I can remember all the night clubs and bars in the area used to have special events on new years eve!I called the half way café next to ramblewood and they are closing at 9pm!Lisa and I were looking 4 something to do now we are gonna stay in and just do chinkie food and watch the ball drop!At least I wont be ringing in 2014 alone :)!
Lisa called very early this morning then I tried to get a few more zz's and overslept,not enough time to get ready to go to the YMCA.:( Its not open on Wednesday cause of the holiday so I've got to look forward to Friday!No hics tomorrow cause the holiday but I've got a Dr,K's apt. on Thursday for a pump refill.So Thursday I'll do hics and go from there to Braintree rehab and get my pump refill,I forget the name of that pretty lady that does it too but she is real talented!Its amazing how she can find whereto load the med without even seeing the pump!
Today I've spent most of the day working on my memory!I take songs and post parts on fb and try to remember what comes next! Today it was "runaway train by soul asylem plus I wanna do this tune the next kerieoakie night at hics,I want to be able to look at the screen as less as I can!My spell ck is not working so please excuse my errors :)!I've also done a trash run,made dinna,booked some trips,now watching "Dirty dancing" in memory of Patrick S.
I booked most of my trips for this week, the YMCA is open so I can start doing my strength training again! This will be so great cause I find this helps in many ways! I find it lessons my tremors, helps my balance, keeps me young, makes me stronger, and gets me closer to being buff ;) !I thought the web site 4 "the ride" was gonna let me use it this morning but the error message it gave me was "not authorized to use this function"! Now I've just gutta remember to call and book the rest of my trips, a good test 4 my memory :)!Now I gutta do laundry but I had a good night last night! I bought pizza 4 Lisa and I! I've still got some left over:) !I've really gutta stick to my routine cause if I start working out 3x a week, no time for lacking!
I think I said I'd post yesterdays events this morning, to work my memory! KJ made a home visit I don't remember all that went down but I do remember I asked if she could get the link to the driving manual on my desktop so I could do some reading and studying to prepare 4 my permit test. Then I went to my foot doctor! He once again shaved off the corn on my right little toe! I spoke with Lisa and thankfully her son and her talked! She, like me lives alone! Her main concern is he never even calls to make sure she is okay, if she needs anything. She is much younger than I but she lives alone! I talk with her daily, and ask if I can do anything but she is very independent too and I've got balance issues and she wont ask me 4 anything. Its winter now and she has a car, when it snows her car needs to be shoveled out of the parking space! She has back issues and shouldn't be shoveling snow! You'd think her son would offer to at least do that 4 her! I've offered my he…
With tbi it is quite normal to have depression!I've got so much to be sad about,today especially but,I've just gutta think of all I've been able to accomplish in my journey with tbi!I guess it will be better when I am able to drive again!Then I can become a part of my grandson's life!Don't get me wrong,I think its great Bobs been able to help Bri and Charlie but I just don't want Charlie to grow up to realize that his gf is a homewreacker!I want him 2 know his real gf!
Today I've been able to do ALL my laundry :) !I've been working with my new desktop,getting used to it!It's real fast,the 8 megs of ram is the kind:)!My homemaker Micheala was over and did a great job and I gave her a Christmas present,just a $10 D&D's gift card!The Drinks taught me while working for Giant Glass,you've gutta take care of the people who take care of you!Thats why when I got my commission check,I would take my whole crew and their spouses out to dinna!
I've spent most of the day throwing up!Then with my acid reflux or bad throwght I couldn't get any rest!I've gutta have something cold when this happens so Lisa brought me up a popsical.I've got some ice cream left but not much!I'm hopping the weather is good tomorrow,I'll scoot to Wg's and get some ice cream and anything else I think will releave this pain!
KJ made a home visit this morning then I had a doctor's appointment with my neurologist and after I got home from that I scooted 2 Wg's!Snow removal around here is not too too bad but they have got to do better on the ramps to get on the sidewalks!I got stuck a few times and slipped and sled a few times but didn't tip over :)!
Today was kinda cool :)!Lisa took me to Citizens bank in Braintree so I could get my banking done!Then I came home and did laundry!KJ called earlier and said hics is closed tomorrow :(.I'm happy this is not happening while I was living in Scituate!When I lived there I was always looking to be free,and I felt freer when I went to hics.I feel almost as free as I felt b4 my tbi!When I get my ticket to drive back that will be a huge step at feeling as free as I felt b4 my brain injury!Notice I said "when",I'm gonna get it,I'm determined :)!
I've been to hics and that was great then KJ asked me if she could make a home visit this afternoon!I always love having people over so I said sure.She looked at my blog too and she like me couldnt understand why it wouldn't react the way its supposed to act :( !
This is the way I gutta post a blog now!I'm gonna try and mail blogspot and get some help cause I still can't change the font size so I'm thinkin there could be a problem with my account on blogspot's end!
I lost cable service last night which means I lost tv,internet,and phone service!I was really confused,at first I noticed the internet wasn't right,then the phone!My life line receiver was saying "check the phone line" !I tried but that is hard for me to try and follow all the lines so Lisa came over to help!Then we found out cable was out!I've still gutta make sure everything is conected!I've gutta get my dates right too,it dosn't take much to throw me way off bace!
I know what I wanted to share.I became fb friends with the man who inspired me to build my web site and create my blog!He has a very inspiring web site at www.tbisurvivor.com !I invite this to all my tbi friends and supports and everyone!
I got this far but its not letting me change font size!I guess I must take what it gives me!I got up today and didn't feel like going to the Christmas tree shop so I cancelled my rides forgetting I've got a dr.k APPT right after hics :(!So then I had to call "the ride" and ask if I can still go there but from home!They said "we will put you on "will call""!I waited and waited,no call!I made a big mistake :(!
I tried getting here differently and it seems to have worked!IT LET ME CHANGE THE FONTS TOO :) !KJ was over this morning and I was thinking of changing the video card back to the original one!We did that and my desktop displayed on my monitor :)!Then later in the day it stopped working again :(!I thought,if it worked once maybe it will again!I removed and reset the video card again by my self :)!God blessed computers,may take me a while but you can't beat me :) !Now I gutta fine tune my blog but that will wait cause I'm a little tired now and I've got hics tomorrow!We are having our first Christmas shopping trip to the Christmas tree shops!
I've really had a tbi afternoon!I forgot I needed to get my laundry out of the dryer but remembered while writing a blog!Maybe I was about 5 mins late getting it.Then I get on the elevator and think I pushed to go up to the 3rd floor and end up walking in this lady's apt thinking it was mine!Tomorrow will be a better day :)!
Today has been a very quiet day!My homemaker came and I asked her to go to the office and put value on my card and if she could start doing it but I'll get it all from the dryer.I didn't want to make her have to hang around 4 an hour!I just finished doing the hardest part,for me,folding and putting on hangers and puttingneatly away!
I've gutta plan my day,I've gutta take a cold scoot to Wg's to get what I forgot yesterday,then I'm thinknin of trying again to connect that wire to my new video card that became disconnected!The only thing is if things don't go right,I get so frustrated!
I've had the bestest Thanksgiving!I've been able to spend great qt with all my young adults and my grandson :)!I can't say enough about Denise too!She made me feel so welcome and made sure all my needs were attended to!Kenny came down early and put the video card in my desktop but I think I knocked a wire off so its not working yet :( !I've got pics I took but without my desktop I've got issues downloading them!I'm gonna have to try another puter!Tomorrow is a day off but I think I'm gonna have to scoot to Wg's to pick up some stuff and call Lisa cause I'm sure she wants to walk :)!
I didn't do hics today cause around the time I was to be picked up I just couldn't get out of my own way!In times like this its better to not go cause I could do something stupid like forget my keys,not blow out a candle,forget my phone or fanny pack!I needed to pick up some meds at WG's so that is what I did this morning.
I had pt this morning for the last time until my benefits will pay for it again!I think after one year I can do it again.NO changes as far as what I'm approved to do :(!I'M still supposed to use the walker in public but you know me,I'll use whatever I feel comfortable with!I had a home visit from KJ that went real well.I'm thinking about moving out of this place and I'm looking at Mediterranean woods in Weymouth!I'VE always had a balcony in any apt I've lived at,I miss that and at mw they have that.:)
Tonight at hics we saw the movie white house down!I highly recommend this flick!Its got action,thrills,compassion!I really got in to the relationship between one star and his daughter!I can really live those feelings being the father of two girls!You dont want to see your girls get hurt in any way and you've gutta protect them at all costs!
KJ had car troubles this morning and couldn't make it over but I accomplshed the one task I needed to myself,pay off dell financial!It wasn't easy,getting lost in the automated phone system,not being understood,just a pain in the axs but its done!
Chris called this morning and said he couldn't make it today so I'll just do my balance exercises and take a walk in the hallway using no assistance, walker or cain!Goal check,living totally independent-made!Driving-passed driving eval,just have to get learners permit and spend some money for driving school!Relationship-getting my hopes up that the very pretty Darcy is interested in being in a relationship with me :).
I'm still thinking about what a great time I had last night!See DL suffers from a similar neurological disease similar to a tbi but different!I was able to share things with Darcy and she totally understood how it made me feel!I really can't explain how great it was to spend qt with Darcy :)!
I didn't do hics today cause I thought I had to do my re-certification for my apartment!This is one instant the tbi got the better of me.I got a call from the office the other day moving it up till Friday,I had it in my pocket calendar as yesterday,yesterday the office was closed,so I figured I BETTER do it today.Well Anne had called me and told me of this but I must have forgot.I've gutta learn from this so I'm gonna learn to try and write these kind of things in my pocket calendar or make a note on my iPhone then put it in my yahoo calendar!I can't f up and not learn something!
Look at the date today!Many people planned their wedding day for today simply cause it will be easy to remember anniversary's :)!I had hics today,we had our bowling tournament!I really didn't bowl my best but I had tons of fun :) !Hics got pizza 4 us all too :)!Tomorrow KJ is making a home visit then I've got to re certify my lease with ramblewood then if time works out go bowling again with hics:)
What a date!Today is the day to do anything you need to remember the date you did it on like getting married!Today at hics we had our bowling tournament.I didn't bowl my best but I had tons of fun :)!The progrms bought pizza too :)!Tomorrow KJ is gonna make a home visit then I gutta scoot to the office to do rectification paperwork then,if I'VE got enough time,go bowling again with hics :)!
I've booked all my rides for the wk.I've gutta start at the begining thou!I got up and was FREE to do a very good trim job on my beard.I then booked all my rides,went to the store with Lisa.We were gonna go to Wg's but it seemed like rain so we just went to the store!I've gutta get to wg's though cause mikeala said she needs a mop and cleaners!I'm doing my laundry now!
DL got in touch with me through fb and it looks like tomorrow will be the day the pretty young lady is gonna visit :).She doesn't make the trip to Mass often so I'm very happy out of all the people she could visit she wants to see me :) !
I've had pt this morning and worked on walking without any assistance,cain or walker :) !Chris thinks I do very well its just that I seem to get so fatigued so quickly :(!I've also scooted to Wg's now I'm waiting in great anticipation for a call from DL :)!
I'm so excited!Tomorrow I've got pt at 10 am then I'm gonna scoot to D&D'S with Lisa,then a very pretty lady from my past is gonna come over and visit :)!I'll bet its been close to 30yrs since I've had the opportunity to spend qt with DL!I remember seeing this lady do some amazing things at Cohassett winter gardens in Cohassett Mass!I'd be just arriving to get changed to play hockey and she would be on the ice doing jumps and spins real fast ones too.Its gonna be so great to see her !
I've been to hics today and I forget how we got on the topic of social media but,I said social Media is here to stay!Oh I know,we were in current events,talking about the twitter IPO!Fb has given me the opportunity to get in touch with many of old friends I went to school with,graduated with,grew up with,people I hung with!Not overlooking all the tbi survivors I've met through fb!I share my blog with fb hopping to reach more people, to offer support and be an inspiration to all!Hopefully maybe one person a month will read it and say to themselves well if he can do it,I'm gonna!I post things trying to increase tbi awareness and education!I hope that was the direction Jesus was pointing me to!
KJ has made a home visit and she brought some sample questions for a learners permit exam!Things have changed since I've taken a test 4 a learners permit but that was back in the mid 70's!I have the manual on line from the registry,I've really gutta read it!Then I'll test my reading comprehension,which I'm sure is affected from my tbi!Still its something I WANT so there is no stopping me :)!
Chris,my pt,called this morning and said he couldn't make it today so I'll just practice walking with no assistance in the halls outside my apartment myself!I'm thinking of taking a scoot to Wg's too :) !
I had hics today,we had a pizza party for Halloween!We also did some karaoke using my idea of using the computer and the karaoke machine together so we could do virtually any song!That really worked out well,I must say what a brilliant idea I had :) !I was able to do a song from styx,"come sail away"!I forgot to ask someone to video it for me and I had my cam and my iPhone with me :(!Tomorrow I've got pt,gonna work on walking without assistance,cain or walker!I've gutta realize if I only make it 1/2 way on the walk in front of my building that's okay cause I must walk back which makes it like I'm walking the whole distance!
KJ was here for a home visit and we found out some things about getting my learners permit!I can just go to the RMV and take the test,I should figure about 1.5 hrs 4 my ride time and now it costs $30.00!I'm going to hics tonight,we have casino night :) !
I've had a very good day :)!I had a very good time at our conference today!I saw many survivors that I havn't seen in a long time but like last year,not too many of the vender's I used to see every year at our conference :)!The guest speaker was talking about living our lives the way I already live mine!I've said this many times,You must look at what is positive in your life and not dwell on the negative,always look at the glass as 1/2 full :)!I've been that way just about all my life b4 and after my tbi!Now even more so cause if I can wake up from a coma there is nothing I can't do :)!I've just got to take my time and try to think things through!I really believe I can do anything.I've passed part 1 of the driving eval after 2 times of not passing so things just take me longer but I CAN do it :)!Tomorrow I've got pt @10 am then I'm thinkin of callin Lisa and seein if she wants to hang out @ D&D's 4 lunch :)!
I'VE been to D&D'S with Lisa this afternoon then my homemaker was here.Michaela is the bestest homemaker I'VE ever had by far,Today I had her wash my bed sheets and make the bed and while doing laundry she washed and vacuumed all the floors as well as cleaned all my counter tops and wiped down everything!
Chris,my pt,was here and we worked on my walking with no assistance,walker or cain!I WANT TO prove to myself that I can make it down to where I get a ride or just to the front of my blding!I did very well now on Friday I want to try walking all the way to where I would get into the van 4 a ride :).Chris also said Friday is the last day my benefits will pay 4 therapy!He gave me a tel # to call to appeal the thing !Just another thing KJ and I can work on.
I got up this morning and had a major catastrophe,I dropped my coffee pot while making a pot :( !Glass got everywhere so I had to pick it up right away!Made it so I couldn't do hics today.I went to Wg's and got another coffee maker,lesson learned,take my time making coffee!
Hics was great today!We watched a documentary about an Olympic snowboarder that had an horrific fall and sustained a tbi!Kevin Pearce was his name.All he wants to do is get back to snowboarding much like all I want is to get back on two wheels :)!
I've had pt this morning and walked the hall without any assistive devise !I do tire quickly though but the more I do it the better I'll get!Then Lisa and I went to D&D's 4 lunch and great conversation :).The only thing left 4 today is my homemaker coming at 4pm!
I got snail mail from Braintree rehab stating the results of my driving eval and the number of a driving school to call!I'm on my way,I'll get prices then gonna have to tap the trust,get my licence for four wheels,then two wheels ;)
Today I've booked all my rides 4 the week,done all my laundry,scooted 2 the store,made dinna,I'm beat now!I got the video card 4 my desktop but I think I'm gonna wait 2 install it I'm way too beat now!First thing this morning I did a great trim job on my beard!I think I'm in a good routeen now!I trim that every Sunday :)!
I've had a crew working in my apartment the last two days putting new kitchen cabinets in!I had to remove everything from the old cabinets,maintenance helped me do that on Monday and I just finished putting everything back!Lisa called I told her my project and she asked if I needed any help!I got great help from Lisa if it wasn't for her I'd still be working on it!Maintenance called me and said they could help me on Friday but you know me,if I can do something I'm gonna :)!It wasn't safe to try and carry the containers to the kitchen so I put them on the floor and nudged them forward with my legs! ;) The work came out great,I'll try to get a pic lata now I'm kinda beat!Oh and KJ was over this morning and mailed me a link to get the drivers manual so I can read it and go get my learner's permit :).
I haven't been blogging much cause its kinda challenging using widows 8!I got another email from dell saying they can't get the part I NEED for my desktop so I got right on the phone with Dell and reordered a video card!
I had pt this morning and I was doing my balance exercises,Chris saidto me,he was impressed the first time I did one of them,I did it without holding on to anything!That exercise seems easy to me though but I can see how easy it would be to loose my balance while doing them,basically deep knee bends :)!NO hics tomorrow a water pipe burst,seems like a lot of that is happening.First the YMCA now hics!I've already spoken with Lisa,we are gonna do brunch tomorrow :)!
I kinda sleptt in this morning!When I cleared all the cobwebs out of my head,I booked my rides 4 the week,scooted 2 the store,that is about all I've done today!Tomorrow I've got pt at 10am,I've got to do my laundry too!Then at 4pm my homemaker comes!Now 2 make a late dinna :)!
Lisa and I ended up going to the ice cream place next to technical park drive!We sat outside and had our treates :)!Now time to make some dinna!I've got lots 2 choose from cause I got my S&S order this morning but I'm thinkin of nuking some Tyson chicken tenders :)!
I'm having a difficult time with Dell!The land line was ringing this morning and it came up on the caller id as an 800 number!I don't answer those calls but this time it was Dell!They said my order is Delayed again and to call this number if I still want it!Be sure to have your cust. id and order number and call b4 the end of the day.That presented numerous problems 4 me cause of my inability to write so I asked Lisa if she could come up andhelp me by listening 2 the vm and writing down the order numbers!She did and I just received a confirmation email from Dell with a new delivery date which I can't remember now (go figure) but I've got the email so I can just read it again :) !
Hics was great today :)!In game group we were kinda planning what kinds of games we would do,I suggested luminosity.com!I've just gutta visit the site and find the games that really make us get a good brain workout!Trivia always gives my brain a good workout cause I know the answer to most questions but I've got to find the answer in my brain then move it so I can verbalize it!That's what got injured in my brain,the moving of information to different parts of my body!I guess its the neutrons and I forget what the receivers are called but that is my main issue.Tomorrow I've got pt @ 10 am and Dell said I'm gonna get my video card tomorrow!If I can I'll take pics of the whole process so you can all see the inside of a computer!
KJ has been over and she showed me something really cool!I can text with my I phone by speaking into it :)!I've gutta speak very clear and enunciate well though or it won't understand!I'm not gonna do rec tonight cause I'm being thrifty!
Ive had pt and did a lot of walking with my cain!I just get so frustrated by getting so tired so quickly :(!I then scooted to Wg's with Lisa walking but forgot to get something to relieve the pain in my sinuses :(!Tomorrow Lisa and I are gonna go back to Wg's and she will help meget something 4 this pain!Then we're gonna do D&D's 4 brunch :).
I've been able to order a video card 4 my desktop from Dell!KJ was over this morning and she was able to read all the numbers on the service tag,I made a file in notepad so I could read them,called dell got free next day shipping :) !That just means it leaves the warehouse the next day!I should see the card Monday or Tuesday of next week!I think its pretty basic to install!I also paid a few of my bills but its hard doing this without my desktop!All my information is stored in my desktop!I've got one more bill left to pay besides rent,my mass health premium,that's cause I've got a file with my account number on it and I just copy and paste on the payment page!
I'm fighting a sinus headacheand its winning :(!I went to wg's this morning too and forgot to get something 4 this among other things I forgot!Next trip I gutta remember to get emeprosole,duncan donuts french vanilla ground coffee,french vanilla coffee creamer!I did remember to get my fish oil tablets though.
My meeting went very good today :) !KJ did a great job preparing for this!I'm really a lucky guy to have the network of support I've got with KJ leading the way :)!I've really gutta research about something to help my corns on my feet,I've missed way too much time cause of those nasty things!Tomorrow I'm going to castle island with hics :) !I'm taking "the ride" to and from there!I'm gonna do the same Wednesday night when I go bowling with hics!
I wasn't sure about my scooter so I just went to the store!I'll see how it dose after a full charge tonight!I can go get my learners permit now:).I'm thinking I should get a motorcycle permit too but I guess first things first!Barbs,if Bill got my bike,you will be seeing me lots after I get some real wheels :)!Tomorrow I've got an individual service program(isp) meeting with hics!We go over my goals,what I've accomplished and what needs to be continued and new goals!
The power level on my scooter was reading very low so I didn't want to chance running out of juice!I found one of the wires loose on my charger cord,I secured it,now letting it charge 4 a little while then I'll scoot 2 Wg's with Lisa :)!
I think I know what the problem with my desktop is,the video card seems to be bad!My laptop ran my monitor so I know that is okay,I think that is a job I can do!I've just gutta wait till my check comes in and call dell and order the part!
I've had pt this morning and I was able to walk the whole distance from my building to where I would catch a ride with just a cain :)!That really tired me out though!I connected my keyboard from my desktop to my laptop so to make it much more comfortable typing without having to lift my arms up so much the blood flows out of them :)!
I've taken off the covers on my desktop and saw nothing out of place so I just made sure the video card was seated well!I put it back together and tried it,same thing :(!Its hard 4 me to take it someplace cause no licence but I did speak with Lisa and she said she would drive me!
I had a bad migraine headache last night and they wipe me out for days!My monitor is not working with my desktop :(!I was able to connect my older laptop to it and it did work so I don't need a new monitor!I'm thinking I'll take the cover off and inspect around the port!Hopefully its something simple cause I have no place to take it anymore :(!
I'm not trying to jump too far ahead of myself but I'm gonna get my licence back I'm determined!This means I NOT only gutta buy a small pick up truck but I'm gonna have to pay insurance too!I was paying insurance on my motorcycle cause it was financed through a bank,so I had to have full coverage on it!I was a step 21 on unsafe driver points too!Its time to start collecting all the money I'm owed!
Great news!I did part one of the driving eval and she said I should get my learners permit and call a driving school to get used to driving again :)!This was much different that any test I had b4!There computer simulated situations I needed to brake and accelerate for,much more difficult but I passed :)!
Tomorrow I'm gonna be taking part 1 of the driving evaluation!This will be the 3rd time I've done part 1!The first time my tremors just went wild on me so I couldn't go on to part 2!I've since had the backlophin pump surgically put in my stomach and I'm told my tremors are greatly lessened!The second time she said my eyes were not working together good enough to drive!Since then I've been to a nurooptomologist,he prescribed some glasses to help them to work together!I'm doing everything I can to get my license back,Jesus,please be with me tomorrow and see me go on to part two
I'm trying to get used to my assisted mouse adapter again!It slows down the cursor and the way of double clicking and single clicking.It will just take time again!I GFed a double and a single cheese turkey burgers 4 dinna tonight!Its starting to come back to me(cooking with my George Forman grill (gf)!I used to be able to cook great dinnas with George :)!Laundry is gonna wait till tomorrow,its too late to start it now!
Can you believe its September already?Time is flying by!Today I've been able to do a great trim job on my beard,book my rides 4 the week,scoot to the store and get caught in a down poor!Its only water though,I'll dry:)!
I've had pt @ 10am this morning and Chris was gonna spot me walking with my cain to see if I can do the distance from the front door of my building to where I catch a ride.My foot was bothering me badly though so I just walked up and down the halls outside my apartment!I did well even dealing with the pain!Next Friday will be the next pt,I'll walk it then pain or not!Then I went to the YMCA and did my strength training!I like it cause not only am I getting stronger its a great way to get rid of my many frustrations:)!
I wanna say a lot has gone on today but I'm just not sure,tbi moment!I'll start from the beginning.KJ was over this morning and she helped me to get a lot of my favorite songs on my IPhone!She showed me how I can do it but now I forget how,go figure!I've been to the YMCA,had a good workout but I pulled a muscle in my left triceps!I had to ice it down so I couldn't do hics tonight but my triceps feels much beta!I've also scooted to the store not far from here!!
I had pt this morning and did alot of walking using my Cain!I walked up and down the halls outside my apartment!It really tired me out!Not only physically but mentally cause I've really got to think about having the right sequence walking with the cain!Chris suggested I practice walking with the cain in the hallways!I got very tired too and my foot started to bother me badly so needless to say I couldn't make the YMCA!Walgreens called and said they had some meds ready 4 me anyway so I scooted to Wg's!Then later I scooted 2 the store :) !
I've been kinda busy all day I forgot to blog :)!I did make a successful scoot to Wg's this morning then I haven't got a clue as to what I did after that!I guess I found homes for most of the stuff I got from my last Walmart order.That's about it.Tomorrow I've got plans to meet Lisa at the pool then I've gutta do my laundry,ugg!
I couldn't go to bowling tonight cause I was supposed to book my ride right to Boston bowl but I booked it to hics by mistake.Tomorrow we are going on the spirit of Boston cruise!We haven't done this for a few yrs but I used to look foreword to this every yr!I'm just hopping the entertainment is good this yr!I'm gonna bring my cam so I can share the great time :) !
KJ was over way long ago and we did all our normal stuff then I was thinking the stylus I just got from Walmart wasn't working!It helps to hit the screen with the right end of the stylus!I got a stylus that is also a pen.It seems like it will help me with my I phone 5 but the real test will come when I try texting someone!Ive had a great workout at the YMCA.I came home and scooted to Wg's with Lisa walking along side :)!Now I gutta do something 4 dinna :)!
Tomorrow KJ makes a home visit at 8.30 am then I'm going to the YMCA to do my strength training then to hics,bowling at Boston bowl!My feet feel okay right now so I'll be able to get the best steak and cheese calzone around at the deadwood cafe :) !
I got my pump filled!I'm good 4 the rest of the yr!I make an appointment to get it filled again but not till 2014!I don't have a pocket calendar for 2014 yet so I made sure I put it in my online calendar :)!
I go to dr. K's office today to get my pump refilled with baclophine.I wish I could remember the pretty young nurses name who fills it,its amazing how she can find exactly where the med goes in just by feel!I can't do hics today cause my appointment is at noon,with "the ride" there is not enough time 2 do both!I've got an appointment to take part one of the driving eval on 9/2!I'm gonna be able to go on to part two this time :)!
I've been busy today!I started with pt at 10am!Chris showed me a few more balance exercises but doing these I've gutta stand on one leg!Its just so frustrating that I can do it so much essayer standing on my left leg then I try to balance on my right foot and leg and I'm just not secure!Then I went to the YMCA and I was able to work off all my frustration,great workout!I got home and scooted to the store :)!
Tomorrow I've got pt and Chris comes to my apartment :)!Then I've got trips to and from the YMCA to do my strength training:)!Today I did a very good job on trimming my beard then I scooted to Wg's then I did all my laundry!I'm not even tired but I gutta try 2 get some sleep!
I've just solved a major issue with my blog!I couldn't sign in to my account!I know my pw is right so I'm thinkin maybe my keyboard is not displaying the right characters!So I tried another kb and that wouldn't work either but,that was my wireless kb and I don't have the software 4 it anymore but,I had another ez eyes kb,I'M using it now!Not bad problem solving skills 4 someone who is supposed to be weak in that area :)!
Chris (pt) was here and I walked the whole length of the hall outside my apartment using my Cain!The thing I've gutta practice is walking the whole walkway in front of my building so as to simulate getting a ride!Now what to do with the rest of my day,I'm thinking a scoot to Wg's and the store :)!I've just got the resident social at 5 pm to go to!
I canceled going to the YMCA today cause it just seems I've got too much going on!I've got pt this morning and Chris is gonna be here at 10am and I'm gonna go to a resident social at the office/clubhouse at 5pm :)!
Maintenance has been here most of the day working on my bathroom.It appears they had to move the grab bars in the shower and around the toilet to bring it up to code!Thankfully they are done for now they just gutta come back tomorrow for paint!
Peter,my ot was over this morning!I did my exercises with the puddy!Then I worked on my writing!I can remember some large and thick giant glass and settles glass pens that I had living in Scituate that I could write somewhat legibly with,can't find them now!I keep looking in every store I go to for something similar but no luck yet!I've also been to the YMCA and had a great workout.Got home and scooted to the store,between showers!
I've had hics and I got my botox injections,it will take a few wks b4 I feel the effects from the botox!Tomorrow KJ makes a home visit at 8.30am then rec club is having planing and dinna at the halfway cafe next to my apartment!I'm gonna scoot there :) !
I'm thinking about the driving evaluation!Everyone is saying to me "they are just taking your money"!That's why I've asked KJ to go with me,maybe they will realize I want it badly!Its just the last time she did like an eye test and I think I answered all the questions right but she didn't!With KJ there I will feel like I'm not being taken advantage of! Tomorrow I get my shots of botox!I can feel its time again,I feel resistance when I try to move any muscles on my right side of my body.
I couldn't do the YMCA today cause I couldn't get out of my own way!We've all had mornings like this but now my head is starting to get clearer.I do gutta scoot to Wg's today,I'm out of protein shakes and M&M's!I gutta go to the office and pick up a pool pass too!
I've got to find some time to scoot over to the office to get my pool pass!I"m gonna try tomorrow My return trip from the YMCA is two twenty three and Michaela my homemaker comes at four!I'm hoping there are not any pick ups and drop offs!
I started today by doing an okay trim job on my beard!I'm in the routine of doing this every Sunday morning.Its so great to be free to do this :)!I've had a successful scoot to the store,booked all my rides 4 the week,spoke with Lisa.She is gonna come over lata 2 help me water my plant!I've just got difficulties carrying a cup of water without spilling it all over :( !
Today was a pretty cool day!I started with ot,Peter was over and he brought some finger puddy 4 me with him!He showed me a few exercises to do designed to get them all on the same page :)!I've worked with the puddy b4 but never had my own so I could work as hard as I'm gonna :)!Then I went to the YMCA and had a great workout!Then came home and scooted 2 the store at the end of the street!I was talking with Lisa,we are gonna go to family dollar tomorrow!Its a little further than Wg's but I'm confident my scooter will make the trip np!:)
Tomorrow I've got ot and Peter said he would come here 9-.30 :)!After ot I've got trips to and from the YMCA!So basically I'm working double sessions on me!The pool is gonna open next Wednesday so I've gutta work extra hard on this 54 yr old body :)!
Hics was great today!We had a cookout at houtons pond in Milton or Randolph Mass!I had the bestest turkey Berger today!It was a Jenny something brand name but it was so so much getter than bubba burgers!Lisa knew the complete name so next time I make a peapod order I've just gutta ask her!I got home and needed something at Wg's so then Lisa and I went there and D&D's and sat down there and I had a coolada:)!I've had a GREAT day :)!
The web site 4 "the ride" let me sign in finally :) !I've still got other issues with it but this is a start :) !I'm gonna have loads of fun tomorrow cause we (hics) are having a cook out at houtons pond!Today KJ has been over then I had a great workout at the YMCA!Its great to be able 2 workout not thinking of the pain in my foot!Today I worked out pain free!:)I just had the pain from pushing myself to do more weight and more reps :) !
KJ has been here and we researched hud housing in Quincy!I can't remember the name of the apartment place that is right at the beginning of Squantum or the old naval base housing!That would be SO great if I could even get close to Squantum!
I couldn't do hics this morning cause my alarm clock never sounded so I overslept!I did have some work to do here though!I got an email from Chris,my pt from the vna.He offered me outpatient therapy so I had to make sure I sent a quick response!I explained that I like the convenience of having therapy here!
I didn't even have time 4 coffee this morning cause my pick up time 4 a 9.00 appointment was around 8 am!I've been to my podiatrist came home and scooted to the store then had to lie down 4 a while!See I get all kinds of stressed out waiting 4 rides,as it was my 1st trip was 30 mins late!I got a call from jv "the ride" asking me what was my issue with the web site.I told her and that lead me to think it may be fixed today but I just tried to log on and it still won't let me !I was told all the issues will be resolved by August 1st!They have till Thursday then everything will be great,will see!I've got hics tomorrow :) !I'm kinda beat so I'm gonna call it quits now good night peoples :).
I've been to my podiatrist this morning and I've got another corn growing on my left foot!I said to him "this time it grew back faster,hurt more,l looks nastier than ever b4!This time he shaved it down so far I drew blood!It still hurts a bit so I'm gonna lie down 4 a little bit :)!
I've booked all my rides 4 the week and although I get them repeated back to me I'm still uncertain they are right!I'm told by August 1st I should be able to logon to the JV web site,that is Thursday!Today I've gutta scoot to the store or/and Wg's,do laundry and I donno :).
I didn't do hics today cause I couldn't get my sneaker or a slipper to go on my right foot and feel somewhat comfortable!Today was a trip to Georges island,its raining heavy out so I think that will be canceled 4 today.The rain sux but I did take a wet scoot to the store!I really need to go to Wg's but I'll wait and see if there is beta weather tomorrow.I am out of protein shakes and I really don't need to make a peapod order!
So much has happened already today its very very hard for me to figure out even some of what has gone on!KJ was over and we worked on "the ride" letting me sign in to the web site!If I'm still having the same issues by 4pm,I've got to call JV and talk to Alan!Peter,my ot,has been here too!We did the exercises he gave me to do then I walked up and down the hallway in my bld!That was extremely hard for me cause my foot is causing me so much pain!I'm not doing the YMCA or hics today I've gutta try and stay off my foot!
I got a voice mail from "the ride"re certify commission today saying I've been approved and I could start booking trips tomorrow!I don't think it expired yet but I hope everything is back to normal!Maybe Jv's web site will be more user friendly too!I've got hics tomorrow!We were gonna go to Georges Island but I guess the weather is not gonna be conducive for a trip like this so just a regular day!That's okay though cause I know the staff will keep my brain stimulated all day :)!
I got up super early and started to customize a new desktop!One thing for sure is I'm not gonna get windows 8 as an operating system,I choose windows 7!I've got windows 7 on one of my laptops and it seems to be much less confusing than windows 8,actually its not at all confusing!That's gonna have to be it for a few months so I can build back up my savings!Tomorrow I've got to make it to the YMCA,my pick up time to go there is a reasonable time,not till 12.06 for a 1pm arrival time :)!