Monday, September 9, 2013
Punch Drunk, Insane and Bitter, Part 2
I've posted the above photo of Ellen Burstyn as the diet pill-addicted mother in the creepy movie Requiem for a Dream a number of times because I absolutely feel like I look exactly like that (well, maybe exactly with dark hair) during certain trying times in my life.
Like this morning.
When you read this, I will be at a clinic somewhere in the hinterlands of Los Angeles, with Sophie. Sophie will be receiving a NEUROLOGICAL exam to ascertain whether she is, indeed, disabled and whether she qualifies and can continue receiving Supplemental Security Income. I wrote about this on an earlier post that you can review here, if you like. Scroll down through the other jibber-jabber to read specifically about the NEUROLOGICAL exam.
In my mind, I can put on my best Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream nightmare face and laugh maniacally about how the jig is up! Sophie is going to receive a NEUROLOGICAL exam, and our long eighteen plus years of pretending that those pesky seizures are more than fig newtons of our imagination is going to be revealed! It was a good run while it lasted! A crazy, kooky run! Hopefully, Sophie won't completely blow the show and start reciting Wallace Stevens poetry or do one of her amazing back flips!
In reality, I'll be taking notes to share with ya'll later today. I bet you can't wait.