Continued Frustration, Other Updates And Explanations

In the last blog entry that I’d written Monday I forgot to mention that Saturday I ran out of one of my medications. So throughout the weekend I’d contacted CVS Pharmacy to ask that said pharmacy find out exactly which medication of this kind is covered by either of my insurance plans. In the last blog entry that I’d written Monday I also forgot to mention that Sunday I’d received an email from AIRA. In the email that I’d received from AIRA Sunday there was a link to a forum where AIRA explorers could communicate with other AIRA explorers. However I haven’t joined that particular forum yet because I want to wait until I get AIRA working as it’s supposed to work. Shortly after I’d written my last blog entry Monday I posted an FB status update about the fact that I’d like to go ahead and let people share their trauma-related stories on my blog. Because I feel there’s no time like the present to do something that one is passionate about. And after I’d posted that particular FB status update I emailed the academic counselor at the college I’m going to be attending. In the email that I’d sent the academic counselor at the college I let her know that my high school transcripts are finally in the college’s system. Shortly after I’d sent her that email I called my doctor’s office to see if I’d be able to speak with someone about getting a certain kind of wheelchair prescribed for me. And fortunately I was able to speak with someone at said doctor’s office this time around. And when I told the lady I spoke with what my situation was she suggested that when I come into the doctor’s office for an appointment this coming Friday I could explain to the staff members then what I need regarding the kind of wheelchair I’m requesting. And throughout the day Monday I tried to talk to someone from my doctor’s office to let him or her know that I needed a particular medication to be filled that was covered by either of my insurance plans. I left several messages with my doctor’s office but no one at said doctor’s office returned my phone call. That evening I even called CVS Pharmacy to ask someone from that particular pharmacy if they’d heard from my doctor’s office. The lady I spoke with at CVS Pharmacy had not heard anything from my doctor’s office. Yesterday morning I checked my emails. It turned out that I’d received an email from AiRA’s tech support people notifying me that they’d shipped out my new AIRA equipment today. In that particular email that I’d received from AIRA’s tech support staff I learned that I should receive said equipment within the next few days. And shortly after I’d read that particular email from AIRA’s tech support staff I registered an account with Lyft. That way I’d have access to three shared ride services. The two shared ride services that I use a lot are Uber and Lyft. Except I didn’t have an actual Lyft account for myself until yesterday morning. Anyway the third shared ride service that I have access to is the local paratransit service which I’ve yet to use since I’ve been approved to use said service. Although given that I want the local vocational rehabilitation agency in this state to pay for my transportation to and from school I’m definitely going to start using the local paratransit service regularly once school starts. Because to my knowledge the local paratransit service is the only thing that the local vocational rehabilitation agency in this state will pay for…because said service is also the cheapest service that’s available in this state. I just don’t use said service to get around on my dime because it’s soooooooo fucking slow and I’d rather get somewhere quickly and spend my own money than get somewhere slowly that is cheaper. I suppose I’m weird that way. LOL. So anyway shortly after I’d gotten an account with Lyft I sent an FB message to the guy who’s helping me with my website. In the FB message that I’d sent him I asked if I could see the website now or if the website would go live all at once. A few minutes later he replied to my FB message saying that my website would go live all at once. In the FB messages that he and I continued to exchange with one another he asked me to send a picture of myself through FB messenger that I’d like him to put on my website. And immediately I knew which picture I wanted to put on my website…and I was able to find said picture on my FB page fairly quickly. I was able to find the exact picture that I wanted to go on my website because when I’d posted said picture on FB a while back I’d written a text description of what said photo was of. Because I knew that I’d want to come back to that particular picture often enough that I should know exactly what it was of. So anyway after I’d found that particular picture I sent said picture in FB messenger to the guy who’s helping me with my website. In related news concerning my website I’ve decided not to have someone record an audio introduction for my website. The reason I decided this was ultimately because I want my website to be enjoyable for everyone to use. I don’t want people to feel annoyed every fucking time they hear someone’s audio introduction whenever they click on my website. And I know that if I’m viewing websites it’s really hard for me to navigate said websites if said websites have audio or video on them that plays by default. So sometimes it takes me some time to think about the things that I find annoying about websites I visit but I’m glad that I write about my different thought processes in my blog and how those thought processes change or otherwise grow. So anyway shortly after I’d sent the picture through FB messenger to the guy who’s helping me with my website I went to a local grocery store. And fortunately when I’d called an Uber driver to pick me up from home, an Uber driver came to my house within five minutes of me making a call for a ride. I made sure to leave my house in plenty of time that I wouldn’t have an Uber driver cancel on me because the way this house is set up is not the typical kind of set-up with just one door. There is a screen door in addition to the regular door…and the screen door has its own locks on it. And given that I have multiple disabilities it’s quite a challenge for me to exit the front door then close/lock that door then make sure the screen door is locked before I close that door. Because not only am I having to maintain my balance but I’m also trying to keep the screen door from whacking me. And then I also have to make sure that everything is locked that should be locked. Because I don’t want to leave the house any different than my landlords like it to be. So once an Uber driver had come to my house I was on my way to a local grocery store. I didn’t go to Walmart this time, especially not after the shitty customer service experience that I had at Walmart the last time I went there. Once I’d arrived at the local grocery store I waited a few minutes more than I would’ve liked to wait for a store employee to find someone to help me shop. Fortunately though the shopping assistant that I had at that particular grocery store was great. Although the one disappointing thing that happened during that particular grocery shopping trip was that most of said grocery store’s frozen section was closed down because it needed repairs and the earliest that someone could be there to repair it was four hours from the time I’d gone there. So needless to say I got what things I could get from the store like milk, coffee in bottles, frozen chicken strips, cereal, cookies and washing pods that I could just throw in the washer when I wash clothes. Because I use the washing pods instead of washing powder because the washing pods are simple and easy for me to use. And I also purchased a mesh bag that would allow me to put my groceries in it. Because in this particular state if a person wants bags he or she has to pay for each bag individually which can get crazy. LOL. So hopefully in the future I’ll be able to remember that I have a mesh bag that I can take on grocery shopping trips. Once I’d gotteN everything from the grocery store that I could get I paid for my things. Then the lady who’d helped me do my shopping found me a chair so that I could sit outside and wait for an Uber driver to arrive. And fortunately I didn’t have to wait long at all for an Uber driver to arrive. And fortunately the particular Uber driver that I’d had was able to take me straight home. And once I’d gotten home said Uber driver even put my mesh bag with all of my groceries in it right inside of my house. The only thing was that even though my grocery bag was inside it was still a challenge for me to put groceries away. So I asked my landlord’s wife if she’d take my grocery bag to the front of the refrigerator for me. Fortunately she didn’t mind helping me in that way. So when I’d made it to the kitchen it was still a huge challenge for me to physically put my groceries away while maintaining my balance. However I was able to make do. A little while after I’d gotten my groceries put away I talked with a friend of mine on FaceTime using my MacBook Pro. During his and my conversation with one another he informed me that there’s something on Uber called Uber Assist where apparently the particular drivers who drive that portion of Uber are trained to work with people with disabilities. The reason said friend told me about this particular part of Uber was because I’d mentioned to him that within the next couple days I’d have to send AIRA’s equipment back to them. I don’t know whether I’ll use said part of Uber or not though. It will just depend on what the prices look like on Uber or Lyft that day. A while after I’d gotten off of FaceTime with a friend of mine I exchanged several FB messages with another friend of mine who I hadn’t communicated with in years. And to be honest I don’t even remember why that particular friend and I stopped talking to one another. Although I can almost be certain that the reason we stopped talking to one another was because of something petty. Needless to say it was great to catch up with said friend because this particular guy is someone that’s always had my back, not to mention that he and I have great discussions with one another about anything. Throughout the day yesterday I attempted to get a hold of someone at my doctor’s office…and again I left several messages at said doctor’s office. And again no one from said doctor’s office returned my calls. So that evening I called CVS Pharmacy to follow up with that particular business about whether they’d heard anything from my doctor’s office. The lady I spoke with at CVS Pharmacy told me that that particular business was still waiting to get a response from my doctor’s office. At that point I started panicking because I need to take both of the medications that have been prescribed for me. So the fact that I hadn’t taken one of the medications since Saturday was problematic. This morning I called my doctor’s office and was finally able to speak with someone. I told the lady that I spoke with what my situation was and she said that I’d have to wait until my scheduled appointment this coming Friday. I then asked her why I needed to wait for my scheduled appointment this coming Friday when I’d told a doctor last week that I’d needed a prescription to be written for said medication. Fortunately the lady then transferred me to someone else. Unfortunately though I got a voicemail. So I left a voicemail message with that person telling him or her what my situation was. Shortly after I’d left that particular voicemail with someone at my doctor’s office I called my primary insurance company. to ask if said business pays for its members to have gym memberships. The lady I spoke with told me that said insurance company doesn’t pay for its members to have gym memberships. So I then called my secondary insurance company to ask if they pay for their members to have gym memberships. Unfortunately they don’t pay for their members to have gym memberships either which is frustrating because I love working out. And I haven’t worked out since January when I was still living in San Antonio. Shortly after I’d gotten off the phone with someone at my secondary insurance plan I received a call from someone at my doctor’s office. The lady I spoke with assured me that said doctor’s office had taken care of making sure that the medication I needed would be filled at CVS Pharmacy and covered by either of my insurance plans. To take a little break from that particular frustration for a bit though I logged onto the post office’s website. I had to reset my password because I couldn’t remember what my password was that my friend who’d created my account had selected. I remember giving said friend a password that i thought I’d remember but alas I didn’t remember my password. At least my password is changed now. And hopefully I’ll remember what my password is for my online account with the post office this time around. Shortly after I’d changed my password for my online account with the post office I sent an email to the post office. In the email that I’d sent the post office I stated that I’d like someone’s help setting up my online account to send me text alerts every single time that I receive a package. Because as things stand right now I have to set up text alerts each time that I receive an email that says that a package has been sent to me. And I don’t want to have to hassle with that particular thing all the time. Shortly after I’d sent that particular email to the post office I rewatched the episodes of season two of A Series Of Unfortunate Events that a friend and I’d watched with one another. The reason I rewatched season two’s episodes of said show is because I wanted to really pay attention to what was going on in the show. Once I’d caught up on most of season two of A Series Of Unfortunate Events that I’d already watched with a friend I called CVS Pharmacy. I told the lady I spoke with at said pharmacy that I wanted to check whether my doctor’s office had called in a prescription for me that either of my insurance plans covers. The lady I spoke with told me that my doctor’s office had called in a prescription for me that either of my insurance plans covers. I then asked the lady I spoke with if she knew when that particular CVS Pharmacy would have said prescription ready for me to pick up. The lady said that the prescription should be ready for me to pick up in an hour. Shortly after I’d gotten off the phone with a lady from CVS Pharmacy I received an email response from someone at the post office. In the email that I’d received from the post office I was informed that there was no feature on the post office’s website that would allow a person to sign up for text alerts automatically. That bit of news was disappointing but at least I know now. Shortly after I’d read that particular email from someone at the post office I rewatched the last episode of A Series Of Unfortunate Events. And I feel like season two of that particular show is not quite as boring as I’d previously thought it was. But I’m not sure if that’s because I’m soooooooooo bored that I’d find any show good or if it’s because I still really like that particular show. But either way I’m going to keep watching A Series Of Unfortunate Events as I’d said I’d do in previous blog entries that I’d written. In other news it seems like I receive a lot of scam phone calls every week. What a pain in the ass, seriously! Guess the online registry for the government’s national “Do not call” list is not as effective at stopping scam calls as I’d once thought it was. Oh well.

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