Monday, April 28, 2008 – 9:35 A.M. This was an unusual weekend. I was actually able to relax and enjoy myself. I hope that is an omen for good things to come. I had planned on going out today and doing a few things, which I have been putting off. Since I had to give my CNA my state ID, so that she could cash a check for me and do some shopping, my plans to go somewhere will have to be put off again. Tomorrow afternoon I am going to see my physical therapist. Immediately after seeing her, I will be seeing someone at the physical therapy clinic about having my shoes adjusted or, if need be, arrange to get new ones. Wednesday afternoon I will be seeing my psychologist. I already know that she will want to know what progress I have made on getting a service dog. As of today, I have not yet heard anything from Freedom Service Dogs, which I contacted by e-mail last week. She has also been encouraging me to continue talking with her about the sexual abuse I have had. Although I think about it almost daily, it is getting harder for me to talk with someone face-to-face. I fully realize that I need to talk with her again, as well as to restart writing about it in my PTSD journal. I can still feel the power that these people had over me, and that is making it all the more difficult for me to move forward. I am not sure what I will be doing during the latter part of the week. I have heard that there is a storm headed our way, but I do not know whether that means rain or snow. If it is the latter, I could be stranded here at home for several days. Quotes for Success: “Possession of the ball is the key to winning in football, basketball, and the game of life.” Laing Burns, Jr.