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Advocacy

Published October 5, 2018 by helentastic67

Advocacy

Advocacy

Someone gave me the most brilliant analogy for advocacy and the success felt when achieving anything major.

Advocacy success

For example, I’m currently wearing my new shoes and have been for about a month. The shoes are referred to as Custom, not custom by NDIS.

New Shoes

They weren’t made by hand to specifically fit my feet, but you get fitted in the shop and there are layers in the bottom of the shoe that come out to make room for my AFO (Ankle, Foot Orthotics) and the overall effect is, I can walk better, my AFO does what it’s designed to do, my hips won’t be uneven and the most important thing is, I won’t need a knee replacement one day, because I have a habit of hyper-extending my knee.

AFO 1

The shoes actually come from the States (as in America) and are the most expensive shoes I’ve ever owned. They are not yet PAID FOR.

Expensive shoes

I know, sounds ridiculous that I’m currently wearing $350.00 pair of shoes that weren’t paid for by the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency – who manage and deliver the scheme)

NDIS

So, the analogy I was given (no, I didn’t forget) was that Advocacy is like trying to climb Mount Everest. Then her advice was to stay at Base Camp. I suggested that was likely wise, since the air is thicker there.

Mt Everest

Neuro – Part 2

Published November 18, 2016 by helentastic67

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Neuro – Part 2

Oh, and it’s happened more times than I can count that there was a ‘student’ in the room.

nuero-1

So even though I could easily quickly depart, I usually turn to them and point out all the things they might not have picked up on.

I will lift up my pants leg and show them the AFO (Ankle Foot Orthotic)

plastic-afo

I describe where I’ve had Botox injected in both my calf and my arm and I tease open my hand and perform my party trick.

party-trick

Anyway, the goal of having that Neuro appointment and everything and be there on time. I wanted an MRI (Magnetic Resonating Imagery) for my left temple.

I had, had a fall although years ago, it had not been attended to back then. I had smashed my head against a wall. (Not on purpose) and at the time the shoulder had taken precedence.

I wanted my migraines investigated. As I imagined A & B to be related?

a-to-b-walk

And lastly, I threw the problem out of my pins and needles in my good hand!

Left, results.

No MRI – that query was ignored despite the suggestion that I had probably suffered a concussion of some sort.

The migraines? Drugs! I have filled the script but being dumbed down and feeling hung over every day is not my idea of a solution.

drugs

And the 3rd issue? CARPEL TUNNEL!

carpel-tunnel

That’s just all I need!

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