Saturday, June 25, 2011

News of the week

Got the approval letter from University of Mississippi Medical Center for 100% financial assistance. Now to get back up there in August and get some help. In the meantime, I have a local appointment next Friday. Perhaps I can at least get some advice and/or tests until I go back to Jackson.

I managed to drive to Mom's to pick up mail, which is good news. She had to bring it out to my car, though, because I was too weak to get out and go inside. It was hard enough just getting home and getting through the house to my bedroom. I hope to see some major improvement soon so I can have quality of life. I still can't use my muscles much at all without a decline so I have a very long way to go.

I sold a lot of my art supplies...sad but a blessing as the money was greatly needed. I will use part of it to purchase a Cardy-Ion Meter, which is a device that monitors potassium levels. It isn't easy to use but I'm going to learn how to use it. I think at this point in the progression of this disease, I'm crazy for not owning one. It's a whopping $250, but hopefully it will be worth it.

I've decided, though, that as long as I don't get any worse, I'm going to return to school part time, strictly online, in the fall. I hope I don't regret it.