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Coping, but not thriving


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I suppose a bit of an update is in order. My oldest seems to be doing better on his new meds. Over the weekend, we got word that his short term disability was denied. Not quite sure how that can be given his employer doesn't want him back until the DR okays it and the DR gave an estimate of 12 weeks (which I believe puts him back in early May). We're appealing. The DR has been warned that he has about 10 more pages of paperwork to fill out for this. Very frustrating.

He has an appointment today with the state to see about getting him some sort of help just in case the short term disability either doesn't get approved or he runs out of funds before it does. His appointments and meds alone are running him $585/month. His car insurance is $112/month. His student loan is only $50/month. He started out with just over $1,000 in his account, but with no money coming in, that will be gone soon.

My middle son is home from college and seems like he is doing well.

We are all planning on going to see Oz in 3-D tonight. It's the first time in I don't know how long the 5 of us have done something together. I'm excited.

Eating is still a chore for me. These braces are making life much more complicated. I timed how long it took me to brush and floss last night - 25 minutes. I knew it was taking forever. And the 4 teeth that developed severe sensitivity, still are bad. Fortunately only when I brush my teeth, not when I floss or eat. But that time is excruciating.

I'm hoping my teeth start to shift enough so the brackets don't touch soon because eating food that I can swallow without chewing, not only takes way too long, but it takes all the pleasure out of the experience.

Things could be worse though, so I'll deal with it. Still have at least 265 days before the jaw surgery, so I have plenty of time to find work arounds.
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1935MARY 3/12/2013 8:47AM

    My heart goes out to you. Seems like you have allot on your plate ,this has to be stressful. Getting out and doing something is a great ideal. Put it in God"s hands he will help you through. My prayers and heart goes got to you and yours. My granny always said" If you think you are having a bad time, Look around you, there is always someone else, allot worse off then you." Which is true. I guess it was her way of helping me cope. Hang in there things will work out. Disability is always denied the first time. Keep pushing it.

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AKATHLEEN54 3/12/2013 8:40AM

    I will keep you i my thoughts and pray that things will get better soon. The road to justice is not so well paved.
On the lighter side, have a wonderful time with the family at Oz. My husband and I saw it in 3-D over the weekend as I am a huge Wizard of Oz fan in the first place. SOOOOO GOOOOD!! It had been a long time I had seen anything in 3-D and it was amazing. A great movie for adults as well as children. Relax and enjoy!!

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CHERYLHURT 3/12/2013 8:32AM

  You have my compassion. I pray your road gets smoother soon!

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