Friday, 15 August 2008

thankyou jeanette

jeanette of  Jeannette's Jottings is the  guest editor  on  AOL Journals: Magic Smoke this  week.  and  as one of her  choices      she  picked  my  journal.         i  am  one of the guest editors picks.         how lovely is that?    I want to say  thanks  to  jeanette,   no idea  why  she  picked this  load  of  ( sometimes ) self pitying  whinging       but  she  did.  and  i am grateful  to  her.   if  you are  a new reader   you  are  welcome,please  leave  a  comment,  and  cheque  under  mat.   thanks.  lol. 

i have been writing this journal since last october,it was origionally  intended  as a means to let off  steam,i  was waiting to have a carers assessment  done,  that  took ages  i  recall.       it  seems to have  changed  its direction  since  i was confirmed  with MS,just  lately  i have  been  self pitying,  and  instead  of  mother  and  my  caring  for  her  its  changed  to  me,and   how  the  MS  is  affecting me.           but     i  am still caring.     today  we  went to fakenham  and  just  did  the weeks shopping,the lady  from disability rights  rang me yesterday afternoon,and asked if i minded  if she came  then  instead  of today,   just  caught me  as i was then going  to cut  the graves.    good  job  she  did  come  then,that  form  took  2  hours  to  fill in.          as  she  said,i  would never  have done  it  if  it was left  to me.         now  i  wait  and  see  their  verdict.     she  did  say   i  should  be entitled  to  extra  benefits,also  said  couldnt  believe  i  had  never  applied  for it  before.        my  back  trouble  alone  was  enough  in  her opinion   for  me  to get  it.           we  will  see,  lol.         also,  today  i  have  really  bit  the  bullet.   and  rang  for  an application  form  for  a blue  badge           disabled           nasty  word.      it  means         that  you  cant  do  things  that  able  bodied  people  can.       and  i  realise,   that  that  is  how  i  am  now.          never  mind.   many  thanks  once  again  to  jeanette           thanks  to  you  all,who  read  this  and  have  left  me  lovely  comment,          take care  all               

19 comments:

jeanno43 said...

It was my pleasure Mort and I picked your journal because....................I liked it! and because you are caring and sharing.  Nothing to be ashamed of in being disabled my friend. I have been housebound for years except for medical appointments, you learn to adapt, well we have no choice really.  I am so glad you the lady helped you out with the form and that you are getting the help that you need.  Thank you for mentioning me in your journal!!

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

jeanno43 said...

P.S. I would leave a cheque under the mat but I am waiting for someone to leave me one first!!

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

jjdolfin9 said...

Congratulations Mort.  You are an excellent choice for Guest Editor Pick.  I'm glad to hear that you got the paperwork filed for extra help.  Hope it comes through quickly.
Hugs, Joyce

preciousone25 said...

Congrats on being a Guest Editor Pick, Mort!!!  Good Job!!

Joann

jhorky said...

I don't know of any one more deserving than you Mort.  I may be a little predgidous.  You deserve it.  Go look  under "Those we have loved"  and scroll to the bottom of the sidebar.  I am just so grateful.  You take everything Mort and do not be ashamed.  You deserve it.  Lucy

gitterdunna said...

Hi Mort. Great pick here! You have a very nice journal for people to visit with all your beautiful flowers and all the rest. Remember you're not alone with health problems and I'm sure you get to read about plenty of them on other journals. Hope you find a check under the mat:).........alice

lanurseprn said...

Congrats on your Guest Editor pick! You deserve it! I'm glad you got your paperwork turned in. Hope it all goes quickly and you get your benefits.
Love Pam

shrbrisc said...

Congratulation girl you have a great journal that is why
hugs
Sherry

linnpooh said...

I hope you get your benefits ....and I will be praying for both you & your Mom. Don't feel bad about the "blue badge"....it will bring you aid, and that's what it's for.....I'm so thankful they have it for you!!!
Congrats again on being Editor's pick.

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

sybilsybil45 said...

Hi Mort,  good old Jeanette..she knows a good thing when she sees it !!
Glad that you got the forms filled in  better days ahead I can assure you.  I know that money alone dosn't actually make the disablity disapear but it sure can help...as for being "disabled"...well it is only the "ablebodied" that make us disabled...for instance when we try to park if we lived in an ideal world people would think and leave parking places near shops etc for older folks or folks with a walking prob.  but they don't ...some don't even leave the designated places !!!...but if they did there would be no need for disabled places...lots of things like that but at this precise momenet my brain is still half asleep so can't think of them all !!  I know I am daft  don't go telling everybody.  Love to Mum   sybil x
http://journals.aol.co.uk/sybilsybil45/villagelife/

mjgm1954 said...

here in america they call it" handi
capped "or if you are being politically correct" handicapable".
the one benefit i can see is good parking spaces designated by blue paint and a picture of a wheelchair. there is a stiff penalty for parking in such places without the license plate or tag.
I think you do a great job of caring for your Mum. and also that you deserve any consideration or help that you recieve and even more!
kudos for being selected. your journal is beautifull as well as inspiring! XXX jun

dsonney01 said...

We all love you and Jeanette has good taste! Glad the paper work is getting done and you can have a little relief from some burdens. Dannelle (PS my tomatoes at old house are absolutely wonderful, I am  eating every ripe one I can until we turn in the keys! Wouldn't you know this would be the year they are great!)

jaymact1 said...

Hi I am sure you will find a blue badge very handy and will save you a lot of trouble and pennies too. Have a good day. Love Joan.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jaymact1/JoansMusings/en

oquinn2004 said...

Congrats  being the editors pick!!!   I find your journal very inspirational.  Your a very strong woman and to be able to share your stories of your physical challenges takes a lot of courage.  I admire you for that!!!!

Have a great weekend....Liz

heavenlybama said...

I came from Magic Smoke.  Congrats on being one of the guest editor picks.  I read your last entry and love the flower pics.  Have a great day!
~Dana
http://journals.aol.com/heavenlybama/journey-to-success
http://journals.aol.com/heavenlybama/my-photo-lounge

pharmolo said...

Quite deserved, Mort. Don't be ashamed to make it a 'me' journal as well as a 'caring' journal. If anyone else newly diagnosed with MS reads this, it might be a help. So, you're still caring!

lv2trnscrb said...

just popped over to say congrats for being a guest editor's pick this week!!!

betty

jmoqueen said...

Congratulations on getting picked, a worthy journaller :o)  I think you should look at the blue badge as not for disabled but as your joining a special club that allows you to park closer to the shop ;)  That's a bonus lol..............I agree with the woman can't believe you haven't been claiming for mobility DLA, hopefully they will back date it for you x

Jenny

funnyface0s0 said...

Hey Mort .... Congratulations !   but then some of us know how wonderful and fab you are :o)     As for your Blue Badge, i know how you feel.  I've had mine for a year now, and it is a god send to me as some days my knees are so bad i can hardly walk, being able to park that much nearer to the shop is so helpful.  On my good days i park in a normal bay ....lol..... how vain is that ....lol....
Luv ya lots
Jaynee X