My 13 year old daughter was hospitalized last week with the flu. She has been out since last Saturday, but I haven't been the same since. While she was in the hospital, my primary concern was her health. As she got better, I started worrying about what my insurance covered and what it didn't.
Then I started to have flashbacks of when I was 13 and how I had to take my father to the hospital on the ambulance. I stayed up all night with him and no one helped him because we had no insurance. He was throwing up blood, but they basically just made sure he didn't die and sent us home when the sun rose and told us to go find a doctor.
Seeing the service my daughter got with insurance and remembering the service my father didn't get without insurance pains the 13 year old girl inside me. It hurts so much. When I hear all this political talk about universal healthcare, I get so angry because no child deserves to witness what I had to as a child.
So I've been triggered and it hurts. I truly don't think anyone can understand this unless they lived through poverty.
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Hello, all. Would anyone mind sharing how the journaling part of this works?