Thursday, September 30, 2010
Got my new stimulator controller yesterday. Yeah!!! The rep tried to get my old one to work. He punched a button there then another button two times and then an arrow key and a couple of more times. Didn't work. So he punched a button here two times and then annother button there once and then an arrow key once and a plus key a couple of times. Ad infinitum. Made me fidgety - I just wanted to grab the thing out of his hands and say "Stop it!!! I already tried all this with the tech dude. It's BROKEN!" but I didn't. I let him go through every possible permutation three times. He then told me "It's broken." Yep. It was official. He had thoroughly examined it and now it was not only merely dead, it was really most sincerely dead - just like the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz.
Apparently the only program they could salvage was the one that was active when the durn thing broke (or as I think of it - the only program that was stored in my BUTT BATTERY). Fortunately that was my favorite program (#2) which is now my favorite program (#1). He added another five programs so I have six, two that are pulsating like I had them add last summer in Cleveland. I hope to have gained a couple more usable programs because there were a couple I barely ever used. You know, you would think they could have a SIM card or a flash drive or something on the thing so you could transfer your programs, or even some type of graph where they could pencil in your programs but apparently that is a little bit too much fore thought.
Winny (I tell myself) quit getting snarky. You basically got the thing for free. Yes (I reply to myself because I'm kinda wacky this week) it was free and it works and count your blessings. However (and I know now I'm really tired because generally I am not quite this bad) you would think that something that can cost $90,000 would have a backup of some sort rather than the last program you had stored in your BUTT BATTERY. Go figure. I'm sure whoever designed it said we need a backup and the stimulator people said pshaw - these NEVER break down, we get quality parts from overseas (there I go again - forgive me the mind is in backtalk mode; maybe I need to change the program in my BUTT BATTERY).
The Headache is still acting up. I am thinking it will take a few days of the stimulator running constantly for The Headache to calm down. Trying very hard not to medicate as I need to spend time this week at work - have too much to do and not enough brain power to accomplish it. Maybe I can get a brain power boost from my BUTT BATTERY or was that lost with my old controller?? Sigh....