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Nearly a Code Blue Log, Lots of Videos, Mount-N-Mover going in for repair, BlueSky Rocks! Photos from Friday Night Live Gamenigh

Posted Jul 27 2012 12:00am
Suction Machine

Suction Machine

It really took me forever to get this video up online. I forgot when we went to Buckingham Fountain even. I could go back and look it up but I have too many photos and stuff to go through and get done, all I can say is here it is! Finally!

Shawn was here on Tuesday for our usual “Tuesday Jail Birds” Game day where we play Grand Theft Auto IV and Nascar, it’s grown to be a tradition between us. Hopefully he has Tuesday free every week but thats not guaranteed as he works part time at Jewel which I think is way cool, I have a bunch of friends with disabilities who work, hell Greg even works as a co founder of Recycling Avenues  I have plans to get a job working through Clearbrook’s programs due to the severity of my disability and Recycling Avenues not taking new positions on. I also need total flexibility in my schedule of work, being able to modify or cancel a day within 24 hours and not be subject to stiff penalties, like I would with a ‘regular’ employer like Jewel-Osco

I think it was Thursday or so when we got this Edge Of Glory knife sharpener, which I immediately took to serious testing of it’s claim that it can turn a credit card into a cutting tool. Well I successfully turned my old library card into a cutting tool, so sharp that I have decided to keep it in the freaking cutlery drawer!

Friday I reviewed BattleField 3 for the PS3 and put out this video for all to see. It’s a great informative video that screams RENT IT if you have a PS3.

BlueSky Designs Logo

BlueSky Designs Logo

Well my Mount’N'Mover that you all see my cell phone on broke, the black control paddle to control the rotation of the phone snapped off when I was driving into the house. I called Dianne Goodwin ASAP and she and the Mount’N'Mover team devised a way to not only repair my arm at NO CHARGE but provide me a LOANER  again at NO CHARGE and on top of this they are going to custom design the black control paddle to be “short” on one side and normal on the side inner most to my wheelchair. Dianne Goodwin, you and your company, you blow me away with your great services. FREE – Reconditioning of my arm, FREE custom engineering for my needs, FREE loaner. To you people out there, yes her company will bend over backwards in terms of customer support and service. I’m not sure you will be able to get all the freebies that I do, and only reason I do is we have a personal connection with each other. But she keeps the prices real for repairs and even offers a self repair option where a technician can guide you through it on Skype. Like I said She and the ocmpany BEND OVER BACKWARDS like Olymic Gymnasts to get customers happy. BlueSky Designs is the way ALL companies should be in the wheelchair biz.

Me & Hot Pink Brianna

Me & Hot Pink Brianna

Shown above is a picture of me and Brianna from Friday Night Live Week 3 Gamenight. You gotta love being around her shes cute funny and has a radiance that is unique to her. We had fun talking with each other and playing games the whole night. Of course it was especially nice to feel more connected with Brianna again whom I lost contact with years back for an unknown reason. I hope to get together with Brianna soon.

Walgreens Logo

Walgreens Logo

Ok so Friday morning in the AM I had my tracheostomy bleeding. Now we fast forward to like late late Friday night, my main Vent suddenly fails! I called up Walgreen Respiratory and they sent out a new Vent with one of the Respiratory Therapists, at 2 AM the new Vent arrived. Geez, First my trach, then my vent, what’s next? hopefully NOTHING. The Respiratory Therapists name was Linda, she was really nice to work with. Only once in my time since 2009 with Walgreen’s Respiratory and Infusion did I have a ON-CALL visit from a rather crummy therapist who was crabby. And I can understand that, who want’s to have to get in their car at midnight to run down to an office, grab a Vent, then trek out to a patient’s house. The good thing is Vents are among the most reliable machines in the world, I ran that Vent for 11314 hours before it had a sensor failure or something, that means 2 years SOLID running without a single power down, maybe a few to move from room to room. Those of you who are facing going on a Vent due to your condition and are worried about dying due to your Vent failing, quit worrying  as I said above Vents do not fail easily! Also if you depend on the machine for over 16 hours per day you get TWO Vents and STAT delivery of a new Vent if one of yours fails. Only from Walgreen’s as far as I know so look up your nearest Walgreen’s office and jump ship from that ‘other’ company you have! The failure I encountered was a sense failure, it kept running but kept throwing nuisance alarms out for no reason due to the sensor having a fault in it, which is a good way of saying replace this vent soon. I have yet to have a Vent fail totally to inoperability.

Preparing to blow them out

Preparing to blow them out

Happy 54th Birthday to my dad. We had lots of fun yesterday and I made a total gag letter out from Mayor Rahm Emanuel from Chicago faking him into thinking that Buckingham fountain would become his, he loves that fountain so I decided a prank was in order. I cooked out on the grill and learned how to cook steak too. I had lots of fun as did he. Click above for photos.

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