Thursday, November 01, 2007

Good News

Today is November 1st, and I am so pleased to be starting the month out with some good news.

I received a letter in the mail today, and it was the news that I have been waiting for.

It seems that I AM a person with a substantial disability, under the Ontario Disability Support Program.

No kidding.

This is not like waving a magic wand. I will NOT have my rent paid off, or see wads of cash. In fact, as long as Shawn is working I will not get money at all. That's ok by me.

Really, it is. The fact that I will be getting medical is benefits is reason enough for rejoicing. I will get all of meds covered, and I think that I will be able to get Jessica's cavities filled. too. I seriously doubt that it will cover her braces, but we will cross that bridge when we get to it.

Ok. Deep breath.

I still have to meet with a worker here in my hometown, and there will be scads of paperwork and it maybe be another month of two before I see any benefits, but that's ok.

I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I am hanging in there.

32 comments:

Gabriel said...

Good news indeed, Biddie!

But I have to disagree with the label; I know it's tongue-in-cheek, but don't be so hard on yourself. Sure you have a disability, but you're not 'mental'. Or are you? :-)

Things have been much better for you recently. When you seemed to have reached rock bottom not long ago, I remember I though "When you're down in there, the only way out is going up" :-)

Bunny said...

So glad things are starting to go your way!!

Tod said...

Woohoo! That is fantastic news I am so pleased. And sorry but I thought your label was really funny. lol!

Biddie said...

Gabriel - I think that you would have to ask those that know me if I am really mental...Some days the answer might be yes, other days, who knows??
It was just meant to be funny, though.
You're right, when you hit bottom, the only way to go is up, but it has been such a long year, I was beginning to think that it would never happen.

Bunny - Me too! Good to see you agagin :)

Tod - Well knew that you would appreciate my label!
Seriously though, I am so relieved about this. Even though it will take another month or so to kick in, things are looking up!!!

dilling said...

WOOT WOOT

Heidi the Hick said...

ahhhhhhhhhh


...at what point do we start defining the term MENTAL anyways???

Chellie said...

Good for you, Biddie! Isn't it nice to have little things give us some relief? I had new windows installed in my bedroom this week and they make me smile. I needeto smile in a big way! ;)

Marni said...

That's not good news...

That is FANTASTIC news!

YAY!

~JJ! said...

Okay...great news...

I'm happy for you.

Phoenix5 said...

Awesome development, Biddie! I'm sure you just can't wait to get back on those meds and get your life on somewhat of an even keel!

Here's hoping that light you see is really daylight and not an oncoming train!

Gardenia said...

Halelujia, Halelujia, laaaaaaaaaaaa!

Maybe now is the turnaround for good things!

That's one thing about disability it makes me mad that they think because you are living with someone that that someone is automatically going to take care of you - not always!

Biddie said...

dilling - My thoughts exactly :)

heidi - good question. I am reasonably certain that I am not 'normal.' I must be sane though, b/c I often question my sanity, and the truly insane never do - right?

Chellie - windows make me smile, too, especially with winter coming on! :)

Christine said...

Congratulations on meeting the requirements to be recognized as having a disability. Boy, that sounds terrible. You should be eligible for some $$ for your children - under the age 18, or 18+in school??

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

YAY! (((((HUGS)))))

rain said...

Yay!!

captain corky said...

Great News Biddie!!! Too bad that you're not going to get any money though... I was going to hit you up for a loan so I could a get a Christmas village just like yours. ;)

Guilty Secret said...

Great news. I am very happy for you!

I love the label you gave this post too - ha! ;)

Heidi the Hick said...

Questioning my sanity is one of my biggest occupations.

CindyDianne said...

OH HOW FANTASTIC FOR YOU!


WUHOO!

Burfica said...

whooooooo fricken hoooooooooooooo

That is awesome. I keep thinking about putting in for dissability here. But I haven't decided yet. I should to get some money to help out with things.

Getting med's paid for is a big thing though, that is awesome!!!!

Red said...

How nice that my first visit to your blog coincides with such excellent news. Good on ya!

jAMiE said...

Great news Biddie...i'm pleased that you are so relieved!

her indoors said...

wonderful, such a releive for you, at last things are moving in the right direction for you up, up and up.
ps i think the label was real funny lol

Palm Springs Savant said...

Biddie- thats good news, glad to hear you're insurance will be covered!

psychicgeek.com said...

I am so happy that your meds are covered. I was worrying about you, especially with all that was happening.

sean said...

........ a substantial disability"
congratulations sounds derisory I know but not so- I know the feeling like a weight lifted off your shoulder- you're being cared for it feels like and good for you I hope all goes well for you with the next step.
reckless

Stinkypaw said...

Hang in there and keep repeating to yourself "Good things are on their way to us" :-)

debi said...

AMEN to this news! Thinking of you.

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

YAAAY!

All our prayers have been working! Let's keep praying!

Biddie said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I have been sick and I seem to have fallen behind...
Hi to my neew friends, red psychicgeek.com(or do I know you?!)and Sean. Come back anytime :)

Canadian flake said...

wtg any good news is welcome at this point I am sure...wtg and congrats.

Biddie said...

canadian flake - Thank you :)