Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Where I've been, where I'll be

So I'm sure my followers have noticed that things are not normal here at Now is Gone. Reviews have been few and far between, no giveaways, etc. Truth is, I've been having some pretty serious health issues and spent December and January watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel rather than reading, as well as working on a couple of editing projects. I just learned this Monday that I have a cancerous mass in my colon, and Friday I'll be going to have it removed. We're hoping it is contained there but honestly? I've been symptomatic since August. So... time will tell.

And why did I wait so long? Well, no insurance. I was so excited for ObamaCare, sure that with our low income I'd be eligible for low-cost or even free insurance, but as it turns out, this isn't the case. Not in Georgia. Georgia did not accept the Federal monies to expand the Medicaid system, so those of us who are less than 100 percent of the poverty level (we're "only" 96 percent) are screwed. If I could afford $250 to $400+ a month for insurance, I'd already have it. So, now I have to apply for charity care through the hospital and hope that they will still treat me properly even if I'm not paying. We'll see just how that works out.

So, expect further silence. Odds are I'm not going to be feeling up to much of anything for awhile, although I am still going to try to review J. Simon's books later this month. Meanwhile, I thought I should let you know what is going on. I have a friend who'll watch the blog for me while I'm in the hospital, but just to approve any comments. See you all on the flip side... I hope.


  1. Oh, Katy. I am so sorry that this has happened to you. You are in my prayers. And I can assure you that you will be taken care of just as if you were rich in money. You are rich in so many other ways.

    I'll miss your musings and look forward to hearing from you this spring.

    You're in my thoughts and prayers. Your friend, Cathy

  2. Katy, I'm so sorry to hear that. I wish there was something I could say that would help. Fingers crossed that it's slow and hasn't spread.

    Good luck and god bless.

    All the best,


  3. Katy, you are in our thoughts xxx

  4. Am so thinking of you and so mad at idiots in Georgia and all states who will not get on board with Affordable Care act and help its citizens.

  5. This is sad News Katy. I wish there was something I could say to comfort you. I will keep you in my prayers and I wish you the best.

  6. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you all the positive and healing energy I can.

  7. Got healing thoughts out there for you, Katy, as always. :) Good luck and please keep us posted. Know that you have a lot of people pulling for you. Hugs!

  8. Oh no, Katy! :( Hope it all works out for you.

    (I won't go into my "we need single payer in this country" rant....)

  9. So sorry to hear of this Kathy. I will keep you in my prayers.

  10. I'm so sorry, Katy. *hugs* I wish you a speedy recovery and will keep you in my thoughts.

  11. Katy, I am so sorry you are going through this. I'm really upset. I hope everything works out. I believe it will.

    I know I haven't been on the internet lately, but I am here for you.

    Leisa and I send our love.


    1. Thanks, Michael,that means a lot to me.

  12. Oh no, I am so sorry, Katy! Sending all my best to you! Strength and healing, and good luck on the insurance woes!

  13. I am so sorry to here this. I'm adding you on our prayer chain which is located here:
    You can also catch our TV show from there. You are in our hearts and prayers.
    We love you, and we'll miss seeing you on-line.

  14. I wish you all the best and that the surgery takes care of it all.


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