(BTW: Don’t watch the video if you’re weak of heart or are eating Hamburger Helper. Seriously. I can’t do it myself.)
That’s it. I’m now looking for ‘donation based’ knee surgery.
I am the face of the uninsured. Yes, my american-born, college-educated, creatively-blessed ass is uninsured. Except for the few years when I actually earned more than $20,000/year freelancing or when I was covered doing work as a university teaching assistant, my health insurance status changes as often as my underwear. Sometimes I can afford COBRA, and sometimes I just avoid all dangerous activities (downhill skiing, horseback riding, walking in Los Angeles) and stick to safer activities like driving my car and going grocery shopping.
My knee has been acting up. I understood taking a break from running. I even understood sitting out on some hiking. But when I have to stop YOGA? God, my knee must be in tatters. And inactivity has left me in a mild depression.
I wish I understood corporate legal-ese and political-speak. I’m far better in Romulan than in HR 3962 (one of the House of Representatives Health Care bills). I wish I was Canadian or somewhere where they had universal health care.
I’ve just gotten to a point in my life where I can now afford to pay for monthly health insurance, but here’s my question: how do I go about the delicate topic of my knee? I injured it some time ago. Does that make it a pre-existing condition and therefore, not insurable? Or do I just apply, and later HIT my knee again with a sledgehammer and have them take care of it? Thoughts???