Monday, January 23, 2012
Staying home and a hilarious response from Avery
I decided it wasn't worth it to go to Chicago. My health was at risk and it's not worth it. It's snowing in Chicago and I'd be walking quite a bit. I'm stuffed up, coughing and on antibiotics but I will get better. Am I depressed? A little but only because I feel like CF got the better of me. HOWEVER I know I made the right decision.
I'm frustrated with the insurance I took on the tickets though. They are making me fill out 7 pages of paperwork and get a letter filled out by my doctor (I feel like I'm back in grade school). I thought the insurance was supposed to make it easier. The guy on the phone asked me why I cancelled. I told him I had CF. He said "But that was something you had before the trip and we don't cover that." I said "But I have a cold which makes it worse." I felt so angry as if this guy didn't trust me. I wanted to scream, but I didn't.
I filled out most of the forms this morning and sent the rest to my doctor. I started antibiotics on Saturday and am doing a decongestant every 4 hours. I will get better.
I did have something really funny happen though. Avery, Andrea and Ethan went and saw "Annie" at the Fox (picture attached). Avery came home and said "Daddy, I'm very lucky and I know it now." I said "Awwww...sweetie. You realize now how lucky you are to have 2 parents who love you because for a long time Annie didn't have that and neither did her friends at the Orphanage? I'm so proud of you. That's an important life lesson."
Her response is the true punchline:
"No, that's not it. Mommy, let me have a whole bag of Cheetos!!!"
Kids will be kids.
Have a good one.