Posts Tagged ‘Anna Faris’

Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease

May 26, 2015

Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease (CFID) it isn’t fun, but it is my life. The only way through is acceptance with out internal self pressure. Sometimes my mind competes with what, “I used to be like, or what I used to be able to do.” This is short because typing and cognition is difficult. May we honor our truth and love ourselves in the process. #hiddendisabilities #Chloesworld #servicedogs

 

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Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease

May 26, 2015

Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease (CFID) it isn’t fun, but it is my life. The only way through is acceptance with out internal self pressure. Sometimes my mind competes with myself saying, “I used to be able to do this or that,” and then I compare myself with what others can do. This is short because typing and cognition is difficult. May we honor our truth and love ourselves in the process.DSCF7699 (2)

Chloe’s World

March 6, 2015

 

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The Property Management Company where I live, has now said, “The expenses” I have incurred over the past year for my service animal are not included in their calculation of my rent.  Needless to say, I was speechless. I new I needed help fast. I contacted my dear friend Patti Doyle. She lives here also and is waging her own battle with terminal cancer and her civil rights.  I called Legal Aid Society.  I spoke to a fair housing expert and she is guiding me through the process. Here  are the Hud.gov guidelines.

MEDICAL ISSUES:

Question 1: What is considered an “assistance animal?” If someone brings a prescription for an animal to lower blood pressure, or for depression or emotional well-being, do we then consider this an assistance animal? Do we then allow for vet bills on those animals in an elderly/disabled household?
Answer 1: An assistance animal is one that works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. Page 4 of the Glossary in the handbook gives a full definition of an Assistance Animal. Part of which is “providing emotional support to persons with disabilities who have a disability related need for such support.” See paragraph 2-44 and 3-38 for additional information on determining if a resident meets the definition of a person with a disability that makes them eligible for an assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation and how to verify the need for an assistance animal.

The need for an assistance animal has to be directly related to a disability, and the services performed by the animal must alleviate one or more identified symptom of that person’s disability.

Veterinary bills as well as other expenses related to the upkeep of the assistance animal are allowed medical expense for a qualified assistance animal.

Question 2: Are companion animals’ expenses medical deductions just like assistance animals?
Answer 2: Yes, if the animal you refer to as a companion animal meets the definition of an assistance animal and the requirements of Paragraphs 2-44 and 3-38 in HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1 are followed.

Now It Is Stated Regarding Service Animals.

January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King day!

Many people living with hidden disabilities are being discriminated against daily.

“Hiddendisabilities” last post on wordpress.com was a reaction to the first “Dog Walking Area” I shared how all my rights are being denied under Fair Housing. The second message arrived on my door January 15, 2015.  ANIMALS This is not okay under any fair housing where disabled people live. The other concern is under HUD can pets be taken away from seniors?

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Chloe’s World

October 4, 2014

Chloe co-pilot!
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Hayliegh’s World

March 31, 2011

Hayliegh took her pain meds and Sam-e and then out for our morning business.  We stopped by a neighbors for some coffee and sat out on a balcony looking over Mount Helix and the Mexican border.  Hayliegh is limping and staying right next to me.   She has skipped her breakfast today and looks a bit down.  We went to deliver cooked food to a friend Keith who lives w/ out a kitchen.  It is so cute to see a 6’5″ man melt w/ happiness when saying hello to Hayliegh as she greeted him w/ open paws and a wagging tail.  Now it is time to rest our bones.

Hayliegh has a quite a few nick names one of them was given to her when she was a puppy “Hayliegh Baily Muffins.”  When my friend Gina and her two kids were little, they would get together w/ me and Hayliegh and start saying in the cutest little kids voices “Hayliegh Baily Muffins.”  The kids would sit and giggle w/ her.

Boo Boo‘s is another nick name our friend larry calls her.  He will say “hows the Boo Boo‘s?” when he sees her and his voice softened and he gets all giggly and childlike.  Of course Hayliegh is smiling from ear to ear and that little bum is wiggling w/ her tail.


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