Yesterday was a bad news/good news kind of day. We spent the entire day at doctor’s appointments – mostly for Chip. We left earlier than we’d originally planned because of the fog. Visibility was less than a block and while they said it should lift by noon, it never did. It was almost midnight before we were able to look out the window and actually see the grain elevator across the street. At one point it was so foggy, we couldn’t even see the church building or the neighbors on the other side. It was crazy!
The first appt was for Chip’s arm. He had an NCV and EMG almost two weeks ago and we were hoping for results. The doctores office still didn’t have the results in hand yet when we got there, but managed to track them down while we were talking to the dr. Preliminary reports says that the results are all normal. NOT the results we were hoping for because it puts us back to square one. And it doens’t help that the dr is stuck on the whole “You have arthritis in your shoulder” thing. Chip’s doctor and the radiologist said that it looks like a bit of arthritis in his shoulder, but when we saw a specialist months ago, he didn’t seem to think so. He’s trying a new medicine for nerve pain and a steroidal anti-inflammatory to see if that will help. It’s been a long 3 months of pain in his arm and we are back at square one in trying to figure it all out. *ugh*
From there, we went up to the chiropractor. I was having problems with my lower back as well and they gave me a workout! We missed our appointment last week Friday because 15 inches of snow dumped in our yard, so it had been almost a week since our last appointment. I think every bone/joint in my body popped! But it felt soooo good! Even my shoulder popped like we’ve been trying to get it to. As much as I hate having to go to the chiro 2-3 times a week, I’m very thankful that there is someone out there who can relieve my pain some! This whole car accident thing is realy a pain in the neck – literally!
After the chiro, we stopped at home for a few minutes. We came home to find that the dear lady we had watching the kids had not only watched the kids, but also done our dishes and folded the laundry! WHAT A SAINT!!! I made the kids some sweet tea and we were off again.
We met up with Chip’s parents and his grandma for lunch. Her birthday was just a week ago and we didn’t make it down this year. So, we went for lunch at Steak & Shake to celebrate! It’s been hard to watch her health deteriorate over the past couple years. We all seem to know that the time in coming soon that she will be forced from her home because she just can’t do it all on her own anymore. But it’s heart-warming to see how tenderly everyone is dealing with the situation. Granny really has a family that loves her!
After that, we ran and dropped off Chip’s prescriptions from dr #1 at the Target pharmacy and then hightailed it back to the hospital for appt #3. This was a routine checkup by the pulmonologist. Two years ago, we walked through a dark time where words like hospitalization, mass in your chest and biopsy just rocked our world! And while it was just a fungus and he actually had it a bit better off that others who have dealt with this (we had a lady in our church who went through the same thing this year – only it attacked her heart instead of her lungs), they still followed him through the clinic for 2 years. Yesterday, we got the ALL CLEAR!!! He is being released from the clinic back to his primary MD. While I wasn’t worried, there is always that lingering doubt in the back of your mind. I’m sooo thankful to be able to close that chapter and move on to the next! (If you go back to the end of March 2006 in the archives, you can read through it all).
We white-knuckled our way through the fog back to Target, did our grocery shopping at Kroger and then came home to relieve Chip’s dad, who had come to relieve our sitter for us after lunch. We had a quiet night at home and watched as the thunderstorms finally blew the fog out!
Today was a rather quiet day as well – which is how I like them. We went out and voted – I’d tell you who for, but then I’d have to kill you! My guy dropped out a couple weeks ago. I’m just not real thrilled with any of the candidates. Although I’ll be glued to the television tonight to watch the results roll in.
Y’all still with me? Not real exciting stuff, but I wanted to get it all down so that years from now I can look back and remember…