Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dental Mailed, Spider Bites, Autism Awareness, etc.

I mailed in my dental stuff today. It has been done and sitting on my desk for a couple weeks now, because I was just going to wait and send it all together with the medical. But, I'm still going to have to wait a bit for the medical, so I decided to just go ahead and stick the dental packet in the mail now.

On medical, I'm still waiting on my counseling history forms from UF, a polio shot, and apparently a chicken pox shot (even though I had chicken pox when I was little, my blood work came back saying I don't have any immunities to it). Unfortunately my doctor's office doesn't have these immunizations in stock, and I have to go to the health department and pay $35 each for them...and I'm waiting until spring break to do it so I can get there and get in line early enough to get in.

In the mean time, I got a spider bite almost two weeks ago, and I have this about 3 inch (in diameter) infected area on my arm that is just now starting to show some signs of getting better. It's pretty gross...

In other news....April is Autism Awareness Month; and tomorrow, April 2nd is World Autism Day- wear the color BLUE to show your support! Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that is characterized by problems in three areas: social development, communication and stereotypic behaviors. Autism is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. 1 in 91 children in the United States is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. There is no known single cause or cure for Autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.

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