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August 15 to August 21, 2010
Sunday, I did not get to church, I was working for NOFA, the Northeast Organic Farming Associations Summer Conference. My work pays for me being at the conference and my dorm room. I am told this is the last year they can give me one free meal at the university Dinning Commons as the costs are so high. I should go to workshops and such, but just got to see the keynote speakers Friday and Saturday night and left early at 3PM on Sunday with a gal to accompany her to the bus. I had not attended workshops as I was to tired and spent most of the 4 hours free on saturday trying to rest more. The dozen or so fractured vertebrae are rally giving me more difficulties than I had anticipated. I was so glad to get back to Springfield and try and rest again. I am so worn out. I was so happy I could help and feel useful, but I was so tired as well. I don't know about next year, I pray God will give me the strenght. The Muscels have been atrophying and I am so weak these days.
Monday I went to the Doctors and she wanted x-rays of my arms after the most recent accident with the train. So I went to the hospital right away and got that done by early afternoon. I took a bus to Lee and Alice Davis got me and we brought a load of stuff up to her house in Pittsfield, then back to the house in Monterey. I packed up some of my stuff and Tuesday we went up to Pittsfield again with a load of stuff. The sme on Wednesday, another load of stuff (a car-full each time) up to the Bushey Road house in Pittsfield. Thursday Alice brought me down to Springfield and I brought some of my stuff down. I had to go to a Data-Committee meeting and Alice checked out the Pittsfield Library while I did that. Then we got back in the car and went back to the Monterey area and went to Sheffield to eat supper.
Friday was another load of stuff to Pittsfield and Saturday Alice attempted to take me to the committal service for Ernie Shaw. We took the roads but somehow we got lost, the roads on her old Map are not there now. We did get to the cemetary and was looking for the people for about 20 min until I saw a group across the street. The cemetary in Sommers CT has expanded to across the street. I went and talked with some folks and gave them the comments I was going to bring, and spent some time by the gravside. Alice and I then drove down to the house where Sue Shaw was (Ernie's Wife) and she said she was leaving soon to go back to Louisiana where she has been offered an additional job tot he one she has. With Ernie dying so suddenly she just needs something like that. I gave her one of my cards as Grand Conductor of the Grand Lodge of Massachusettts. We did not go in, Alice did not feel like it, and so we followed route 83 north to East Longmeadow and stopped at the Big Y there to eat something. We were around the stores for a bit and then back to the Berkshires Alice helped me as I tried to mow the lawn and start trying to make space for the stuff to go from her house into my family building, the side that is not fallen in.
The roof has fallen in on my Father's side where I grew up. The antennas and any medical stuff the robbers could find are gone. I feel so violated. But I must work on these things as Alice Davis wants all my stuff out of her house by the end of this month. I hope I can get my stuff out of Alice's Monterey home by the third week in August.
I think the folding bicycle I got was an expensive bicycle but I have ruined any value it had by scratching it so when I tried to get off of the train tracks. If you click on this link it will tell you a bit about this happening.
Please continue to pray. My back and especially my neck muscles often hurt, but the pain in thehands is decreasing. But after the accient myarms hurt and my neck again. The professionals still say I need hearing aids in both ears. I am happy with the way the 2nd opinion Doctor is proceeding, cautiously and by getting lots of empirical information before a decsion is mage. I go to see him the 7th of July and he says I can ride a bicycle. I have a the bicycle I had when I had the accident and I hope to bring it up to my Graphics instructor to look at and tune up. The pain in my arms, still feels like the muscles are atrophying; as if the muscles are being torn away from my bones. I saw my primary chare physician and she had no suggestion as to what to do. She thought maybe the Senior Care Option special insurance might help me with massage therapy but the regular insurance will not pay. I am under MassHealth so I have experienced first hand what "ObamaCare" would be like. As I said, it hurts, but then releaving the pain is not a priority when you are not an important person. I was so happy to have been able to work at the NOFA, Northeast Organic Farming Association's Summer Conference in Amherst the 13th through 15th to pay for my dorm room and confrence fees. I like working for these people that have consistantly supported a smaller carbon footprint and permaculture and solar energy when it was not fashionable to do so. Come on up and enjoy the conference. This link will tell you the charges, and the many, many workshops they had.
God is healing that spine and I might not need another operation.
I will take buses and hitch hike if need be to get to the family home and start throwing out things
I often feel I have not made the right decisons most of the time. I just does not feel good to think you are a called a worthless nobody by many people and the inference is that can not contribute much at all to life and the "society" is taking care of your minimal needs until you finally hurry up and die. That review of my life is so depressing. It seems that every time I have had an opportunity to make a decision, I have made the wrong one. People seem to say I make the wrong decsions BUT if I do follow thier advice, and it turns out wrong, I am still blamed for doing so anyway. When I came back from Grand Lodge I was told that regardless of what some people may think, the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, I.O.O.F., sees a value in me and I should focus upon that positive expectation. I just do now know what to do. I will be away from Saturday anyway through maybe Tuesday of next week. So I am writing this as I hope to get a ride or take a bus back to the Berkshiree wtih some suitcases to get stuff out of Alices home which she is trying to sell.
I am typing this a bit early as our Lodge (Springfield # 235, I.O.O.F.) will have a social meeting monday the 9th of August and I might not bet to putting this up before that. Tuesday will be the regular Tenant's Union meeting, and then get ready to go to Amherst.
I think one needs to rely on GOD and test the advice you are given and then go forwards;"full speed ahead"!
I think back on the Cathedral of the Pines I went with Ray Laborde and his wife Paulline to and the "Steak Roast" I went to at Amherst Lodge at one of thier members large back yard in the country. I do like the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the good works of beneficence that they do..
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The info. below is still sort of ok.
I have made a tri-fold resume like a brochure, my doctor said no work for at lest the next 3-6 months, ouch. It was last year, October 18th, when many donated to the Western Massachusetts Arthritis Foundation Walk. My back hurts, my neck hurts, I just plain hurt. I hope people will donate also again this coming fall.
Soon I am helping in the Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society. We had meetings on it this week on the PTK induction ceremony next week but I did not go.
What follows are the new information about my injuries and the progress from my NeuroSurgeon! I am in great pain and have difficulty doing many things.
I said last before that I would probably take them down from here. Now I will keep them up a little longer so you can see what I am having difficulty in healing from.
Click on the images above to go to links to more information
I was released of the braces on the same day as my accident, but 4 months later! BUT THE ALMOST CONSTANT PAIN IS SUBSIDING SOME. And they do not know why the pain came, but am glad it seems to be going away little by little!!!
The new medicines are helping the pain in the left had some, but moving it and exercising it seems to be the best thing. I thank God for my current Primary Care Doctor and for the "Second Opinion Surgion" that said I could ride a bicyle and be more active if I was careful.. Rhank GOD for these improvements.