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14 December 2006 @ 01:58 am
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05 April 2006 @ 09:09 am
Up date time. whitelinedancer is doing very well. He will be coming home Thursday. He is doing much better and is getting grumpy (good sign with him).

He has been doing well with all the therapy stuff and we have both learned a lot. We have some ideas for helping him to get even better.

Thank the goddess for Harborview they have been wonderful working with us with both the therapy and the finances.

Now the problems I'm having trouble finding a way to get health insurance. After a great deal of searching I have figured out that he has not one but two things that auto disqualify him. The high risk pool is also high priced. Medicare might be an option but you have to wait 2 years for it it kick in and at this point it is only 3 years till he will be eligible for it anyway. Not sure if I can get him qualified for any of the plans that the state helps with because we have assets, not a lot but maybe enough to disqualify him. Well I'll just have to keep trying to figure this out or pray he doesn't end up in the hospital for 3 years.

Final problem will be if they decide that fixing a hole in his heart may help the problems. At which point we are back to the same problems of money but at least this can be done without major surgery but still isn't going to be cheap.

Well the good news is that he is getting better and that is what is really important.
29 March 2006 @ 09:22 pm
Went back up to the hospital a bit after noon. Missed whitelinedancer OT (how to do normal stuff) but sat in on the learning part and the PT (physical therapy). Everything seems to be going well and we are both learning a lot about getting better from a stroke. He seems to be more stable on his feet but I was suprised by how bad he did going down stairs.

Tomorrow I'm getting up early so I can be there through all of it. It helps to listen in so he has a backup for what they are telling him.

Tomorrow we will also be getting together with the whole team to see where he will be going while in rehab and I'm hoping how long he will be there. I so miss having him home.

Remember the worse thing to lose is your health because it is the hardest to get back.
Current Mood: draineddrained
29 March 2006 @ 11:02 am
Well this all started late Friday night or early Saturday depending on how you look at it. whitelinedancer got up to go to bed and was all out of balance. It worried me a bit but we decided he had just been sitting to long or something and went to bed.

Next morning he still didn't really have his balance but didn't seem to really have any other signs of any problem. At least not that we could spot easily.

He wanted to go to the gym and work it out but I wasn't that comfortable with the idea. I was also starting to thing that the ER might be a better idea. Of course being a male he didn't agree. Finally as a compromise I called the Nurse line at the Harborview Hospital. After looking up his records and asking a lot of questions she felt is was really best if he went up to the ER there. Last thing she said was if it got worse to call 911 to which whitelinedancer replied "We're not calling 911"

Up to the ER we went. He refused to us a wheelchair to get to the ER after we got there, but the triage nurse made him use one after we talked to her.

We were in and he was having a CAT scan within an hour. We had lots of Doctors and Nurses all round.

Turned out he had had another stroke. Many of the signs were very slight which was the reason I couldn't spot them at first.

Now that he is in the hospital I can spot them a lot better. Left side of his face is just a tad saggy if he is just resting, arm just hangs when he forgets it is there. Very odd to see him forget his left arm.

He spent Saturday to Tuesday in the NCU and now he is in Rehab. Should only be a week or two there.

Was a very stressful few days what with worrying about his health, running back and forth to the hospital and how we were going to afford the stay. (no insurance)

Now he is better but I will have to still run back and forth and as to the money Harborview is wonderful about working with how much you can afford and helping out with the rest.

So how is your week :P
20 February 2006 @ 12:53 pm
I love Bob Rivers and Twisted Tunes.

Current Mood: gigglygiggly
Current Music: Cheney's Got a Gun
24 December 2005 @ 02:40 pm
Merry Christmas

Edit this was gliter till they changed the images and it look bad :P
25 November 2005 @ 09:36 am
I'm canceling Christmas this year. Well at least the gifts. I'm finally feed up with almost everyone.

Why you may ask, well it is simple, over the years I have given rides all over the place, paid rent, bought phone cards, picked up girl friends, bought cars, gone out late at night to handle problems, made sure people had computers, paid for hotel rooms, helped with moves, paid for repairs, bought tons of Christmas gifts, had cars towed on my AAA card, and goddess only knows how many other things that I'm not even thinking of at the moment. Yes I did all of this was done without expecting anything but I've now finally realized that I've just ended up a doormat.

What brings this rant on well it is really very simple not one single person had even 5 minutes to call and say Happy Thanksgiving much less anything else. I'm just tired of it and I'm beginning to think that "family" is over rated.
Current Mood: crankycranky
23 November 2005 @ 02:26 pm
Okay this is getting to the point of insanity. Some idiot with my last name and my brother-in-law's first name has been rapidly destroying his credit. Now the problem is for some reason he picked our phone number out of the phone book to use. He has even had the guts to use our names, address, and phone as listed in the phone book as a credit reference.

When this all started I thought it was my BIL that they were trying to get hold of but as it went on I came to realize he has nothing to do with it.

Now I field 2 or 3 of theses a month. Some are from bounced checks, believe it or not he put our phone number on the checks. Another was a hospital type bed. Today was a call where we were listed as credit reference. Lucky that so far they are all believing me when I tell them what is going on but it is still irritating.

I'm getting to the point where I would love to find him and punch him out.
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
02 September 2005 @ 12:23 pm
Omg Now people are getting in trouble for taking buses that are not being used and getting out of New Orleans.


This 18 year old took a bus filled it with strangers and got them all to the Astrodome and he might be in trouble. That just sucks.

I begin to wonder if they are angry at the looter because by getting water and food they survive and now they still need to be save. Five days without clean drinking water in that kind of heat would have meant they would have died and not needed anything.

Yes, I'm getting more and more angry every day.
Current Mood: infuriatedinfuriated
01 September 2005 @ 10:35 pm
When Katrina was only a tropical storm and even when it was a cat 1 hurricane I was amused to have it named after my normal handle. I even sent a message to a friend in Florida as it went over kidding about it but now I'm so sad at all the damage it has done. I have never visited New Orleans but it is the only place that I have always wanted to go and now it is so horribly wounded.

I'm also so angry that we as a country have worked out all kinds of stupid scenarios on how to deal with smallpox and how fast we can get the vaccination out or how to deal with a nuke in a city but now we can't even get water to people who are dying. We are more interested in arresting mothers trying to get food, water and diapers from stores where the stuff will never be salvaged anyway. Someone was ask if people stealing food and water that they needed would be arrest, he said yes they could give their reasons to a judge. My God wouldn't he steal food to feed his family. Has he no heart. I have heard reports that sound as if people who are sent in to stop the "looters" ending up helping them get stuff.

I saw reporters who normally try to be nice to the people they are interviewing getting down right angry over why there was no aid in the areas where they were. How can we not be dropping food in for these people?

Many of these people live hand to mouth anyway they had no resources at the end of the month to just up and leave. Those who live on welfare, SSI, Veterans benefits or SS now have no way to get their checks. How are they going to survive. How are they going to find homes for all of these people, so many who barely made it now have nothing. I guess I should thank God we have big sports centers but instead I'm angry we don't have decent plans for dealing with disasters.

Why, why, why with all we have we can't get some of it to them. This isn't a third world country, this is one of the richest countries in the world and we aren't even helping our own.

My thoughts and prayers are with all the people who have lost so much. I wish I could hug all of them all.

PS Omg I have just heard they closed the Astro dome at 11,000 people and reports say there are over 70,000 or more needing a place.
Current Mood: sadsad