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August 22 to August 28, 2010
Sunday, Alice did not have to serve at St. George's in Lee so she took me down to All Saints of America in Salusbury, CT. We did not go to the Picnic but came back and worked on helping the other owners of the house get stuff out of Pixley Road. They will come back Tuesday to get more stuff out and make a run to the Dump with stuff. More stuff packed up Sunday night. I was upstairs packing some and I think Alice was looking at stuff in the cellar that has to go out.
Monday Alice and I took a load of stuff up to Bushey Road in Pittsfield, and ate at the Baptist Church in Pittsfield's community meal. Tuesday the other folks husband and such came and took almost everything out of the cellar. It was really to much for Alice. She had not gone through some cupboards and so she said take it all and aftewards wondered where things went and I had to tell her it was in those cupboards that she said she did nto have anything in. It was just to much all at once. But she has been telling people she could not stand it in the house any longer, and now Larry and others are working with people to get the house sold. She has until the end of this month to get things out. I doubt we can make that deadline. We then took a load of stuff up to Pittsfield and ate there.
Wednesday was the Tenant's Union Birthday Party and Alice agreed to take me down and back. We went to the dump with a load of stuff and tried to sort some things over at my house to make some space. Then over towards Springfield and got there early enough to do some shopping and get the ice cream and cakes for the Birthday Party. I am trying to "build in" some "happy" times with alice as this stress of the constant push to move things is "getting to her". We asked and were given permission to park (usely only workers at the kitchen can park at the church parking lot) and we ate at the Loaves and Fishes meal in springfield. We brought Pam and another lady along. Then after the meal we went up to the Wallgreen's Pharmacy for me to get my medicines. Then the trip back to Monterey getting back around or after 11PM and boy were we tired.
Thursday we do another load of stuff up to Pittsfield and came back in time to go to the Community Meal in Sheffield and get some more nice tomatos and other fresh food.
Friday I spent the whole day it seems trying to sosrt things and repack them into the kitchen of the family home. Tarps go over the stuff outside.
The roof has fallen in on my Father's side where I grew up. I now doubt if I can get my stuff out of Alice's Monterey home by the last week in August and doubt she will get her stuff out by then also.
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.