I'm linking up with Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday! Who says I don't live large?
Refer to previous comments about no longer being a morning person.
At any rate... it was at 11am which meant I had time to shower and "style" my hair (style = not a sopping wet side braid).
The appointment was no different than usual... give them my debit card so they can take all my money... pee in a cup so they know I'm not on crack... see Dr. Hottie and review meds... get refills for meds... go home.
I had a form from my disability lawyer for the doctor to spell out what type of work I can and can't do. Dr. Hottie wants me to get an evaluation from a Physical Therapist before they complete the form. It's an extra expense (I don't know how much yet) but... he said if they had to go back through my records to validate how they know that my injuries and afflictions result in specific restrictions of motion, etc, there is nothing there really to substantiate what trial and error over the course of the past two years and nine months have shown us. In other words, me saying it hurts and them knowing it hurts isn't enough to prove it hurts. He feels like this is an investment in speeding up the disability process. Ultimately, from one side or the other it's going to come down to proving my inability to do certain things and having the earlier record from a doctor who I'm paying vs. a doctor who is paid by the Social inSecurity people is worth the time and money. I see where he's coming from. I hate the thought of spending the money but it makes sense. Road block on getting that form together until I can get in to see the Physical Therapist.
We hit another roadblock in determining the cause of my left-sided abdominal pain. He thinks it's a hernia based on where it is and just from him pushing and probing on me but it really requires a full work up to know for sure. Full workup = money I don't have so for now the game plan is to treat it as if it's a hernia and exercise care in lifting things, etc. If the pain gets worse go to an ER.
Healthcare in America, folks. It's a beautiful thing.
The first picture is of the Cleveland Donut Shop and Glenda's. Glenda's has THE BEST home-cooking around. You can see they're relatively plain little buildings but what goes on inside those buildings is NOT plain. Mainly though, I just wanted you to see how blue the sky was today. I didn't make any adjustments on the photo. It was THIS blue!
And another one of him acting like he owns it...
P.S. I totally gave Austin heck about Fred and Daisy being his Meemaw and Pappaw.
5. I did laundry today and made instant mashed potatoes and field peas for dinner. I also cleaned the sliding glass door in the Whine Cellar because the bug guts on it were blocking my gorgeous view of the lake. I consider that a highly productive day.
6. My sister-in-law called tonight with a great idea about what to do for Grandma's 90th birthday which is next month. It's a really good idea and I'm pretty much the only one who can do it. It will take some creative energy but it will be good for me to have a project. I'll share it with y'all when I get it finished.
7. I read ahead to the end of the series on Breaking Bad and I still want to watch it but... last night I decided I would rather watch Orange Is The New Black and I enjoyed it more. That's what I'm about to do... break out the old Netflix.
Hope you guys have a great weekend! Love and hugs!