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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Where There's a Will, There's a Way!

When a long term or permanent medical problem butts its way into your life and takes over, it is easy to forget who you once were. Suddenly you are thrown into a world of doctors, running to doctors' offices, maybe medication, symptoms that have you baffled, medical bills, and much more.

Quickly, you can forget who you used to be before your medical condition took over your life. You forget what it's like to feel good, "normal" for lack of a better word. And you forget what it is like to live life without worry.

You just want your life back. But you soon realize that your wish may just be a pipe dream. You realize that you may be destined to always deal with these things and you start to think that you will never again, know what it's like to go to bed at night; carefree, with a worry-free mind. But that doesn't have to be the case. Even after being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition that has dumped its symptoms in your lap, you can take charge and still be in control of your life.

Neurological problems and symptoms are some of the worst their is. With the nervous system controlling everything about your body, your body can suffer greatly when you have neurological deficits. Especially when the brain is involved. Everyday, "normal" functions suddenly become difficult.

When my brain began to change under the weight and pressure of my very large brain cyst, one-by-one, normal, physical functions began to slip away - one after the other, and faster and faster. I was quickly becoming a shell-of-a-person. And as things progressed and my brain began to slump, and my brainstem sunk into my spine, I developed neurological problems and symptoms I never knew I could develop. I felt horrible. There were days I didn't feel like I could get out of bed. There were days I didn't.

I remember, during those days, looking at my boys' very young faces - then just five and seven, and I would worry that I might not be able to watch those little faces grow into the faces of mature, young men. There were days that I was just sure, five and seven were the last ages I would witness my boys getting to.

Then, one day, I vowed that that would not be the case. I would fight as long as there was a fight left in me. I would not curl up into a ball and let this brain cyst, and Chiari Malformation beat me. I vowed that I would find an ounce of energy, each day, to find my purpose here in this world, and that purpose was to be a mom. Soon, that ounce grew, and it became an even bigger purpose. It became my will.

Everyone has a purpose, and everyone has a will. Everyone can find an ounce of energy to donate toward themself. Believe me.....if I can do it - you can do it. Don't give up! Whether it be that you just have the energy to pray - PRAY! That is a very good place to start.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Medical Billing with UB-04 Software

In the field of medicine, there are many types of professions needed to keep the field operating smoothly and efficiently. One field that is needed, is the field of medical billing. Medical billers are people that bill insurance companies and patients to make sure the doctor gets paid, and patients only pay the portion they are responsible for.

Medical billing has become a popular field over recent years. There is plenty to learn with the field ever growing and becoming more complex. It is a field that has not only grown, but has diversified and changed over time.

Medical billers use software geared specifically for billing medical claims. One such software is the UB-04 Software. Depending on the type of billing you need to do, UB-04 Software has you covered. UB-04 bills for medical bills and dental bills.

With UB-04 Software, you will get multiple areas of the medical billing process right at your fingertips. You will get:

  • HCFA-1500 EDI Clearinghouse
  • UB-04/CMS 1450 EDI/Clearinghouse
  • HCFA-1500/CMS 1500 Fill and Print NPI
  • UB-04/CMS 1450 Fill and Print
  • Dental Association Fill and Print EDI
UB-04 Software makes medical billing easy with help boxes on medical billing forms that act like tutorials, pre-purchased forms, batch printing, automatic charge calculations, autofill for repetitive transactions in rows.

The ease of use with UB-04 claim forms for your billing needs will add to your precise accuracy and get greater, more accurate returns.


Visit:, to review what UB-04 software has to offer.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Recent Podcasts

Hi all,

I have recently done two Podcasts and want to share the links with you.

The first was:

And the most recent, just a couple of weeks ago is:

Both talk about my condition, my book, and where I am today.  Check them out.  Just log in and you can listen to them.  Then pass them along.