dodger_sister (dodger_sister) wrote,
dodger_sister
dodger_sister

The State Of My Union.

I was so sad to hear about Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall passing away this week. Lauren Bacall was a classy lady and I was so sorry to see her go. Robin Williams' death was just a shock and a tragedy. My dad was a huge fan of his when I was growing up. He was so delighted when we got cable and he discovered Nick At Nite had reruns of Mork and Mindy. My dad suffers from a lot of mental health issues as well and I always wondered if he saw some of himself in Robin. It was a sad week of losses, for sure.

So, let's talk about the rest of my week.


Monday was incredibly exhausting and physically uncomfortable - (ultrasound tech had to push hard against my ribs and eye doctor made me sit all hunched forward with my head in a weird position for an hour) - and the day was indeed 7 hours from beginning to end, but the eye test at least came back good and stable. I'll know about the liver test at the end of the month. A nice lady at the eye doctor offered to hold an umbrella over us because my sister was trying to push my wheelchair in the rain. And the tech wanted to talk about Orange is The New Black with me and then also turned out to be a Hawaii Five-O fan, which was adorable and fun. But in the waiting room some terrible little children kept bugging us and touching our things and their mother didn't seem to mind at all that they were talking to strangers. Then the little 3 year old called me 'that ugly thing' and I told him he was rude and mean and he needed to get away from us and go sit with his mother and stop talking to strangers. Then he wandered off into the back of the clinic and his 7 year old sister had to chase after him and his mother didn't even pay any attention to the whole affair. And when we came out of the clinic, someone had left their two little pups in the car during storm-inducing humidity and we had to call the cops on them. But good test results for me, so yay! Totally exhausted afterwards, recovered by laying on the couch watching tornado documentaries all evening.

Tuesday I had my Medicaid hearing and then physical therapy. I plan to give you the whole Medicaid debacle at some point, but for now, I have Medicaid again! And I no longer have a spend-down, which means more money for me! No one got their ass handed to them though and someone there should have, because this has been a clusterfuck. PT was fine, but all of my favorite aides have left to go back to college and it was Thing 2's last day forever - (grad school next) - and I thought we both were going to cry. That Medicaid thing though...you don't even know how elated I am. After months of dealing with this, I am finally getting proper coverage and care and it is a huge weight lifted off me. I celebrated my finances being freed up again after months by going to Target and spending money! (got new makeup case and makeup, pajamas, swimsuit, cat toys, knife set for my sister!)

Wednesday was Mom's surgery and they actually went through with it! Attempt #4 has been a success! She had it done, made it through all good, and got to come home after. Her recovery seems to be going quite well as far as how she is feeling and what she is able to do for herself and I am shocked and amazed. I was convinced they just weren't going to do it and my sister was convinced Mom would die on the table and neither of those things happened and I feel overwhelmed by it all and in disbelief. Today she says she has a bit of tooth poking through her gums, but the doctor thinks it must be bone, but either way she will probably have to have a follow up tomorrow, just to get it checked out, but no fever or signs of infection, so I think it will be okay. She seems to be doing really well and I think if she makes it through like Sunday without an infection that we will be in the clear. Hopefully this will actually have all of the benefits the doctors think it will and Mom's life will be happier and healthier. My sister and I celebrated by going to see Into The Storm. For the second time.

Today I spent relaxing and catching up on TV (So You Think You Can Dance) and reading my book (the Orange is the New Black memoirs.) Tomorrow more therapy and The BFF.

How were all of your weeks?
Tags: asshats, books ah books, disaster movies!, family circus, hope is a 4 letter word too, i need a sugardaddy, in memorial, movie blahblahblahing, orange is the new black, real life, reality tv is my shame, shopping is a vice, sick n tired, that's why they call it a workout, worrying walrus
Subscribe

  • 10 Years - Double Digits!

    *a wee late because the darn thing wouldn’t crosspost from Dreamwidth, but yes May 13, 2020: It is my Livejournal ten-year anniversary. Ten years!…

  • Cruise, Day Two.

    March 1, 2020...Day 2: Day 2 started out perfect, even though it was super early in the morning, because I woke up sailing through the middle of the…

  • Cruise, Day One.

    I have been home one week, and I took notes everyday, so gonna try to stick with posting one of these for every day of the cruise. We will see if I…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic
  • 20 comments

  • 10 Years - Double Digits!

    *a wee late because the darn thing wouldn’t crosspost from Dreamwidth, but yes May 13, 2020: It is my Livejournal ten-year anniversary. Ten years!…

  • Cruise, Day Two.

    March 1, 2020...Day 2: Day 2 started out perfect, even though it was super early in the morning, because I woke up sailing through the middle of the…

  • Cruise, Day One.

    I have been home one week, and I took notes everyday, so gonna try to stick with posting one of these for every day of the cruise. We will see if I…