Got my denial letter for the arthroscopic labral tear repair surgery. The surgeon said she would send an appeal at the same time, so I don't know what that means.
Gotta play the same game. Call my insurance, ask why I was denied, the medical codes are always wrong, gotta make an appt with another surgeon. Im just so tired. I really need this surgery to happen and soon!
I still am feeling pretty good from the steroid injection. My pain level is still low. I joined the gym a few days ago down the street from me. I love their hot tub and pool - they use a salt pure chlorination system, so no harsh smells or irritation! Also the steam room and sauna are co-ed so David and I can use them together. I usually walk in the slow lane of the pool, but yesterday I tried a little swimming. I could tell my rt. hip and leg tire fast. Today I feel pretty sore and achey. I need to be careful in my exercises. Everytime I exercise my glutes my pain level is much higher.
An another note, I am totally addicted to making perler bead magnets. My brother and cousin gave me lots of beads and peg board. We plan to sell them at the street fair in May. We are making mostly Nintendo ones, but I am branching out to kawaii ones, too cute!
I am very pleased with how swap-bot is going. Its an international swap site, very well made and easy to use, with lots of categories of swaps. Ive done a few postcards and am meeting a few penpals. So far I have gotten postcards from s. korea, UK, Canada, and a few states. I received a wonderful "gentle hug" card from a lady wishing me well on my "hip journey." It has been helping me feel so much more positive and gives me something to do and look forward to. The perler bead magnets will be perfect for swapping, I am excited.
Next weekend, David and I are planning to go camping for a night in Washington. I want to test out my leg. Im bringing a large, sturdy recliner patio chair to "sit" by the fire. We have a hatchback and plan to make a foam bed to sleep on, with our little portable heater. We usually camp in the national forest with no amenities, but I can't squat, so I need a bathroom and the electricity for our heater, it will be very cold at night. It will be nice to actually be in nature and away from the city. I need a break.
David has been so supportive and wonderful. We make a good team. Its nice living with someone who has the same standards of cleanliness and organization. We are always cleaning and putting things away, doing art projects, cooking from scratch. Ive lived in several large houses full of roomies who were so filthy and uncaring.
Today is warm and beautiful. David is at an orientation for the Audubon Society and will be volunteering with baby birds! He is also volunteering for the Feral Cat Coalition. Im so proud of him. He works doing independent delivery stuff too. Its very important we do our own things and have our own space. I am stuck home and in bed a lot. Plus our bed is in our living room so I wouldn't have to be stuck in our dark bedroom. We turned the bedroom into an office/music room. David plays electric piano and I have an electric drum kit, only I won't be able to play it for awhile.
My dad's friend is visiting me from Humboldt, since my dad passed away, he has been a great support and its nice to share dad memories, they went to HS together.
Food EBT kicks in so we plan to make lots of vegan raw recipes which can cost much more than our usual staples. We have made some amazing avocado soups and nut pates.
May Day: Is a big day for portland workers rights activists. There is usually a big rally. I may go depending on how I feel. We have been watching some wobbly documentaries, very inspiring
I plan to make some nice mothers day cards
We are starting to plant in our community garden plot. Beans, peas, onions, carrot, tomatoes, kale, sunflowers, cucumbers. I can't really bend down and plant stuff or weed, but I can water. We are also planning to revamp our community bulleton board and paint it.