Shauna Ahern, joyful of belly, is off to see a Dear Friend for “a celebration”.
On an instagram photo of very inspiring trees that no doubt fill her with yes, Shauna tells us about the dark 60 days she just endured.
You see, the past two months I have been in the middle of a big cancer scare…I’ve had multiple mammograms, ultrasounds, 3 MRIs, and 2 biopsies…my latest biopsy came out clear this week. Thank goodness. I sure as hell don’t want cancer.
You see, Shauna has “always been unusual” so unlike other people she does not want cancer. So, party time! But her “inspiring” attitude falters for a moment as she rages against the cruel need to pay medical bills just like everyone else in America.
So, even though the medical bills are mountainous again, and I’m not sure yet how we’re going to pay them all, we’re celebrating. (Universal healthcare, people.)
Look, I support universal healthcare and think it’s a sorry shame that a supposed first world country in the 21st century doesn’t offer it as a right to every citizen. But the fact is, that’s not available and the ACA is (for now). How is it possible that two adults who have two small children do not have the kind of coverage that would at the very least prevent ‘mountainous’ medical bills from tests that are fairly standard yearly exams for middle aged women?
And didn’t these two quit jobs that provided medical coverage so they could go around grinding their dirty nails into belly safe flour substitutes? I’m sure I should take my self-employed yet somehow insured privilege to another social issue, but come on. Don’t whine about consquences you brought on yourself through your own choices, Shauna.