Friday, August 25, 2006
The good news is that I've been walking more and it's starting to get easier. I'm not drenched in sweat immediately when I stand up anymore and my back seems to be ok as long as I don't make too many turns! In fact, I'm wearing the legs right now!
The frustrating part of the week is that I've had to deal with some issues with Indiana Vocational Rehab. I've applied for assistance from Indiana Voc Rehab for vehicle modifications. Of course, I can't consider buying a vehicle until they approve my application and then a recommendation has to be made about what type of modified vehicle will be best for me. Then Voc Rehab has to get bids and tell me what they'll fund.
Sounds like a long process right? Well, imagine how I felt when I called this week to get an update on my case and discovered that the person who was supposedly handling my case was "no longer with Voc Rehab". Of course, I started asking questions and discovered that nothing had been done with my application since I initially met with them on Aug. 3rd!
On the bright side, they realized how big of a mistake this is and have apologized profusely. In the grand scheme of things I think this process may actually go much faster than it would have if everything had gone smoothly. We'll see in the coming weeks/months just how serious Voc Rehab is when they say they're putting my case on the "fast track".
Oh, I should probably let you all know that the cellulitis is back. I finished the antibiotics last Thursday and a few days later the symptoms started to show up again. It's in a different place now but it's still just as annoying. I'll see the doctor on Tuesday and, hopefully, they'll be able to come up with a more permanent solution. I'll let everyone know how that appointment goes next week.
Hope to see you tomorrow night!
Speaking of 'does anybody really know what day it is,' about midway through the morning yesterday I saw the trash can still up by the house rather than out ready to be picked up. I dashed in and got the rest of the trash, hauled it out to the curb, and was looking for more trash, wondering why Dave had forgotten it when he went to cover the ambulance Thursday morning....oh, Thursday...FRIDAY is trash day. (And I hauled it back in so they wouldn't poke fun at my memory, or rather the lack of memory!)
Congratulations again on the walking progress, and boo and hiss to that cellulitis trying to poke its little nose back in.
But yay that the walking is coming along more, perseverance (sp?) pays off!! Keep it up.
Take care, hope the paperwork gets sorted soon and you can get your car.
As for the bureaucratic bs-boy I hope their oversight DOES make your process go faster. Unfortunately the government red tape is a pain in the backside. I hope it goes smoothly for you!!!
Since the little buggers don't seem to want to leave you alone, maybe you could ask your docs about it.
The bureacracy stuff, what can we say, look at our licenses branches? I was beginning to think something was wrong when you didn't write, but I knew you were ok, just having fun walking again.
Glad to hear your walking again and the sweat bath's are gone for now.
Keep up the good work my friend and I hope to see you soon, I miss your smiling face.
We'll talk soon,
Mona and Family
Thanks for the new photos update! They're great.
Your frind and neighbor,
sorry i missed your call, but don't forget to update. even though i stink at phone calls, i still want to know what's going on with you.