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Sutter Health Plus – Denying Proper Care

Published October 26, 2018 by lynn k scott

I’m still trying to get the care I deserve.

The latest update:

I am being forced to see a doctor, not of my choosing.  Heck, I didn’t even know I was being referred to this provider.  No one returns my calls.  Three different people were supposed to call me back; no one did.  The doctors and insurance are clueless as to what communication means.  I AM THE PATIENT!  I am to be consulted and I participate in my care – that is my right!!!

They originally set me up with a male doctor and I was told regardless of what I prefer, they aren’t mandated to accommodate me.  I finally got a to make an appointment with a non-English speaking oncologist.  I am not allowed to choose someone I would feel comfortable with.  My care cannot progress if I cannot trust my doctor.  At this point, care is functionary only.  I cannot heal properly if I am under duress at what will be added to my file because I don’t respond or act within preassigned and undisclosed parameters.  I am not allowed to give feedback or ask clarifying questions without repercussions.  Is that anyway to treat anyone, much less someone with a cancer diagnosis.

The insurance company refuses to allow me to see any other provider.  My care is being compromised.  I tried to ask the scheduling person a clarifying question (very nicely) and she loudly states, “Don’t you yell at me!”.  I hadn’t.  However, because of the derogatory notations in my account, this is the norm for every phone call.  I am accused of being rude every time I attempt to receive help.

Doctors should only be able to read medical charts.  The inaccuracies of my “dismissal” from the previous oncologist negate to mention the SEVEN requests to see other oncologists.

The blackballing of my care continues.  If there are any attorneys within N. California who can right this wrong, please contact me.

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Just another cancer – related update

Published July 17, 2018 by lynn k scott

I have been steadily changing my diet over the last couple weeks.  I will have to say, I actually feel a lot better.  To some, the dietary changes may be extreme.  I believe it’s easier for me, from all the other attempts at dietary changes, because my life literally depends on me being successful.

There have been two times I have “cheated”.  They have been small cheats such as eating soy sauce (has gluten) and I forgot the other cheat.  Anyway, since my body has been eating healthier, it really didn’t care for my choice to upset its new-found balance.  I have done those cheats before, but this time the reaction was stronger.  I have dedicated myself to not doing that again.  I really don’t like the reactions I had and repeat performances won’t be necessary.

I am using my new juicer at least every other day.  I am loving the combinations.  I am using less fruit and even added a few new vegetables.  I’m not really a spinach fan, but am finding it’s pretty good mixed with carrots and ginger, among other vegetables.

I am trying new food combinations.  For example, made lentils for the first time the other day.  Yesterday, I made lentil tacos (no cheese or sour cream) and they were really good.  The more I go without dairy, the more I don’t miss it.

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I have been able to lend support to a friend who’s mother is Stage IV in her cancer battle.  It feels nice to be able to give back to a fellow cancer warrior.

I have also decided, I’m not putting off purchases because of “what ifs”.  I am taking back what the cancer tried to steal from me.  It will not be successful in making me second guess my life and its longevity.  As I have stated before, I have handed this over to God and he is in complete control.  He has brought such peace, that I can’t possibly fully describe the feeling.

I recently made a vehicle purchase.  It wasn’t the right time (credit wise), however, my other vehicle chose to push the envelope, so good-bye pickup, hello challenger.

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It’s almost been a year since I heard those horrible words, “you have cancer”.  Gone from sadness to anger to acceptance to fighting.  I will be successful.  I have cancer but it doesn’t have me!

Your Pick

Published December 22, 2016 by lynn k scott

The end of 2016 is quickly approaching.  With it comes the promises of fulfilling those pesky resolutions people pick to force themselves to change in the upcoming year. Depending how much celebrating takes place on New Year’s Eve, those resolutions may not last a week; depending when they were made.

I gave up resolutions three years ago.  Instead, a friend introduced me to a new concept:  selecting a word to represent you for the following year.

That being said, it takes a bit of reflection and thinking to see what word would best represent you.  There is no penalty for choosing a word that is way off base.  There’s no word police, well unless you’re on Facebook.  (hee hee)

Simply choose a word, based on what you hope to accomplish, changes that have passed or may come to pass and how you hope life treats you.

In 2015, my word was “perseverance”.  It proved to quite the word that year.

In 2016, my word was “genesis”.  While I had some new beginnings, it wasn’t quite what I was hoping for.

My word for 2017, after quite a bit of thought, is going to be….

INFLUENCE

How will 2017 influence me?  Who might I influence?  How will I react to those influences?Obviously, I can’t answer those now. You will have to check back around this time, next year, to see if my word was a good pick or not.

So, are you sticking with tradition or you ready to venture out into the word-picking world?

“Understanding”

Published July 19, 2016 by lynn k scott

I was reading a yummy post on What’s For Dinner Moms? blog and it reminded me of my 2016 word:  Understanding.

I had almost completely forgotten about it as the pressures of home and work have kept me extremely busy.  So, I am taking a minute to see how my 2016 word has been working out so far.

It’s a bit more than half-way through the year.  Lots has happened and you’d know more about what if I was a better blogger.  Regardless, I think “understanding” has shown through in many ways; to date.

Without getting political, I have a better understanding of where my friends’ political views stand.  I don’t agree with some of them, but I can follow their reasoning.  It’s also helped me to understand where I do and don’t belong.  I was feeling on the fence about certain groups I was in.  Learning some new information helped me know that it was time to distance myself, in and in one instance, leave a group I thought was right for me.

That being said, a friend, has been very inspirational and looks for the good in others.  I have gained more understanding into what my triggers are and am working on trying to see the other side of the coin, if you will.  I’m trying not to judge as much, which in turn, leads to a better understanding of people and the situations they are going through.

For the most part, “understanding” has been a very appropriate word and it suits 2016 well.  I will be selecting a new word for 2017, so join me closer to the new year to see what I have chosen.  You too could join the “ditch the resolution and pick a word” club.

If this has intrigued you, and you’d like a word for 2016, go ahead…select one…see how it plays out for the rest of the year.  If you’re not shy about it, I’d love to know what word you chose.

A “Pink” Facelift

Published January 8, 2016 by lynn k scott

 

I’m done updating the “face” of the Pink Herald.  I went from a plain pink background, to a glittery pink background and then changed it up completely.

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While I have edited the pics, these background and the header shots were actually taken by my sister at the Kaaterskill Falls.  She loved going there and these photos would be the last ones she’d ever take.  I am lucky to have access to them.

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She loved the falls, being in nature and all its simplistic beauty.  I thought my page could use a little of all that.  I think it ties her to the page just a bit more now.

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For those of you who knew the “old” background, do you like the new one?

Yea or Nay?

another cricket

(Not sure where this pic was taken)

 

 

 

It’s time for a change

Published October 23, 2015 by lynn k scott

Could be it be true?  I’m back to blogging?

Yes, yes….it’s true.  No need for excitement.  I apologize for my disappearing act.  So much going on and so little time to blog while dealing with life.  Rest assured, I am here and I shall provide an exit blog should the time arise when I am no longer able to continue my ever-changing writing adventure.

So, as you can see, it’s time for a change.  This particular reference is in regards to our homeschooling journey.  After discussions with my daughter about her schooling preferences and her day and evening routines, we have made a change; hopefully for the better.

Starting on Monday, my lil miss will return to a brick and mortar school.  I still maintain my beliefs on the public school system and the shambles it’s in regarding quality education.  That being said, a private, Christian school has been located and appears to suit my daughter’s educational needs.

One, it’s not a public school and they don’t deal with Common Core (bonus points there).  Two, they have an American flag in each classroom and say the Pledge daily.  That might seem trivial to some, but it’s extremely important to this Army mom. Every school should be doing this, imo.  Three, she will have religion in her class.  While I am not overly religious, I find it important to have a foundation in faith; whatever that may mean to an individual.  Lastly, it’s a very small school.  My daughter will be the 10th child in her class.  The school holds K-8, but each grade only has one classroom.

For me, there’s a personal level and mirrors homeschooling, as close as possible, in a school environment.  Their goal is to teach during the day with no more than an hour’s homework per night, if at all.  Responsibility and accountability and coupled with the educational pursuit.

I was impressed when I inquired about the school, how they immediately invited me to come and take a tour.  I observed my daughter’s potential new class for 20 minutes and how I was able to have a private conversation with her potential new teacher.  I was impressed her tuition costs the same as what I was paying a friend to watch her during the day while I worked.

Change is scary but also necessary.  I have enjoyed homeschooling my daughter for the last two and a half years.  We will continue her art pursuit on our own.  She is nervous and excited to rejoin a brick and mortar school.  If this works out well, she will stay there through eighth grade.  At that point, we will see what charter schools are available.  If none meet our standards, then we can revisit homeschooling again.

The lil miss will still get the opportunity to hang out with her homeschool group friends.  We may not make every week’s meetup, but they have been a blessing the short time we’ve been involved with them and we’re glad to know we are still welcome to hang out when our schedule allows.

I firmly believe you cannot grow if you are not willing to change.  My daughter said this morning, her new school is a new door opening in her life.  How cannot I not be pleased with her acceptance of change?

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