Thursday, April 15, 2010

No Clothes, No Docs

I swore off buying new clothes in December of 2008. So far since then I have bought some socks, underwear, and one pair of shoes (for $20, originally $139) that I bought on an impulse and really need to take to the consignment store.

I technically have bought a couple of more dresses since I have some special events coming up, but I have not worn them and will count them as bought when I first wear them in public.

My 2010 resolution is to go to no medical professionals except for eye and dental care. I have gotten through more than a quarter of this year and so far, so good.

Last year I had an annual exam with no findings. I had to have an additional diagnostic test after my mammogram last year. I have a high deductible, so I had to pay the bill (adjusted after Blue Cross/Blue Shield review, to note). I have made a mental accounting that I used my this-year-mammogram budget on that second test last year.

I have been very blessed with good health. I can count on two hands the days that I have taken off for sick leave in the 18 years since I came back to work after staying home with the children (and this counts the time taken off to go to regular exams). Some of that time was for physical therapy on my leg after I decided that at age 47 I was going to start running. I don't run anymore, so I won't have to face those bills and that time off. Common sense can save so much money.

23 comments:

  1. Please realize how blessed you are. Sometimes, common sense has nothing to do with it. Count your blessings!

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  2. 光這幾句話就價值連城了,讀著讀著小弟的眼眶就濕了... .................................................................

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  3. 我真心在追求我的夢想時,每一天都是繽紛的。因為我知道每一個小時都是實現理想 的一部份。..................................................

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  4. 一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。..................................................

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  5. 人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。..................................................

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  6. 三分之一的人生,可以決定另外三分之二的人生!!共勉哦!............................................................

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