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Health Scare

November 25th, 2019 at 11:40 pm

Back in early November I went in for my yearly mammogram. It came back with a "suspicious" spot. I then went in for a second mammogram which further confirmed something suspicious. I then went in for a needle biopsy. Not terribly painful but still pretty uncomfortable and left me pretty bruised. After a long week of waiting I found out today that it was benign, no cancer! They do still want me to see a breast surgeon for a consultation but I finally feel like I can breathe again. I am especially thankful this Thanksgiving! I also realize how fortunate I am to have a great healthcare plan though my employer. Everything is covered, and I only had to pay 3, $15 copays. I did call my insurer every step of the way before each visit to be sure I was staying in-network and I have to say they were incredibly helpful. My primary care doctor is awesome as well as the office staff and I am so thankful to have such a great network of caregivers. Ladies, never put off those yearly mammograms. There is no cancer in my family. I am low risk, I don't smoke or drink much and am overall pretty healthy. You just never know.

October Spending/Savings

November 2nd, 2019 at 04:43 pm

Spending: $999.08
Total Savings: $2800.00
Additional Income: Swagbucks earnings: $200.00

Fixed Expenses:
Verizon bundle (internet, cable, home phone): 159.94
Cell phone: 61.45
HVAC and water heater contract: 27.95
Condo Fee (includes water) 190.00

Utilities: 93.04
Gasoline: 27.29
Groceries: 229.78
Health: 80.35
Dining Out: 65.69
Other: 63.59

Savings was high due to a last account of my mom's that closed out for $1700.00

Health category included restocking vitamins, a co-pay and a script refill

Dining out was a little higher then usual, just enjoying life and socializing!

Other category: Had to buy a new smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detector.

*condo paid in full
*car paid in full (2017 Toyota Camry)
*no other debt