Saturday, April 13, 2013
I just recently signed up for a new web site that seems to be devoted to people with MS, like me called: http://www.mymsteam.com. I think it will be nice to discuss, compare and contrast MS issues with others. Maybe this will encourage me to continue blogging on this site and learn a bit more about CCSVI. I have recently read about and am interested in stem-cell transplant and what its impact will be on MS.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
I know it's been quite some time since I've written anything. A lot has changed. I'm on disability and need to wait until January 2014 for medical. (can somebody explain this to me. I had social security agree that I cannot work and need to get my income from disability, but have to wait 24 months after I get my first payment for medicare). Go figure. Live in a totally different state where the rest of my family live, so I can get help if I need it.
Even though I had the liberation treatment, I did not have the positive results others had. My MS condition is quite bad now. I can no longer walk, my speech is almost non-existent. I still believe in the CCSVI theory, but I feel it's quite a lot more complicated than we realize and it should be pursued. I need to research the current status of CCSVI, so I can continue to make somewhat intelligent comments.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Outside I felt that my walker was no longer a benefit to me, I had already determined that my wheelchair was my only means of external transport. My previously mentioned grill and this walker moved into my bedroom closet as it had become my metaphorical rug; storage for items that needed to become "out of sight, out of mind." My closet had become somewhat unusable having become the residence for the grill and walker, the grill having been perched precariously on top of the walker. I eventually freed up enough room to relocate the grill from the "seat" of the walker to the floor directly underneath for fear of it toppling. This was a premonition.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
I had already been ordered and agreed to the child support in Texas. The determination was based on the amount of money that I was making from my job, and my general expenses. I didn't have any problem with the amount I was ordered to pay in Texas. I considered it 'fair.' Now keep in mind, this was the only child support responsibility at this time. My income and expenses mentioned above didn't consider any other child support paid. When I got home and informed my wife of the child support agreement that was made, her response was, "Why didn't you try to have it lowered?"
As stated in my previous articles, I was diagnosed with MS in 2007. This diagnosis came about at about the time the child support amounts were being determined in Colorado. Although I made this known to both mothers, I didn't inform either of the states. I felt that so long as I was still working and collecting an income, there was no need to bring the MS issue into the forefront. I was terminated from my job in June of 2011 after about 17 years of employment. By this time, I had migrated to a wheelchair. A liberation attempt did not help me.
arrears' in Texas. There have now also been several weeks since 2012 that I have not been claiming unemployment that have increased this amount. Several meetings in Texas have not drawn a conclusion. Even though disability benefits are being paid to the child in Texas, since an award letter from social security for this Texas dependent has not been provided to the Texas court, an adjustment has not been made. I have now received a collection letter from the Texas State Attorney General's office indicating an amount of back pay that needs to be paid, and that a collection agency would be pursuing this. Regardless of how much I have worked to settle this, the nice guy finishes last.