Tuesday, May 25, 2010

9 months today

Don't think I stopped in last month, don't recall, know I didn't post a picture. But wow. 9 months.

Started PT again. It went really well, the strength training. Went out of town for a week, back to PT. The regular PT guy was out sick. The girls there spent the hour plus chitchatting. So I was more or less on my own. Could have gone to my girl's gym or ridden my own bike if no one wanted to assist me. But how does one complain to the ones whom are supposed to help you.

And don't have any appointments for this week.

Trying to stick to celebrex for the knee pain. Doing some funny walking too. I step into an elevator and kind of have to do a swivel thing to catch myself. There was a nurse in the elevator and had to explain my dilemma. Got caught again doing it. And went to try on bras today and misstepped in the dressing room while sales lady was helping.

Think the arthritis in my shoulder is funking up one side of me too. The passport lady kept telling me to straighten up. I notice the few picks of me, I am not standing up straight. So anyway, this is all just for recall so I can look back and diary all the anniversary dates.

Go back to the actual OS on the 4th of June. So will see what's up. Just some tough times out of pocket.

Otherwise, life is cool and groovy.

9 months. Babies are born after 9 months of rut roh. Oh my. It's been a long travelled road for sure.

Will report back the 4th or 5th.

: )

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A little follow-up....

Thank God, my hip x-rayed fine. because if I needed them replaced, I'd have to go to a 3rd world country to do so. Seems I have bursitis in both knees, tendonitis behind knee cap I fell on, and hip flexar bursitis or whatever. These things all come together to cause this new pain and limping. So they prescribed 3 weeks of 3 PT sessions. And nope, insurance does not cover this. BCBS turned me down. Knee replacement's automatic turn down. United Healthcare, which I applied to online, called yesterday, while I was headed to PT, and boy were they a mess.

They think I had a baby. They wondered why I had blood thinners, NSAIDs, and you name it. What dodo's. It will never go through. Guess if something goes out, I will wait like Canada or UK for help as they do. Won't get into that any further. Poor Doctors. My Doc, Grandfather, must be awfully restless now.

Kiddos are fine. Nanny business slowed down a little bit over the last week or two, but Mary has some appts. and it may pick up. Otherwise, she'll have to do more. L is in Destin in her traveling office. She was able to be personal escorts at food show this past weekend....doing so with Paula Deen and hubbie Michael, Mario Batali...too cool, Bobby Flay, and one other.

Mary is headed to Nashville to the Steeplechase in the morning. A friend of ours was kind enough to drive to the field and check out the conditions.

My friends in Memphis, Nashville, and even Atlanta....what devastation. My house we sold almost 4 years ago flooded in Sept. Most of the neighborhood was flooded hugely, and they are still out of their houses, with 5' flooding at least, Didn't make the news I guess. Our old house, we had 2 FEMA policies, that only covered if the house was taken off its foundation and declared a total loss, but no contents. So if we were still living there, our ground floor would have been uninsured. God bless these folks in these areas in this new devastation. areas

Lastly, Dr. switched me to Celebrex. It causes some severe nausea...kind of like being pregnant. Barfing feeling goes away as the day goes on. Plus, of course, my catastrophic policy doesn't cover RX...and it was 250.00. Think I may go back to Mobic.

But besides my weak leg, I am DOING GREAT!!! Life is great. Kids are great. Economy still sucks. Ran into 2 folks who lost their jobs last week, just yesterday.

Happy Mother's Day to all Mom's, step-moms, to Moms who raised us we remember, and to anyone who is a woman who takes care of anyone.