medical billing jobs from home


Painful Revelations - A Story

It was dark outside. I was alone. The pain did not stop! It had been five hours. I made the call and waited. Soon the red and yellow lights appeared outside of my condo. The paramedics came in and confirmed that they would take me to the hospital.

A week later I am reflecting on a series of events and America in general. I am back home without a gall bladder. I really never thought much of gall bladders except for the rather ugly name of the organ. However, I did stop and wonder what it’s function was when I was reading my paternal grandfather’s biography on the Internet recently.

The article began with his birth in Northern Ireland and described his immigration to the United States as a small boy in the 1860’s. His family was able to work on a farm and as a young man he went to business college. After that, he owned numerous businesses and became active in state politics. Eventually, he was elected state auditor in the state of Iowa. He died at the age of 56 from gall bladder complications.

I never knew him. I was born 20 years after his death. My father spoke of him in passing and would take me to the State Capital to see his old office, but other than that the details of his remarkable life were sketchy. Perhaps because they were too painful for his heirs. The family’s insurance company had failed during the great depression.

I was raised in a humble, if not almost a poverty level household. Medical expenses often ate away at whatever income we had. In some ways, now I am grateful because I went to work at an early age and was always mindful of having a secure job with medical benefits. I was able to do this and still break away for world adventures.

All of this brings me to reflect on America today. Our cruel incompetent government has almost destroyed the American dream, for America and for immigrants. Protests occur daily. People are crying out for universal heath care and humane treatment of refugees seeking asylum.

When I entered the hospital, I encountered several things. Of course, I had to show that I could pay my bill. That seemed to be foremost in the minds of the American medical staff. My intense pain came second.

During my five- day stay, I observed something else. The foreign-born staff members from Nigeria, Siberia, China, Spain and other countries too numerous to mention, cheerfully and competently rendered caring medical services. They were lucky enough to be experiencing the American dream that seemed to have slipped through the fingers of some of the American staff. I applaud the immigrants who enrich our lives daily. It is only fitting that this image was taken in Africa, to be exact, in Botswana.

Posted by The Spirit of the World ( On and Off) on 2019-06-03 13:55:33

Tagged: , Africa , Botswana , Okavango Delta , tree , intense , sunrise , sun , light , safari , game drive , landscape , clouds , sky , nature , morning


Like it? Share with your friends!

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win
couponrainbow

0 Comments

Try Spin to Win!
Kindly get back to your previous orientation view... your wheel is rolling there...

Congratulations! Your winning link has been sent to you via email.
COUPON RAINBOW® special offer unlocked!
You have a chance to win! Are you feeling lucky? Give it a spin :)
* You can spin the wheel by entering your email
* If you win, you can claim your special offer via email within a limited time
* COUPON RAINBOW® reserves the right to cancel this special offer anytime

COUPON RAINBOW®

How to Easily Build a Facebook Group that Will Maximize Your Income and Brand Exposure! ($197 value for FREE but only while they last!)
AVAIL NOW
This is a limited time offer
close-link

COUPON RAINBOW® Fashion


The Best Fun Fashion. Period.™

Sign up below for an exclusive coupon code you can use instantly on your first purchase :)
AVAIL NOW
This is a limited time offer
close-link

Freebies, Rewards & More!

Special Bonus:  Cash Back at Over 1,000 Stores
(Don't Miss This!)
Offer Expires In:
COUPON RAINBOW® Limited Time Offer
Get My FREE Stuff!
close-link
Don't Miss This!

Want to Win the Car of Your Dreams?

Limited Time Offer
Get DREAM CAR!
COUPON RAINBOW®
close-link
Freebies, Rewards & More!
COUPON RAINBOW® Limited Time Offer
Get Free Stuff!
close-image
Make $$$ Online
Top 10 Ways to Make $$$ Online
(Don't Miss This!)
Learn More
close-image

GET $5
OFF

on your first purchase
Get Coupon
close-link
Check your email to get your winning coupon!X