Sorry for the new post, but if I edited, added to the above one, I'd be writing one of those novels, as I do, that the Mods prefer be condensed.
It happened again. I called my Mother today to wish her Happy Birthday. Throughout the course of our conversation, she asked her usual questions, and I told her about
this forum and how much I've learned. I told her I was surprised to see how many of us CP'ers seem to have similar childhood histories of illnesses, and so many of us have the same stories.
What was the reply? "Oh come on. Not one doctor you saw when you were a child ever mentioned any of that was wrong with you. Really!"
I freakin' give up.
EDIT: Oh buggerall, okay, so I'm going to edit after all. One more thing to add. Granted it was HER Birthday call (remember, we're pretty much estranged and a 7 minute call is a very big deal)...the other things she felt important to ask was why wasn't I on disability yet, what's the hold up? I first filed 2 years ago but this series of, you know, hospital visits and surgeries kind of kept me out of the game plan. So I hired a firm to help me because frankly I have enough on my plate to deal with, enough appointments, and it's worth it to me to pay someone who specializes in this to help me where obviously, I can't handle it. So I hear, "why don't you not use them and just go do this yourself?" (Uhm, sorta tried that and got waylayed, I don't want any speed bumps in this process supposing, God forbid, "I" hit some other health issue!) And of course, "Now how is this disability going to be handled when you move out of state?" "How ARE you going to make this move in 2 weeks!?"
Anyone reading this hear anything like, "how ya feeling?"
Post Edited (Sookie Snows) : 8/6/2013 8:38:13 AM (GMT-6)