Monday, September 04, 2006

Last day before work!

Now remember here, I haven't been to work since March 23 (knee replacement, ya know). And I haven't worked full time since, oh-the 90's sometime. But, since Great West Life, in all their wisdom, have decided that I can no longer be considered disabled (since I don't have the old knee anymore-it is all titanium or whatever)-but the fact that the recovery has not gone really well matters not to them. THEIR doctor said I am ok (never met the doctor) but MY doctor said I needed the summer to recover. Still waiting to hear the final decision ( I, of course, appealed it). But, in the meantime, the bank account needs to be fed. So-ready or not-here I go. Back to work. (And my leg is not really ready-heck-the doc won't even let me go to physio-says my knee is not ready-so how is the job of an elementary teacher considered to be OK?) An interesting aside-the person who handles my file at the insurance company changed jobs. The one who replaced her is the same person who has been responsible for cutting off my disability 4 times now (most memorable- a phone call 6 days before Christmas, and 10 days before we took possession of our first house together). I am beginning to think this is personal. (By the way-each time the disability has been cut off, it has been re-instated-the company was found to be in error). Okay-rant over. Bouf is still not great-we will be trying out a new vet-one that will listen to us, and has equipment that works (the x rays have not worked out, because the machine is very old and keeps on breaking down). Keep your fingers crossed that he will be fine. Or at least better.
And the good news of the day???? If you are in Kingston (Ontario) you MUST try out the Jade Garden restaurant (on Bath at McEwen)-the best Chinese food I have had in quite awhile. My neighbour and I (and our families) went out last night (and took my mom) for a massive feed. Awesome. AND-fed 7 people for just under 70 bucks (including the Chinese beer). So go. Have a good feed. You know ya wanna. Family run business, by the way.
God these things are addictive.... (but oh so true, of course)
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1 comment:

Jen said...

I'm sorry to hear about your insurance woes. My mom (kindergarten teacher) is going through the same thing with her titanium knee and doctors and insurance.

Hope that the puppy's feeling better!