Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
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!
Sunday, December 29, 2013
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!
Saturday, December 28, 2013
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 help but again she wont take it! When I start driving and have my truck, I will have to shovel it out so I'm gonna have to be able to do it! I'll be able cause its part of me being free, so you know I'll find a way to be very successful at it :) !I've gutta get my asx in grear and get ready to scoot to Wg's and get some stuff, I'm not moving too swiftly so far today though!
Friday, December 27, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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!
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
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!
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
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!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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 :)!
Monday, December 16, 2013
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 :)!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
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 :( !
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
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!
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
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 :(!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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!
Monday, December 2, 2013
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 putting neatly away!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
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!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
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 :)!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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.
Friday, November 22, 2013
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.:)
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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!
Monday, November 18, 2013
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 :).
Saturday, November 16, 2013
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 :)!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
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!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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 :)!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
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!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
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 :)!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
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!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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 :)!
Friday, November 1, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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 :) !
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
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 :)!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
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.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
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!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
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!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
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 :)!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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 :).
Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
I had pt this morning and I was doing my balance exercises,Chris said to 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 :)!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
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 :)!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
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 :)!
Friday, September 20, 2013
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 and help 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 :) !
Thursday, September 19, 2013
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!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
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 me get something 4 this pain!Then we're gonna do D&D's 4 brunch :).
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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 headache and 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.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
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!
Sunday, September 8, 2013
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!
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
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 :)!
Thursday, September 5, 2013
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 :(!
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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 :)!
Monday, September 2, 2013
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
Sunday, September 1, 2013
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!
Friday, August 30, 2013
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:)!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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!!
Monday, August 26, 2013
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 :) !
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
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!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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 :)!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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 :)!
Monday, August 19, 2013
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 :)!
Sunday, August 18, 2013
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 :)!
Friday, August 16, 2013
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!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
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!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
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.
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!
Sunday, August 4, 2013
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 :( !
Friday, August 2, 2013
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!:)
Thursday, August 1, 2013
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 :)!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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 :) !
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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!
Monday, July 29, 2013
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 :)!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
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 :).
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
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 :)!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
I've booked all my rides 4 the wk.The thing that sux real real bad is the web site won't let me log on!I've called joint venture (the transportation co.) but they didn't seem to care so I emailed the mbta directly hopping there is something they can do!I've scooted to the store now I'm waiting for peapod to come with my order,they said btw 4.30-10 pm.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
I had a real scare in the early morning hours.I woke up extremely disorientated and confused!I had no idea what day it was!I'd try to think of what the last thing I remember doing but I couldn't remember doing anything!I did remember a solution to the issue though,fire up my computer and check my on line calendar :) !That helped so much cause not only did I find what day it is but what I've got planed 4 the day 2 :)!
I woke up very early stressing cause I didn't know what day it was.I tried to employ all my strategies and still was unclear as to what day it was.That is just one example of how confused and disorientated I can get from this tbi!Thanks to modern technology all I've got to do is look at my phone or go to my online calendar :)!
Friday, July 19, 2013
My foot was causing me way too much pain this morning to wear a sneaker and go to the YMCA :(!Got an appointment with my podiatrist on the 29th of this month.I can see the corn and its bigger than its ever been b4!I get angry with myself for not being able to deal with the pain and do my regular activates :(!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
I had hics today!We had a couple Representatives from victims assistance come and speak about exactly what its about.KJ and I did what I needed to get done today :)!Ive got an appointment to see my podiatrist on the twenty ninth of this month!"The ride" is another story!We called and was told they will look into it!
I've got hics today and we are having some kind of in service I forget who is speaking but I do know its free food :)!I've gutta call my foot doctor today!My corn on my right foot looks like not just a corn but a whole garden growing out of my right little toe!I've also got to call "the ride"!My account seems to be locked cause they haven't put in the computer system that I did have my recertification!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
KJ has been over this morning,she helped me to get my Iphone to display large fonts!This way I can use it to check my ride times!I'm having major issues with "the ride's" web site though.It won't let me sign in to my account!I even tried with KJ here and it still didn't let me in!Then Peter (my new ot) was over and gave me some exercises to do to help my limbs get more ROM (range of motion)!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Hics was great today!The first group we talked about appropriate behavior!I've always had very appropriate behavior except when I just woke up from the coma!Just ask the poor nurses at the greenery in N.Andover!I quickly relearned what was appropriate and inappropriate!We had stress management group and peer tbi group!Peer tbi we did some more brain games!You should try some!Oh I forget (go figure) the web site but I think I posted it on a previous blog :)!Then I got home and remembered that Michaela(my homemaker) had said I need more cleaning supplies so I scooted 2 Wg's cause we live in Newengland,you never know if tomorrow could be a washout!Tomorrow KJ makes a home visit at around 8.30 am then at 9.30 I'm gonna be starting ot:)!The great thing about this is the therapists come to me :) !
Monday, July 15, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
I kinda slept in this morning :)!That's okay thou cause I think I booked all my rides yesterday!I wish the web site was working with my computer then I could check and make sure :(!Its gutta be something to do with my router or modem cause all my computers react the same way!I've gutta scoot to the store later maybe I'll try shutting them down while I do 2 c if they just need 2 rest!I gutta get my act in gear though I got laundry to do 2!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Today I've kept really busy!I paid the one bill I hate 2 pay,the irs,$372.00 OUCH!I booked all my rides 4 the upcoming week!Had a nice scoot 2 Wg's,I was able to get a coffee maker there!I'm hoping this one doesn't spring a leak!The only thing I gutta do tomorrow now is laundry ugg!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I've just had an interesting turn of events just happen!My door buzzer went off and I thought it was the pt!Turns out it was assistive technology with my assistive mouse adaptor!Its the same as I had in Scituate!I've just got to get used to it again and get it all dialed in so I get the most from it!Then the buzzer goes off again,this time it was an ot!He is gonna start helping me too :) !
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
I got the staples out today :)!The incision is covered but I can take that off tomorrow :)!They wanted to make sure I could do it myself so I had to reach my hands behind my back so they could tell I can do it :)!No more waiting 4 nurses who don't show :)!
Friday, July 5, 2013
I didn't go to the YMCA today cause I was waiting for my nurse who never showed!Now if I can't be here,I always at least call and tell them!I really can't make too much of a fuss about it though cause my benefits take care of the cost!I'll just mention it to the nurse tomorrow!Everyone wants to move out of here!I guess I'm gonna join the bandwagon too!I've already asked KJ to look into what it would take for me to move!This is still so much better than living in Scituate!Here I"m free :)!
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Happy 4th!I hope everyone has a special cookout to go to!The nurse was over this morning and I gave her the instructions I got from the doctor that clearly says "needs visits only Monday,Wednesday,and Friday"!I do have the YMCA on those days but the nurse usually comes way b4 my pick up times to go to the YMCA so I think I'm safe :) !
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I got this to work enough to post a blog :)!KJ was over today and she learned me how I can get notes on my iphone :)!I was able to create a note of my pick up time returning from today's appointment :)!That really went well!I still have the staples in but its healing well :)!I asked if the nurse could not come on Tuesday and Thursday and she said that was fine!Now my nurse will be here Mondays Wednesday and Friday! :) I got home and had to take a quick scoot to the store!Then Ive been rocking out to styx all afternoon :)!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The elevator has been broke most of the day!I saw an elevator technician working on it so I asked if I could use it I'm not gonna get stuck with a tech right there so I took this opportunity to scoot to Wgs and the store!Its gutta be fixed by tomorrow cause Ive got an appointment with dr Juric!Doctor who did my surgery!I am hoping he will stop having a nurse check my dressing everyday cause its making me miss activates I like to do!
Monday, July 1, 2013
What a busy day!First my very pretty young nurse came over and changed the dressing on the insizon from surgery she also helped me get my gold back around my neck!Thats very important to me surviving a broken 2nd cervical vertibrate (broken neck) back in 1980!The man from pt was here at the same time and he is gonna start working with me 2!The great thing this time,it will be here at my apartment :)!He is also looking in to getting me ot!He asked me what I have the most trouble with,I said "getting my hands to work together"' that's OT but we are gonna work on balance and stamina!Then I had to go to "the ride" main office to re certify!That was okay but LONG rides to and from,I didn't get home till after 8 pm!Now I gutta find something quick and easy for dinna:)
PdJ couldn't have been more right when he said "running your own life is a full time job"!I did not get a call from the vna so I called them but had to leave a vm!Shortly there after I got a call from the nurse!I find I have to stay right on top of things and by doing this,a long with the help of my computer,I'm very very successful living independently :)!
Sunday, June 30, 2013
I woke up stressing bad about the visiting nurse coming everyday for the next nine days!I'm a busy guy so does this mean I have to put my life on hold?I thought of printing my yahoo calendar but the font came out real small and I don"t know how to make it bigger!The only thing I can think of doing now is to get a land line number of someone so we can try to work around my schedule!Ill bend too but I should not have to put my life on hold!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
There has got to be a bag somewhere from the hospital cause I can't find my two gold chains :( !I can remember the nurses packing them but I've really searched around here and nothing!The nurse today called the hospital,they said nothing was left behind!I've known the lady who drove me home for yrs and she wouldn't let me forget a bag!I guess it could be here and I'm just not seeing it!Just another thing to stress about!
I've got to go to Charlestown to re certify 4 "the ride"!They have finally booked my trips to and from there!They are not charging me for this as well they shouldn't!They request this yr you go in person,sux!I'll take my scooter to see if there is anywhere around there to kill time like a D&D's,I've gutta make the best of this but it really does kinda sux!
I've had a nurse from the visiting nurses association down to change the dressing on the incision from my surgery!I want to tell you man,it felt so good to let it breath even if it was just for a few seconds,that felt sooooooo good :)!She had some administrative stuff to do too!I think she said for the next seven days a nurse will be down to change the dressing!She also asked me who does your laundry and cooking?She too was amazed when I said "I do"!Now I gutta scoot to Wg's :)!
Friday, June 28, 2013
Wow,so much information I've got to absorb from today!I was sent home with a couple loaded bags!There must be a Wg's in or next to Ss hospital cause in one was my meds for this surgery!Lots of like bandages,tape and wrapes!I know he said he is gonna get a visiting nurse to come over to change the bandage!Right now it hurts really bad!Its like my skin is getting stretched by two little pins!I'm hoping its only cause it just happened but this is way worse than it was b4!I'm wondering if I just should have learned to live with the pain b4!I've just gutta believe its cause it just happened!This WILL get nothing but beta in time :)!
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I think I'm ready to go!I'm all packed with all my needs I think but being tbi I'm never really sure of anything!My bag is kinda bulkie,makes it hard to carry!Hopefully I won't have to lug it too far.My pick up time to go is 11.33 then I've got a requested
time to come home tomorrow of 11am!I want this to be over!
time to come home tomorrow of 11am!I want this to be over!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I've got most everything packed except for the last second items,phone with charger wire,my laptop.I'm hoping I don't have the need 4 much cash,I'm only taking a little over $20!I'm trying to remember the last stay and I wanna say I had to buy something and they took my debit card but,thats my memory,don't know if it can be trusted :)!
I'm getting everything for my hospital stay ready!They say wear comfortable cloths to surgery so I've got my sweats 4 that and a t-shirt!I'll bring my jeans and another t-shirt 4 the next day!I've got my phone ready 2 be packed with the charger cord,can't pack it yet,needs a charge tonight!I'm gonna take my Dell inspiron 17 with me!The last time I stayed at s.s. hospital I was able to connect to a wireless network they have as I remember it was labeled public!My 17 has a wireless card just like my netbook does so I'm hoping that has the same luck!I WILL have the same luck and as soon as I can after the surgery I'll post a blog to tell everyone the surgery went great and I'm fine :)!
I didn't do the YMCA this morning I've got so many things going on in my mind I just couldn't clear enough room in my brain to focus on working out!I got the call from S.S. hospital this morning,all repetitive stuff but,I got it clarified as to where I gutta go!I go to the third floor dolphin center :)!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Its getting increasingly difficult to get to where I can post a blog!By the time I finally get here I forget what I was gonna say :( !I'm starting to get real nervous about having surgery on Thursday!Its mainly about getting to and from ss hospital!I know "the ride" only drops off and picks up at one entrance but I'm taking my walker and its challenging for me to walk even short distances!Well enough of this shxt Ive got to employ my positive attitude and believe it will go smooth as silk :) !
Friday, June 21, 2013
I just had a major catastrophe happen!The new plant I just got from Lori fell off the window sill and created one big mess!See its very challenging for me to not only (with my balance issues) to get the vacuum out then try and maneuver it around!I did it though but it wore me out!I'm gonna rest a little then make a late quick dinna :)!
I had lots of trouble getting to my blog to post a blog !I didn't do the YMCA today cause my foot was bothering me badly!I did scoot 2 Wgs and the store though!Yesterday I saw Dr.Juric concerning my surgery I made him aware of the fact that I'm not happy about having to stay the night at ss hospital but he explained that because I'm gonna be under Anastasia they want to be sure if any complications come up it can be handled properly!
Monday, June 17, 2013
I didn't do the YMCA today cause it just seemed I had too too much to do!I started the day,after coffee of cource,by doing a very good trim of my beard!Then I had to scoot to the store!Two people have told me my place was getting a little cluttered!I don't stand for that so I put some time in on making my place look declutterized and neat:)!Then Micaela(my homemaker)came over and this was the wk to wash my bed sheets!I didn't do my laundry yesterday so I had her throw it in with my sheets!She always folds everything well but I'm used to all my shirts and even T-shirts being hung up on hangers in my closet so I had 2 do that!Now I've gutta find something quick and easy 4 dinna :)!