Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm Back

Wow, it seems like it has been quite awhile since I've posted anything. I think this is the longest "down-time" I have had here since I started blogging.   To be honest though,  looking back,  I think I needed the break.  I've been a bit distracted here lately and am trying to get myself back on track.  I don't know where the track is headed but I'll be sure to be on the train!

Thursday I went with Mushroom and her husband Bud to the V.A. Hospital.  He was scheduled for a colostopy (darned if I know how to spell it! ) and they put him out to do it.  Mushroom doesn't have her driver's license right now so she asked me if I would drive them home.  Good thing too since Bud wasn't feeling much pain after it was all over.  He was a little loopy and a whole lot funny!  He got a clean bill of health and won't have to have another one for five years.  It's a good thing too because it's going to take her at least that long to talk him into having another one!!  :)

 I made it to the Dr.'s appointment on Wednesday  and got the test results from the blood work  and a diagnosis.  There was  nothing new about the diagnosis except that things are progressively getting worse.  I suppose that shouldn't surprise me since I already pretty much knew what they would have to say.  I just didn't realize how hearing it again would actually feel.  I won't go into details here,  mainly because I figure folks really don't come here to read about that sort of thing.  Anyway....

Friday I received a letter from Social Security regarding my filing for disability.  Yep, you guessed it.  They turned me down again.  A bit depressing but at least this time I was expecting them to.  My lawyer filed for a hearing with a judge and so now begins step 3.  We wouldn't have had to do this if I had got the news I received  on Tuesday a few weeks earlier.  But hey, that's just the way things go. Things will eventually work themselves out, I just have to try and be patient.  Until then life goes on. I refuse to give in and mope around waiting.  Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed and that is what I fully intend to do!

We all loaded up this morning and went to an Air-gun Shoot.  Bud is a big air-gun junkie and has been looking forward to this for a few months now.  We all had a great time with a whole lot of other  air-gun enthusiasts.  I took tons of pictures and I will post all about it in a day or two.  It's been a long day so I am going to cut it short this time!
                              ~~Hey... I'm Just Sayin...~~


  1. Sorry to hear your medical report was not good and the battle with SSD is just that a battle! Chin up and don't give up, we did this with our Dd and now we have to start the fight all over again. You have a good outlook, keep it that way. HUGS and have a blessed weekend.

  2. SciFi,sorry things haven't been going to great!SS is a pain for a lot of people to get,keep fighting.It sounds like you have the right attitude to make the best of whatever is throwed at ya!Goodluck!!


  3. Hang in there, went through this with a friend a while back. They were SO NASTY to talk to on the phone. The last time 'Tina' called, my friend was in the hospital and couldn't make her appointment. And, I explained I was try to get a hold of them to cancel it. Whew, fire and brimstone came out of my phone, my spirit told me to kill her with kindness. When I finally got a word in and told 'Tina' my friend was in the hospital with open heart surgery. She was any nicer. A while later she called back, a completely different attitude and said there was no need for my friend to make the next dr appointment. Only then did she get her SSI/Disability. What a bunch of jerks, you'd think it was thier money!!!! Good luck girlfriend.

  4. It does take a while to go through all the channels for disability. Hopefully things will start to speed up for you.

  5. I'm sorry for your trouble with SSD I know it all to well with my wife and the two year fight she had to put up to get her disability. Just stay with it and never stop because that is just what they want you to do.