Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Poked, probed and x-rayed......

This morning it was freezing rain and foggy and….OF COURSE….I had to go out in it. I had a doctor’s appointment and his office is approximately 5 miles away. I got there without any trouble and was surprised that I didn’t have to wait long….maybe they had some cancellations. Anyway, I had a new nurse this time. I love that because as she stopped at the scale I said…”I don’t want to do that, I’m not in the mood” and…..I got away with it! Wahoo! I HATE weighing in. It always puts me in a rotten mood….and with a new nurse you can usually get away with intimidation…at least once.

Well, after checking my x-rays, my arthritis is worse and now he wants me to see an orthopedic surgeon for my hip. Even though he says I don’t have to do this immediately, we are talking surgery here and I’m not pleased about that. He is also going to try a new medication and see if that helps; and is doubling up on my pain pills. I can’t believe that I once used to jump up on a horse and ride bareback at a full gallop. Oh well….at least I’m glad I was able to have that experience in my lifetime. Those are sure happy memories.

To soothe my nerves, as soon as I got out of the doctor’s office, I swung by Dunkin’ and got a coffee and some coffee cake muffins. Oh my…if you’ve never had those muffins, try one. They are great. (now you know why I skip the weighing in).

I’m also concerned about my friend, Jamie, who is having surgery today. I know they have had a horrible ice storm in her neck of the woods and I sure hope that everything went ok in spite of that. I’ve been thinking about her all day. If you get a chance, stop by and wish her well.

I had a great time at the party that Anonymous Boxer had last weekend. I visited a lot of blogs and had a lot of party-goers visit me. AB, if I didn’t already do this….thank you for the invite….sorry I didn’t stick around to help you clean up.

The movies we watched last weekend at my family night get together were pretty good. There was a slight change and we watched Spiderman 3 instead of Shrek III. It was very good…lots of action and a pretty good plot. The other movie, TRANSFORMERS….was pretty good too. Its definitely a “male” movie. My grandson was in seventh heaven. I have a couple complaints about it…one, it was pretty long at 2 ½ hours and two, I sometimes had a hard time telling the good guys from the bad ones. But lots of action and the graphics were impressive. The plot was a bit shallow but they threw in some comedy to make up for that. All in all…not a bad movie.

Family night was a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10. If my son hadn’t decided to have ten one too many beers, it would have been a 9 or 10 for sure. We are still going to have family nights even if I have to pull hair to make them do it. Sigh ~ its not easy being mom.

We still have weather advisories up and I sure hope we don’t get what Iowa got. In the meantime, I’m gonna snuggle in with a good book. I’m reading Dean Koontz’s last one: The Darkest Evening of the Year.


Velvet Sacks said...

Well, I'll be darned! As much as I detest stepping on that scale, it never occurred to me I had a choice. Do you think I could get away with just telling them what weight I'd like them to write down? Like I do at the Motor Vehicle Department?

Josie Two Shoes said...

I adore your attitude, Val. I will remember that line the next time I'm a doctor's office and they point me to the scale. It is always so depressing. I am sorry about the crummy arthritis news, definitely not fun stuff. I too have a hard time, sometimes, dealing with what I can't do that I used to do, even ten years ago, but I remember, like you, to be grateful for the experiences and memories, and to appreciate all the good things I do have in my life, like a collection of awesome blog friends that put up with me and cheer me on! LOL at the Dunkin' Donuts stop for comfort food on the way home, that sounds exactly like something I would do, but right now I can't have any coffee cake due to the allergies issue, sigh. No chocolate either, not that's just plain cruelty! :-) Take care, and keep warm up there, and don't send us any of that icy stuff!

Gypsy said...

Thanks for coming to visit my blog Val, I was really chuffed (that means "pleased" in Aussie speak just in case you didn't know, ha).

I feel for you with the arthritis thing. I already have it in my back and both my parents are crippled with it so I don't think I'm likely to miss out unfortunately.

I know what you mean about Jamie. I can't wait til one of the kids posts something so we know she's ok. Did you know Jamie is a Pisces too, that's why she's such a good sort :)

Would you mind if I put you on my blog roll? I always like to ask first just in case.

Ordinary Janet said...

I know the thought of surgery is scary, but I'd go for it if it means an end to pain.

I wish I could get away with not getting weighed but my doctor is a stickler for that. It's seldom good news, and I get a lecture. *sigh*

SOUL: said...

well, i guess i see now why you haven't been posting... been busy i see.
i always try to get out of weighing too--- but i have yet to succeed at that one. congrats to you-- they musta liked you-- or perhaps you had the right word--- intimidation. :))

sorry your son was a ass. hope you straightened him out, and next time things will go better for all concerned.

also sorry to hear about the hip, and pain. hopefully the pills will make it easier for you for now--- and if and when you have to have surgery i do hope it goes well-- and quickly.

seems everyone had jamie on their mind yesterday. i'm sure happy the surgery went well for her. and yes, i too hope their ride home today is a safe one.

welp-- better let ya go-- or me--- i gotta get the kid up, then get ready for court. fun stuff i know. but someone has to harassed. :))

happy humpday!

boneman said...

Lordy, I swear sometimes I'm just here to either be in the way or just plain ol' confused.
Michigan, y'say?
Then, yes, today touched on the fourties and that's just fine by me....
As long as we get SOME snow this season, t'kill off the remnants of a terrible infestation of Japanese Beetles!

So, I reckon, "Howdie, Neighbor!" is called fer...

Howdie Neighbor!