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Me to Mom’s physician, via phone messages and Patient Portal (they have my healthcare POA and proxy on file):
“Mom needs PT” (physical therapy). I gave them long explanations as to why in the written message at Patient Portal.
Next week: “Mom needs PT.”
Next week: “Can Mom have PT?”
Next week: “Please contact me whether or not Mom can have PT.”
Finally, Mom needs meds, and an old message says she can’t have any more until she sees the doc, and part of the reason she needs PT is because she can’t get out of the house to see the doc. So I Patient Portal “URGENT” along with a long message why she hasn’t seen the doc as the doc requested; namely, that first she needs PT. That prompted a phone call from the doc. He refilled her meds for 90 days and agreed that yes, she needs PT.
Several more weeks go by.
Yesterday, a phone call at about noon: “This is PT. We can see your mother at 2 PM today.”
Um, wait, whut? No. She’s been sleeping afternoons. I haven’t even cleaned up the air conditioning units and gotten them running, the house is uncomfortably warm for exercising.
“OK then, tomorrow at 2 PM.”
Next week would be better.
“If we can’t put her on our schedule for this week, then we’ll have to cancel the doctor’s order.”
So guess what we’re doing this afternoon! Fortunately, dusting and cleaning the filters seem to be all the AC units needed, as they’re humming along now.
Don’t you love how they have all the time in the world until they don’t, and then they want you to accommodate them with no warning?
And they want to continue to schedule her on Thursdays, so I will be absent from Thermal Thursday posts in the afternoon for the next several weeks (unless the medical schedule dictators change their minds). I’ll preschedule to post regular time so y’all have a place for community chitchat, and then I will respond to Comments Thursday evenings.
As always, let’s elevate our Community Cred and repost The Needs List! From Aashirs nani (with permission) on Helping Humpday! Note that these are still lean times.
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COMMUNITY NEEDS LIST AS OF 5/31/23:
Fundraisers who want a diary to be or stay on the list: PLEASE kosmail requests and donations received to njm5000 by Tuesday evening to be included on the Wednesday morning updated list.
Living on the financial edge—need help? Check out the Helping Directories before your next emergency.
Housing and Living Expenses Fundraisers and Other Links
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morgansmom—needs help towards major car repairs and moving to a better environment. $
8000 4155 3955 3945 3920 3395 3170 2955 2935 • Thermostat is repaired and some parts acquired for the front end work.• Current medical issues do take priority • Visit the KoFi page to see some cool artwork & donate! • PayPal: wingednag at gmail dot com.
anotherdemocrat—has a diary up: Anyone know where I can find a 2nd job? She’s in Austin and is suddenly $24000 in debt, mainly due to an HOA assessment! From the diary: “So, $24,000 is more money than I can ask even a big community like Daily Kos to donate. I have a venmo: at Becky-Helton, Cashapp: $B3ckyHelt0n, and GoFundMe, if anyone wants to help with next month’s payments but for a big total like that, I need a 2nd job. My day job is M-F from 8-5, so it would have to be evenings & weekends.” and “Skills: writing, 20+ years of customer service work, super reliable…” Kosmail, if you can help.
BMScott posted this: From a Daily Kos Guild tweet about Christopher Reeves:
“Christopher's house burned down early in February. An insurance dispute has made it difficult to access his funds for necessary items, so we're trying to keep him and his family sheltered, fed, and clothed. PLEASE help however you can.” There is a GoFundMe that currently stands at $
15,360 15,385 15,585 towards a revised goal of $20,000.
jtg—needs about $7
,000 6150 5760 5460 5435 5185 4935 4500 4100± for dental work.
• GoFundMe • KoFi • PayPal• Patreon • Amazon Pet Supplies •
Tazira—Woot! From the diary: Update May 25, 2023
My Energy Assistance finally finished processing last night. Not only did I get the standard grant, they located another type of crisis grant that when combined with what was raised on GoFundMe the Power was restored this morning. There's enough left to finish the vet bill and get a start on restocking the fridge and freezer.
Thank you everyone for the help support and advice. The pooties and I are awesomely grateful.
Has anyone heard from LordLeif ? He had a diary, The Capitalism Hammer Is Hitting Me but nothing since then.
Kos Katalogue 2022 is here—please Kosmail BeadLady if you have corrections or additions
So glad that the pooties are safe and have enough to eat now, thanks to you all!
Please note also that Chef Bobby Neary, “@nuevopioneer,” passed away January 14, 2023. We will continue to post his favourite charity to honour him — please consider a donation to the Satos, the street pets of Puerto Rico! Bobby adopted his own Sato, Missilu, as well as raised funds for PR’s Satos.
I’m in for a mickle each week toward a variety of DKos members on the Needs List. I hope you’ll join me. Always glad to see the needed amounts gradually decreasing!
If helping financially isn’t the right choice for you at this time, you can still help. Tip and rec the diary so it stays visible. Share on social media: Twitter, Facebook, whatever platform you use, to bring the attention of others outside our daily readers. And offer words of encouragement to people who are struggling. It can be scary to be struggling, and it can feel lonely. Let them know we understand and are here to help.
If you have time, please visit the diaries above and leave comments for their authors. Those words of encouragement are vital!If you don’t like fundraisers, please just move along. They are a longstanding tradition at DKos — Until we vote in enough progressives to create a much stronger social safety net! (Maybe in 2024!.)
And finally, please note: As noted above, I may be gone when this posts. But I will engage in Comments this evening upon my return. Thanks to all! Enjoy the afternoon breather!