Things are a bit better since I last posted. After five chiropractic adjustments, my back and neck are still sore, but neither hurt much on their own - unless I try to move too quickly. My twists and turns are slow and methodical, rather than quick and haphazard. Life is easier that way.
My car was ready last Friday but working all day prevented my being able to pick it up, so I got it on Monday. The check from the insurance company was supposed to have been delivered by then, but it wasn't. For a few minutes, I had visions of being stranded, thinking I wouldn't be able to get my car until they had been paid (and I wasn't about to lay out over $800 myself.) But a call to the agent cleared it up and the check was promised that afternoon, so they let me have the keys.
The car had been parked on the body shop's parking lot across the street from the shop for the weekend. I got in, after inspecting the repairs, and turned the key - only to find it was deader than a door nail (whatever that means.) After 20+ minutes of the guys testing my battery and jump starting it, I was on my way, with admonitions not to stop the car until I got home. The car has been fine since then, so it must have been something they did or didn't do that caused my battery to drain.
Monday morning, before picking up the car, I went back to the foot doctor about my bone spur and Achilles tendonitis (ouch!) Referring to the night-time sleeping boot an "instrument of torture", I was hoping to be told I could dispense with it - but no such luck ensued. Adjustments were made, though, and a pain cream is coming from a compounding pharmacy in Colorado, so I am trying to see the silver lining in this problem. I was told to start a course of physical therapy and there is a "shockwave" treatment they can give me, which is (of course) not covered by insurance.
Considering the time we already spend with doctors, dentists, chiropractors, and dermatologists, I don't know how I can carve out the time for physical therapy. Do you know if they provide round-the-clock service? Maybe I could go between 2-3 a.m.; that is certainly the only time available to me. It is also time for a mammogram and I'm long overdue for a colonoscopy. (That one is so easy to postpone.....but I know how important it is.) One of my best friends died of colon cancer, and it was horrible. My work is starting to rev up as well; weddings and such get frantic in the spring and summer, of course.
The Spring Cleaning I've been involved in since January is ongoing. The garage is beginning to look like that of Sanford and Son (if you recall that old TV show.) Part of it will be sold and part donated and part given to our children. Mr. kenju was going through some books yesterday; trying to decide which to keep, and he found a $100 bill in one book. Hallelujah! He gave the money to me (I'm still amazed at that) and I am having a time trying to decide what to do with it. The temptation to fritter it away on something like dinner is strong.....as is the need to pay a bill. I try to be responsible. I asked on Facebook, and most of the respondents said to to spend it on a fancy dinner. That would be very easy to do......I'll let you know what I decide. Daughter # 2 asked when Daddy got so rich he could use $100 bills as bookmarks.....LOL