Ever since I was in second grade, I have suffered from unbearably painful sinus headaches. I have never figured out what causes them. The pain remains on the left side of my face, right below my eye. I have never had a sinus headache on the right side. (No, they aren't migraines.) I think something of this nature must run in my family, on my mother's side. No matter the cause or reason, the pain is horrendous, and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. I wish I were exaggerating.
I've decided I want to seek out health insurance, but I don't know how to go about it. I only had health insurance once before, and it was through a job. I get the sinus headaches (usually) every day for about a month, sometimes less, once a year. The timing is (from what I've observed) totally random, and there doesn't appear to be any one thing that causes it. Although, I have noticed they aren't as bad since I moved to Florida. There are degrees of pain, but no matter the degree, it keeps me from doing anything. I am incapacitated until it goes away, and it often makes me sick to my stomach because it hurts so badly.
I remember when Jordan and I were heading into the Poconos a few years ago, and we had to stop several times because I got sick. That was one of the worst sinus headaches that I can remember. It feels as if someone is stabbing me in the face with a blunt knife. Again, I wish I were exaggerating. And I wish that I had been able to enjoy that wonderful drive with him.
And this brings me to my humble thoughts on health insurance. I am not a political person. I do not pretend to affiliate myself with any one party, because I just can't stand any of it. I have hit my breaking point; I can't handle this any longer. It may happen for only a month each year, but a month is too long. I also don't know whether or not what I have is something more serious. I have literally tried every home remedy you can think of.
I can't afford health insurance. I'm thinking of getting it long enough to see a doctor, perhaps get some x-rays, either figure out the problem or solve it, or both-- and then cancel it. I don't understand why everyone said they wanted
health insurance, but when the idea of ensuring that everyone had free health care was brought up, all of a sudden everyone was against it. Hello? I want free health care. I deserve health care. And so does everyone else, especially those who have serious issues they don't know what to do about, and those of us who have mounting ER bills because it was the only place they could go when they became seriously ill or hurt.
They say The Man is always watching You. Well, if The Man is watching, let him read this: I want to feel better again. I want to figure out why I've been getting chronic sinus headaches since I was little. I want health insurance, but I can't afford it. And if I manage to pay for it, at least for a little while, I know I'll have to cancel it. Every American is entitled to health care. And we shouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg to get it!