So I’m writing this from my bed where I’ve spent a lot of the past few days. I did make it downtown for my doctor’s visit this morning, though that was a bit of an ordeal. My husband drove me and helped me walk through the building as it was pretty clear I could not move much on my own, let alone drive. The upside is I left with various prescriptions (steroids and for pain) and I am supposed to start physical therapy at a place around here.
(For those wondering, I did make it to the birthday party on Monday. My pinched nerve pain had gotten a little better and then took a turn for the worse later but I was able to go and celebrate with the 9-year-old and many of his friends. This was at a large arcade and as I handed the kids the game cards I gave my little speech multiple times that I was trusting them not to leave the place as we didn’t have enough adults to follow everyone around. More than one kid said to me “but why would we leave? The video games are here!”)
Aside from the pain, life was conspiring to make getting both of us downtown for an 8:30 a.m. visit challenging. The kids were out of school for snow yesterday, and today our district had a 2-hour delay — slightly inconvenient, as they still needed to get to school, just at the wrong time… Remember the minivan is in the shop. I had also gotten an appointment to get my car serviced this morning, which really needed to happen (the oil was getting low) and so I didn’t want to cancel that if at all possible (and as it turned out the battery was on its last legs too and as my son will be driving this car it needs to work).
So I needed all the various layers of coverage we have and then some. But I made it to my appointment, my kids all got to school, and my car got fixed (no word yet on the minivan). Unfortunately, something went wrong with the humidity and the plunging temperatures last night and now the wall paper has peeled off the wall in the dining room. But I will get to that problem when I am up and mobile again. Here’s hoping that is soon!