Not Quite the Day I Expected
When I woke up this morning I knew I had a doctor appointment at three in the afternoon thirty miles away. I also knew I had to get an X-ray before the appointment about fifteen miles on the way and the doctor had to have the results by the time of the appointment.
Since I wanted to confirm the lab and also the appointment time, I called the doctor’s office. Good thing I did. They wanted to move the appointment up to noon and had left a message at the other house, which I’d not gotten, of course. This conversation took place at 9:40 AM. My husband had just finished his breakfast and was beginning to get dressed. I was dressed, but hadn’t had breakfast. I figured we should leave by 10:15 and my husband is a slow dresser because of his own physical limitations.
I called the lab and they said they couldn’t save me a place in line because they didn’t have the order yet. (It was in my purse.) I had to go in and wait. There were two ahead of me. To make a long story short, It was about 11.30 when we got out of there. We got to the car out in the parking lot when my husband decided he needed to go back in and use the restroom or we wouldn’t make it over the grade. There were two people ahead of him in line to use the restroom. He also walks slowly. I was trying to stay calm.
By some miracle we made it to the doctor only ten minutes late, and we had called to report the situation. We waited at his office for the X-ray results to arrive. They were good. You could see the doctor was very happy. He had me turn my head every direction. He was satisfied and said everything was healing well as it should. He also lifted some of my restrictions. I can now be in a car for an hour a day if necessary, and I can drive if I have to, but not for long.
I said “But now I won’t have any excuse to avoid going to meetings.” He said sitting for long periods in a meeting wasn’t good for me. Not to do it. Unfortunately, he also lifted some of the housework restrictions. Still no heavy work, or getting on ladders to get heavy things off shelves, but I can lift ten pounds instead of two.
What this really means is that I will have to start doing more offline work and less online. It just has to be done, whether I want to do it or not.
When we left the office we went out for lunch. That gave us some rest for an hour before we went to Costco to shop. That took another hour and I had to try out a sofa they had for sale there and I never wanted to get up. But I did.
The last stop was at home in Templeton, and just as I suspected, our 1/8 mile dirt driveway was the hardest part of the trip. The road is very rough and you can’t go at a crawl up the hill – just more slowly than usual. I was able to bring home more of my winter clothes. I also enjoyed my time petting Sarah and Garfield and giving them cat treats. Sarah was very loving, since I haven’t seen her for a month. They are in the photo above. Sarah stayed on the chair so I could pet her.
When we finished what we had to do at the house it was dark and we left about six. The ride down the hill was much easier than the ride up because we could crawl at a snail’s pace. It was still not easy. I think I’ll continue to stay away from home until I am healed.
All in all it was a successful day and I’m happy I’m healing so quickly. I have pretty much followed doctor’s orders to the letter, and also taken the supplements I need to keep my body functioning well otherwise. I’m very thankful that things went as well as they did, but I think I’ll take it easier than usual tonight.
I’m not sure I’ll be able to answer all your comments, and although I will try to visit as many of your posts as possible tonight, I may not comment because the typing is tiring. But you don’t get anything for my comments anyway, and I’ll be viewing. Trust me on that. I’ll only comment if I can’t help it.
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