Mother Hen Update

An update on Mother Hen is way overdue. Let’s just say that between insurance issues, doctors appointments, and helping to take care of her, there hasn’t been much time for the writing side of life. That includes the blog (thank goodness I have the entire serial scheduled to post automatically until done).

So, we get really good health insurance. What happens? Everyone BUT THE SURGEON takes it. And the surgeon wants all the money up front. No way could that happen. So, we went into yet another holding pattern until Mother Hen turned 65 and got on Medicare. I thought that would fix it.

Um, yeah right.

I won’t go into details, but lets just say that both Medicare and Medicaid did a few strange things that took a bunch of time on phone calls to straighten out. One day I was on the phone for so long that it depleted the battery of my cell phone completely. I think at least 4 hours? That’s way too much time on the phone!

Right now, the surgery is scheduled for this Tuesday. It’s been scheduled and rescheduled so many times that I refuse to believe it will happen until it actually happens.

Mother Hen is nervous, of course. Anyone would be with the prospect of brain surgery. So, we’ve been giving lots of hugs and I-love-you’s. If all goes well, she will have surgery Tuesday morning and be home by Friday.

As for the writing, I’m not going to stress about it right now. Mother Hen needs the attention. I’ll get what I can done and be happy with it. The writing will be there waiting afterwards. 🙂


Yes, seriously. I’m still alive. At least, I think I am.

A lot has been going on. For one, the MRI in January showed the tumor is growing back, and is now impacting the emotional and short-term memory areas of Mother Hen’s brain. Yes, that was a real blow. Doing so good, and then BAM! It was back, and growing in very bad places.

Add to that delays in getting the insurance situation figured out. I hate waiting for other people. That really messed us up with something we don’t have time for playing around. But, it is now figured out. The moment the insurance goes live in March, Mother Hen has appointments with oncologists and surgeons to see what they can do. Everyone keep their fingers, toes, and everything else, crossed!

Onto better news.

I’ve been working on the website. New color scheme, an update of the theme, added content, and other small stuff. I’m still tweaking, but I like it better.

Oh, and the Bibliography has been updated. There were quite a few items not on there! Tis fixed now. 😀

More stories are coming down the pipeline. Here in a few days I’ll announce a big one. Writing is keeping me sane right now.

Hey, 2014! You were supposed to be better than 2013! Shape up, you!