The phenomenon of “Not (As) Tired, Not in as much Pain”

May 20, 2011 at 5:39 PM (Uncategorized)

Having a power chair has started to impress me.  Not just because I can go places, but because I don’t have to hurt while doing it…ankles, knees, hips don’t keep yelling at me.

While weight will always be a factor in this, I wasn’t always heavy…and it still hurt when I was a size 9.

When I would go shopping as a kid, or traveling as an adult, I propped myself up on crutches and was tired/in pain fairly quickly sometimes.

I know there will be/are already consequences to this less mobile sitting.

But the mental relief of not having to try to force the brain away from feeling pain, or not stressing feet or knees….

It’s big.  I like it.

I like being able to meander around the limits of my immediate neighborhood with my pain level not acting as a kind of clock with teeth: “You’ve got about five minutes, and then you HAVE to find a seat.”  …

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Well, sh*t, Insurance Giants…

May 20, 2011 at 2:01 PM (Uncategorized) (, , )

16.1 percent increase in equity?  *Before* the next round of rate hikin’?

Wendell Potter, who has seen the light thinks you’ve messed up.

FWIW I agree with him.

And there may be an attempt to review rates…to establish oh, horror, some minor, tiny step towards regulation…

It’s nice to think the insurance lobby won’t produce another win, and this may be the beginning of some attempt at price controls…so when you get sick you don’t have to decide…how long can I hold out…

We’ll see.

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Flowers at the warehouses

May 20, 2011 at 7:22 AM (Uncategorized)

Any disabled in Ohio chant it with me: Passport is cheaper, Passport is Cheaper, Passport is cheaper.

Than the money spent now.

If you live in your home, your aides can shop for you, get bargains and cook you lunch.

In nursing homes, they pay ancillary businesses to prepare and provide food.

If you live in an apartment, usually groundskeeping is part of the rent.

If you live in a home then yes, you’d have to pay for lawnmowing etc…but I wonder how much, compared to the sums paid by nursinghomes for groundskeeping…

Let people out, give ’em waivers if they are medically cleared…

And see the state save money!

Gawd this is elementary stuff.

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The timing on restoration of

May 20, 2011 at 7:09 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , )

these services is interesting.

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