March 19th, 2020

drink coffee

Benefit Update

Got an envelope from the Social Security Administration yesterday, wanting me and a witness to sign a form giving them permission to access updated medical records. After they receive the form back, I'll be scheduled for a hearing (after 75 days) via video teleconferencing at a particular location.

Had to change the phone number they had on the printed form though. Guess they got the number from Myler Disability, but the WRONG number. They had my cell number as default. I only use the cell when I'm away from home, and mainly as an "emergency" phone. The rest of the time, it's plugged into the charger in another room, and I rarely answer it when it rings, since it only seems to get "spam" calls anyway. No one "important" has that number. If someone wants to get in touch with me, they need to call my HOME phone number.

Doctors and Appointments

Mom had an eye doctor appointment scheduled this afternoon. They didn't call to tell her the doctor had gotten called out for emergency surgery, so it turned out to be a very short trip. Since it was just a "routine checkup" they are going to reschedule it for six months from now.

Kind of glad, in my case anyway, since they were only allowing the PATIENTS inside. I would have had to wait for her outside in the truck.

I imagine my "pre-op testing" Wednesday for my April 3rd esophageal dilation procedure at Ochsner will be "interesting" this time.