“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Short notes

- Yes, my "publish post" button still works, just haven't felt like I've had a lot to write about in the past few days. Busy with work stuff, family time and getting ready to be gone for a month, so kinda letting my mind wander elsewhere...

- The VA finally got my re-rating done since the whole diagnosis issue on my arthritis and related problems last year. Not complaining - I know these things take time, and it was certainly much faster than the two years my original rating took. Actually came out SURPRISINGLY higher rated than I ever expected. Which I felt somewhat bad and conflicted about at first, until my wife reminded me exactly how bad off I was when I wasn't on my medication for everything... kind of put stuff in perspective, and reminded me that if it wasn't for the wonders of modern chemistry I would be lucky to be able to work at all, much less as a cop. So, it is nice that the medical professionals agreed on this and are doing the "right" thing I guess I can say - it's not about the money as far as I'm concerned, but more the fact of ensuring my medications and care aren't going to be a burden for my family ever. Given that my meds alone would hit in the neighborhood of a thousand a month if I wasn't covered, that is a significant worry off of my back. Especially since this is something I will have to continue for the rest of my life (yes my prepper friends, if society collapses you will quickly be leaving me in the cold as a burden on the tribe!)

- Thanks for the folks who expressed concern last week over my difficulties in sleeping etc. It's pretty much straightened out now, and looks like it was definitely related to coming down from the painkillers. I'm sleeping better & have much fewer of the other after-effects, so hopefully it will be sorted out completely soon. Now I just have to wait for my next appointment to find something new in conjunction with the doc that doesn't have these same effects...

That's it for a short post, but wanted to share the bits.

1 comment:

Front Porch Society said...

I go in spurts, too, with having stuff to write or not to write. No worries! I figured you were having your own battles with sleep and coming off the pain pills. :)

Glad to hear the news about everything with your health, though! Sounds as if things are on the right track, which is good!