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My Blogaversary!

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Also part of my first time Friday link-up with Being Fibro Mom! 1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous May and write a poem or a blog post. On May 19, 2009 … Continue reading

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Disability Review Update

When I received a letter from Social Security on Friday I told myself I wasn’t going to open it until Monday because it had the potential to ruin my weekend. But on Saturday when I was by myself I suddenly … Continue reading

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Having My Head Examined

I have been concerned for awhile about my memory. I don’t remember conversations that I had and if there is a pause in conversation for more that a few seconds I have completely lost the subject of the conversation. I … Continue reading

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In a HEAP of Trouble

Last November I applied for Ohio’s HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program). I called three weeks or so later to find out the status but was told it could take up to 12 weeks to hear back! That made it February. … Continue reading

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Chronically Ill and Displaced by Hurricane Sandy

When I ask people in my Cleveland suburb if they know that many people are still homeless or unable to access their homes due to Hurricane Sandy’s damage, they are shocked.  I say to them, “It’s on the news, everyday”, … Continue reading

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Prostituting Myself

After some successful Black Friday shopping, Tyler and I headed to Marc’s to do our weekly shopping.  Marc’s is, to me an Ohio wonder as their groceries are about 50% less than the local Giant Eagle’s and a third of … Continue reading

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My Gamble

I read The Headmaster’s Wager as a member of the From Left to Write book club.  I was given a free copy of this book.  This post is inspired by the book.   Welcome to all of my fellow book club … Continue reading

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I Went to the Cleveland Clinic’s E.R. and All I Got Was Slipper Socks

We had a wonderful Halloween, delayed a couple of days due to Hurricane Sandy.  For the first time since Tyler has been trick-or-treating I was well enough to walk with him, after either being pushed by Grant in a wheelchair … Continue reading

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Approved!

After a three year fight I have been approved for my Social Security Disability Insurance !!! For so many who get approved there are a lot of mixed feelings involved.  To be finally declared disabled, that you are truly sick … Continue reading

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Results of Disability Hearing: The Do-Over

(Disclaimer:  The following account is my personal experience with a disability hearing and should in no way compare with anyone else’s experience.  I do my best to research what I write, and seek to provide correct information to my readers; … Continue reading

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