[audio-pals] Re: Wow! Always Excitement...

  • From: "Josh" <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:09:41 -0400

That is true, when it rains it pours. I may buy it that I stepped into a 
groundhog hole or something to that nature, but I was on the sidewalk *LOL*. If 
the groundhogs are burrowing through concrete now I do not think I want to come 
in contact with one *LOL*. I noticed when reading back through my original 
email that I did not specify that I was on the sidewalk, sorry about that. To 
beat it all that is what they consider the accessible sidewalk. So the 
department head was livid because she has been trying to get the building 
fixed. It is the oldest building on campus and probably the most neglected 
building on campus. My professor is livid as well because she says they need to 
fix the place and that it is probably good that I cannot see the mess the 
building is in. She said it is ashame. Amanda said she was trying to see which 
area I was talking about, but when she went to look the entire sidewalk was 
old-broken-cracked sidewalk. However, the assistant director in the disability 
office called to check on me this afternoon and while I was talking with her 
she asked me to serve on their search committee for hiring a new disability 
office testing center coordinator. I accepted the position. The committee ought 
to be fun and an enlightening experience that I can put on my resume somewhere. 
If Amanda still worked at the other place I would have had to decline the 
opportunity due to the fact Amanda would have been at work and I would have had 
to be home to let Little Man in.      


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On Behalf Of Thomas McMahan
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 5:52 PM
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Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Wow! Always Excitement...


When it rains it pours right?  


Sounds like a pretty big groundhog hole that you fell into.  

On Mar 25, 2015, at 3:50 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


As the subject line says there is always excitement in this household. I went 
to school just like any other day this morning. No problems through my first 
class. Then I get to my second class location and was heading inside when bam 
out of nowhere I step in a hole or my cane went in a hole and I fell to the 
ground. In the process of falling to the ground my cane broke in half. I got up 
and thought well I am fine, so I go ahead and head inside. As I stood around 
waiting on my next class the pain and throbbing of the joints and muscles 
started to set in. I called Amanda to have her bring me my cane because she is 
only interning on Tuesdays and Thursdays, only open position for internship, so 
she was available to bring me my back up cane. While waiting on Amanda to 
arrive, where I wait is right beside my Professor’s office, my Professor came 
into her office and I told her I may be late to class due to the fall and my 
cane breaking. She of course asked if I was ok and at the time I was stoved up, 
but not in a pain that was unbearable. So, she went on in her office and the 
pain continues to intensify so I ask her if she has a chair. She gets me a 
chair. She says she is going to notify her department head and the disability 
office regarding the incident. I tell her ok, thankyou. So, Amanda arrives, I 
get my new cane and head downstairs to class. By the time I am having trouble 
navigating the stairs due to the pain shooting through my leg. However, I make 
it to the bottom and my class is straight across from the stairs. My Professor 
arrives and comes up to me telling me she received an email back from both the 
disability office as well as her department head who both recommended that I go 
to the student health center. I am glad that I did. However, before I gt ahead 
of myself. I inquired as to whether the campus police can escort me over there 
so I can avoid taking the steps again back up. She said they should be able to 
do this. Well, I go to the office and wait. One of the ladies in the office 
informs me after getting off the phone with the campus police that the police 
cannot escort me over to the student health center due to liability. So, I 
begin to ask her if she can help me get back to the doors by elevator because 
the only way I have oriented is the steps on this level so I had no clue. About 
this time the department head walks out of her office and inquires about the 
campus police situation. She is overtly disgusted over this situation and says 
she will be making some phone calls to question this when she got back to her 
office . In the meantime though she offered to take me over to the student 
health clinic and we arrived without problems. So, I am seen and the doctor 
orders 3 different X-Rays. He wanted an X-Ray of my writs, my knee, and my 
ankle and shin. This was a bit painful for sure and the X-Ray tech kept 
apologizing. So, the outcome of the X-Rays shows no recent breaks at this time 
the doctor says, but once he has the radiologist look at it he will send me an 
email. He said I am definitely stoved up and have some sprains i.e. the wrist 
and the ankle. He has put my ankle in a boot and he would have liked to put me 
on crutches, but he said he has never had to put someone who is visually 
impaired on crutches and wondered how that was done. I have never been on 
crutches since going blind so I had no idea. So we decided to forego the 
crutches and just went with the ace bandage and boot to secure my ankle in 
place. He prescribed some muscle relaxers that he said I probably only want to 
take at night because of the fact it will make me sleepy. He also prescribed 
Aleve for the inflammation and suggest to get the back to unlock that Amanda 
massage the blood back into my back because he believes that it has just locked 
up. He said if I continue to have any problems to come back and he will put my 
wrist in a splint. Right now I am scheduled to go to their sports management 
office to see if they recommend anything else here in a couple of weeks. He 
said that if everything has returned to normal then I can cancel the 
appointment. So, now Amanda is having to make her third trip to the campus 
today and this time it is to take me home with her. This boot is really 
annoying, but had I had to have crutches I would have probably just talked to 
my classes about having online courses for the rest of the semester *LOL*. I 
hate the cane snapped and was surprised that the disability office did not have 
one to loan out for emergency use.         


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