Who Are You & Why Are You Billing Me?

“Sometimes paranoia’s just having all the facts.” ~ William Burroughs After I get this off my chest, I’m resuming my blogosphere hiatus. To the physicians who allegedly analyze tissue at my local hospital, but who are in point of fact employed, not by the hospital, but by the independent contractor known as University Pathologists, and […]

Broke: The Cost of Breast Cancer

The real cost of having breast cancer — any cancer — is perhaps incalculable. And there is no doubt that having cancer changes your life forever, emotionally and physically. But the financial impact can last long after acute treatment is done, changing your life in ways you could never anticipate. I am hoping that this […]

Staking My Claims

I’m not complaining really. Well, yeah, I am, but I’m really grateful that I have health insurance and a job. And that I also have this other supplementary insurance, that was offered to us at work as an optional, self-paid benefit several years ago. It’s one of those insurance products that falls under the category […]

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Did you ever find yourself doing something innocuous that unexpectedly unhinges you? You’re cleaning out a closet, say, and you come upon the umbrella your mother bought that weekend when you took her to the Big Apple for her birthday to see a play, and you got caught in a sudden rain shower. And you […]