My body will be happier. Maybe the tremors in my left, good hand will stop if I'm able to reduce the amount of meds I'm currently taking. I know my cardiologist will be pleased when I can reduce one of my muscle relaxers that has created my hypotension. Hopefully, everything I've read and talked about with therapists will be true. The second series should produce better and longer alleviation of spasms. That would be a blessing. I will have more effective therapy sessions.
Luckily, it's a new year for my insurance. It means another $7,500 of therapies coverage. No more paying out of pocket for them. Maybe at long last, I'll get some more active movement in my elbow and wrist. Now that the shoulder issue is almost a mute point, OT should be less painful. This will be the main focus of my insurance bucks. A physical therapy office closer to home has a $15 a month plan where I can come in and use their machines twice times a week for PT. I would pay more than that for a gym membership.
The cold weather has finally hit us. So gone are the easy to put on shorts and t-shirts for another two months. Arise a new problem. Donning sweatshirts or sweaters, and long pants. I have found it is easier to to put the long pants on in the bed after I put on my AFO, and before my shoes. Then I'll get up and go to the bathroom in the morning. Yes, it is time consuming but it is easier to do instead of going to the bathroom, taking off my shoes, pulling on my pants, and putting my shoes back on.
We don't run our central heat unit because it runs on gas. They charged us every month even if we didn't use the gas. It was an added expense we didn't need.
We do have a wood burning stove that we burns pucks in and a small electric space heater. Our bathrooms have a in floor heating pad under the tile. Basically, it heats up the rooms we do use to a toasty 75 degrees. When we have guests over, which isn't often, we fire up the wood burning stove. For how we make heating pucks, check out my book on Amazon or Smashwords Are You a Survivalist or a Prepper? They are made from wood chips and leaves from our yard, and old newspapers. Basically free fuel for heat. Can't beat it.
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