It's Bleeping Cold!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 12:45 PM IT'S FREEZING HERE! We have had cold, arctic weather for more than a week. The temperatures have not risen above 19°, and during the night we usually have sub zero temperatures. Last night it was -2°, and with the wind chill factored in, it was -8°. I might as well live at the North Pole. Because of the inclement weather, I have not been able to get out of my apartment in almost two weeks. Not only is it freezing outside, but also the snow keeps piling up. There is no way I would be able to get through it in my wheelchair. Last week I found it necessary to cancel my appointments with my primary care physician and Dr. Martin. I was unable to see Dale yesterday, and already know that it will be impossible for me to see Dr. Martin tomorrow. I really would like to see both of them primarily because of the problem I am having with anxiety attacks, and the increase in my depression. I am now scheduled to see my primary care physician Friday afternoon. The weather is supposed to be somewhat better by then, so I am hopeful that I will be able to keep that appointment. Even though I do not ordinarily leave my apartment very often, I now have no choice about it. Two weeks imprisoned at home is driving me stark staring crazy! HELP! If I am forced to stay here much longer, the men in the white suits are going to be carrying me out of here in a straitjacket. The one good thing about this is that my caregivers have all been able to get here. I have to give them a lot of credit for showing up in spite of the snow, cold, and ice. One of them even comes here by taxi with a friend of his. I truly believe that I have a good team of people helping me now. (I hope that I have not jinxed myself by saying that.)