But, now I am so overwhelmed with my new position AND the long-term care companies, therapists that have written-off my husband and the nursing home which now is private pay. I just wrote them a check for $36,000 for the month of April and subsequent months will be around $25,000. It's no wonder people go home after the insurance ends. Who can afford a quarter of a million dollars a year in a rehabilitation hospital with skilled nursing out of pocket? But, my husband is still bedridden with left-sided paralysis and a feeding tube and needs the specialized care. He has no core strength and requires physical therapy to improve that hemiparetic side. However, it's all on us and all private pay now.
Despite my woes, my husband is making incremental progress each day and that keeps me going. His private duty nurse's aides are great and allow me to take a bit of a breather.
Just know that having a massive stroke is no joke. It sucks everything out of the patient and the family. So everyone should lose as much weight as possible, because you never know when you'll be next. But, God is good and my husband is still alive.
For a few days, I was "good", but with the onslaught of all of these new financial obligations, it has thrown me for a loop. But, I will survive and try to keep going.
Cambridge is the ONLY thing for me (less a slip now and then).
Thanks for asking.
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