Monday, November 2, 2009

Nana not NaNo

Good Monday to you and wishing you a good week ahead.

Thanks so much for all the well wishes on my Nano challenge. Speaking of Nano, today I’m talking about Nana, my Nana. All my regular readers know her very well. She’s a regular here on the blog and Jack’s best girl well everyone’s really. Sweet as pie and can bake a heck of a pie. Smarter than anyone I know she also has the secret mouth of a sailor and can bring a hardened biker to his knees with lash of her quick tongue so stay on her good side. She’s also been a caregiver for many years since I was first born until she retired taking care of many children mostly for single mothers in Harlem. Lots of time for little pay, just doing what she could to help them get on their feet, have a job and take care of their children.



Well Nana got a fright on Halloween. I picked up the phone to give her a shout and say hi see if she was all ready for her trick or treaters. She was out of breath when she picked up the phone and I could tell she was upset.


Me:What‘s wrong?
Nana: I’m just back from my pharmacy and something has got to give baby.
Me: What happened?
Nana: Well you know I have to take 6 pills a day since I’ve had these stints put in.
Sidebar: such a scary time for our family when Nana was ill over a year ago and we’re so grateful for her continued improving health.
Me: Yep
Nana: I can’t take how these costs keep going up. My income is fixed you know. My one pill that was $38.00 last month has jumped to over $90.00 this month and there is no alternative medicine. I have to take it. I can see why these little old people skip pills or meals. Anymore of this and no one will have to worry about me needing meds. I’ll end up with a heart attack.
Me: Oh Nana don’t say that.
Nana: It’s true. I get so mad over all this heath care bull@#*$. People putting a price on lives. Without the little help from my family that I get I’d be dead now. This is just awful. Something had to give. They have to pass a bill and stop messing around. It’s always the little people that suffer.


Well, that’s it people there was much more said, but I won’t go into it. I was pissed and so was she so the rating on the blog would have to go up. So this is all I have to say is that. Tomorrow is Election Day. Please go out and vote and remember to be good stewards over all.

Please.



Best,
Kwana

10 comments:

trueconfessions said...

It's not the same thing at all, but it's my rant...My insurance company just stopped paying for birth control and my migraine medicine. Now, when I inquired, they still pay for Viagra. So...the man get "get it going" but I can't do anything to "keep it from happening?" I call BS on this, and Nana's experience.

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Debra said...

YES! We all need to get out and VOTE! Makes to want to go live in Copenhagen...

Joyce said...

A topic close to my heart. I could pull out my soap box but I'll spare you. I agree something needs to be done for the young and old who are struggling to pay insurance or can't afford it.

I did find out some info over the weekend I'm going to look into for my mom. As soon as I find out the details and the correct name I would be happy to share.

Your Nana sounds like a sweetie. Have you written a short story about her? xoxo

Deidra said...

Oh my. I'm resisting the urge to join in your rant. Let me just say this: I feel you. Blessings to your Nana! We could all use a Nana or two in our lives.

Ina in Alaska said...

Ron and I were talking about this very thing over coffee this morning. Many of the folks filing bankruptcy are over medical debts AND THEY HAVE HEATH COVERAGE!!! This is so wrong! We need Nana out there lobbying for better health care for all. Our current plans are not working. The insurance lobby is in control and believe me they are evil.

T. Anne said...

Aww, I'd much rather be with Nana!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Oh I'm sorry about your Nana! Such a terrible societal problem right not.

Thanks for the reminder about voting.

N said...

and all your neighbors love nana too.

big hugs and $90 is just ridiculous!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Amen, Nana. Tell her I'm annoyed with this heath care bull@#*$ as well.

Unfortunately my great state voted in Tony Soprano as governor. Lordie be.

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