Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We Are The 99 Percent

I was in a hotel room this weekend, waiting for my daughter to fall back asleep after she had gotten sick. I was reading my twitter feed and I came across mentions of Occupy Wall Street as well as the We are the 99 Percent tumblr page.

I started reading the tumblr page and I began to realize how much I was part of the 99 percent. After I got sick last Christmas, I'm very afraid of having a relapse. I feel fine but it doesn't change the fact that I have a mass in my brain that the doctors don't know the cause of. I already have tons of medical bills I'm trying to pay back from my 5 day hospital stay and more hospital bills could break us.

We are lucky because Todd has a good job and that I can work online. I do worry about finding a job once I graduate in December. Things are okay for us, but for so many things aren't good and I feel for those people who can't find jobs or have to work 3 part-time jobs to try and make ends meet.

I'm not sure what the protests will be able to change, and I won't be able to participate because of Emily (though there is an Occupy Asheville). I am rooting for them since something needs to change. I will probably try and buy the special BPAL oil that has all the proceeds going to buy pizza for the Wall Street protesters. I am part of the 99 percent and I do hope that things will get better for us in the future.

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  1. I am also the 99%, for which I had not heard of until I saw your blog in the middle of my withdrawal and had to ask Tom what it was.

    I am the 99% because I had to go through withdrawal from a medication due to not having health insurance, because my family can't afford it.

    I hope that nothing happens to that brain of yours. You kind of need it.

  2. Thanks :) I do need my brain and I hope nothing happens. I'm really sorry you had to go through that withdrawal - it sounded awful :(