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It's Well Past Time


rdittman

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My goodness. I haven't updated my blog since the end of May! Time flies when you're having fun, so they say.

 

I've had my share of up's and down's since my last posting. I'm still struggling with the government over SSDI. It seems the medical portion of my claim is holding things up. I went to a supposed neurological exam this week. It turns out it was really with a rehabilitation specialist who didn't seem too familar with stroke patients. I knew more of the medical terminology than he did. He will pass the information on to the state. I'm not sure what his thoughts were so I have no idea if its a favorable recommendation or not. I have a psych eval this week. I already know I'm crazy, so this should be interesting. :big_grin:

 

I have started a new business doing voice over work for Radio, TV, Commercials and Narration. My background in radio played a big part in my decision to do so, along with the encouragement of some of my Internet Radio buddies. I have a website up and have registered with an online agency. I have a long way to go in really getting up and running, but I have to start somewhere. This will be a business of constantly promoting myself. The good thing is that I can work from home. If I'm having a bad health day, I can work at my own pace, unlike most professions where you go into work and have to be there regardless.

 

The Internet radio station I'm operating is still up and running. I've had a load of fun with this project. The station seems to be gaining listenership, mainly during office hours when workers can tune it in at the office. I just did a total remake of the station website and it is much brighter and inviting. At least that's what I think. I did have a bit of help from a friend on the layout and design and I give him credit for it on the site.

 

I get additional duties doing the blog recap this week and next sitting in for Asha while she is on vacation. Asha was one of the first to welcome me to the site when I first joined, and I have treasured her friendship since. I am glad to be able to cover for her and hope to do an adequate job in her absence.

 

All in all, I am truly blessed. I have a great support group from my church and friends who care for me and watch out for my well being. Though my life is far from perfect, my support group makes life so much easier for me. This place has been a blessing as well. I'm not sure what I would do without the support of all here on StrokeNet.

 

Keep looking up!

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Good to hear from you.. Glad your station is still going. The voice overs sound interesting. I'm not sure where to look, but i know I have heard some people do the reading for "books on tape"

 

Good luck with the SSDI. My primary physician filled out all the paper work for me. I think it may have been helpful as he knew me as a patient and i had also worked for him before stroke. So the cognitive and physical deficits were VERY obvious to him. I am a Survivor that looks "fine" so people that did not know me before stroke are not always aware of the deficits.. or struggles.

 

Well you are definately keeping yourself busy..:) Thanks so Much for filling in for Asha, I know how much she appreciates it.

 

Great catching up ... Bonnie

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Heh Bob,

 

Thanks for the update; yes time does seem to fly by at times. Glad to hear things are going well with the radio station. I'm sure your voice-over project will also go well for you. Like Bonnie, my PCP completed the paperwork for me for SSDI benefits.

 

You did a great job on your first Blog Community report; I know that you'll continue to do a great job filling in for Asha while she's on vacation.

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:Clap-Hands: :Clap-Hands: :Clap-Hands:

 

Just have to say congrats for you your work and your Radio Station. It sounds like everything is in place for you to go-go-go!!!!

 

It's very nice for you to fill in for Asha she's so nice Thanx! She is always so supportive and friendly to me. It's so nice to have Strokenet!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

 

Sounds like you are doing all the right things so to me it says Strokenet works HA HA!

 

Have a Good One,

Nancy

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bob, that is wonderful news about the station and what you will be doing. i know that finding something you enjoy to pass the days post stroke, is very fun and rewarding. i wish you good luck with the ssdi, i'm sure it will work out fine for you. hang in there.

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hey Bob:

 

I am so honored to know gem of the people on these site, I am happy for your station and yor new business venture, and thank you so much for filling in for me you did such a great job that I wondered will I still have my job when I start again, I know I will have to work harder in my next blog reports.

 

Asha

 

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