpose. How long do you want to live ? After her surgery, she had to go in to a nursing home for complete care. What sense does that make ?
Just venting and writing with my heart again. I am strong, so have at it. No one has ever had to agree with me.