Wednesday, March 02, 2011

This photo was taken last November when we had a sibling day. Little Brother and Sis.
To be the youngest of us three, my little brother has more health problems than either Sis or myself.
At the time the photo was taken he was still working. He knows more about plastic than most people even know is possible. He can pick up any plastic item in a store, tell you the compounds used and just how much it cost to mold the part. Anyway, the company he worked for is own by Warren Buffet. Yes, the one who is always on the news but the plant had the machines that he started his career on many many years ago. He had even put off an operation to finish a mold for the said company. His loyalty and work ethic were repaid with being laid off with a severance package. He like so many American workers today is now unemployed. Until June of this year he has to pay out of his pocket over five hundred dollars a month for insurance.
After he was given a stress to make sure his heart could withstand being put to sleep , he was scheduled for his left foot to be operated on today at around 10AM. Each foot and each hand need to have nodes removed therefore this is the first of 4 operations he will have to have. Each foot will take 4 weeks to recover from and each hand two weeks to recover from.
The kitty justice is a request today, please pray for my little brother, Sam, to have successful surgeries and recovery times and that a new job is out there waiting for him.

9 comments:

DUTA said...

I'm sorry about your brother's health problems.
May God help him overcome them smoothly and have a quick recovery!

Changes in the wind said...

Will do....

Lady Di Tn said...

Duta
Thanks and I appreciate your comment. Peace

Monica
Thank you. Peace

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My---I am sorry for your brother's job situation AND his health problems. There's no reward these days for loyalty.. Such a shame...

I will pray for successful surgeries for him... I'll also pray for your entire family, who are worried about him.

Hugs,
Betsy

Patty said...

I know all about paying for hospitalization. They were taking it out of my state retirement check before I even got it. Then someone told me about Anthem Blue for Seniors. So now we only pay each month our medicare, Abe's is still $98.?? and mine has gone up to $115.?? a month. The Atena insurance we use to have was raising ours by $70.00 each as of 1/2/11. So for Atena it would have been costing us $472.00 a month plus our Medicare and also some dental.

Thanks for the St. Paddy's day card. I'll make sure I remember him in my prayers.

Lady Di Tn said...

Betsy
Thank you for your kind words. All the prayers will be appreciated. I talked with him today and being an activity person, he was already bored. Peace

Patty
Yes Insurance is a big hassle and cost. Medicare Supplement policies go up every year just because you are a year older. Glad you found a better deal. Thanks for adding Sam to your prayers. I believe that prayer is a very powerful tool to help with healing. Peace

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I am sorry but prayers might be the answer as well as surgery. It doesn't hurt to say a prayer.

Lady Di Tn said...

Abe
Thanks. Peace

Small City Scenes said...

The things that happen to people when they are doing the best they can. I don't think your brother deserved to be laid off. He will find a better job where is is appreciated.
Hopefully the surgeries go well. Good vibes going his way.
My third daughter was laid off in July but last month they hired her back---they were smart to do that.

I hope you are feeling better too. MB MB