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Mid Month Staying on Budget

September 13th, 2013 at 02:03 pm

There's a little over 2 weeks left in the month and so far so good as far as spending goes. I've budgeted $800.00 per month for the few bills that I pay that are automatically billed to my Discover card every month, prescription drugs, food, fuel and any other misc. So far I've spent $481.00 of that money but that is already having paid for prescriptions and the bills for the month. It should be easy to get through the rest of the month as I will just have to buy food and fuel. Staying with my parents I don't spend much money on anything else.


I had routine lab tests done a couple of weeks ago and my physician called to tell me that I am severely anemic. I was really surprised as I'm not overweight but I'm not extremely thin either. I had been having a lot of strange things happening though like seeing large white spots, my legs feeling very weak and feeling like they may give out, so tired I could barely make myself move and a few heart palpitations. I honestly thought it was anxiety due to the situation with my parents and my doc had just prescribed meds for that and depression. I have read some on anemia now and have found that it's really not all that uncommon to be iron and b12 deficient. One thing is for sure, I've got to start taking better care of myself or I might not be able to take care of my parents!

When It Rains it Pours (Not Financial)

September 7th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I have been staying at my parents home as we found out in Oct last year that she has terminal cancer. She gets weaker by the day and is in the very end stage. I took my father to the doctor last week and he has also been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was admitted to the hospital today for the second time to drain fluid from one of his lungs. They say he has a malignant plueral effusion.

I will keep doing what I have been doing for them. If you believe in prayers please send lots my way, my family and I will need them as it looks like we might lose both our parents around the same time.

Thanks for listening, I just needed to get this off my chest.