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so. where could it be.

I'm up. I'm gonna have a cup of coffee first. Santiago and I had a very warm nap together. I wish Jackson would sleep on me. I have to sleep in my bed one of these days but sleeping in my chair is so convenient and I can almost always breathe. I'm pretty sure I have sleep apnea when I lie down but I don't have the resources to get it checked out unless the City of San Francisco will pay for sleep studies for poor people. it's supposed to be a serious medical problem but somehow I cannot imagine anyone getting a good night's sleep at SFGH unless one were suffering from an overdose of one kind or another but generally of the sedating kind. but maybe they give out some kind of mouthpiece first to try to head off expensive diagnostics. i suppose I should bring it up with my MD next time I see her.

but anyway Jackson will only sleep next to me but since the bed upstairs is warmer than next to my feet downstairs he sleeps upstairs and is alone when I sleep downstairs. so we miss each other and he jumps up as soon as he sees I am awake and comes and sits next to my computer and stares at me and purrs very loudly. it's kind of charming actually but of course I am expected to maul his head lovingly. which I've been doing in between sentences here. sweet old guy. next to Santiago he seems a paragon of stability and health even though he still coughs sometimes and is afraid of pretty much everything that is not at least a semi-permanent fixture in my room, the only safe place in the world.

he's sitting in a good spot. maybe..


there! Jackson:


Jackson says good morning Jackson says good morning



I appreciate the thoughts today. I'm going to do a quick search of possible spots for the BC before I leave this morning. I would rather not have to bring something back, although there will probably be forms I will have to take to my lawyer first anyway so I guess it is not that big a deal. this lawyer is so much better than the last one at keeping in touch and checking to see if I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing to apply, and that is very helpful, so I imagine she would pester me until I got everything in that I needed to get in. still, getting as much done as I can get during this one exquisitely unpleasant appointment would help to keep me from freaking out later unnecessarily. but I'm not going to freak out about this one piece of paper right now. if I cannot find it it will turn up eventually. I think. unless it has gone to the same place as all my sunglasses. every single pair of clip-ons: gone. it's the rainy season, sure, but down here the sun comes out in between storm systems.

today it's raining so I guess I can not worry about sunglasses. I wonder if they will want to see my actual social security card. I guess I'll take it. that one I'm pretty sure where it is. what else. a pay stub? they have my work history printed out before them when I get there. it's not like I can really show them something they don't have access to; it's the Social Security office! the ultimate arbiter of the Permanent Record.

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daisydumont
Dec. 16th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
he really is staring at you! zack comes and sits beside me at the computer, too, sometimes poking me with a paw for attention. cats.

again, i hope that appointment goes well. it's great that the new lawyer's actually doing her job!
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daisydumont
Dec. 16th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
i can't remember where i found it, but if you'd like to use it too, please feel free!
eriktrips
Dec. 16th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
there is actually a series of them floating around. this was the one I ganked so long ago I have no idea where it came from. feel free to use it as well if you like.
hrolleif
Dec. 16th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
You can get a home sleep study these days. You take a machine (or two) home with you that monitors you while you sleep in your own bed. It doesn't cover all sleep disorders, but it should detect most cases of apnea.
hrolleif
Dec. 16th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, the home sleep studies are much much cheaper than the in-lab studies, in addition to being able to sleep in your own environment.
eriktrips
Dec. 16th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
interesting. I didn't realize they did at-home studies. I'll definitely mention it to my MD and see what she can offer.
zoe_1418
Dec. 16th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Jackson looks adorable.
eriktrips
Dec. 16th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
and that wasn't even his best angle. this one's better. =^..^=
zoe_1418
Dec. 16th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
awwww, he almost looks like he's wearing a bow-tie.

how did your SSI thing go today?
eriktrips
Dec. 17th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
hehe. that's the collar I put on him after the other cat in the house (before Santiago's time) got out for 24 hours. Santiago of course won't wear a collar or I haven't found one he cannot take off at will. and he's the one who was lost for two weeks. cats.

the SSI thing was amazingly unpainful. I got a very nice clerk who didn't ask any unduly embarrassing questions and was the least intimidating bureaucrat I think have ever met. maybe my lawyer asked them to give me the nice one. :)

it took about two hours of mostly watching him type things into his computer terminal. he'd ask a few questions and then go through a number of screens. this happened over and over. it was kind of anticlimactic, but that was fine by me.

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