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Old 12-01-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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My Check-up

I had my 6 month check-up. My left leg has been dragging with me. We decided that PT would be tried if it was still dragging in 6 months. The good news is that I am doing well-- "well" as well can be for me!- but the bad news is I can no longer qualify for a power chair because of Medicare rule changes.

Next month my 10 year old starts college (he got his acceptance letter) and I will have to chaperon (He is a gifted blessing and teaching him has also been a blessing and a cognitive workout.) I was hoping for a chair to be able to stay up with him. Looks like Tiny, my service dog, will be doing extra work for at least the first semester. At least he will enjoy getting to ride daily in the truck!

The university asked if I would participate in some studies because of my Med free life choice. I will have to wait and see if they want to still use me due to living "in the sticks". Still, it is nice to be asked!

As always, I feel blessed each moment of my life.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:04 AM   #2
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Re: My Check-up

I just wanted to say congratulations to your 10 year old, and to you! That is such a huge accomplishment!

 
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:52 AM   #3
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Re: My Check-up

Thank you. It has been fun, but the real "fun" starts at college!
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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Re: My Check-up

Sorry to hear about your power chair. Doesn't make any sense.

Congrat's to you and your son. Wow-college at 10!! Is he interested in medicine or research? He could be the one to find the cure for MS. Sounds like you'll be busy in college.

 
Old 12-02-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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Re: My Check-up

Thanks. I will make due with what life deals me. As for my son, he is interested in biology, but in what field, I do not know yet. He initially will major in both music (piano) and science (his choice of field) and possibly add math.

My neuro explained that MSers get the "shaft" on this change because they cycle through needing and not needing the power chair. The way she explained it is Medicare wants me in the chair all the time in order to qualify. My first chair I bought online before my medicare started. If need be, I will look online again.
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