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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Pleeb on February 10, 2019, 10:30:18 PM »
Saw resident psychiatrist.  Turns out I only see her once, and she'll refer me to a social worker....who I've met a few times.  This social worker only sees people on a short term basis - a few months (?).

She thought maybe my diagnosis when younger (and now?....I forget) was mild autism.  Not the aspect of "I can't read peoples' feelings/body language." aspect of autism....she meant more the aspect of autism where you like routine?....I didn't really look it up.

Because I was nervous.......
1....I didn't ask why I wouldn't see another psychiatrist instead of a social worker.  BTW, I'm sure a lot of social workers can be better therapists than psychiatrists.  (btw, I'm not on meds that have to be monitored/adjusted frequently.

2.....I forgot to tell her "my main depression symptom is I can't keep my apt tidy."  On the other hand, my original diagnosis is Dysthymia, which would infer "can't be bothered....to tidy my apt........and millions of other things."  She might assume I'm like that.


Peter

She's ANOTHER anti-benzio person!.....forget if she meant for older people only.
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General Discussion / Re: new cap on services
« Last post by paulm on February 08, 2019, 10:02:00 PM »
Hello Dragonfly. I don't like the changes that the Gov't has been making either.  Take Care paul m

 Hello momfeelinglost. I agree with you. Take Care. paul m
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General Discussion / Re: Getting 2 hearing aids...
« Last post by Dragonfly on February 08, 2019, 08:54:31 PM »
Peter,

Good luck with the hearing aids.

Dragonfly
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General Discussion / Re: new cap on services
« Last post by Dragonfly on February 08, 2019, 08:53:14 PM »
I agree with you momfellinglost. I shouldn't be political either however it sickens me as to what the new ontario government is doing. Cutting back on services that are very needed. Care for autism, day care, prescription drugs for children and retiree's. I could go on and on.

Someone who is rich. Not very educated in government matters and doesn't know how the middle class and poor live. In it for himself and his family and friends.

I will probably get flack with my views. That is okay.

Dragonfly
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General Discussion / new cap on services
« Last post by momfellinglost on February 08, 2019, 02:41:06 PM »
 The Ontario Gov is going to pass rules that people are allowed only 24 hours of psychotherapy per year. I don't think this is going to work out well for anyone. I hate being political but we need to speak out about this and speak for some who can't speak out for themselves
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General Discussion / Re: Getting 2 hearing aids...
« Last post by Pleeb on February 07, 2019, 08:22:37 PM »
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There's very few companies these days who offer benefits once the employee retires.

Thanks for the well wishes, guys.

Yes, I'm very lucky about my benefits....I also have a dental plan, thank goodness.  Lucky!


Peter

Maybe the Feds, Post Office have similar retirement benefits?....crown corporation.

When I retired, I got a week's pay for every year worked.  That's overly generous, but I didn't turn down the money. :D  That sounds like something people in the military get.....clergy?
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General Discussion / Re: Getting 2 hearing aids...
« Last post by Peace on February 06, 2019, 03:07:16 AM »
You're super lucky, Peter, tbh. There's very few companies these days who offer benefits once the employee retires. My oldest daughter is applying for jobs and my youngest is applying for post-secondary internships. I encourage them each time they ask me about a certain position with a municipality or the government because they're the only jobs I know of that offer benefits after retirement.

Good luck with the hearing aids!  :)
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General Discussion / Re: Getting 2 hearing aids...
« Last post by momfellinglost on February 05, 2019, 01:09:44 PM »
 Hope you can afford them. They can be life changing. I grew up with a parent who was hard of hearing and refused to do anything about it as far as hearing aids went. He did however read lips but that left people who were not directly in front of him thinking he was ignoring him. He was a senior when he finally got them and a whole new world opened up for him. The sounds that he had never heard in more than 50 years was amazing. I remember when he asked about a noise he could hear outside and asked what it was, took a bit but it was the russle of the leaves in the fall. And my hubby recently needed to get hearing aides he suffers from tinnitus and often times couldn't hear what colleges at meetings were saying it has made his life much easier to function in his work world. and at home too. He often asked me to repeat thing or ask if what he heard was what I said and often it wasn't what I said. But he often didn't ask at work so makes me wonder how many times what he thought he heard wasn't what was said. Good luck with the new aids and happy hearing
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General Discussion / Re: Getting 2 hearing aids...
« Last post by paulm on February 03, 2019, 07:38:06 PM »
Hello Peter. I hope that the hearing aids work well. Take Care. paul m
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General Discussion / Getting 2 hearing aids...
« Last post by Pleeb on February 03, 2019, 05:12:05 AM »
Getting 2 hearing aids from St. Mike's hospital.  They deal with various vendors.  (didn't know you can buy hearing aids via a hospital, get them adjusted, fixed (?) there.)

I'm getting an over the ear one kind....forget how audiologist and I decided on that kind.

I had thought I was hard of hearing in only my right ear - that's what the ENT Dr. said.  I was surprised when the audiologist mentioned BOTH ears.


Despite this, I almost never ask anyone to repeat what they say - on my right side only, and a little more lately.

Hearing aids cost as much as a Ferrrari!

Luckily, OHIP contributes $1,000, and my former work's plan probably contributes $1,400.


Peter

How am I gonna come up with the other $75,000 I owe? ::).....marry a rich widow?  :o

Actually, the total cost is over $3,000, and that's with the company's "permanent" discount.  Over $3,000 isn't unusual, from what I've heard.
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