It has been a rough one, there really is no other way to put it. Isa is doing great. Her health is better than we could have asked for. Eyes, perfect. Heart, holding steady. Lungs, chronic, but manageable. Ears, super deaf, which is just what we expected, and what we love.
Work has been hard. I am currently partially unemployed. We’re working on that, but upon coming home, I took a large salary cut that impacted us in ways it will take us awhile to come back from. It was like the perfect financial storm after coming home from an adoption.
The political climate has us worried about our health insurance. We’re self-employed and there promises to be a large increase in our premium very soon. We struggled with our ACA premium under Obama. We’re suffocating with it under Trump. Ally will become an adult soon and we will have to buy her own policy. She can no longer be covered under our policy purchased on the market. She has asthma, which is a pre-existing condition. We feel like we’re working harder than ever just to survive.
Last weekend I was diagnosed with kidney dysfunction and I am currently being worked up for Type 1 Diabetes. I have long battled auto-immune issues. This seems to be the latest one. We have conquered way bigger things. It’s just that, right now, it feels like a pile on. I’m tired.
I had big plans for this summer. They have gotten a lot more low key. We’re hitting up locations around town, exploring our city, and getting ready for a big trip to DC in a couple of weeks. Hopefully that will make up for some of the bummer parts of this summer.
Because we are overcomes, summer overcomes.
–FullPlateMom, who is so grateful for what she does have.