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Jul 10, 2013 - 2 comments
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I met my home health aide today. She's going to come twice a week for now. She'll do things like vitals and blood draws, helping me with personal hygiene stuff, maintaining my mobility and independence as much as possible with some exercises and stuff, pain management (super important), medication management, taking me to appointments, helping with food/nutritional needs, changing my bed sheets if I need her to...that one was a surprise, and keeping up with my medical record stuff so she can keep in contact with my onc. She seems really nice and I feel like I'll enjoy spending time with her. Through the same program, they're also offering me some other services like pastoral services, a physical therapist, their own social worker and patient advocate, a counselor, which I've been in need of even though I was turned off from the idea. I hope the counselor is good and that I click with them. I also hope they don't try to give me any diagnosis of a problem that I don't have like the last one who said she thought I had OCD. I swear I don't...having some perfectionist tendencies does not make me have OCD. They offer some other stuff, too, but it was a lot to take in at once. Some other stuff is like bereavement and blah blah blah, but...yeah. I think I'll benefit a lot from this extra help. It should hopefully keep me out of the hospital so often, goodness gracious! Ugh. And I think it will give my family some peace of mind knowing that there's someone here to specifically help me.

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by evewisewoman, Jul 11, 2013

Hi Milla,

I'm glad to hear you have a home health aide.  I'm happy to hear you say she's nice and that you will enjoy
spending time with her. I also think it will be helpful to have a counselor. I hope he or she is helpful to you.
You also say you'll be working with a physical therapist and a social worker. All good things.
I wish you the very best, Milla. Stay strong. It's important to stay positive. Blessings, Eve.

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by millachris7, Jul 11, 2013
Hello,

I think all these things will be super helpful, especially since I would like to stay in school if I can.

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