But then he got injured and I was saying things like oh great, some stupid fucked up thing is gonna happen now and he'd give me the you're over reacting look and be all zen. Ahhh....he had no idea what he was in for.
At every appointment we went to before Dustin's operation, Dr. Adorable made a point of telling us that he was making sure to put Dustin's disability claim for NINE MONTHS because once your claim ends you are totally screwed, it's very had to get your claim started again. Yes, that is what he said. Totally Screwed. He also went on to say there was no way Dustin could go back to work before those NINE months were up, he couldn't even lift a coffee cup with his right hand. This was in January. Surgery was performed, Dustin was disabled (how sad). And then disability called saying they needed proof that Dustin worked the last ten years. Ahhhh.... it's starting! The claim was delayed because we had to prove that Dustin had indeed paid into disability for the last ten years. Done. Finally a check comes. A few weeks later another check comes. And then a bunch of bills for all the surgery and stuff come and just as I am working out payment plans and figuring out how we will survive on so much less, the disability checks stop coming. A letter came saying Dustin's disability claim had been closed now that he's back at work. WHAT?! It was only the first week in march and he still couldn't hold a coffee cup! It's not just ME attracting IT now! Apparently someone in the accounting department at Dr. Adorable's filled out a form wrong that the disability office sent for verification and boy was Dr. Adorable right! You are totally screwed when your disability ends abruptly, 7 months before it is supposed to because someone who should be paying attention was not. That's totally something that would happen on a tv show. Or to me. The staff at Dr. Adorable's didn't even say SORRY! They also didn't offer any sedatives which is what you should do when you've totally screwed up your patient's disability claim by saying they are back at work when they are not. I don't think Larry David's doctors ever offer him sedatives either.
It's been kind of hard to sleep with all this stress but last night we were really tired after Lost (that one almost put us right to sleep, yaaaaaawn), Parenthood, and Justified! As soon as our heads hit the pillow, the Abominable Snowman and the other dog that lives there started barking. And they barked, and barked and barked. All night long. Our neighbors are on their honeymoon in Puerto Rico and left a relative in charge of their 2 barking dogs and 2 meowy cats. Dustin knows this because he talks to the neighbors. Finally at around 6 AM, after hours of tossing and turning and putting pillows over our heads, Dustin sent a text to the neighbor saying their dogs were barking non-stop and did they want him to check on the house. Maybe the relative was dead? So Dustin went out in the cold of morning with his disabled arm and a flashlight, and as soon as the dogs saw him they stopped barking. They just wanted some attention! He played with the dogs for a while and came back in. His phone started buzzing with a text. It was the neighbor saying her mom is staying in the house and she's not real dog savvy so could Dustin explain to the mom that she needs to have one of the dogs sleep with her and leave the other downstairs.
WHAT?! Explain to the neighbor's mom who we don't even KNOW that she must sleep with one dog? WTF?! Finally, all the weird things that happen to me on a daily basis are starting to happen to HIM! It's like a real live episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Dustin is the new star of the show!
I can't stop laughing.
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