I told you my sad tale of woe regarding the home care agency the other day and said how the occupational therapist was a nice guy and I would stick with him but probably dump everyone else. Well today, he too, treated me with complete disregard, which is making me think I’m going to drop them altogether and just go with the cool alternative group of body-workers and energy healers whom I’ve had the pleasure to discover.
My occupational therapist called today to tell me he was coming over today. They’ve all done this every time they come. They call about an hour before they come and don’t ask if it’s okay they just say, “I’m coming.” It’s been annoying in general but something I’ve pretty much overlooked as I don’t have much going on in general.
Today, however, I did. A friend, someone special, from my activism work online whom I’ve been communicating with for two years now and whom I have been wanting to meet for a long time was on his way to my house in transit to a new home in another state.
I told the occupational therapist this except to make things simpler I told him it was an old very close friend I hadn’t seen in a long time, suggesting it was not a good time to come over as he would only be visiting a short while. The therapist without missing a beat said, “Oh, no problem, I’ll just come over while he’s there!”
I was utterly shocked and simply said, “No, that’s not acceptable. This is a good friend I won’t be able to see again for a long time. I don’t want you here.”
The therapist was a bit put off, but then agreed to see me next week. I hung up the phone realizing this was simply not going to work. They think that because I’m housebound and sick that means I have no life and apparently no rights to privacy either. So ciao ciao homecare.
I can’t imagine what I would do if I didn’t have a spouse and all sorts of other resources including a therapist who is making herself available whenever I feel well enough to talk on the phone. She’s even given me her home phone number. I’ve only used it once. She simply sees my need and meets it. I know it’s likely I’m the only one of her clients who has her home number.
Like I said in my last post, though I get some wrenches thrown my way, I’m repeatedly amazed at how my needs do get met.
In any case the alternative group of body and energy healers will be sending someone to do energy work and range of motion/massage with me. And that group shares my deep respect for human beings and their dignity. And that is clear.
I’m deeply grateful for this group and can’t wait to meet who will be working with me.
Oh, I also have a cold! It’s the first cold I’ve had in about a decade. Got it from my husband. I don’t generally get infectious illness as I have an over-active immune system—which is actually a bad thing. So I’m not sure what to make of this. It may actually suggest in some sort of bizarre way that I’m doing better. But then again the cold is not too bad yet and my husbands was really nasty so maybe the over-active immune system is kicking it’s ass.
I feel as sick as I always do and basically it always feel like I have the flu. So now it’s just like usual except I’m coughing, sneezing, and blowing my nose. I’m hoping I don’t start feeling worse than usual, because seriously, I really do feel like I always have the flu. It gets old. And I’ll get worse again next time I do my crossover in any case so I don’t need the addtional worsened sick time of a cold.