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07 June 2008 @ 12:04 pm
Life is a mixed bag  
Went to bed way to late last night. Now I'm tired and sore from running yesterday. After a couple of good days, L is pretty down again. We went to see her GP yesterday, he told her basically to stay home, take it easy and continue taking the medication Dr. G prescribed. I introduced her to EFT last weekend and while she was pretty skeptical at first, she asked me to do some more 'tapping' today. Well, if it helps, I'm all for it, although I mostly get mixed results with the technique. The sound card again didn't arrive in the mail, so I'm still not able to watch videos on my laptop. As for soccer, another one of my housemates was kind enough to move his TV down into the living room for the duration of the games. With that sorted, I have embarked on a number of kitchen projects today. I'm making crackers from flax and pumpkin seed. They don't look very appetizing now, but I hope that once I have dehydrated them, they will turn out edible. I just fear that I might have worn out my trusty blender because it got very hot and started to smell funny at some point when I was making the dough for the flax crackers. I'm now waiting for it to cool down so that I can make the pumpkin seed dough.

I'm now pretty determined to go ahead with my disability claim. My mother send my the forms and a guide booklet on how to fill them out, what records to submit, etc. I will need to talk to at least some of my doctors back home to get the documentation and records I need. The problem is that I have received such a vast number of different diagnoses that I have trouble telling which ones will be best suited for the claim and for which I have the best records backing my claim up. I will see Dr. G. next month before I head to Edinburgh, and plan on asking him what he thinks.
 
 
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: silence of a broken sound card
 
 
 
iamrighthereiamrighthere on June 7th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
How did the crackers turn out? They sound very yummy. Both flax and pumpkin seeds are among my favorites.

What sort of disability are you applying for? (Sorry if I've missed some of your posts. It's been crazy around here lately.)
Illmanillman on June 8th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
The crackers turned out yummy :-) They are so expensive store-bought, so I figured I'd try my hand at making some myself, especially since I bought a really nice and cheap dehydrator off ebay some months ago. For my first attempt, I'm definitely happy with the result.

I'm applying for a general disabled person's ID card (not sure how to translate that better). If I do get it and depending on the rating I get, I would be able to use trains and local buses for free (as my disability is the reason I cannot drive a car) and get certain tax benefits.

Plus, I'll probably be able to stay with my parent's private health insurance in Germany and they'd continue receiving child benefits for me regardless of my age. I just need to get that sorted before I turn 25 next year.