Monday, August 23, 2010

Stars Don't Worry About Their Health

The majority of stars are so rich the only thing they tend to worry about is how the media will perceive them. They don't worry about other things such as getting sick, getting their annual eye check-ups, going to dentist appointments, fixing issues to their bodies, etc. They just do those things without any real thought.

Earlier today I was watching the Style network and a plastic surgery show came on. Comedian Debra Wilson was one of the people featured on the show. Years ago she'd gotten surgery on her breasts to remove fibroids and her breasts ended up turning out uneven. In this episode she was getting surgery on her breasts to fix the problem. She went into the surgery with no fears and she was happy with the final product.

Years ago Hillary Duff had an issue with one of her teeth. She chipped a tooth while performing at a concert. It was one of her front teeth so she had to get it fixed immediately. When she came out she had brand new veneers and the problem no longer existed.

However, while there are many like Wilson who can easily slip into a plastic surgeon's office and while there are many who can go to a dentist days after hurting a tooth, there are lots of others who have been stripped of that opportunity. I'm one of those people who use to have insurance, but don't anymore. I was covered under many parents, but the day I turned 23 I was cut off. The insurance company did not even bother to notify me. They notified my parents.

Now I feel naked without any insurance. Although I don't want to, I don't have the luxury of getting any problems on my body fixed. I don't have the luxury of going in for an eye examination and getting new glasses. I used to get new glasses yearly until I decided to try out contact lenses. The contact lenses was the last thing my parent's insurance company had the pleasure of helping me pay for. I don't even have the luxury of going to get the exams that doctors say women should get yearly to make sure they have no issues with their bodies. When I was 18 I thought I felt a lump and went to the doctor to make sure I didn't have cancer. I didn't then, but now I have been stripped of the opportunity to run to the doctor to make sure I am healthy.

It's scary because my health is important. Being protected is important. Insurance is there to protect a person in case of emergencies, but if I have any emergencies now I'm screwed. I just have to pray that over the counter medicines are good enough. However, the stars are lucky. They don't have to worry about their health. They always have a doctor on call to make sure they are ready for the moments they step into the spotlight.

One day I hope to have the luxury of the stars. I hope that insurance will not be a worry. Actually I hope the only thing I have to worry about is how people are perceiving me.

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