Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 8:45 P.M.

This will be a very brief entry before going to bed. My Dragon software has apparently gone on strike, so I'm doing the best I can to type this by hand.
It seems as though several things are happening all at one time. My Primary Care Provider, who I really liked, is in the process of being replaced. I found out (actually caught him in the act) he managed to get into my apartment when I was at appointments. Then he had the nerve to ask if he could move in with me. NO! My caregivers were concerned for my safety, so the agency removed him right away.
My physical therapy got off to a slow start, but at least it has begun. The pain in my back continues increasing. My physical therapist thinks it's because I sit in my wheelchair more than 12 hours a day. I have (reluctantly) agreed to let my caregivers put me in bed for about an hour twice a week (more often when my therapy stops) to see if this will reduce my pain, which she says is being caused by spinal compression. The way I feel, I'm willing to try almost anything.
I seem to have picked up a virus that's causing stomach pain (as if I didn't have enough pain already), headaches, dizziness, and drowsiness. Just what I needed.
My medicine problem has been resolved, and the insurance company has agreed to cover my antidepressants again.
Gotta go for tonight, but will try to return soon - if the Dragon cooperates!



Hi Jim Hope things continue to get better for you. Hope your pain disappears soon. Hang in there. Many Hugs-Stephanie

Tell your Dragon I\'ll release my \'other\' Dragon if it doesn\'t shape up........

Hugs and Mojo

Jim hope the dragon co-operates! Glad that the insurance company is willing to cover your antidepressants and that has been resolved to your satisfaction and that you are now recovered from your virus. Hope you feel better.

I think more physical therapy would be better. What do you think?

I know that when I had to do some physical therapy to address some neck issues it hurt like crazy for a week before getting better.

Why does therapy have to stop? I think physical therapy should be a constant.

I hope the virus passes quickly. That surely can\'t be helping with anything.

I think the goal should be to get the solutions to outweigh the problems. You are so close.

I have been out of action for a while and then out of the state for a lovely visit with family. Try and guess which word used in the last sentence is facetious.

If you are taking about that man that tried every which way to stay at your place...the one with the girlfriend and the new digital camera.....if you are taking about him....then this is one of the best things that has happened to you for a couple of months....that guy had agendas that benefited him and him alone....good riddance to bad rubbish...the saying used to be.
Great news. Don\'t relent....over is over and this guy is past history...gone for good !

I am sorry you have a virus or the flu.
Most importantly, I do worry about the pain you are experiencing.
You are in good hands as you health care workers are determining methods to hopefully reduce your discomfort.

Try and ride the rapids, Jim.
I know it is hard.
Smooth sailing will be here will....