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Last month my yearly out of pocket maximum for my health insurance increased from 3k to 4k. Tomorrow I am having surgery for the first time in fifty years.

If I still had 44k in CC debt I'd be worrying about how I was going to pay for the operation and associated costs. Instead, tomorrow I'll be forking over 1k for the deposit (I have a deductible plan) with my cash dividend Citicard,knowing that I'll be paying the card off in full at the end of month.

Thanks, Fools, for helping me attain peace of mind via financial freedom.

Cheers,

Shire
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Good luck - hope all goes well with your surgery!
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Best of luck with your procedure, Shire.

Fuskie
Who thinks reduced financial stress can go a long way towards an improved medical outcome...
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Thank you, Retrograde and Fuskie.

I agree, Fuskie.

I'm having two procedures done on my dominant hand. Carpal Tunnel Release and Trigger Finger Release.

Right now I'm moving low carb foods from impossible-to-open-with-one hand-bags to difficult-but-doable containers.

Cheers,

Shire
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Good luck with surgery and I hope you have a speedy recovery!
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This thread isn't about Obama or politics - much as some people with tunnel vision might want EVERY thread to be about that kind of thing. It's about Shirehobbit and her excellent efforts at getting herself out of debt.

Hope the surgery goes well, Shire! You might also want to do some cooking in advance so you don't have to do that in the immediate days/weeks right after surgery.
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Oh, I see the post I was responding to has been removed (thankfully).
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I'm as prepared as I can be:

I have meals that I cooked in advance in single portion sizes in the freezer.

I moved moderate and low carb (I have diabetes) room temp foods into containers I can open with one hand.

I bought this really neat rocker knife that I can cut food up with one hand.

I transferred shampoo and condition from squeeze bottles to pump bottles.

I wrote out my rent checks two months in advance,

I bought shoes with Velcro straps.

I bought a strap with a hook on the ends to hang my tote bag on (it goes across your body and allows you to be hands free.

Cheers,

Shire

Post Script The doctor said the operation went well.
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Sounds like you have thought of everything. I expected nothing less.

Fuskie
Who thinks all you need is voice recognition on an iPad so you can dictate your posts to fool.com...
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Post Script The doctor said the operation went well.

And apparently you've already got the one-handed typing thing down! :-)
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I had (open) carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists. (Done at different times, of course.) It was not a pleasant recovery, but to be pain free after the intense pain I was experiencing was wonderful. You will be very glad you had the surgery!


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wishing you a speedy reply, shire.

as always, you're right on point with your OP. get well soon my friend

Mike
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