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Day 131

The ear is bleeding again

Honeybun woke up last night to more bleeding and pain. He says he can hear with it, but it's still very faint. He's on his second round of antibiotics, but he thinks it's time for a visit to an ear doctor instead of a general physician. I agree, but we both know it will be pricey since he doesn't qualify for insurance yet (still has about 1 & 1/2 months to go). I'm hoping my bonus comes in soon. Honeybun doesn't agree with it, but I've told him I'll use it to get him to the doctor. It should be enough for the visit and for surgery if he needs it. This isn't something that could just wait until he can afford it, and I worry that the infection could worsen if not taken care of soon.

I feel pride that, in my late 20s, I can afford to handle both of our expenses and minor emergencies. Many my age can barely afford their own expenses, yet I'm able to do that and take his part of the rent, utilities, and food as well. It's tiring sometimes, as I have to watch my expenses closely, but I'm comfortable and confident.

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    4 weeks ago

    I greatly respect what you're doing, Otter. My daughter is also in her late 20s, and while she's very responsible and careful, she still needs to hit me up on occasion for some funds. She'll get it together, I know she will, and I'm glad there are young people like you around who show me how it's done. I hope Honeybun gets better.

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  • Otter Otter
    3 weeks ago

    It can be tough on people my age. My best friend works herself way too much as a Draft Engineer (50hr weeks plus additional contract work at home in the evenings) and is (now) responsible with her money. Yet she still struggles to stay afloat. Unfortunately, her father passed when we were 10 & her mom passed about 5 years ago, so she's mostly on her own. I was fortunate to have parents that could/would support me through college and let me live at home rent-free until I could stand on my own. I drive an hour to work every morning because high-paying jobs are in the city and affordable rent is further away. I'm glad you're there for your daughter - I know I would be having it much harder if I hadn't had my parents' help from the beginning.

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