As I said in my last post, I will mention some of the other accomplishments I have made towards my goal of independent living. I am working on getting the documents necessary to get a state ID so that I can set up my own bank account. As it is now, my money is kept in a patient account and accessing it is just one big hassle. Having my own bank account will give me full control over my money, which in turn gives me more independence. It's definitely a win win situation for me.
Last week I asked my doctor if he felt I was stable enough from a medical standpoint to live in the community. It took him a week to get to me and as expected, he is basically giving me the run around. He doesn't seem to understand the whole independent living thing. I e-mailed my Resource Coordinator about having a meeting with the hospital staff that will be involved as well as my uncle. I'm hoping such a meeting will clear up any misconceptions anyone may have and get everyone on the same page.
4 weeks ago