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Daily Kos Community Quilts Project

Community Quilts are a way of sharing care, compassion and support for community members who are facing illness or other hardships.
  1. Late last winter I came down with a pretty bad case of diverticulitis that landed me in the hospital for a few days with some of the worse pain I’ve ever experienced. I got out and made it back to work for all of two days before I was back to the ER, this time at the University of Michigan, with a serious abscess and abdominal infection and more intense pain. That got taken care of but the antibiotics weren’t entirely successful and I ended up back in the hospital for another week in isolation while I got a round of IV antibiotics.

    A month later I had a follow-up visit to my

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  2. Recently I wrote about the end of year needsthat my sister and I have.  November is always a brutally expensive month for us.  Not only do all the bills land at once (including the quarterly water bill) but it is property tax time, as well.  We are fortunate to own our home — so this tax represents pretty much the entire year’s housing expense for the two of us.

    It has been a terrible year, healthwise, for us.  My sister was hospitalized three times

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  3. November is always the most expensive month for me and my sister.  Every single bill, whether monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly, hits us.  And then there is property tax — which creeps up ever higher every year.

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    Eclectablog’s quilt, designed by Ann, has taken longer than we had
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