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Author Topic: An on-going thread  (Read 17477 times)

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #400 on: September 28, 2014, 11:03:51 AM »
PS: I would never move to a desert location in the midst of climate change

... just saying' -- unless you expect to drop in 10 years
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline BT65

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #401 on: September 29, 2014, 08:24:11 AM »
Ms P gives excellent advice.  When I had gone through treatment for substance abuse one of the best pieces of advice was to wait a year before making any major decisions.  Of course, not many people listened.  And most of those people who did make major decisions, such as getting married, moving to a new state, etc., relapsed. 

Anyway, yes M, those injuries are all on the same leg, the right one.  I'm expecting my bones to turn to dust any day now lol.  Today is the day I go to the bone doctor's and we'll see if I get my first Syn Vysc injection.  Last time I went, when I first injured my leg, they didn't do the shot.  I don't see where it would hurt if they did.

By the way M, what injections are you getting?  Cortisone?  I'm sure you said previously, but I can't remember.  Sorry to hear about your bulging discs.  Ouch!

I didn't make it the 13 hours Saturday, only 9.  There was another co-worker who came in, making it two there, so they sent me home.  The supervisor worked in the morning with me and she was like "Betty, I love you and love having you here, but why are you working with an injury?"  What can I say, I'm an hourly pay employee and I need the money lol.  But I am relieved I didn't have to work the whole 13 hours, because I was hardly able to walk by the end of the day.

In other news, my best friend's son's father passed away a couple weeks ago.  He had been in the hospital since July, after a horrific car accident.  He was high, of course; he never quit using heroin and narcotic pills.  And he was 62.  He also had Hep C, and was on disability for cirrhosis.  Anyway, after the accident, both his legs were broken, his hips, and he had several fractures in the upper body.  He was in a medically induced coma for a while, and because of the length of time in the hospital, he had a lot of other infections.  So, he opted to stop the antibiotic treatment, just wanted comfort measures, and finally passed.  It's been super stressful on my friend, as her son is not motivated so she did most of the taking care of final arrangements etc.   

It's been unusually warm here, the last couple of days in the lower 80's.  But, this coming weekend, it's supposed to cool down to more season appropriate temps, so I got out most of my cooler weather clothes.  I hope everyone is doing as best as can be expected.  And M, I'm having really good thoughts about your disability hearing.  Hang in there!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline bubba53

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #402 on: September 29, 2014, 01:38:43 PM »
Hi Betty,
Good luck with your appointment today,
Hope you get some relief , can't imagine you walking around with you leg in that shape , but you seem quite the trooper !!

I was getting a series of three shots , if memory serves ,each one was a week apart,
they helped some till my knees were replaced.
Be Well , Wade

Offline bubba53

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #403 on: September 29, 2014, 01:51:41 PM »
Wishing Greg good luck with his surgery today,
Another trooper !!
Best wishes for a Quick Recovery , Wade


Offline mitch777

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #404 on: September 29, 2014, 02:30:55 PM »

B, Well, I guess it's better to have all of your injuries on one leg anyway. :P Hopefully you will be able to get your injection and see some improvement! Mine is some sort of steroid but not cortisone. It's supposed to reduce the inflammation around my spinal column.

Thanks for your good thoughts on my disability hearing. I tend to obsess over this and my anxiety increases. It's just in my nature.

I'm glad you didn't have to work the whole 13 hour shift and that your supervisor is showing her concern.

Greg, You should be coming home soon. Hope they measured the screw this time!

As for the move... my best guess it that we will be going out of business next summer. Then it's time to have many tag sales (garage sales) to sell the leftovers and personal items as well as getting the house ready to put on the market by the following spring. We won't have any income coming in that year unless I get approved for my disability and even that won't cover 1/2 of our expenses. Our modest savings will probably be whittled down. More anxiety.

Depending on what's left over after selling the house and inventory will determine if we can afford to downsize to a condo or rent. Not knowing drives me nuts but there seems like there is little I can do about it all. We certainly won't be destitute if we plan well but it's not going to be the retirement I had hoped for just a few short years ago. Oh well.

Wherever we (or I?) end up hasn't been decided yet but I would definitely rent first, at least for a few months I think. There is time to adjust to being on SSDI before moving. I just tend to stress over the unknowns even though logic dictates otherwise. I also realize that moving to a new area will bring with it many challenges and adjustments. Not looking forward to that in the short-term but I know it will be better for me in the long run. In the mean time I will just have to deal with my anxiety as best I can, not an easy task for a personality like mine. lol.

31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline wolfter

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #405 on: September 29, 2014, 03:34:00 PM »
Betty, even I say that's too many hours to work straight through even if you're not injured.  Add all the other junk into the mix, and we're not cut out for that.  But I understand the desire to overdo it since SS won't cover more than the basics.  I took some peoples' advice here a while back and cut way down on my hours.  The extra income is great but not at the expense of our health.

I truly feel for those who can't work at least a little bit.  During the periods where I only existed on SS, there wasn't much left for a life outside of the needs.  Another awful truth of this LTS situation

Thanks for the well wishes Bubba.

Mark, I totally understand how your stress level is through the roof right now but you have given great advice.  But you guys will work through the issues and make wise decisions.  I'm pretty certain of that.  I learned first hand the reasons for not making radical changes after a life altering event.  In my case, I didn't have a choice and it almost ended with disastrous results.

So far, I'm feeling pretty good after the surgery today.  Perhaps I'm still under the influence and simply not feeling anything.  :)
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline wolfter

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Re: An on-going thread
« Reply #406 on: September 30, 2014, 01:42:25 PM »
Well, I believe the surgery was a success.  At least I only need a cane instead of crutches. 

I don't believe I've ever had these effects after surgery before; All lite headed and feeling like I've been on a week long drinking binge.  And oddly enough, I came too pretty quickly and was totally alert within just a few minutes.  Well, as I'm typing this it dawned on me that it might be that I'm hungry....  Just realized I've not eaten in over 40 hours.

Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

 


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