And so it begins....

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The cold weather has moved in with a low of 37 Sunday night and daytime highs in the 50's-60's. Brrrr.....  Tomorrow warms a little more, maybe 69-70. Hoping the weekend warms a little. On Saturday Stu is going on a benefit ride for a fellow firefighter and on Sunday he leaves on his annual guy's ride (they always have a blast).

Last Saturday we went on our annual Red Helmet ride along with Stu's youngest daughter and her fiance. We missed any rain, thank goodness, and the temperatures were reasonable...till the ride home. We bundled up and made good time.

You can see all the photos and a couple of short videos HERE.

This was the first year since 2008 that I didn't ride my own (I didn't own my own in 2008). I had three doctor visits last week and ended up with back to back cortisone shots. One in my left forearm for tendon impingement and the other in my right shoulder for rotator cuff impingement. I ended up with insomnia for three nights, getting only three hours sleep each night. A few other side effects and the decision was easy, ride on the back and enjoy it.

Today I had my PT evaluation and got my exercises to do daily. We're hoping this will strengthen the arm and that will be all I need. Keeping fingers crossed.

Tomorrow Stu gets a hearing retest and his hearing aids adjusted and I see an ENT for several on-going issues, nothing serious. Thursday morning is our primary care check-up for both of us and Thursday afternoon is Stu's knee check-up with his orthopedic surgeon.

But the week isn't all medical stuff. Tonight we had a great dinner with Stu's oldest stepdaughter and her family and Thursday we have our dinner with our Thursday night friends. Always a good time.

3 comments:

  1. Oh, no, not the PT evaluation and treatment. I used to do medical transcription years ago and those PT's put their patients through the proverbial wringer. You either keep a stiff upper lip and do it or you'll never improve from what I have read (1,000s of reports). Good luck, hang in there, and stay bundled up.

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  2. It's good that you are doing what you need to in order to take care of yourself. I, too, am in a phase where it seems I am always at the doctor's office. Hopefully things will get back to good health.

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  3. You both seem so active that it is surprising to hear you have some medical issues. Good thing to take care of them so you can get back rolling.

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