Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I had a series of strange accidents and injuries, resulting in my currently disabled state, that prevents me from being up on my feet more than 30 minutes or so before I'm completely unable to function. I've been trying to deal with it on my own for almost 2 years now, and I finally said enough is enough. I can't get a job, because of the physical restrictions, so I can't get insurance to fix it, etc. So, I applied for medical assistance and went to the eval for that yesterday.
The doctor seems great - willing to work with me and try to fix the problem. He declared me at least "temporarily disabled" with a hope that we'll start seeing improvement (or at least have a plan for improvement) in 6 months or so. He referred me to an orthopaedist, and recommended aquatic therapy as a start.
He also mentioned that losing weight would go a long way to helping - which I knew. I plan to print off some of my SparkPeople report pages and take them to him next time I go in, so he can see the kind of calorie/fat/carb/protein intake I have (though my sodium is always way too high ^^;;).
So, here's to hoping that a combination of SP, my new doctor, new rehab, and a lot of hard work (and pain, because let's face it - rehab -hurts-) will start getting me a little more able to live my life again!