There is a somewhat depressing but highly accurate article in the New Yorker this week about how easy it is for the elderly to lose their rights through a court appointed guardian. It sums up the stress and distress of the last job I had as a case manager for a guardianship agency. How stressful […]Read more "Your Guardian Angel Only Shows when You’re Sleeping Because She’s Got Other Shit to Do."
Our adorable albino Ken Doll of a VP Mike Pence claimed this week that the GOP Health Care Bill will strengthen Medicaid. Sure, cuts of $700 billion is a way to strengthen the program. Good job, liar. Why diss Medicaid when it is more cost effective than private insurance right now. Maybe I’m a little sore […]Read more "America First! as Long as You Mean Americans Killing Foreigners"
In 1997 I was dragged into the world of Medicaid Service Coordination by my developmentally disabled daughter who desperately needed services. I was yelling and screaming at everyone then and unfortunately haven’t been able to stop since. There have been many roles for me personally and professionally as a direct provider and advocate. I’m not […]Read more "Dying is easy, it’s living that’s hard. "
We are the stories that we tell ourselves…. It’s a psedo-businessey mantra that I have laminated in my office to remind myself of something, but I’m not sure what that would be today. Today was a bad day. I had no good story to tell myself but instead felt like someone else was narrating a […]Read more "Mitch McConnell Officially Makes my Shit List."
Thanks to a fatal car crash on Interstate 70, I took a detour last week through Trump country. I equally commiserate with and loathe these people. Being ½ hillbilly myself, I’ve suppressed many comments at family gatherings about politics in general and Mr. Trump specifically. I realize that this makes me part of the problem but […]Read more "As the Truck Says…"
Parents of disabled kids are always on the internet yammering away about something tragic or poignant. Some are more elegant than others (see the exceedingly beautiful essayhttp://velamag.com/superbabies-dont-cry/), but all parents of “specials” experience our children in a pointedly unique way. To put some corporate jargon spin on it, we are afforded more opportunities to “syngerize” […]Read more "Entitlement Benefits: Part 1 of the Disability Holy Trinity"