Saturday, July 13, 2013

Broken Heart

So I went to do a miniscule chore during the heat of the day this afternoon.  Angina hit me, big time. A two nitro spell (on top of the extended release nitro I take daily). Damn, I hate getting old!
This chest pain business is a relatively new development. Sure, I had chest pain and tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) as I recuperated from open heart surgery ten years ago, but haven’t had any occasion to use the Nitro in the refrigerator until this spring. They said the triple bypass would last a decade or so … guess the cardiologist knew what he was talking about, eh?
So, of course I haven’t any insurance. Visits to doctors and hospitals are strictly pay-as-I-go. There’s nothing in the kitty for medical expenses. And there’s no possibility of any Medicaid assistance as the Governor vetoed any expansion of Medicaid for seniors. Guess I’ll just have to get used to the tangy burn of Nitro again.


Donna said...

It's been seven years since Cliff's open heart surgery. His ticker hasn't given him any trouble, and considering how well it held up during a seven-hour-long major surgery a few weeks ago, it must be in good shape.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Dang, guy, I am sorry you are having trouble. I thought medicare would take care of most of our bills. Medicare is the only insurance that I have and I still have to pay out of my pocket but it sure does help out a lot. I workded for myself for years and that meant I had to pay double. So, I think I should be intitled to what ever I get. Good luck and take care of yourself, you hear?

Wil said...

Thanks Dick, but I had to start on Social Security early. No eligibility for Medicare until 65 and our Governor refuses to expand Medicaid.

Donna, it pleases me no end that Cliff is doing so well. Here's hoping he continues that way.