Sunday, November 18, 2012

And now we are back to sunshine…

 Monday turned out to be a really good day. I got up and did my exercises and Robby and I cruised through the lagoon and down Westcliff Drive to the lighthouse, back through the wharf and then off to my dentist appointment. I get my teeth cleaned every 3 months, I used to do it because I didn't floss my teeth but now I have the water flosser and I love it…  I don't like the tongue scraper very well but my mail sure does feel clean afterwards so I do it. It usually only takes about half an hour and now is get a good report, I guess that my age I should still be glad I still have my own teeth? I cruised home and talk to my mom and have her for a while, it was nice to be able to sit down and talk to Heather for a little bit because she has been working so hard I hardly ever see her anymore. Teresa came and put me to bed.

Tuesday was a really great day. The weather was perfect and it was one of those days that you just don't want to come home.  I did my exercises and then Robby and I cruised through the lagoon, up through the park, past the lighthouse to the dog beach, down to the end of the wharf and back and through the boardwalk. I was going to bring my be home to get some water and then go back out and cruise down to Ross and pet smart but I got home and leaned back and took a little nap. Teresa and Heather got here at the same time so we chatted for a while and then Heather cooked, it smelled so good in there  and Teresa put me to bed. We did some personal care and then I got a nice long hot bath, it felt great and I almost fell asleep before I got back to bed I was so relaxed. And then the rude awakening… the rails on my lift of stuck in the hallway to the bathroom so we had to move the bed over to the hallway to get me back into bed, that means you're going to have much to do same thing in the morning to get me up. I called ATG rehab to see if my new wheelchair is in yet. July 10 is when I had an appointment with Eric, Andrei and Jack and I was told that they no longer sell the parts to my chair and I needed to get a new one. After several setbacks including extra Medicare paperwork, extra doctor visits… I thought my chair was ordered and I called on November 13th to find out how much longer because my chair is pretty much on its last leg. I was told that I needed one more inspection before they can order it, can you believe this? I have never had this much problems ordering a chair and Vicki just rushed me off the phone and said she would get back to me. I was furious. I hope my old wheelchair makes it until I get my new one. I feel like just stopping everything and going to another vendor but then I would probably have to do this all over again, they just don't make it easy.

Wednesday was just another great day, just keep on bringing them. Robby and I cruised around the lagoon for a while and then came back home to meet up with Karen, I wanted to take some more shirts down to the tie-dye shop and check out the new hippie shop on Pacific Avenue. I have been looking for those beanies that cover your ears with the tassels on the end,  I used to think those hats were silly and now I'm looking for them. Every other hat seems to fall off of my head by the end of the day so I'm not sure if I really like them  or they just suit my purpose. I got a couple of hats and we dropped off the shirts that we decided to go to Surfrider's Café for lunch, it was dinner for me. I had bacon and Gorgonzola sliders and onion rings, of course it was awesome. Karen had sliders with cheddar and onion rings, hers looked pretty awesome too… Did I mention that they make their own hamburger buns right there? Karen stayed at the bus station to catch her bus that I cruised Robby down to the wharf and through the boardwalk. I love to stop and just lean back and listen to the waves and the seals on the boardwalk is empty, it has been during the week. We practiced a couple of commands and then came on home. I was so upset last night that I couldn't sleep so I e-mailed Roger, he works at Dominican rehab and kind of takes care of everybody… I don't know how he does it. By the end of the day he had talked to the sales rep and I was going to find out about my chair and why it has taken so long and why there were so many setbacks that were necessary. He told the guy that if I didn't have a chair soon I was going to go to another sales rep. Everybody really respects and listens to Roger. Sonia came by to put me to bed but Bill was still working on my lift so I ate the rest of my lunch and we waited for him to be done, I was supposed to play cards that night but it didn't happen. It took him a long time to figure out what was wrong but he finally did it, a screw came loose and fell in the motor and jammed it… it's always something really silly or simple? Sonia and put me to bed and I got a call from Sasha to see if anybody will be around tomorrow she can come and pick up my old bed, I thought I got rid of it a while back... Sonja had been telling me about this movie called Hochi: a dog's tale so I found it on Netflix and watch it, what a great dog lover movie. Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Jason Alexander were in it… and of course Hachi, I cried almost all the way through the movie.




 Thursday was one of the most exciting days in my life. I got up and did my exercises and then we took care and home  and then cruised over to Mobility Works to check out their new accessible Honda Odyssey vans. As soon as I saw it I just fell in love, with not only the van but the color. We looked at a couple of other ones but always link back to this one. I have tried the big Mercedes sprinter for a year but it's just too much for me and nobody really wants to  drive it. This is going to be so exciting that everybody is going to want to drive it now. I had a doctors appointment with Dr. Piro to see if my neck is making any progress. He ran the ultrasound around it one more time and set within a couple of months it will look a lot better so he just wants me to come back in a couple of months. We went back over to Mobility Works to see if they got the estimate on what they were trained my van in for and they did, I hardly have to pay anything for the difference. The guy said that my credit was so good that I can probably pick it up the next day but we opted to wait for Tuesday, as long as they hold it for me. There is an abilities Expo going on over this weekend and usually they sell all of their cars so I'm really glad that I'm getting this one and I don't have to wait. We got home and my friend down the street was fighting with her roommate and she was so upset she couldn't even hardly talk. She called me on my cell phone because she saw us driving by in the van and before I could answer her she was knocking at the door. She was such a mess and so scared she just wanted a place to crash for the night so we gave her the front bedroom and she was so exhausted that she fell right asleep. Teresa of me to bed and gave me an extra Xanax because I was so nervous about having to tell my uncle and my aunt that I was trading in the van. They worked so hard and picked out what they thought would be the perfect vehicle for me and all along I knew they were right but I couldn't help myself from looking back at the Honda Odyssey. I am so incredibly happy that I know I'm not going to sleep tonight.

Friday in pretty much rained all day. I got up and did my exercises and took Robby for a cruise out in the rain, a puppy still needs his exercise. We started to cruise through the lagoon but it was to muddy so we decided to turn around and go the other way. We cruised through Depot Park and up over the bridge above the wharf, to the end of the wharf and back and then to the boardwalk. It was getting cold by then so I was done. I came home and Teresa was going to take us over to Home Depot to get a tree when we got a text from the sales rep at Mobility Works and he needed some more paperwork so we turned around and came right home. We texted him what he wanted but he had already went home for the day, I hope he gets it in the morning.
 Saturday I ended up staying in bed but it was an awesome day. Teresa and Karen came over and decorated my house for Christmas, I know it's early but this is the 1st chance they're going to have because they are both so busy this month and next month. I can see the lights in the driveway and on the front porch, I got those crystal ones that look like they're dripping and I love them. I'm getting a temporary tree on Tuesday because the one that I ordered from groupon isn't going to be here until December 2nd, then I'll move the little one into my room. Anyways it always just makes me so happy to go out of my room and see all the Christmas stuff. Other than that I just relaxed pretty much all day and fell asleep early. Ever since I got the stuff figured out with my Van I have been sleeping really well, I think the stress is over.



 Sunday it didn't rain as much as I thought it would be edited actually started to get warm. I got up and took Robby for cruise through the lagoon where I almost got stuck in the mud a couple of times, down to the lighthouse Museum, to the dog beach and back. Karen was here and she put me to bed, there was kind of a short day which is good because now I have a long night of relaxing.

1 comment:

That corgi :) said...

that is a cool looking van, Tammie! Glad you were able to get it and glad that they are working on getting you the chair you need! How fun to have your house decorated already for Christmas, I bet it looks great!!

I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

betty