posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 03:43 PM
To tell you more about my dad's driving skills (or lack of such) on our trip to the Social Security hearing yesterday:
We left before sunrise as the destination is 46 miles away and I needed to be there by 8:00
Dad has a strange driving technique.
He only used his right had to drive with for some unknown reason. This means that driving in a straight line just isn't going to happen.
This is in part due to a nervous condition he has in which he lets go of the steering wheel and slaps his tummy 2-3 every few minutes meaning he is
not holding on to the steering wheel.
So we take off in the dark during a mild thunderstorm at that. One we pull out onto a main thoroughfare from our subdivision he hydroplanes on a patch
of water on the street. You can see where this long trip is taking my already fried nerves as I didn't sleep any the night before.
With him driving all over the lane he is in and a few times outside of it I was in need of some medication that I didn't have of course. At one point
on the freeway he reached over to adjust the air conditioner or something and drifted in the left lane almost hitting a car that was there.
His idea of the shortest way to get to my hearing included a long drive on one of the worlds bumpiest streets. It would have made a lot more sense to
use the tollway but he doesn't like driving on "a racetrack" as he calls it.
We made it in once piece on time to the hearing and I thought that the hearing went well. (A guy can hope for the best can't he?).
What I'm waiting on now is the judge is requesting medical records from my first two hearing that my current lawyer did not have with her. The judge
is giving her two weeks to get this information before she makes her decision on my qualifications for Social Security.
As the government does it's best to take it's time in doing anything and informing you of the outcome via snailmail I guess it will be at least a
month from now until I get the news.
Keep the happy thoughts going.
In the meantime I have an appointment with my regular MD on Tuesday to refer me to a new cardiologist. Hopefully it is the one that I have already
made an appointment with as I know the accept my insurance. Other than that I'm taking each day as it comes while making alternate transportation
arrangements to avoid being in a car with dad. I'm also waiting for the 21 Sept. to get here so I can have this cast finally taken off of my leg.