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June 06 to June 12, 2010
It heard that Past Grand Master, I.O.O.F., Michael Beaulieu (2004), was in the hospital again, I did not et to findion out if I could visit him. I am still very upset over the break-ins and thefts at the family home in New Marlborough. See my comments last week. I want to repair the home there and be able to go back there to live. BUT I only have a few sundays left before the choir is not needed in church for the summer, so I will wait that time out. Sunday we had a special celebration that I was priviledged to go to. A lady was going to get married to this guy, as she already ahd a child and it needed a father (She thought), anyway the resturant was reserved fo a celebration/recetion after the wedding. Sh called the wedding off, but had to pay for the reception, so we all came and ate and celebrated with her that she had made the right decision not to marry that person. It was good fellowship and I pray she listens as God will direct her as to any posibiliteis for a future mate, the most important thing is the health and well-being of her child. He is so cute and precoucious.
Tuesday I have a peer learning session at 8:30AM, in Worcester, that mean I must go there the night before. and stay in the P.I.P. (also calle "people In Peril") center, now renamed the Greater Worcester Housing Connection. he Grand Treasurer of the Grand Encampment was at our Lodge meeting that Monday night, and so I got a ride down to Worcestr and right to the door of the P.I.P. center from her. I was so thankful for that right. I was told that new rules required that I walk to another intake place and then get the approval to stay the night. I walked up his the mile and a half or so to this center, was "processed" and accepted for the night and then the reception lady called down, and I walked back down with the approval. The lady at the intake office for the shelter was willing to call a cab but I said no, "you will need that money for some younger person who does not think they can walk" the couple of miles it takes. As it was it was now down hill I got there and got settled on a bed before the hour was over with. The P.I.P. center is now operated by the Southern Middlesex Opportunity Council which also took over running of the Open Pantry in Springfield about a yer ago. . This time when I was awoken, it ewas by a gental shaking with a person reassuring me everything was OK, but time to get up. It was so much nicer than the loudspeaker method in Boston. I aked about the linen and the man gently said just leave and he would take care of it for me. There was kindness, respect and understanding. This was also what someone needed at a "shelter" and I appreciated that caring. I got to the meeting and leaned much about older people and homelessness, the reason I went. Also about services that are provided when one becomes 50 and then disolve when one becomes 65. I am very glad I went.
I took the bus back and the bus from Boston to Worcester at 2:35PM never stopped in Worcester, just went on through to Springfield. Many complained and Peter Pan had a bus stop in Worcester at 5:15PM, the schedual did not show a bus again until 8PM. I was so thankful to get back into Springfield. The "ordeal" was about 24 hours in the making. I did get some discontinued books at the Worcester State College, where the meeting was held, some of them funny. I read a funny book about how you might be a redneck if... It helped to while away the 3 hours or so until another bus was able to stop by Worcester and pick us up. When I got into Springfield I went directly to the Greek Cultural Center and the St. George Bible Study. Next week is our last Bible Study and then we break for the summer.
Please continue to pray. My back and especially my neck muscles hurt. 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 again a few days after the 4th of July. 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.
But during the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, I.O.O.F., I noted that my arms and especially the hads had a much reduced pain level.
I noticed many days when the pain was not so present or not present at al during this week as well.
Maybe because I was not at a computer at any time during Friday-Saturday until Sunday evening. Maybe the carple tunnel is acting up now, one of the tests said I had carple tunnel disease from repetative tasks. But maybe, just maybe, God is healing that spine and I might not need another operation.
I am glade I went to the Berkshires last weekend in May to put out flowers for Memorial Day at the graves and attended the Stockbridge Grange meeting. They had paid my dues for this year when I had no money, so I paid for next year, and am glad I did that. The problem seems to be in paying the real estate taxes, no bill yet and they are du.
I have told so many times how I enjoy singing in the choir but God has used that to remind me of how little I have been doing on what he told me to do. The work is before me and I really should do it so I am asking people to pray and ask God for direction.. I seem to be running into the opposite direction from what I think I should be doing. 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. At the Relay for Life a friend asked me not to speak those negative words out loud, not even to think of them. She said they are said by people who think I am achieving something they could not achive, so they say the negative things about me to make them feel better. Then 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 do not expect to be here to do so this weekend. Thanks for praying for me as you read these comments.
I think one needs to rely on GOD and test the advice you are given and then go forwards;"full speed ahead"!
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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 NOW I HAVE LOTS OF PAIN. And they do not know why !!!
But the new medicines are helping the pain in the left had some. I thank God for my current Doctor.