Thursday, February 10, 2011
We had a couple days of sunshine! But very cold again. Right now it is 15 below.
Karma's grass has gotten quite tall, as you can see. She keeps nibbling at it regularly, but she can't keep up with the growth--hehe! I just might have to trim it again--and save the cuttings for handmade paper, of course. ;) It always dies off eventually, but it did seem to fade away faster when I trimmed it, for some reason, so I am hesitant to dive in with the scissors. I have more seed, tho...so maybe I'll go wild--ROFL!
Obviously I am working my way around the clock again. I was worried about that because I had a dentist's appointment this morning, but I cancelled it. Not because I would have been so tired I might have fallen asleep in the chair (never!), but because my god-sent new worker figured out that I qualify for medical assistance (medicaid) and told me I should apply. My maximum payment would be $8.00 a month! Even if I went to the dentist once a week it would be just the $8.00 that month. (Told you I was poor--LOL!) AND that means I can switch and go to a dentist who takes medical assistance. She had a name for me--so I called and Dr. Coffey is still taking new patients--hurray! Now I just have to drive over to the old dental clinic and sign a release form in person so that they can mail my information over to my soon-to-be new dentist. Dagan and Leah suggested I wait till Friday because it is supposed to warm up some by then. (We've had dangerous wind chill warnings.)
Dagan and Leah came over on Tuesday night. We hadn't seen each other for three weeks, so it was nice to catch up. I love them so much! And Mr. Dagan came up with something I have been milling on and chuckling about ever since. Has to do with my class and I'll tell you about it all soon. One more day and I'm done!! :):)
Was six years ago February 7th that I moved in here. And Miss Karma was six years old on Saturday. Caroline was here to clean on Tuesday afternoon and said she's heard that people like this dentist Dr. Coffey. Nice! I am actually looking forward to being able to see the same dentist every time. I honestly can't remember if I have ever had the same dentist twice at the Family Health Care Dental Clinic (volunteer dentists from the area). You get tired of long explanations every time you go. Since my chipped tooth doesn't bother me, whenever I can get in is fine with me. :):)
Medical Assistance may help for part of the eyedoctor this spring for my glaucoma check, too. And it helps with the regular doctor...if I ever decide to go to one again--hehe! I've only been seeing my rheumatologist for years (for the fibro and arthritis)--and it should help with him, too. I am just so happy to have some good news for once when it comes to medical stuff. ;)
The kind of bad news is that they have discontinued Darvocet, as I think I mentioned. And the Tylenol with Codeine they wanted me to try gives me an upset stomach--even when I take it with food. So I had to let them know. All the other stronger pain meds are also related to morphine (which gives me nausea--even vomiting if I have it more than about the first 12 hours or so after surgery). So, what's left is Tramadol--which is what I was on for about four years that I had gotten more or less immune to and had to switch up to the Darvocet. Hummm...? Well, I haven't been taking pain pills every day since I weaned off of them this last year. Just take them here and there. So maybe the Tramadol will work again since I haven't taken it for a couple years? Maybe I will feel better and better--and not have to take pain pills hardly at all? Time will tell, right? :)
Anyways, that's what has been happening up here. Right now, I am heading for bed. Just wanted to do a catch up and let you know Karma and I are safe and warm. ;) In the next day or two I hope to be back and have some time to tell you more about my own personal experience with the class. Till then--keep smiling!! :):)
"Nothing is a waste of time if you use your experience wisely."
Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917