Lazing around the house. Still here, still coping.
The last few weeks have been kind of rough for me and I never feel like airing my ripped up and shredded laundry while it's getting ripped up and shredded. It's more my speed to get a new wardrobe and show off of the new laundry before it even gets dirty again.
I speak metaphorically, of course. We can just leave it at somewhere between infections, weakening muscles, general malaise and the temperament that goes with not being able to move and get around the house, I haven't really felt up to prowling around online, reading or writing any blogs. Things are starting to get better now.
I do have some financial woes. MS is one pricey disease! I suppose a lot of incurable diseases are pricey but the progressive form of this one is one of the worst because it still won't kill me so there's not a foreseeable end to the expense. Not that I want it to kill me. Like the people who call and counsel me on the phone always hear from me as an answer when they ask, "I'm not suicidal, or homicidal.” But I do get frustrated, same as anyone else when it comes to money, I suppose. The biggest difference is when I can't pay the bills they don't turn off the lights and shut off the water, there just won't be help. It means I can't get a glass of water or move to someplace where there's light.
Right now, until I can’t afford it anymore, I have an aide that comes in for a few hours in the afternoon to help me with some basic things in the house and make sure I get cleaned up and have a hot meal at midday. The added bonus is that having another human being I can talk to for a few hours has made a huge difference for me emotionally. Insurance doesn't cover home health aides and I am working desperately to look for assistance in paying that bill so I don't have to quit.
I am happy to report that insurance did approve the new wheelchair! Reflection Medical, the chair vendor, won't be able to place the order until they get the written approval sometime next week, but I called the insurance company to verify what parts of the chair is covered and what parts I'll have to pay out-of-pocket. They told me that absolutely every bit of the chair was approved! Nani does a happy dance!
There’s my short nod to the good, the bad and the better. Now I’ll be reading my friends’ blogs and catching up for a coupe of days so I feel I’m back in my groove. I missed blogland and all of my visiting friends!