Posts Tagged ‘The Hayliegh Project’

My book “The Secret Life of Hidden Disabilities”

October 15, 2017

Thank you to the UFCW local 135 “The Worker” August 2017 news letter and Communications Director Lori Kern for interviewing me and my book. This last year I had to returned to the union as I do yearly for my pension papers. Lori and I met while I was in lobby with Chloe by my side.  We spoke about me helping a friend with her dog becoming a service dog.

Well a week later, I receive this awesome call that from Lori asking me if she could interview on me and about my book since I had been a retail food clerk and now a retiree. I was beyond elated, and happy, and said, “Yes!”

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Chloe’s World

November 10, 2015

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What can I say Grossmont Hospital is great! My father has been a patient for the last few days due to back surgery; the BIG question is where to rehabilitate? In addition, will my dad go? I am glad I have been running “The Hayliegh Project” one of the services I offer is to act as liaison for people in the hospital who need an advocate to help make decisions for them. Now I can help my parents who had no idea that my dad was going to need extra medical help and / or where to place him?  From the work I have done, I knew right away, where I needed my dad to go and which was the nicest facility.  I also knew we had to jump and be proactive asap. Our caseworkers Will and Carl couldn’t resist a pic w/ Chloe and who couldn’t resist a pic with them!  We also met Daria who works in nutrition not only was she kind, but she couldn’t stop smiling because of Chloe.

Sweet little note: I said, “Dad I know you want out of here and I want you out of here too.” I said, “Dad I cannot even handle ER and when I leave ER I cannot get home fast enough”, so I said, “Dad you have to dial it in and work it out, so you can get home. This means move your muscles!” He was so cute he started lifting his legs in the hospital bed saying, “Kim I moving my legs and I have to dial it in!.” I shared with him how proud I was of him… Go dad!

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What a way to end our day helping my parents and making people smile! WOOF!

#hiddendisabilities #backsurgery #Chloe’sWorld

Chloe’s World

November 7, 2015
Watching me closely

Watching me closely

This was interesting for me to witness how Chloe new I had a migraine and I had to give myself an injection of Imitrex because the dissolving Maxalt was not working. We met my mom at the hospital and waited for my dad’s outcome from back surgery. We sat with my mom and normally Chloe goes crazy happy because she knows my mom. Well this time she looked at my mom and came right next to me then got in my lap and just nestled there for a good hour. As the medication kicked in, she seemed to be more relaxed and less stressed about my health. Than she lied on the floor. My last service Hayliegh knew migraines too.  #servicedogs #hiddendisabilities

Good job Chloe!

Day 9 Detox Anaerobic Bacteria and Candida

September 16, 2015

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The word for me today is, “Discipline.”

I am detoxing from relapsing with a breakout of anaerobic bacteria. There is no test to show if I will break out unless I have a breakout and by then it is too late off to hospital. The bacteria can affect the lungs, heart valves, intestines, or bladder. Dr. Whiting owner of Phoenix Nutritionals formulated a product Oxy cleanse. This product kills all bacteria and candida. I need to look at candida because I had been on many antibiotics before surgery. People say, “Oh take probiotics” Like I don’t know! There comes a time when we need more help then probiotics. When done with this detox in my detox kit is a high dose of special probiotics to build the immune system up.

My day started with a homemade isolated protein shake and lot of immune building Seameal. Chloe and I did our spiritual practice then hit the Pilates Machine, and the my addicting Kale salad. I folded and organized my t-shirt cupboard and going to have an awesome roman salad. The roman salad will have steamed carrots, edamame’s, garbanzo beans, hard-boiled eggs, and red onion. Dressing pressed garlic, Dijon mustard, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Detox Anaerobic Bacteria

September 12, 2015

Source: Detox Anaerobic Bacteria

Source: Detox Anaerobic Bacteria

Trying to get well

August 28, 2015

I have to thank all my friends and family for support.

It has been about six months now and with out getting technical I have had third complications from major surgery. Several bacterial infections at this time.  The hardest months have been through June to present. Not blogging, praying has been hard to do because of my health. What I do know to be true is God is with me. Not being able to workout all of these things have tried my soul.

My Chloe has been a breath of sunshine and stays close to my side while I recover.

If I can be honest the infection frightens me so…..I have nightmares.

Please pray for my healing and that God can use me as a vessel again and not a patient…..Chloe love

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.

Chloe’s World

October 22, 2014

Beautiful day to take Chloe and I on a little stroll down the street.

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Chloe’s World

October 9, 2014

Chloe is always working so hard at the computer!

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Chloe’s world

October 3, 2014

Chloe saw Halloween candy, yummy! I had to say “No!” I did let her take a picture with all the candy. Chloe asked for a toy and I said “Yes!” We broke the rules and started playing in line while waiting to check out at the store.

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