[Something that I meant to post on New Years Eve and it never got posted]
It’s December 31st and as I sit here and contemplate the last year (or my navel), depending on your point of view, I find that I have some thoughts to put down from what happened over the last year.
First of all, I decided to go back to school and get my degree. I was pretty excited about the whole thing as it was going to be totally online and would give me some validity in the disabled and business community as I tried to get businesses to comply with the ADA as I’d have my Associates Degree. I gathered my paperwork and was set to start school on January 2nd. New year, new project, as I haven’t been in school for nearly 30 years. Then the brakes got applied. Keith, my husband of nearly 20 years, did NOT want me to go back to school. I could not talk him out of it. There was no reason for it he said, and so I’m not going back to school, for now. I fully plan to try again for next year, but with the budgets being cut, I doubt the financial aid will be there next year. We shall see. I tried to get Keith to see that after I got my degree I could make some serious money getting businesses to be ADA compliant, but he wouldn’t listen. He doesn’t think I’ll be able to recoup the costs of school, which would be a student loan to cover what Federal grants did not cover in my Financial Aid package. About $19,000.
Got me thinking that maybe he doesn’t want me independent, that he wants me as helpless as possible. Even though he complains every day when he helps me get dressed (pants and shoes only) and has to help me with other daily living things.
Our house is a mess (think the TV show Hoarders), and he won’t help clean it up. I do have a plan to clean it up this next year. Check back here for more on that.
I have sleep apnea, and I went through one night of a sleep study and within the first 2 hours I was put on C-PAP, and I need to do the 2nd night and see if I need to go on B-PAP, which is for Bi-Level. We’ll see how it goes. I hope to get it done soon, as I do not sleep well at all, since I do stop breathing. While on CPAP during that test, I guess I basically passed out, since I could BREATHE. The machine is noisy, tho. And expensive, and we waited too long, and my insurance isn’t as good next year as it was this year. Instead of 100%, it’s 20% co-insurance… nothing I can do about that… stupid insurance companies.
I’m not sure how this is going to work, but we’ll have to pay for it… or *I* will have to pay for it I’m sure it’s pretty expensive. I haven’t done that much research on it… I plan to correct that oversight in the next few days.