Did you ever think you could cook while you were hooked up to dialysis? And why don't they do this with adults too? Everyone needs help it seems, learning a "kidney diet."
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Fun*Run Time
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us do they? ~George Carlin
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Child Life Specialists discuss CaringBridge. Click on the CL Month tag below to see all the videos from this and last year.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
It has been 3 weeks since there has been an update, and in that time, NOTHING has happened. I still don't have anyone. When I discussed the idea of classified ads with my mom, she thought it was a good idea, but when I told her how much they'd cost (you run them more then once of course) she kind of blew me off, told me she'd get back to me later, and I'm still waiting. I could just do it, I'm 26 years old (practically, 2.5 weeks away!), I don't need mommy's permission to decide if I think it's safe or not, but it's a $$$ thing.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Here's one about yoga. Click on the CL Month tag below to see all the videos from this and last year.
Monday, March 14, 2011
I got it in a chain email, and I thought it was important, especially since I'm going to be traveling more as part of ADAPT
You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. When checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for all the charges for your room). You get to your room and settle in.Someone calls the front desk and asked for (example) Room 620 (which happens to be your room). Your phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following, 'This is the front desk. When checking in, we came cross a problem with your charge card information. Please re-read me your credit card number and verify the last 3 digits numbers at the reverse side of your charge card.'Not thinking anything you might give this person your information, since the call seems to come from the front desk. But actually, it is a scam of someone calling from outside the hotel/front desk.They ask for a random room number. Then, ask you for credit card information and address information. Sounding so professional that you do think you are talking to the front desk.If you ever encounter this problem on your vacation, tell the caller that you will be down at the front desk to clear up any problems... Then, go to the front desk and ask if there was a problem. If there was none, inform the manager of the hotel that someone called to scam you of your credit card information acting like a front desk employee.This was sent by someone who has been duped........and is still clearing up the mess....P.S. Please everyone, help spread the word by forwarding this email to everyone you know.. Who knows, you might just help someone avoid a nasty experience.ANYONE travelling should be aware of this one!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
If I was writing the blog post I've been dying to write, it'd be titled "The Benefits of Masturbation." And it'd be a very candid post, because there are several IMHO. But I won't ever be writing that post. I can't ever write that post, however much I'm dying to do so. Potential employers might read this blog and that's just too personal. As hard as I've tried not to mention my last name (ever), if you google me, you'll find it. You might say "but you write about sex a decent amount of time." Which is true, but I don't write about my sex life (because it's non-existent), but rather if you notice my posts are more about relationship dynamics as a person with a physical disability. I'm kissing the "appropriate" line (pun intended), but masturbation is crossing it.
Friday, March 11, 2011
My apartment building gives out cheesy prefabricated newsletters at the beginning of every month and since we're in America and our independence day is in July the newsletter from last July had a whole bunch of quotes about freedom. That'd be great to try to solicit Fun*Run donations, I thought. So here is the first of several weeks worth of Freedom Friday quotes.
The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret to freedom is courage. ~Thucydides
Thursday, March 10, 2011
We had a staff meeting on Wednesday for my branch of OOO and it was decided that we're finally going to be doing something about the expressed need for some more structured activities instead of just free time before our support group. OOO operates what are classified as "Wellness & Recovery Centers," so we were all thinking along the lines of "Wellness" type activities. Somehow we had no idea that OOO Inc has a wellness initiative now. I guess great minds think alike, or some such thing. So for example, now the 2nd Friday of every month someone is going to be leading meditation.
- As a substitute facilitator I get paid rather sporadically, and working even just 1/2hr per week regularly might possibly qualify me for benefits I wouldn't otherwise.
- My Dr (physiatrist) wants me walking 20mins daily and even after my chair broke I still don't. I get paid a whopping $8/hr and somehow the $4/week for the half hr walk is motivation.
- I did it for the gimmick of it. You'll see to the right a picture taken of me in 2007 in Israel wearing sunglasses, a hooded sweatshirt, ID badge, with my crutches. You don't usually think of someone who looks like that leading a walking group. I figured it'd get more people involved. You can't really say it's too strenuous for you. I loved the look on someone's face yesterday "You're leading the walking group???"
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
On Monday I went with 2 other Maryland ADAPTers to a local Senior Center because Sen Cardin, one of Maryland's 2 federal senators, was doing a town hall on health reform. I waited to write about this because I thought, and was told by a member of the County Executive's staff, that full footage of the hr would be available here. Apparently not. Now this post will be briefer then originally intended because it's been so long I can't remember exactly what everyone said.
"Can you please talk about efforts to reduce the Medicaid institutional bias so that seniors and people with disabilities, such as myself, can remain in their own homes."
Friday, March 4, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I didn't think I was going to do video segments again this year, but then I "liked" the Child Life Council on facebook back in December and found this GREAT video
Click on the CL Month tag below to see all the videos from last year.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Totally unrelated to this post, Emma says it's the International Day of the wheelchair today. If I had it in me I'd write the post I've been meaning to write for the last 2 weeks since my Jazzy broke, but I don't, so that'll have to wait for another day. However, if any readers know of other "International Day of the Wheelchair" posts, please leave links in my comments.