June 24th, 2011
Damn Canada Post! I want my stuff from eBay. Who knows when I’ll see it? And I can’t even mail anything because the mailboxes are locked up and “out of service”. I hate strikes/work lockouts. Work it out, people!
It’s Father’s Day so I won’t get this posted before everyone gets here, but I’ll get started anyway. It’s the whole family at Donna’s again where we’ll order in food and everyone can watch me get up and down to pee a million times in the commode beside my chair. I have NO MODESTY anymore. I’ve been saying that for awhile, but it’s never been more true this past year or so. Everyone has witnessed me pee. I wish I could be discreet about it, but I can’t. It’s just the way it is. And last Sunday night I fell in my bedroom around 12:30 am and since I sleep in the nude, (I always have and now I pretty much need to anyway) my rescuers (Thalia, who always sees me naked, and her husband…) saw me in my full glory. It was not easy getting me up, and although Thalia tried to keep a sheet wrapped around me for modesty’s sake, it was just in the way.
I am so thankful Thalia lives right upstairs and I wish she and her family would stay forever. I think I’ve got a year - they signed a lease - but then they’re outta here and most likely moving to Toronto. Wahhhh!!!
I am wearing a dress today that I ordered off eBay. It’s the first time I’ve worn it and it’s so low cut it shows the lace of my bra a little too well. Appropriate for Father’s Day, no? I have 3 dresses on the way… since I can’t wear pants around the house anymore I’m stocking up on comfy toss-on dresses for the summer. A little more classy than just a shirt! But this dress is a meant for a night out, methinks. Oh well. Damn postal strike.
I hired a new caregiver last week, named Chrissy. She’s fabulous! She works most mornings at a long term care facility and then 3 days a week she comes here for the afternoon (and 2 bedtimes/week). It’s going great so far. I had to replace Nancy because I need to be given an in/out catheter a couple times/day and she wasn’t comfortable with that assignment. So while I was at it I juggled the hours to give Thalia a few more (Nancy used to come 4 days/week).
Oh, the first of family arrived, I’ll be back later!
Obviously, I didn’t make it “back later”. Family was here the rest of the day and I’ve rarely been alone since, as my life revolves around caregivers. And my bladder, as I have mentioned previously (in passing).
I’m still waiting for that doctor in California to get back to me. He has copies of all before and after images/reports of my veins and on Monday he emailed me that he has everything he needs and would “try to call tomorrow”. Still waiting. Not that it will make any difference. He can’t fix my CCSVI from there and they won’t do it for free, and I’m still in debt from my last treatment, and whose to say I wouldn’t be worse again after another attempt?? Sigh.
Have you seen this yet??
Awesome. All support is appreciated.
What really bothers me, aside from the fact that I know I have CCSVI and can’t seem to get it treated properly, is that when you read about the symptoms of a stroke, or hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain), I have ALL those things every day, yet I can’t get help for it. Dr. Code says we are suffering from a slow stroke, and it makes perfect sense. It’s all related to blood flow and treated by correcting the blood flow. BUT IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS THEY WON’T TOUCH YOU. This country, and the ones with “universal health care” that are run by pharmaceutical companies who make billions as long as MS stays an autoimmune disease (never proven), and with big ego’d neurologists who refuse to look at other theories because they also have strong financial ties to big pharma, are fucked. We are just fucked. It pisses me off like you would not believe.
I’ve had another week with Chrissy, and I tell ya, she’s just great. Next week we’ll be going out more and I’m planning on taking a road trip out to see my buddies in Carstairs at the Cafe Radio. I’ve only been in her car twice for outings, but it went well. And this week we went for a long walk (wheel) that I hope to do more often in the summer. It involved Starbucks.
Ohhhh we cleaned out my office this week, I got rid of a lot of old paperwork I’m tired of hanging onto. It’s old stuff from 2006 and 2007 from clients I haven’t heard from in years, and I figured, I am not going to be responsible for it anymore. Tax laws say you need to hang on to receipts for 7 years… but I don’t even know how to find these people anymore and they never requested this stuff back, so, I filed it under “G”. Scratch another thing off my 101 list.
I’m going to see the Titanic exhibition at our Science Centre on Sunday! It was Shawna’s idea, and I think it’s a good one. They have original pieces from the Titanic and stories and stuff. I think it’s going to be interesting. I didn’t realize they’ve been here since February and the exhibit ends on Tuesday! Glad I get to go.
Hehe I’m listening to a live feed from Cafe Radio in the background and my friend Kim just said “hi” to me. I almost feel like I’m there.
Well, I’m going to post this before another week goes by. Gotta pee!