Saturday, October 08, 2005

Without Bending Back

My friend E is fifty, recently downsized, without any meaningful medical insurance coverage and a herniated vertebrae. The catch-22 situation at hand is that she needs to get her back functional so she can get a job and work at it forty hours a week as she would need to so she stays out of debt.

However, without a job and a medical insurance that is more than window dressing she cannot get her back fixed. I hope for a miracle to happen so the situation remedies itself magically - that she has work and a working back to be able to sustain it. I worry for her.

It is the irony of fate that in the same space and time as E, there are those who would like to star-gaze without having to bend back to do so. There is help at hand for them but none for E.

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