Yesterday was a grueling day. It began with a trip to two banks and a pharmacy. It was 107 outside with poor air quality. My lungs were not happy. I came home and began the arduous task of filing for social security disability. My company's long term disability carrier told me that I had to and if I didn't they would be deducting the amount from what I would get. Apparently, if you are out of work a year you are entitled to this. Besides, there is no guarantee that the surgery will eliminate the other issues, although I am optomistic about it. We shall see. It took me literally hours to find dates of hospitalizations, addresses of doctors and they asked for lists of tests done. Their system didn't allow for over twenty CT scans done in the past two years. I felt they had plenty to work with anyway.
I am on a low sodium diet with strong diuretics to keep the fluid off. This has lead to some real constipation issues. I was in a lot of discomfort last evening.
I am dealing with some friends who have real issues too. They want to lean on me about their issues and it's hard to be sympathetic sometimes. Many people create their own problems and think they are much more difficult than mine. I would love to have them walk a mile in my shoes.
I came across a poem I love. I love ee cummings. I love Rob.
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart) i am never without it(anywhere i go you go my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you who are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud)
and the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)