#1 - I was upset earlier today when I looked up the three options for my health plan (I have to change in a couple months) and I did not see my clinic on any of them. I specifically moved to that clinic a few years ago and want to stay there.
Now though, a few hours later, I'm still going to inquire further and try to stay at my clinic, but I do at least know that another clinic my primary care doctor works at is an option. So I should be able to switch there and still see her at least and
at least I will still have insurance.
#2 - I have a monthly volunteer gig that I started visiting a friend after in December. I needed to break the pattern of what I usually did after that activity as it was no longer an option. So tonight went over to my friend's and it was so nice to talk to him. Even though it was just a little over an hour, it was still a welcome visit and discussion.
#3 - There is a couples workshop I told him about at the end of next month that I am hoping to attend at a local meditation center. He wrote it down as something he and his partner would maybe attend as well. "That would be so fun if you did!" I responded.
#4 - I just emailed him the info to remind him to consider it.
#5 - It would easily take more than one hand, probably more than two, to count all the relationships that have become strengthened for me because of the difficulties I've experienced the last couple of months. It has been such a huge gift, opening to others while in pain, allowing them to care for you and support you, but also to grow with you. I had one email from a friend today that began, "I think you're an objective source for this topic." And another email from a friend that ended, "Resentment and anger over past events can be strong beasts in my
experience. If you decide to continue on with M, I hope you find a
beautiful way to slay those beasts together."