Me and the new technology just don't jive
I think I mentioned we received a new HDTV from the kids for Christmas. It took 5 cable techs to finally install it right! We had no problems until recently. The blankety blank thing blinks off and then comes back on. The problem is it went off a couple weeks ago and then did not come back. The cable box was on so I thought I would call Samsung first rather than pay a service charge to our cable company. By telephone the rep had me give the model number, etc. and ask about the cable box, lights on TV, etc. She said the TV was not working and said I could send it back to them for repairs. I ask if they had a service rep here and she found one. I hauled the TV over there with Larry, which was about 30 min. away. Parking was lousy but TV is not heavy to get in and out. They checked it and two days later said they did not find anything wrong. Now, I am going back and forth again to Samsung. It is still blinking off and on and I have a warranty until Dec. so I will wait till it goes out and then send it to Samsung. Supposedly they will repair it. Ha! It's enough to put me over the edge!
Larry went to a new speech pathologist for his swallowing problem. She has a little more expertise and can check his swallowing through some kind of stethoscope. She said we could stay with her to do the E Stim or go to another facility which has a special Vital Stim therapy which is more advanced. She made some helpful suggestions, like turning his head to the left when swallowing. She also mentioned toast was easier to swallow as it dissolves. We never heard this from the other therapist!
We are waiting to see if Medicare will allow the benefit for this. I will have to take Larry further away for this plus it is 3 X a week. One therapy a week is enough for both of us usually! He has used some of his therapy for PT but it has helped with his leg weakness and he hasn't fallen lately. He just needs to MOVE more. He also has swallowing exercises now. You would think those were easy as he can do them watching TV but he gives me "the face" when I remind him.
We have had storm warnings for the past two days lasting until Sunday. The ground is saturated and some areas have flooded. Tornados can easily come up with storms. I take Larry to the basement with my cell phone when I hear the warnings. He can use the hand rails and I hold on dearly. I plan to get our old TV down there as that is where we rely on the weather reports. I also have a NOAA weather radio.
I'm waiting to have some fun and enjoy the summer.