Follow-Up Call From Anna

Anna called back and talked about the “death threats” and “Snooper.” She said that she heard my father in Snooper talking about the death threats. Not that he made then, only that he knew about them being made against me and was concerned that Anna had not told me. She asked me if I heard anything in Snooper. I told her as I had before that I have never heard Snooper. She asked me what I knew about Snooper and I replied only what she has told me. She explained that it is a wireless communication system, like a cellphone but without a cell phone. She could not speak to them and cannot be sure she is identifying people because she cannot see those she is hearing. I told her that I don’t hear Snooper and don’t know anyone else who hears Snooper. I had not heard anything about death threats from anyone else. She also told me that we are both “protected people” and that is why we have stayed alive for so long. 

I made an appointment to see her this Thursday. 

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Missed Meeting and Call From Anna

I missed my meeting with Anna earlier this week due to illness. Got a call from her at the Hyatt wanting to meet with me in person to discuss what she called conflicting information about death threats. I was having trouble talking and was feeling unable to commit to meeting in person, so I asked her to call me back tomorrow before she checks out of the hotel. 

Increased Agitation

Met with Anna today and talked with her about the Medi-Cal letter. She was very upset thinking that they would take $1600 out of her account every month. I explained it to her repeatedly, but she is unable to understand how Medi-Cal works with Medicare and Medi-Gap coverage. She was very agitated about them “stealing” her money. This ties into the difficulties she had with Social Security years ago and with the delusions she has about people stealing from her now. 

Sadly, she told me today that someone stole her Burberry scarf, which she liked very much. She feels this theft as a personal affront, which surely feeds into her stress about Medi-Cal. 

I tried to calm her best as I could, still she was very upset. I explained repeatedly, heard her concerns, tried to console her, assured her that they would not simply take the money from her account. 

Nothing helped until, when I was hugging her, I hummed a little lullaby in her ear and it was like it flipped a switch when she recognized the tune. Then we could converse about other things. 

She told me about a dream that she had that was “not created by the dreamer,” about eating a bowl with sour cream and a yellow garlic like a flower with kale underneath. 

She also told me that she questions my motivations. She asked me if I was paying for her storage units and where the money was coming from to pay for them. I told her I was and I believe I was able to reassure her on that score. 

I told her when I left that I would look into other option like Medi-Gap coverage and she accepted that.