Swimming With Dory

DaGoddess @ 17:26

“Swimming, swimming, just keep swimming…”

That’s my mantra this week.

Too much to contend with. Topped by now catching what MOBD has had. Of course, I gave him my big ol’ bottle of cough syrup, leaving just a half dose for me. I’m trying to sleep my way out of this. And hot shower the phlegm away. Anything to get better because I HAVE SHIT TO DO!

Also found out that Nevada does not have a state disability program. Ugh. So I’ve filed, once again, for Social Security Disability. Who knows? Maybe six years of…this…will finally qualify me?

Cherry on top is an issue I can’t even begin to comprehend. I can’t write about it. I can barely speak about it. It’s the sort of thing I am absolutely unable to do anything about for someone I love beyond words.

Instead of panic, I’ve been emailing, texting, calling everyone I know who might possibly know of some sort of part time work I can do (and that won’t interfere with doc appts). Using all that crazed energy to put my personal search and rescue plan into action.

Please say a prayer…not so much for me, but for…well…everyone.


  1. Praying! Hang in there!

    Comment by pam — 2011/02/28 @ 20:25

  2. Tip about SocSec disability application – almost every first application (circa 85%) is turned down with no investigation. Generally, you have to apply 3 times before getting anywhere.

    Oh, and that first turndown – they may not bother to tell you. I had applied because of one health problem: I later went in to add to the file when diagnosed with two more problems, which is when I learned the original application had been dropped.

    Note, the actual people I dealt with were fine – the auto-disallow happens behind the scenes somewhere. Although it took three clerks working together, my original application was found and re-instated – which eventually resulted in adding more than a year to my benefits.

    Comment by John A — 2011/03/01 @ 11:50

  3. John, I’ve applied many many times. I’m just doing it again. And again. And again. I have to. I’m running out of choices. And it’ll be a necessity when it comes time for further surgery

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2011/03/05 @ 08:33

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