Good morning Good night

Good morning and good night. I couldn’t fall asleep until 5 am this time. It feels like a relapse.

I was doing better at backing up the sleep time. I had it at about 2:30 or 3 am I am going to take it as walking up 3 steps and falling back 2 steps.

If I can get it to walking up 3 steps and falling down 1then maybe we will be getting somewhere.

Ok enough silly visual aids and metaphors. It would be nice to entertain you with something.

Sigh…I can’t think of anything funny right now, but I would like to and that is a good sign.

I have to go to the unemployment office today and that will be no fun. I did all the food stamps paperwork last week. The food stamps office is a nightmare.

I sat in the waiting area almost 4 hours on the first day. I was sent home the second day, after driving out 45 minutes to get there. @

The third time I was there for 3 hours exactly. I was sent home with an envelope and instructions on getting a few more papers to mail back to them.

If you count the driving time, which is 1 1/2 hours round trip, I spent about 11 1/2 hours last week with that task. That does not count trips to the bank, phone calls to the ex job etc begging, borrowing etc paperwork.

The good news is that I have been told my medicaide had been approved. Although I have not received a card and the hospital bills have not been paid yet.

I never opened all the envelopes from my hospital stay of four days. With the ER, the gastro specialists and all the rest, it is probably what I made all year last year…maybe I am underestimating it.

But anyway even out of curiosity, I am afraid of the anxiety attack looking at the bills would cause.

Hopefully I will get the Medicaid card because my right foot and ankle are getting progressively worse. The bones are changing from the PTTD ( you could look it up if you really wanted to but basically tendonitis and flat foot) and from the very advanced arthritis in that foot.

Poor foot and ankle. I can’t even walk on uneven ground without a cane. Steps are impossible without the cane and even with it I have extreme pain in the right knee.

So the Medicaid card would allow me to get new xrays and hopefully a molded foot brace.

Going to try to sleep now. I might have to listen to something . The Ajahn Brahm talks are usually relaxing.

TTFN That is what Tigger, from Winnie the Pooh used to say. Ta Ta For Now ! 🙂