May 2017

The first two weeks of the month were extremely busy. On the first, I took my prescription down to Rite-Aid to be filled. It would seem as if they wanted to “give company policy” to make me make a special trip the next day to get my prescription. I was considering seeing if there were alternatives, but it will seem as if the anesthesiologist will start submitting my morphine to the pharmacy electronically. I will expect I will still need to provide ID.

Seen my pain psychologist on Wednesday, and went to a community center for the food bank on Friday. These too were in the first week of the month. In addition, on Tuesday of the first week, I went to the pharmacy (again), followed by getting cleats on my shoes, and an appointment for an eye exam and new glasses. It would seem as if my eyes were a bit worse. To make matters worse, not only did I need Transition Lenses (when the lens gets darker in sunlight), but the eye doctor wanted me to have a no glare lens as well. I expected to have a $500 bill, and the bill came to $493. This meant I needed to use a credit card. I got the new glasses on May 12.

The iPad I owned has failed to work. In addition, the Nexus 5 I had for more than 3 years won’t carry a charge through the day. I will have to reset it so it wipes my data, and will have to get a new phone. I found a special where I can make 0% payments for 18 months. If the phone serves my needs, I will try to get a second one.

In the second week, I managed to get my groceries which the woman that drove me to Aldi’s the past couple of months offered to take me again. This helps a significant amount as it allows me to eat twice a day while still having enough food stamps to assure I have food. On a less positive note, when I received my eyeglasses, it would seem as if I have both cataract and glaucoma in the left eye. This means my vision is pretty much degraded in the eye, and will likely not get better.

The third week was a little bit of stress. Had two appointments at the end of the week, and was just recovering from the appointments earlier. I am looking forward to the new medicine to work so things can hopefully be better. My appointments was with my PCP, and a therapist. I also made some adjustments to how calls reach me. Trying to move everything from the cordless phone. I installed SIP clients on my phone which will hopefully allow me to receive calls over wifi rather than on the cellular connection. I still want to keep my usage well below what I am provided for by Lifeline. My brother also spend a few nights here. I think he wanted it to be a long term solution, and that wasn’t going to happen considering that will be a violation of the lease. In addition, he and I are too different of people. Another issue was my brother asking if he and someone else could stay a few days. It ended up being two other people, and there came to be a disagreement where he had left on Saturday. While not making things too personally revealing, to say the least, I am not likely to do any favors for a while.

The fourth week was to do very little, and trying to calm my stress over the past month. The medicine might be working, but not to the relief I was hoping for. Did everything I could early to try to reduce the issues beyond that. On other news, I found and disappointed with the Invoxia Voice Bridge. The idea is I will send everyone to my home phone, and the box will send the call to my cellular phone via Wifi, or as Cellular if I wasn’t on the network. The device failed in doing what it was supposed to. Since I am returning 2 of them, I will be getting my money back – hopefully at the end of the week. I acquired a Home Phone (Google Voice), and will be providing that number to new contacts as well as updating old contacts. I did come across some problems. It will seem as if Life Wireless is having a hard time in verifying my qualifications. The cheapest phone plan I can find will be $20 if they cancel my service. Thankfully, no one has my cellular phone number, and instead just have my Google Voice number(s).

The last few days of the month were as expected. I made due, and took care of what needed to be done. Considering I might lose my Lifeline service, I am preparing for the worst there. I guess we shall see. I am expecting forms to fill out, and will send an updated award letter. Hopefully that will be sufficient for them. If not, it will take longer to get out of debt.

On a more depressing note, I severed ties with people that shouldn’t had to come to this. It would seem as if these people are just out for themselves, and of course, they will try to pass the blame or make excuses to make them in the right. There is nothing that they can say to make it right. Apologies only go so far when they come at a dime a dozen. This of course ends the month, and a new month comes with new challenges.

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