|Another Tale of Woe|
Ever wonder what you've done to piss God off so much? My wife was diagnosed with multiple myeloma over a year ago. She spent all last summer at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance undergoing chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. She's been sick from the chemo since she got home just after Labor Day. Finally this past week and a half she's started feeling better. She's started working on her EBay stuff again, taking herself to doctors' appointments and doing errands. She's even started being able to fix dinner and do a little light housework.
Thursday, she decided to drive to the post office to mail a package, but discovered that she had forgotten to bring her purse. She turned the car around and headed home to get it. The sun was in her eyes and she didn't see that a traffic light had turned red and that the van in front of her had stopped. Yup, she rear-ended the van. No doubt that it was her fault. So, the car had to be towed to a body shop and she got a ticket. Fortunately nobody was hurt -- and that's a miracle because the myeloma caused her bones to become very brittle and she had three back surgeries before the cancer diagnosis. We're counting our blessings about nobody being hurt.
My wife's cancer caused her to lose a very good job and we had to go through bankruptcy. Now the deductible will be at least $500 on her car and hard to say how much the citation will cost, plus our insurance will undoubtedly go up.
My job doesn't pay all that much and half my paycheck every month goes to pay for medical insurance for my wife. When does it end? I probably deserve all the bad fortune I get, but my wife has always been a good, God-fearing Christian. She doesn't deserve any of this.
OK, I got that off my chest.