It’s far too early for something like this … but… Im awake, so why not.


I’ve wanted to post for days, since my last really big one…but with Bunnykins on vacation and a few other things happening I’ve just not had the opportunity for it. Kinda sad really, I like putting down into words what I think … it makes me more stable as a person. It’s one of my biggest shortcomings that I cant get this stuff out in words and then I totally explode. It’s really stressful for me … but I’m not sure what to do about it other than try to remember to get my words down as words and not just as a tantrum out of nowhere with no direction…. I kind hate that part, only kinda because I still don’t know any different…I try to be more than what I have been but it’s really hard for me. I grew up like this and I see how much that limits me. 

It’s been a week since I posted last … a whole week… a week of bunnykins on vacation… a week on adventures in the Service Dog acquisition project, an argument with a PCP, an allergist appointment, and a completely amazing concert and a trip down the shore where I actually didn’t have a major episode I just still feel like hell from it.

 

Oh… but I have to work better on trying to remember to take all this medication that keeps me going… I keep missing it. then I feel like the bottom of hell and i don’t know why Im such a wreck and it’s all a mess… but I keep forgetting… Well, there’s a good intro. I got approved by Angel Service Dogs for an allergy alert dog, his name is Taz and he’s going to be in training to sniff out aloe. I submit my ER records, and other things and they decided that this would be a good idea. In order to try to get help rasing the money we’re talking to the people at Davis’ store and their charity. One of the things we needed is a doctors note…. I called my PCP and they don’t feel comfortable helping me even with the ER records because that “doesn’t provide enough support for diagnosis” … it took them 4 days to get back to me with that stupid no. So I scheduled an allergist appointment … told them the problem … and they said ok… we get there and this one ALSO can’t help me because I:

 
1) don’t have insurance
2) have an allergy so rare he doesn’t even know what to make of me
3) don’t have insurance

he spent the whole time “playing devils advocate” but didn’t have another side to advocate for. He wants me to have full panel done but I don’t have any money to pay for it.  You know, this is the other thing that really bothers me. Stop arguing with me about why I don’t have medical insurance. It’s not like I didn’t try! For gods sake. I tried everything I could with Obamacare, and medicade and everything else but it’s all either out of our price range, or it’s impossible for me to qualify for. It’s crap, I know … and we can’t put me on Bunnykins insurance because it’s too expensive and we’re lucky we’re floating as it is. Our credit is in the toilet, the bills are behind, and he wants me to find a way to get full spectrum testing done to “rule out” whatever else this actually is. Are you kidding me. I get why they’re doing this. It’s to protect themselves. these doctors don’t want to take a risk and with the threat of being sued over this when I have an allergy that no one understands. I told my mom… she wants me to “let it go” … Bunnykins had words with her about how I can’t because this could kill me. 

That got through to her. Got through to her enough to tell me to call The Mayo Clinic. So I did… I talked to them … they said I could drive to Michigan, pay FIVE-THOUSAND-DOLLARS up front to BRING MY OWN ALOE and to go into Anaphylaxis at their clinic for them to PROVE MY ALLERGY and for me to get a letter. But that 5-grand doesn’t cover getting there, accommodations, new epipens, the cost of pulling me OUT of the anaphylaxis, the drive home … oh, or getting my own aloe, which is exposure, which means an ER trip… epipens, an ambulance… all of that. I’m sorry… I can’t do that to myself. I’m not a masochist. Sometimes this stuff isn’t worth it to me. The idea that the best way to test for an allergy that I’ve been hospitalized for is to have someone SEE it happen…I know they’re doctors, I know it’s a hospital and they’ll take care of it … but I cant do that to myself… I just cant. So I don’t know what we’re going to do about this. There’s no way… and where the hell am I going to get that kind of money anway?! 

 

Oh, the everclear concert (Summerland) was this weekend and it was amazing…. I still don’t have my pictures but I have a ton of stuff and I loved it. I just wish Bunnykins didn’t hate them so much so it would have been more fun. 

 

I had more to say … like I need to find out when my neuro appointment is … Im pretty sure the answer is tomorrow, but I don’t remember what time tomorrow and I seriously hope I’m not late because of work … if it means I have to go in earlier thats going to blow. 

 

more to follow… Im starting to get overwhlmed and i have really weird spots infront of my eyes 

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when self doubt and panic rear their ugly head


I’m better than I was … but I’m not there yet… I have this problem and I know it’s, I guess it would be normal.  But since I only know what’s going on in my head.  I don’t necessarily know what normal could be.  Sometimes I wonder from looking for things that are wrong with me to find answers or to justify who and what I am.  I’ve been collecting paperwork all day trying to get enough documentation together for Taz and for one of the programs that were looking at help us and it was going fine for most of the day until my ocean of self doubt started rolling over me… I kind of think of it like a tsunami.  At first I’m doing fine and he pulls everything back.  I guess it’s the seabed… And you think everything’s okay.. .  But then everything wars back up and for me it’s the self-doubt in the panic and looking back to where I was two and three years ago…and then I have doubts.  And then I question my own reality. 

Someone told me once that’s how you know there’s a DID component… that separation of reality that causes you to think you’re disconnected from your body… Like you’re just watching everything happen but you’re not there. that’s kinda like how my panic starts… How money doubt and my…um… Overwhelmed feeling comes in…

Are ever my dad telling me the kids everything I did was for attention… Everything… So I didn’t have an original idea in my entire pathetic little head.. It always was who’s doing that or who thought of this or why would you do with that what one of your friends had it first. even if it was just me… And it gave me this feeling of inadequacy because I never could accept anything that was my own as my own, I had to question where it came from, I have a question my reasoning behind it, my need behind it, or even question myself and find all this doubt about every single little thing that I did… The voices in my head didn’t help with that at all! so now were looking at Taz and my allergies and the other problems that I’ve had since about 2007… 

My mom thinks that I was ok before… that everything came up more recently… that I need to stop internalizing… I need to know people have bad days and its got nothing to do with me … it’s a problem I’ve had for my whole life, but that doesn’t make it any better that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t you do something about it … you know? 

 

So, I’m on the hunt for records trying to get the stuff I need… And I’m afraid of not getting the doctors verbal approval… oh, and a letter too … Im overwhelmed… but Im always overwhelmed… I should go back outside and like … do more yard work to clear my head… burn off some of this … and take some of my OCD meds… 

It’s been so long since I posted… I might have forgotten how to do it!


Well, first I lost my password, then I made a new one and I couldn’t remember it … then there were a lot of other excuses that really don’t matter now do they? But… I’ve had so much to say… for like … WEEKS now…WEEKS … and I don’t even know where to start and where to stop anymore… I have a really cool opportunity coming up, but that opportunity comes with a lot of work… The funny thing is I’m not afraid of working for it.  I’m just afraid of failure!!! .  I guess everyone’s afraid of failure aren’t they?

I’m start the middle of this story, so Tourette’s Camp was supposed to be the first weekend of the month and I tried to go to was there for like a day… That’s right after I got the EEG taken off my head and when I get there.  All the hand sanitizer is full of aloe! there are wipes with aloe in them too …so I made a note but I told them that the wipes were toxic and I need to stay away from them… The next morning I go to the cabin to get breakfast and I walk into the meeting hall and it’s just overwhelming, every bottle of hand sanitizer has aloe in it it just takes my breath away!! so I had to leave my keyboard there and come home from camp …the only good this is that I got to spend two days with my mom. and we had a good time.

So right after that ice start looking for things to do about this allergy because it’s really ruining my life, and I found a service dog organization that specializes in allergy alert dogs, well I’ve been looking at service dogs for a while now because of the Tourette’s… But I keep getting told that I’m not severe enough, not sick enough, to old… You know what I mean?   I felt like I need help  and nobody cares because I’m a grownup!! .  But, I looked for allergy dogs to but no one was willing to do  training on a dog for aloe because it’s not been done before, at least not documented.  But Angel service dogs said they’d be willing to try… I’m so touched they’d be willing to try and I got a lot of my paperwork together, but I needed to get a note from my doctor saying that I have these allergies.

 

So I go two days ago… And they refused to give it to me because they feel like there’s not enough documentation of my aloe allergy and that it’s not severe enough, it’s not bad enough, and that there is no reason for me to be that and really I’m just doing it for attention… Times do you have to go into anaphylactic shock, or lease start going into anaphylactic reaction before someone takes it seriously? and I know that aloe is a rare allergy but it’s getting more common with the stuff being everything. so I had to make appointment with an allergist who wants me off of all of my allergies stuff for a week before  I’m already miserable!!!! I’m a total hot mess without it!! oh, and the office that I always go to.  Except for on Tuesday when I just went to the walk-in clinic because I don’t haveinsurance and I just had to go get  antibiotics because I’m sick from not taking my allergy stuff for a few days anyway … The office was aloe FROM WHEN I WALKED IN THE DOOR so I’m sitting there sounding like I have bronchitis and that still wasn’t enough to convince them of my problem

funny thing about them not giving me the note confirming my aloe allergy is that I got discharge papers that have it listed is my allergy on it and that’s enough documentation for the service dog people.  Because it’s a document from my doctor’s office. so they said I’d get a call back on Friday and they never did!!! I feel like it might be time for me to find a new doctor because they don’t take me seriously… I know I can be a handful, I know I have a lot of problems and, bit of a hypochondriac… But since Dr. Adam left the practice and this new woman got there… blah… oh, I owe them money too…I feel like I owe money to everybody.  Sometimes.

So hopefully I would be on the allergy dog website soon, and I’ll be a will post the link on here and give you guys updates for when I know anything…

Speaking of updates…. My disability hearing was scheduled for September too, it’s going to be on the 8th in the morning… Kinda scared about that too, and my lawyers pissed because I haven’t got my paperwork to her and the updated record stuff hasn’t arrived and they want money that I don’t have. I know I have to go down there on Monday and drop off everything that I can to them and run a budget errands to get paperwork filled out… I’m dragging my feet because I’m scared of what they’re going to say.  And I know that’s wrong.  And I know that this is the right thing to do… I just have to get myself motivated to go take care of it…

I just wish I knew what to do about the records, they didn’t get there yet and I need to get more records it’s probably only because I try to get them before and they said I owed the money and I never could pay it… So I don’t know.

 

okay, I think this post is almost long enough…

One more thing!!!! I quit the old bakery and I started a new one on Monday.  It’s pretty good so far.  The only bad thing is that the guy work with really likes talk radio… And it’s all like the paranormal channels… It drives me pretty crazy… but compared to what I went through the last place I could deal with anything!