Archive | April 2014

3:00 PM And Some Is Well, but not everything

The MSW came and went; she promised to kick butt on the social services programs that have not kicked in yet.. As far as Medicaid and IHHS, that takes over 30 days to process though, she says, I’m “in the system now with an assigned case number”. So a few more weeks before — knock wood — Medicaid kicks in and lowers my med and hospital bills to zero percent.

And the home care nurse followed in the MSW’s wake. Shes very concerned about a section of my scar that is red and inflammed and could lead to an infection. I’m supposed to see my doc tomorrow at 11:00 AM but that’s dependent on whether I have bus fare.

And as of the pending 3:00 PM PST hour I still have no food to put on the table and have not eaten since Sunday afternoon, and even then it was not much.

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The Remains of the Day

Five days to until payday and things aren’t good around here. No dinner last night and no prospects of food for the remains of the day. Also, I now have 1 scripts at CVS to pick up and no funds for that either. I hope the MSW brings good news today because I’m sinking over here.

Walking on Crushed Glass

Awoke at four this morning, slowly sat up, and swung my legs over the side of the bed; I then tried to rise with my feet clad only in socks, sans slippers. Huge mistake. It appears that a block of plaque psoriasis on my right foot had cracked open overnight. Trying to bear weight on that foot was like trying to walk on crushed glass.

April has been a long (and particularly painful) month. I’m still waiting for social services to kick in. Seven more days to go until payday and today I lack the funds needed for three RX scripts at CVS (one of them is my Lorazepam, taken for anxiety), let alone food.

Vertigo and Hunger

Cancelled my doctor appointment. I’m having vertigo issues this morning, in part, I’m certain, from not having any food in the house, so the last thing I need is to board an SRO Metro bus for the ten minute jaunt to my doc’s office.

Docs and Meds

In-home nurse visitation this morning and then doctor appointments at two and four in the afternoon. Twelve days until payday and I’m flat broke and will be unable to pay for RX refills that I’m picking up from the doc this afternoon.

Food Update #2

My primary doc put me on a high carb diet to regain the six pounds I lost in the hospital after a three-day liquid diet. But as of today I’ve not absorbed a morsel and am getting weak, which is bad for the vertigo.