Good thoughts for Phoenix Rev appreciated

Funds sent!

So, another update and a word or two or nine of humble gratitude.

No problems at work for now. Bases are covered and my work release is for Thursday if I am feeling up for it. My supervisor said she will reduce my workload and the CEO called me and said that he has authorized some extra paid time off for lunch and breaks for me. So, that is good.

I spoke with Barrows and I now have my appointment (thank you, YHWH, for allowing this to finally get done!). August 16th. This will allow me to:

1. Get my PCP records over to them.
2. Have my second MRI on August 9th and have the films and report sent over to Barrows in plenty of time.
3. Have the medical records from my current neurologist sent over to Barrows.
4. Have another full blood panel (I will bring my own Hello Kitty bandages, thankyouverymuch).

I will be meeting with a team of doctors: a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, a neurological medical research physician, and an internist. The intake specials had pulled my ER visit records from yesterday and showed them to the intake neurologist who's comments were, "Well, this is quite the mystery." So, it truly is a waiting game, but I am now under the care of the finest neurological institute in the nation and this is very comforting.

Now, for the gratitude.

I saw the post above by oilypenguin and I am truly humbled. It has been difficult for Rubb Ed and me to be apart at this time, but we knew that there would be times like this when we started our long-distance relationship 12 years ago and our long-distance marriage five years ago. We both do not live in any world of regrets because of our decision. Our love and adoration for each other transcends any distance. It still is painful and it leaves us longing and wishing that things could be different.

In the meantime, you all have our deepest, sincerest, and most gracious gratitude for the love and support - both verbal, written, and, now, financial - you have provided us.

We are both truly amazed at this wonderful community.

repay us by posting pictures of the new cane.

The people want to know.

So, I bought my cane today and the choices were limited. No Hello Kitty or My Little Pony. Arizona can be a very cruel place indeed.

They had some floral ones, but they clashed with my hazel eyes. The ones with the sort of geometric designs made me even more woozy than I already was. The plain black ones were just black and where's the fun in that unless your name was Tyrone and I met you at the Eagle in New York City in 1997.

So, I did see a nice tartan plaid one that caught my eye, and being of Scottish descent (the Highlands, near the coast, non-sheep buggering), I decided to get that one. I even had a coupon! I also knew that Rubb Ed would consent because he is of Scottish descent (the Highlands, sort of near the coast, refuses to talk about the sheep).

Here she is. I call her ... Iona.

(Sorry for the less than great photo, but I was holding the cane in one hand, the camera in the other, am on eleventy different drugs and a bit woozy, but the pattern is the same all the way down to the rubber stopper on the end.)

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I would be proud to carry such a cane myself!

Good to hear that medical things are proceeding smoothly. Keep the good news coming!

You dudes are fabulous, good that everything's working out : )

It's not too late to hang a Hello Kitty phone charm onto it!

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Glad to hear you are out of the woods, PR!.. Wait, why everything in this thread sounds like double-entendre??

Funds came in, so a little bit of help has been sent.

Phoenix Rev wrote:

So, I did see a nice tartan plaid one that caught my eye, and being of Scottish descent (the Highlands, near the coast, non-sheep buggering), I decided to get that one. I even had a coupon! I also knew that Rubb Ed would consent because he is of Scottish descent (the Highlands, sort of near the coast, refuses to talk about the sheep).

Well, darn, I can't not donate some money now can I! Donation sent.
Hope everything turns out ok!

Oh my gosh... I don't even know how to thank everyone yet who's donated. I just looked at the account, and there's almost $600. In a day.

Yeah, I cried a bit.

I'm gonna be shooting out PMs to everyone who's donated money so Phoenix Rev and I can send you thank you notes or something. I'm just kind of overwhelmed at the moment at the generosity of the Goodjers.

Not surprised at all, you guys are the best.

Rubb Ed wrote:

Oh my gosh... I don't even know how to thank everyone yet who's donated. I just looked at the account, and there's almost $600. In a day.

Surely we can nudge it up higher than that.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Rubb Ed wrote:

Oh my gosh... I don't even know how to thank everyone yet who's donated. I just looked at the account, and there's almost $600. In a day.

Surely we can nudge it up higher than that. :)

I told you to stop calling me Surely.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Rubb Ed wrote:

Oh my gosh... I don't even know how to thank everyone yet who's donated. I just looked at the account, and there's almost $600. In a day.

Surely we can nudge it up higher than that. :)

That's what she said.

Just did a little nudging myself.

Why doesn't God f*ck with televangelists instead?

H.P. Lovesauce wrote:

Why doesn't God f*ck with televangelists instead? :(

Uh oh, Phoenix Rev's illness is inspiring a crisis of faith. I'm sure Phoenix will clear this up himself with great eloquence soon.

Rubb Ed wrote:

I'm gonna be shooting out PMs to everyone who's donated money so Phoenix Rev and I can send you thank you notes or something. I'm just kind of overwhelmed at the moment at the generosity of the Goodjers.

That's a kind thought, but don't let it take time away from taking care of each other and related business.

HedgeWizard wrote:
Rubb Ed wrote:

I'm gonna be shooting out PMs to everyone who's donated money so Phoenix Rev and I can send you thank you notes or something. I'm just kind of overwhelmed at the moment at the generosity of the Goodjers.

That's a kind thought, but don't let it take time away from taking care of each other and related business.

Yeah, this should not be anything that adds any stress or burden.

Demosthenes wrote:
H.P. Lovesauce wrote:

Why doesn't God f*ck with televangelists instead? :(

Uh oh, Phoenix Rev's illness is inspiring a crisis of faith. I'm sure Phoenix will clear this up himself with great eloquence soon. :)

To be honest, there is no crisis of faith here, at least on my end. In fact, if anything, it is inspiring me to remember that what ever is happening, life sometimes comes crashing down on us like a ton of bricks.

I don't believe that Yahweh is a puppet master that pulls the strings of our lives or intervenes to prevent bad things from happening or cause bad things to happen. No, She is there to provide comfort and suffer along with us when things are bad, laugh in joy with us when things are great, and hold our hands when we are alone.

Whatever turns out being the diagnosis, no matter how horrible, it isn't that horrible. There is something wonderful waiting on the other side of the veil of life for me, and I have faith that my standing invitation of pizza and beer with Y'shua and Mary Magdalene will be honored.

If not, I will be registering a rather vocal complaint.

Mmm, pizza.

Phoenix Rev wrote:

There is something wonderful waiting on the other side of the veil of life for me, and I have faith that my standing invitation of pizza and beer with Y'shua and Mary Magdalene will be honored.

If not, I will be registering a rather vocal complaint.

In heaven there are no booboos, but you still get all the Hello Kitty bandages you want.

Love your outlook, Rev. It's not one I share, but damn is it ever an appealing one. One more reason I really want to see you pull through - there are a lot of folks I'd like to see hold a similar perspective. You stay a badass, now.

Yonder wrote:

In heaven there are no booboos, but you still get all the Hello Kitty bandages you want.

This is incorrect.

Y'shua gave out free, universal health care at a mere touch. No bandages needed.

However, he was fantastic with balloon animals and lollipops. (You can read about it in Paul's Epistle to the Mylars.)

Yonder wrote:
Phoenix Rev wrote:

There is something wonderful waiting on the other side of the veil of life for me, and I have faith that my standing invitation of pizza and beer with Y'shua and Mary Magdalene will be honored.

If not, I will be registering a rather vocal complaint.

In heaven there are no booboos, but you still get all the Hello Kitty bandages you want.

Another quick update:

1. I now have all my records transferred over to Barrows so we are all set for August 16th.

2. I have been cleared to return to work tomorrow. I will be taking it very slowly and not pushing myself and not doing anything strenuous. I did promise my supervisor, our CEO, our HR Director, and, of course, The Boss (Rubb Ed) that if I started getting tired or sick, I would come home.

3. And, I received some fantastic news this evening: Rubb Ed will be here on Friday afternoon. I am sure that we will have a fantastic time together once we stop clinging to each other and stop crying.

Thank you all so much for your love and support.

There are still plenty of hurdles, but having Rubb Ed here, even for a quick weekend, will help tremendously.

It's awfully dusty in here.

I am so glad to hear that.

Wow lots of good news to hear! I hope that they can figure out whats wrong in short order.

Figuring out what's wrong with *any* of our brains could be an added challenge, Plav... Good luck PR!