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A bird flew over the cuckoo’s nest

A bird flew over the cuckoo’s nest

Except that cuckoo’s nest was my home. This morning when we woke up my little dog Zoey was having a bad day. She peed on my floor, and then did a little piddle on my bed while I cleaned her area. I was busy cleaning that up while I let the two little monsters roam the house. I heard a commotion but I just assumed it was Zoey once again into something she shouldn’t be in. When I came out…

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Disability help in the college setting

Disability help in the college setting

The decisions been made, my daughter is going away to school. She decided on the University of Albany. Actually we could be technical and say State University of New York at Albany. It’s a state school, but it’s a good school. The criminal justice program is the second best program in the entire country. She’ll need a 3.2 to get into the program. She’ll have her work cut out for her, but that’s what she wants. Mikayla, my daughter, is…

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I raised a responsible kid

I raised a responsible kid

My baby girl went out last night and didn’t get back to her dorm until almost 7:00 am. Does it make me a bad mom to say I’m slightly impressed? She is finally enjoying the city life with a mixture of high school friends and a few college friends. It’s been a tough road so far, her first semester at college, so I’m so happy that she is out and about in the city over the weekend. Well right now…

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With 2 minutes to spare, my daughter made it to her first college class

With 2 minutes to spare, my daughter made it to her first college class

It really started last night.  Because my daughters is deaf and wears cochlear implants that come off at night, she needs an alarm clock that will shake the bed to wake her up. The school has one that they put in the room that is tied to the fire alarm but we had no idea how to work it. So we took her alarm clock from home that she’s used for the past 10 years.  She brings it to her…

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Part 2 My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants

Part 2 My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants

My daughter’s first cochlear implant was done when she was 3 years old. When I made the decision to put in a cochlear implant, I was also making the decision to make her completely deaf. She would have absolutely no hearing in the implanted ear when the cochlear was off. This is a sweet video of a young boy whose implant was turned on for the first time https://youtu.be/9EVNfd1igoE. This was not AT ALL how it went for us. My daughter…

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My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

I have so much going on in the next month I’m a little overwhelmed. I’m trying not to think about it. The most important thing is my daughter turns 18 in a week. ONE WEEK SHE’S 18!!! How did this happen? What a long road we had. My daughter was born a little over a year after I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The neurologist took me off birth control, and the pullout method didn’t work. The best accident I…

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Social security disability doctor evaluation not what I thought….

Social security disability doctor evaluation not what I thought….

I spent the morning in the doctor’s office for my daughter. I had a 9:00 appointment and wasn’t seen until after 10:00. It wasn’t because she was sick. It wasn’t because we needed to run tests. It wasn’t even an appointment made at our request. It was made because social security required an outside doctor to meet with her for her social security disability application. I thought it was odd, my daughter is deaf, she has prosthetic hearing in the…

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Good morning Monday

Good morning Monday

it’s the beginning of another week. Kind of strange when you don’t work because you’re weeks don’t normally run like a workday week. However every Monday is physical therapy and my daughter is back to school so I still consider it the start of the week.  March is my last month of physical therapy, then it becomes a self-pay. They run a really great program called strive. You pay a monthly fee and you can use the gym and equipment…

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Just another manic Monday

Just another manic Monday

You think I ran a marathon this morning. It’s 8 o’clock, I’m exhausted. This day is not going well at all so far. It started off with in a ms issue, that I just rather not discuss. However from past blogs, I’m sure you can do your own guessing.  What’s worse is im pretty sure I brought this problem on myself. I ate leftover curry soup I made. I thought the taste might be off, could veggies go bad in…

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Life with one puppy, one senior dog and one high school senior

Life with one puppy, one senior dog and one high school senior

Zoey, the puppy, is now 6 months old. She is accident free about 95% of the time, chewing on things she shouldn’t about 95% of the time and adorable 100% of the time. I forgot how challenging it can be with a puppy because my youngest dog before her is now 8.  I don’t know if this is all puppies or just her but she is obsessed with my coffee. I will have to throw my couch soon because she’s…

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