I thought I was going to write about some changes that were about to occur in my life, but instead today everything completely fell apart. I have been working with my aid for two or three months now and things have been going relatively smoothly. It’s a shame but many times I feel like there are so many things in my life which I cannot write about in my blog. I have not been writing about the dynamic between my aid and I because of the thought in the back of my head that he could quite possibly be reading this. My Colins Odyssey site has been mentioned several times in front of him. Even now, I’m second-guessing everything that I say. I’m sure my current aid would not disagree with me that our personalities are quite different as well as the time of our births. He is a really great person but our personalities don’t seem to quite click.
Anyways, he cut back his hours to half days so I have been looking for a replacement. I found a guy who worked with a quadriplegic for over a year and seemed absolutely perfect for the job. There was one catch however, he didn’t have a license. It was rather a Catch-22 situation because in order to get his license back, he needed insurance, and in order to get insurance, he needed money, and in order to get money he needed a job. I decided to hire him anyways, thinking that he could ride the bus here, make some money in a couple of weeks and then get his license situation straightened out. Once I made the decision, my present aid conveniently quit because he was moving to Atlanta.
Today my new nursing supervisor, working with a different agency came over to set up my care plan. Once she arrived the first thing she told me was that my new aid was not going to be able to help me because of the bus schedule. I was totally bummed out because I had actually grown excited about the new change. I went ahead and did the care plan because I figured I might as well in case they found someone else or it ended up working out with the previous guy.
After she left I called the agency I’ve been working with to tell them that I was still available and found out that my current aid is no longer moving to Atlanta. So no change at the moment. I could use some change, I’m getting kind of bored.