In a few days I will be an official recipient of Medicare, Parts A and B. My supplemental insurance, including prescription drug coverage is in place.
The whole process was easier for me than it was for Mike five years ago. My old health insurance had a supplemental plan and it was easy to make the switch. Mike basically had to start from scratch.
Right now I am relatively healthy. Mike is feeling much better than he has for quite a while. Given what far too many of our friends and family members have gone through in the past few years, we have to be very grateful for our own health and well being.
It is sobering when people our age and younger undergo serious health crises. It's not that my life was never touched by death. My grand parents died when I was in high school. They were old--in their seventies. About all my parents' generation relations have gone, but they were really old--in their 80's and 90's. And people my age have died over the years. By my tenth high school reunion, ten of my class mates had already died. But that was the 60's--drugs, risky behavior, and freak accidents happened.
People my age dying of "old age" diseases? It just is scary.
As some of you know, we went to visit Mike's brother over the past weekend. He had surgery last week. He went through that fairly well but then there were complications. He did not know we visited, but the word is that there has been slight improvement since. He is going in the right direction, but we still don't know exactly what they found during the surgery. In some cases, it comes down to a matter of will.
So, in our own ways, we pray.