It seems even when you are filling your home with loveliness and light and beauty even then, the ugly things can still creep in.
I found out yesterday that my ex-husband and his new girlfriend are using my identity in a horrid case of medical fraud. I have just begun to receive a flurry of bills, just starting today at over $1000.00 for emergency room visits. They have been giving my name, address, social security number and date of birth at various hospitals in the next state over. All information a husband of ten years has to get his girlfriend into an E.R for narcotics. After spending the last day researching identity fraud I have a long road ahead of me and with this type of fraud unless my or his sister’s address is used, I may not even know where they have gone until the bills go to collections and end up on my credit report. A report with the police filed tonight, seems to have no hope of them being either caught or charged. The worst part of this is that since she is using my social security number her medical history is being mixed with my own. Meaning my clean as a slate medical history if pulled now makes me out to be a drug seeker.
Drug addiction is an epidemic unfortunately in this area and likewise all over the United States that is growing and destroying lives. I know that the day will come that I will receive a call that the man I once called my husband is dead. I have seen the lives of my family and his destroyed by a simple beginning of a prescription for back pain.
I am not letting this destroy the peace and beginnings of new life that I have started for myself. It’s a knock for sure. So forgive me if I am not as present as usual both here and in your places. I have a very hectic time ahead of me filled with phone calls, faxes and police reports and through it all I need to also be sure that my girls who I prize beyond anything feel safe, secure and full of joy!