Life Is Still Good !

When all the bad stuff starts happening and it keeps on happening, it’s time to realize that “Life is still good!” This positve thinking will pull us all through most anything. It does’nt have to be just health matters we are going through, it could be anything that’s happening that we think is bad.

There’s always something good to push the bad out of the way ! Push it far and¬† bring the good into the place where you can actually ‘see’ it.

That’s what I’m doing as of last evening. Yes, “life is good” even while it’s bad. ūüôā


The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

I received another voicemail from that incompetent homecare company yesterday, Saturday. It was the visiting nurse telling me she would be here on Monday at 1:30 to 2:00p.m.

Hah! She never said any certain time. As a matter of fact, while¬† she was still here on Friday , she told me she did’nt know what time she had available¬† to see me. So, right on my calendar I put a question mark and her name on the square that says Oct 11th , Monday!

Good. I answered her voicemail message in the next 15 minutes. I was pleasant and she was ‘worried’¬† as I could tell by her tone of voice.

I quietly and calmly said to her: “This will be the last time I speak to any of you. As of right now, you and¬† the company you work for, are fired. “

She asked me what was wrong ( Duh ) and I told her the last thing that happened on Saturday with another employee changing her time around , and now this, too.

I told her to take care and she told me to take care too. I said I’ll survive, I always have. I should have said “God will take care of me.”

Tonight, I will be emailing a notice letter and all the many things that have happened as to the in-competence of this horrible homecare comany, to my good nurse . She will have my Doctor read this, and they will hopefully be *dis-missing* this homecare company.

This morning my stress level is nice. Ahhh, I can breathe much better and my soul is calmed. Oh and I did ask God to please guide me in this whole matter.

He has answered my prayers so many times !

Incompetent and Disorganized Home Care Company

On Friday around 6 :20 p.m. I had a voicemail message from ”¬†¬†¬† Terry¬†” the weekend Senior Home Care social worker.

She informed me that “something came up.” She would not be stopping by for my 10:a.m. to 12:p.m. appointment on Saturday, October 9th 2010 that she had told me previously.

Instead,¬†Terry said she “would be here on Saturday October 9th 2010 at 3:00pm to 5:00 pm. Excuse me ? This late on a Saturday ? NO !

I listened to the voice mail and then called the main number  and a man answered who was very rude to me. I said I wanted to cancel this new appointment that I received just hours before it was to take place.

He said I could call J. after such and such an hour last night ( Friday) I said I wanted no further commumication with ANY of them.!

So around 8:30p.m. last night I had a voicemail from J. saying that she had NO ONE scheduled to see me for today. That’s strange since I got a call already from the other person just¬† a couple of hours before.

The visiting nurse,  said she was taking off Thursday and Friday next week. I have appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday next week. ( week of Oct 11 th to Oct. 16th)

She¬†said , “well that leaves only Monday. I don’t know what time I can come to see you.” So I just put a ? mark on my calendar for this Monday October 11th.

She¬†came by yesterday with the fingerpick machine for monitoring my INR/PT for Warfarin/Coumadine. She did not have the alcohol wipes with her. She said “they are down in the car.” What was she doing going to make a cut in my finger(s) without cleaning with a alcohol wipe anyway?

I luckily had some in my kit I keep on hand. So she preceeded to use the little cutter and picked my middle finger. She put the slide strip into the little machine. It did not work. The batteries were dead. (oops) Now why was not this taken care of BEFORE my appointment ??

Then she changes the batteries and she picks another finger ( after wiping with alcohol) Same thing. The machine did not work or maybe she was not doing it correctly?

This was the first 20 minutes of her visit. I called my doctor and explained to the nurse what was happening. She said she would page my Dr. and send a “stat script” to¬†the Lab a few blocks from their office.

She¬†took my blood pressure and pulse and listened to my breathing. That’s it. She was only here about 40 minutes because now I had to take my mobility scooter and go downtown and then get on a bus and go up to this Lab .

My previous INR was very high. This is why my doctor wanted this visiting nurse to take it with the finger-pick machine, to get an “instant reading.” My regular nurse at my doctor’s office could have done all of this, had we known that the visiting nurse would not be here at the time she told me she would be here.

AGAIN,¬† the visiting nurse from¬†the Home Care had told me “9:30 a.m.” for Friday October 8th 2010. It was 10:20a.m. and I called her to ask why she was not here. She told me…it’s “12:00″

I have it marked on my calendar and in my list of things tablet for days of the week, plus I wrote that time and date in a blog ! Then she said ” oh ‘they’ sent me clear down to such and such a place.”

I have b een under so much stress and wasting time waiting around from this company that I could have a stroke, just from being treated this way.

I’m tired of being under “their thumb” and tired of being jerked around.

I no longer would like any of their so-called “services” they say they provide. Also, they do not mop floors or vacumn or take to doctors or appointments. THIS is what I need help with!

Medicare is being ripped off by these kinds of companies!

As far as I’m concerned I have fired them all.

This Monday it will be up to my doctor to fire them. He thought this would be a good home care company.

It turns out they are very in-competent and dis-organized. Written Saturday October 9th 2010 at 2:10p.m.