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Forward, Backwards and Tough Decisions

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That's all part of life, at least the life we were given. Forward...the bath chair ..to make a very long story as short as possible....Brian and I found some billing errors on the vendors end; we brought it to the attention of all the vendors concerned and corrections were made along with the vendor resubmitting a claim to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (we don't have BCBS of Maryland). Well with all the letters from the MD, etc, it was still denied by insurance stating it is a convince item...really. People still do some good things and the vendor informed us they were going to write it off...so the "convince" bath chair we need we can now keep and not have to worry about it. 

Somewhat backwards...after 7 years of being with our wonderful neuro-genetics, we had to say goodbye...our Dr. Raymond is moving onto new things for his career. While we are very happy for him, we are very sad for us. However, he did tell us that it has come at a good time for us, if you ca…

"An Evening of Appreciation"

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Tonight I was honored to attend the Friendship Circles "An Evening of Appreciation". Not only did I attend, I made a speech...

When I was a little girl, I had dreams, just like everyone has dreams... most of mine were the same as every other little girl. In my dreams, I am a grown woman…I have grown up, have wonderful family, fell in love and married my best friend. Eventually, the house, which became a home the moment we crossed through the door. Then came the kids, the house became more of a home…and the dream of those kids and all the things we would do with them. The kids would grow up, and have their own dreams, their own home, their own kids…well, all of that has come true…at least those that could so far...maybe not exactly like my dreams were as a little girl.

A dream. As it has been said “Man plans, G-d laughs.”

Now my reality, I am a grown woman…I went to college, during college met my best friend, Brian, graduated and got my bachelor’s degree in public health admini…

How are we doing and where are we going....

A few days ago I was on the phone with a dear friend. She began to tell me a story of being out with friends for dinner the night before. They asked her how Ian was…she said he was doing great…I said really you think so. Well she proceeded to explain to me how she saw it…compared to last year and when he first got sick in July of 2009, he is doing well. Back then he was not able to hold himself up on the sofa, not able to feed himself or give himself a drink from a cup, he could not hold a pencil/pen to write. As she put it, he was a wet noodle. He is now able to hold himself up and sit on the sofa, at times he is able to feed himself (sometimes we will feed him as it can take him hours to feed himself), he can pick up a cup and take a drink. One of his favorite pass times is to write... There are some other things he can do now that he was not able to do back then or when he was at his worse. If you look at him now compared to where he was before July 2009, then no he is not doing gr…