Last March my husband had open heart surgery, unexpectedly. Besides the obvious emotional stress of serious illness and recovery (for both of us), several weeks of living in hotels out of state with no income set us back financially, to say the least. Somehow, though (seems miraculous to me), we managed in less than a year to pay off most of the medical bill co-pays and whittle down my overtaxed credit card balance. However, this week I feel like the whole process is starting over again. At the moment of this writing, my husband is seeing his heart doctor related to recurring heart attack symptoms. Most likely, he will need another surgical procedure. This morning we had $12 in our checking account and my credit card can't provide assistance for very long. We need to make a major move to a place that is closer to medical services. I haven't the slightest idea how to handle these things mentally,
emotionally, or financially. Has this turn of events shaken my world? Yes! Do I feel scared and confused and vulnerable? Definitely! Am I still ok? Absolutely! But it is time to walk my talk. To allow myself to feel and be human. To practice self-compassion and mindfulness. To accept support from family and friends. To remember that I have gone through tough times before-and always, always, greater light has come out of the darkness. I will need help to keep my focus. I am glad to be connected with you...