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December 19 to December 25, 2010
I am nirmally writing this on a day near the Sunday following the week I am speaking about.
In this case I am writing these on January 24th, 2011, to try and "catch up"
Sunday not feeling well at all. The tenants had a Christmas Dinner I and Bob Maurice had contributed to, but I did not feel well enough to go out of my room. I put a note on my door hoping someon would tell people but that did not happen. I rested upfor Monday. Monday was the 32 Byers Street, Inc. Board of Directors meeting and the property management hirelings, HOme City Housing, did not come and did not bother to tell us they would not come. I wrote the notes and Bob Maurice of Amity Lodge was elected as a new board of directors member. Bob brought me up to the Doctor's right afterwards. Then we had a Christmas Party at my Lodge. I was so glad to get back to the apartmentand try and rest. Tuesday there was the Homeless Memorial Service at Christ Church Cathedral at 1pm one of the men who died last year (there were almsot 50) was named Rainville. The people who built this building had that name and we call it by that name today. Then I had an appointment with the cluttering counselor at 3pm. Wednesday I went with Bob to Boston as he had to be at the VA early. While he was having tests I took the T into town to get some documents from the State about 32 Byers Street, Inc. and get a new elderly and disabled reduced fare card. Thursday I tried to rest. Friday was the Christmas Eve service at church and I thought I had to be there at 10:30PM, I was wrong, it was earlier in the day. So I went to Saints Peter and Paul, OCA, Church for a really nice service. I left there at about 3AM and as I was going back the police stopped to see if I was ok. I think I had been singing some Christmas Carols and so they might have thought I was drunk. Saturday was the Community Holiday Meal and I watched the back hallway as I usually do. I felt really bad. Did not take people up on the offer for a Christmas meal and came back to the apartment and rested. I am so tired of feeling sick. Yet I had promise to go to a Church Service and wittness someone taking vows to help another person who is in a wheel chair. So I got myself together and got on down to the bus station and took it up to the Berkshires with some presents.
I feel like the caged screws in my back are moving. I wonder what will happen to the spinal cord if they break apart? I am scared.
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.
continue to pray. My back and especially my neck muscles often hurt,
but the pain in the hands is decreasing. But after the accident my arms
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 decision is made .I am under MassHealth paying for my MediCare
so I have experienced first hand what "ObamaCare" would be like. As I
said, it hurts, but then relieving the pain is not a priority when you
are not an important person. I was happy NOFA thought they could use me. I can not seem to even volunteer, no one seems to want to use me .
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 out. But in reality, I might not be able to do any of that this fall.
I often feel I have not made the right decisions 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 decisions BUT if I do follow their 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. I am hoping to get my stuff out of Alice's home which she is trying to sell. I am despairing as I don't think I can do that. I seem to be so strangely ill.
My lodge (Springfield # 235, I.O.O.F.) has asked me to be Secretary for another year. So I know what I am doing for the 1st and 3rd Mondays this year.
I think one needs to rely on GOD and test the advice you are given and then go forwards;"full speed ahead"! I would like to attend Grange, but can't get there.
I think back on the Cathedral of the Pines I went with Ray Laborde and his wife Pauline to and the "Steak Roast" I went to at Amherst Lodge at one of their 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.
follows are the new information about my injuries and the progress from
my NeuroSurgeon! I am in great pain and have difficulty doing many
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
saw my primary care physician and she showed me my x-rays. I got
the discs out I was given to sent to the 2nd opion doctor and took
screeen shots of them.
I will put it in that space below to try and show you what is happening to me.
are some of the things I have found. The screws come in from the
back, and the extra skin must be to hide the ends of the screws.|
You can see the screws in the image to the left.
There is no image at t5 as the vertebrae burst.
Looking to the right you see the screws and the long wire or plastic that goes through the screws and tries to hold my back in place.
Note that at T4 both of these wires are joined together.
I am so sick as I write this.
I will tell you more later.
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 Surgeon" that
said I could ride a bicycle and be more active if I was careful.. But
after the July accident I have not done so. I hurt a lot in my
Thank GOD for any and all improvements. Especially I thank God I can walk and do some things. I am told that because of the vertebra injured, medically, they did not even expect me to walk.
I pray this fall and the coming winter are full of blessings for you and yours.
telephone number in Springfield is (413) 732-7077 or you can write to
me there at 32 Byers Street, Apartment # 101, Springfield, MA
It looks like I will be there throughout the winter this year.
I feel so much worse in many ways than I did when I was in the Rehab. Hospital.
Often have to rest up all day in order to go to a meeting at night for 2 hours and then I am so tired I am glad to get to bed.
But sleep does not come with the Narcolepsy, so I am up and then back to bed all night long.
I feel so rotten and worthless because I came to Springfield trying to get work and could not do so
and now I have to spend over 20 times the cost of repairs to tear down the family home.
I feel so rotten and worthless and it is no wonder no gal wants to even
be an escort with me to a free meal. Thanks for your prayers.
I feel I have let down God and humanity.
It is no fun feeling that you are