Some of you have probably seen my two-week-running saga on WYFP.
Well, yesterday, in short, I was propositioned to break the law.
Bring your handcuffs and follow me over the fold.
Here's the story.
I was volunteering for a dog rescue and was cleaning in the back of the kennel, which is pretty dark, and slipped and took a nasty fall landing hard on both my knees.
My right knee was particularly anguished as this knee--my infamous 3-surgery, $80K knee--inflamed to twice its size so that even my leg brace wouldn't fit. Sigh. I couldn't sleep for days and I can tell I reinjured it. Believe me, I know.
I am unemployed and uninsured and uninsurable (cancer survivor).
So, I contacted the rescue and asked them if they had liability insurance. Yep, they do. So how do I file a claim or what do I do given I am uninsured and don't have the money to see a doctor? We'll get back with you.
So they did after 5 almost 6 days.
In a nutshell, they're broke (like all dog and cat rescues and note that I am a cat/dog rescuer, also) and don't have any extra bucks to pay the $1K deductible for me. Crap. But then comes the suggestion: Why don't you just say you fell outside so it would be on the landlord's back. Since no one saw you fall, who would know?
Well first, we both would know, right?
Second, you're asking me to commit fraud to have you avoid spending $1K. What, are you nuts?
And third, no thanks. Not going there. I am honest.
So, the question is, what the heck do I do now? I can't pay a doctor and neither can they. I know, if this is what I think it is, I will go to the doc who will send me for an MRI. Cha-ching. Anyone know how I can get this handled correctly and REALLY soon?????
I don't look good in stripes.