I'm Tired, But Free
It's been a long day away from home base today – a whole eight hours. I got my X-ray first. Then we went to San Luis Obispo for lunch. While we were waiting for the best prices to kick in, I walked around the parking lot and the street behind the restaurant and took photos.
After lunch, we went to my appointment with the surgeon. Once again he was happy with my progress and told me I no longer needed to wear the collar I got right after the surgery -- the one that I'm modeling in the picture here. That was great news. The doctor said I can do almost anything anyone else can do now, except he'd rather I didn't lift more than twenty pounds at once. I was really relieved to hear that, because I had broken the rules right before lunch.
We had gone into Radio Shack, where my husband made a purchase. Since I'd been taking a few photos in the parking lot, I still had my camera in my hand. Then my husband handed me his purchase, with no bag, of course, because they don't give bags in stores here anymore unless you pay extra for them. So I was carrying my camera on top of the box, and when I opened the car door, it fell about two feet under the car. Dropping the camera was bad enough, but kneeling down to reach for it and retrieve it broke a couple of rules about neck position and extending my arm.
At first the camera wouldn't open, but then I noticed the wheel at the top was between settings and I moved it in to the proper position and tried again. Fortunately it opened and was not broken. But my battery died before I think it should have. I thought it was freshly charged, but maybe it wasn't.
On the way to the doctor's the check engine light came on, and so after my appointment we went to the Volvo service center to find out what was wrong, since we were in the neighborhood. They were able to take care of it in only half an hour, so we waited. I took a short walk, hoping to get some photos, but after just a few the battery died, so I came back and read until the car was ready. Then it was on to Costco to shop.
On the way back from Costco, Hubby mentioned maybe we should stop at Trader Joe's, since we were out of his favorite (mine, too) cookies, and I did need a couple of other things. I was tired and really just wanted to go straight home, but those cookies were calling. So we did stop and I got the goat milk, apples, tangerines, and eggs, but, of course, they were out of the cookies. So we went home. We unloaded everything that had to go into the refrigerator and freezer and left the rest for tomorrow morning.
I'm tired, but glad to finally be back home and free of my collar and free of my restrictions. I can do housework and some gardening again, but I still have to ease into it. I'm hoping this chapter of my life is over and I can go on to the next one.
How was your day?
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