No wonder, I have no energy left to carry out fun ideas. I am swamped in appeals, paperwork, back billing, re-billing, .... endless frustration.
Add to all of this the fact that I am middle-aged. For those youngsters reading this, that translates to parenting young adults/teenagers and caring for aging parents at the same time, not to mention my own aging body and failing mind. YIKES!
I just spent the last month dealing with both parents ailing. My dad being diagnosed with lung cancer, having a lung removed, and heart complications. Luckily, he went home from the hospital today and it looks like the cancer was stage one or two. God was kind to us through all of this ordeal.
Mental and physical exhaustion are taking their toll. Sometimes I contemplate whether I can keep up with this pace. But when I seriously consider stepping out of private practice, it makes me sad. Ultimately I do what I do because I love working with the kids. I love making a difference in the life of a family.
One of the reasons I purchased our Speech House was so that I could develop more group oriented programs thus reducing the cost of sessions for parents. Hopefully I can move away from reliance on insurance reimbursements and build some much needed programming to bring affordable speech and language services to families.