a good week

I have to say, it’s been a good week. Other than a killer case of gout and dry-eye, which is essentially a bloody eyeball with a centralized headache behind it that makes focusing unbearable, things have been good.

Dialysis, I am happy to say, has made me feel a lot better. Some may complain about it and feel bad for themselves but I am here to say that I feel better than I have in months. So much so that I stepped forward to help out at the local Community Club meeting. I helped, alongside 7 other awesome people, prepare a meal for 86 people and then had enough energy to serve, clean tables and wash dishes after. While I admit that I was hurtin’ for certain by the end of it, I know that I could not have done half of that even a month ago.

My Social Security Disability came through this week. I have been waiting a long time and it has never been a guarantee. I was very disheartened when I was denied in December. I was very encouraged when I had my appeal this past August but still, I was not certain about being approved and even if I was, how far back would it go. It worked out perfectly for me, I will be getting a retroactive settlement from October of 2016. Over $30,000 to soften the blow. I will give my family half of it and that should set them up pretty good. I will pay back my mother and catch up on everything I have put off for the last 18 months. In the Spring I will buy a used motorcycle.

My friend Steve, who I wrote about last week must have been blessed by all of you that wished him well. After several years of waiting by the phone for MA General to call him, driving in to be tested against a cadaver because there was a fatality that may be a match for him, he got the call on Wednesday. This one was a match and he got a new liver. He is recovering nicely now. I am absolutely thrilled for him. As the saying goes, it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. He’s a good man and a great friend.

Well, that’s it. Superman is back to his old self (for the most part). My strength is coming back, my sense of humor has caused people to say “you’re like the old you!” and I’m even losing a couple of chins in the process of dialysis.

I’m going to enjoy the day because this is a good one. I’m going to run with it because, after all, who knows what tomorrow will bring right?

16 thoughts on “a good week”

  1. What’s the saying? That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?

    That certainly applies here. It sounds like the long dark period you endured has ended and that your luck has turned for the better. I am so glad to hear that you are slowly getting back to your old self, and the extra pesos certainly helps. Hope these turn of events stay positive for the foreseeable future.


  2. Freakin’ awesome! After the week I’ve been having I could use some really positive news for someone in my circle. I’m thrilled for you, compadre! And for your compadre, too. 🙂

    Sure, it may be a while yet before you can catch both the missile headed towards Lois AND the missile headed towards Hackensack, but catching either/or is still better than the rest of us can do. Careful on that bike, mister!

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      1. Will do! Over the weekend I got hit with a second “perception-altering” event in as many weeks and spent the last couple of days pouring over financials to consider the possibilities. Needless to say that took away my media time. I’ll be catching up today and tomorrow!


  3. I would do cartwheels and a happy dance for you if I could, but you know me…I would end up in the hospital again….So instead I will raise my coffee cup to you and send a great BIG hug your way ( keeping with the spirit of big)….. Truly, Bill, SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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