Going to the chiropractor is really helping me. Recovery is a process, but I am getting there. I think I have mentioned before that I absolutely love the place I go to. Unfortunately I just found out I have to switch chiropractors, which makes me very sad. Someone from church referred me to this place, and at first I did not know how I was going to pay for it, but figured it should somehow be covered since my injury happened while I was at work. It was decided that Urban Corps should help me because although I was working at Americana, I was getting paid by Urban Corps at the time. They filed a worker's comp claim for me and I can get the whole thing covered. But of course there is a catch. They just called me yesterday to say the chiropractor I have been going to is not in their network and while they will cover for the treatment I have had so far there, I have to switch to someone in their network to contiune being covered. I really really do not want to switch and made several phone calls (even to attorneys!) to see if I had to. And I do. If I have the opportunity to not pay one cent for my treatment, I have to take it. So I am making my last visit on Monday and then have an appointment with a new chiropractor on Tuesday. I really hope that I can contiune a similar treatment plan there. I don't like having to switch in the middle of it. I am hoping there will be no problems, all chiropractors are trained the same, right? Fortunately, the person I talked to from the new office is really nice and I will again have a woman doctor, and it is just down the street from where I have been going. So hopefully everything will turn out fine. Stupid insurance. Really, I think it is ridiculous that they are making me switch after I have been going to the same chiropractor for five weeks now (which is over 15 visits).
Things are going a lot better at Americana now. We finally have some new staff so things are running more smoothly. Of course a little crazy at times, but that is part of the job. I now have the time to do the things I should be doing during my practicum time with the youth programs. I made several home visits this past week, which is always a little akward, but I think I am getting more comfortable with it. I had some successful visits. I have also been spending some time outside work with my new coworkers and they are a lot of fun.
School is going well too. I have done very well on all the assignments, papers and presentations I have had so far. This next month will be the most hectic, with all my big group projects and papers coming up. I won't have much of a life in November. But come December 4th I will be all done! And I don't have to return to school until January 8th. It will be a very well deserved break! I can't wait.
Last night I went to a Halloween party where costumes were mandatory, so that was fun. The only thing I had was my elf outfit that I wore when I dressed up for Americana's holiday party. So I wore that. It was a really random night and it was great. So since I had my fun last night, tonight I am going to be productive. I need to get to that now. But first I am going to take a break and use my posture pump! (which is helping, but usually makes me sore the day after and is very uncomfortable, like I said, it is a process...)