Last week I got a bill from St. Lukes of $4128. I was quite confused because I was told a month ago that I didn't qualify for financial assistance. I was confused at this amount, because 2 months ago my bill was twice this much. Today I went to pay $2128 which has been on my HSA account since I worked in Charlotte and was put on it from my previous employer (I had $3100 earlier this year but paid my radiology bill with it). I asked the financial lady about my bill today. To my great and appreciated surprise, what I thought was an over $8000 bill was now half because 50% was taken off for financial assistance! Yes, Merry Christmas to me! I am so grateful, I guess they changed their minds. I now only have a bill of $2020 that I have to pay which I will pay once I start working again in February. I'm so grateful for insurance, financial assistance, an HSA that I once thought was a ridiculous kind of insurance and my savings account. In total I have only had to pay $6882, yes only when my bills have been well over $150,000-$200,000 this year. But actually if you take the $3100 that I had from my HSA I've really only had to pay $3800 out of my checking account. Of course that doesn't include the over $4,000 that I've paid for my COBRA insurance, but then again I did get that pretty much paid for with another blessing. So yes, I'm grateful for the blessings of tithing, because let's be truthful, this is all a blessing from being a faithful tithe payer.
I'm a daughter, sister, favorite auntie, friend, physician assistant, lover of candy, tulips, fruit, a good salad, traveling adventures, a good book, style, flip flops, spinach shakes, Boise State Football and cooking, who happened to be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in June 2013 and will fight like no other to live a positive, happy, vibracious, exciting life as a survivor and overcomer!