May 19, 2006

Thanks for comments

I appreciate the comments. I wrote Lonny and haven't had a return response. I enjoy reading what people write.

I went to a new ob gyn on Wednesday. She gave me Tylenol with Codeine. Victor picked it up at the pharmacy for me; but neglected to tell me that the pharmacist had said not to take the regular Tylenol with it. It seemed to work better yesterday. Today I am very drowsy. She told me to go to a hospital to have an ultrasound; so I scheduled one for Monday. She is on oxygen so I hope she can perform surgery.

Victor came back. I am dubious about it though. Maybe there is too much drama. He is not being supportive about the pain.

I was supposed to have taken my Mom, Laura, and my cousin Lori to a comedy show and couldn't do it. The pain has worsened.

Tuesday I went to ups and downs and they want me to be a cofacilitator with a friend of mine. So hopefully I can do this.

I was asked if I'd like to speak at my Mom's retirement dinner and I said that I would. I have the idea that I will give her a "resume" for the rest of her life. She will have skills, attributes, experience, and education. I will include things that normally are not associated with a job like her political party experience, experience with studying language in Costa Rica and Mexico, and working in an all male industry as a railroad engineer.

I went to see my friend Annie yesterday at her board and care. We went to a Denny's and had dessert. I was telling Annie about a place I learned of where they help you exercise. It is physical therapy I suppose. They have a pool and you get to do aqua aerobics there. My friend Tish said that Medi-cal pays for it if a Dr. refers you. They have a van that picks you up at your house. So I am hoping that we can all go. I am also trying to get Access and citiride for Annie. She is not as mobile as she once was and I would love to have a swimming party at my Mom's house sometime in July. I am concerned that she can't take the buses as easily anymore. I have known her since 1996 I think.

I am looking for an apartment again. I found one for $700 and another for $775. Those seem to be the cheapest prices around. I think it would be so cool if I could pay my entire rent out of my ssi check. My Mom doesn't know yet; but I will tell her today.

Posted by Butterfly Emerging at May 19, 2006 10:08 PM


Having stumbled across your blog, I just wanted to say that what you're trying to do is admirable, however, possibly one of the reasons no one is leaving any comments is that your account is not written for an audience.

What I mean is, for someone who is completing a B.A. in creative writing, your blog is somewhat dry. Not just because unless we follow the entire blog, we don't have any real idea what you're talking about, but more because it reads like some notes instead of an actual journal entry.

For example, your entry on May 9th says "I saw my ex boyfriend over the weekend and it went well. We shall see what happens." - I'm surprised a meeting with an "ex" is only worth two lines. What your feelings about meeting him? Why might it work? Why might it not work? You haven't really written enough to keep people interested.

Later in that same entry, you mention you went to the Salvation Army and bought $20 worth of clothing. What did you buy? Why did you buy what you bought? Do you shop at Salvation Army because economic circumstances force you to, or because you're always looking for the kind of quirky odd things that people donate there?

I'm not saying each entry needs to be a novel, but since you are posting a blog, you do need to keep in mind that you are writing for an audience - and unless you want your audience to be bored, you're going to have to give them some more information. Perhaps sometimes you don't realise how "matter of fact" your blog entries are. I've only read this most recent page of them, so I can't comment on the entire history of the blog.

Good luck with both your struggle against schizophrenia, and your upcoming hysterectomy. I come from a family with a long history of mental illness, as well as just having helped my mother get through both a double masectomy and a hysterectomy that were cancer related, so I share my sympathies with you. Please don't view my comment as a negative criticism, just some friendly advice.

Posted by: friendlyadvice at May 24, 2006 05:24 PM

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