The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Friday, March 04, 2011

Another month

Another month with no progress for Jim, he has days where he becomes psychotic and days of nothingness. They try this med and that med and now it's time for me to bring him home with some help until I can find some real help for him. I can no longer let this part of his life go on with no chance of progress and his doctor agrees.

I have been told the clinic can no longer hold my job. I was stunned. Not enough medical leave accumulated since I had the back surgery. I fractured my SI joints, where the top of the hips touch the pelvis, so walking and sitting takes it's toll.

So, I think of where we stand, I pay out of pocket for insurance, not an option for long, go to Florida for help, Mayo, yet how can Jim travel, research a rehab facility nearby that takes his medicare. Will it be the same thing all over again.

I bought a car with the auto insurance money but can only drive short distances for now.
I spend mot of the day researching options.

The mornings are the worse, I wake up wondering why I'm not getting ready for work and then I remember.

14 comments:

  1. My heart goes out to you. Your world has been turned upside down.

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  2. Nancy....I am going to pray and ask the LORD FOR a mircle in so many ways! I am going to ask Him to open doors that need to be open, and for the people that need to help you to step up and offer help! Do not lose hope!!! God's blessings upon you my dear~~~

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  3. It has to be scary, Nancy ~ wish I knew an answer for you. I pray that you and your Jim are surrounded with love and light!

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  4. Still praying. Still praying...

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  5. Oh my gosh, my heart goes out to you..

    And even with the Family Medical Leave Act, they won't hold the job? That just doesn't seem humane...

    You both remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Praying that you find the answers you are looking for and thinking of you both daily.
    Sending a hug from Kansas... Barbie Jo

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  7. Nous ne nous connaissons pas mais mon mari et moi sommes très touchés par ce qui vous arrive et l'amour qui vous unit à Jim.
    Nous espérons très sincèrement que quelque chose de positif sortira de cette terrible épreuve.
    Laurence et Frédéric

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  8. Nancy, I think of you and Jim every day. If only my good thoughts could fix everything for you. I'm sending hugs across the miles and pray that the tide turns positive for you both.

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  9. I will continually uplift you and Jim in my prayers.

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  10. My prayers continue for you and Jim. I pray for your strength, I ache for you and your journey..God be with both of you.
    Maggey

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  11. I cannot imagine how you do it, but you have so much strength and I admire you. None of us knows what we will face in life, and you are coping with more challenges than I can imagine. My thoughts are with you as you continue your struggle. Karmen

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  12. Dear Nancy - here is some information about the federal Family Medical Leave Act which entitles employees to 12 weeks of leave: http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/

    Hope this helps and please know that you and Jim are in my thoughts every day.

    Hugs, Dixie

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  13. I keep you and Jim in my daily prayers.

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  14. I'm late in reading this. I am stunned about your job too. It hurts to think of you even having to hear them tell you that. For whatever it is worth to you, I continue to pray for you and hold you both in my heart.

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