It has been a while since I updated. But life has not had a dull moment. We have definitely been busy every day. But God has given some special blessings in the past week.
First here is a just a little about the wonderful day God gave last Thursday.
Last Thursday was an eventful day, but it was fun for me. A friend came and picked me up between 8:30 and 8:45 to take me to another friend’s house, the Workmans. With the Workmans I rode to Charlotte for a visit to the chiropractor. Their daughter, Allison, has a lot of medical problems so had to go see the physical therapist after the chiropractor. While at the chiropractor, I learned I am to have more x-rays next week, apparently for my re-evaluation. We are hoping then to have the visits cut down to 2 days a week instead of three days a week. Also, in the month of December I won a free ½ hour massage. The rules were that we had to keep all appointments. I am not sure how I won as I missed my first two appointments in December because I was sick. I mentioned that to them, but they did not seem concerned about it. So that is something to look forward to.
Then we went to Earth Fare. Allison’s appointment with PT was not until 12:00, so we had plenty of time for a leisurely look. That is one of my favorite stores. Often they give away one free item with a $5.00 purchase. Last week it was a large spring salad. Allison must have thought I needed exercise because she kept chasing me with her wheelchair. It is a motorized wheelchair, and I have a healthy respect for those wheels. :-)
Please pray for Allison. The link to her Caring Bridge site can be found in the side bar under the link to Mom and Dad's side.
Off to PT next. While Allison was in PT, I was working on a project for Mom and Dad. Christy went to work about noon and worked until 4:30. After PT, Mrs. Workman and another daughter stopped at Panera Bread to pick up some lunch. In the afternoon, there was a “Meet the Doctor” open house at one of the practices near their house. The pickle on that bread smelled so strong, and the smell of onions filled the car. Allison joked that the drs.’ offices would not let them in for the open house in the afternoon. Then we went to the Workman’s house. It was about 2:00 when we arrived, so there were about 2 hours to kill before the open house. So the girls showed me how to play the Wii. We played table tennis, Frisbee dog, Frisbee golf, sword slice, bowling, and bike racing. It was really fun. My favorite were the bike racing and the sword slice. It certainly was a way to get a lot of exercise! With sword slice, objects were dropped in front of us, and we had to slice them the specified direction with a sword. For example, we might have to slice a lemon in half from left to right or a birthday candle in half from top to bottom. We never knew what object might fall and which direction we would have to slice it.
Then it was time to go down to the drs.’ offices. At first we were the only ones there except for those in charge of the event, so the workers went ahead and gave us a tour of the office, lab, exam rooms, etc. Then some other people arrived. First the workers from the Chamber of Commerce were recognized, then some local officials (including the mayor), and then the staff and then the 3 doctors. The mayor gave a short speech and then another man gave another speech. Then the drs., some staff, and Chamber of Commerce people got to cut the ribbon. Each person (except for the 2 on one end) had their own pair of scissors. Each pair of scissors was decorated with curly ribbon. It was exciting.
After that was an informal time with food and a chance to chat with the doctors. There was lots of food – fruit, cheese, cookies, fudge, mini wraps, tiny sandwiches (which had lots of onion on them :-) ), and water and sweet tea.
Since Dr. Smith moved out of the area, the Workmans have had no family doctor. One of the drs. at this office was recommended by Dr. Smith. So Mrs. Workman had a chance to talk with him. He chatted quite a while and seemed like a really nice man. Allison had an appointment with him on Tuesday, just to be established as a patient. If all goes well, and if the Workmans are pleased with him as a doctor, we might see if we can get established there as well. We are also looking for a GP. This doctor, Dr. Kish, is an internal medicine doctor but will also be a person’s GP. We had prayed about finding the right doctor so are looking to see if this will be an answer to that prayer.
Then we went back up to the house. By then Christy had arrived to pick me up and was playing Wii with Sara. When the other girls saw the food, they all wanted to go down to the open house too. So they all followed Allison down the sidewalk, across the street, and back to the drs. offices. They were happy to see her back and told her that she was to be their tour guide. :-) After that group got back, we talked a little while and then headed home after the Workman’s company came. It was time for supper. Whew! What a day. But it was fun.