Here I am again with my usual Tuesday evening post. It's good for me to just do this once a week, I think. It is just enough to keep me involved a bit and not too much for me to handle.
Our beach trip was way too short, I'm afraid. I had a really bad experience with my back. I wasn't meant to sleep with my dear husband on a queen sized bed, I'm afraid, since he needs three fourths of it. That only leaves me with a fourth and I usually try to sleep on the very edge of it. Unfortunately that means I have to sleep on my left side, which is not good for me. I woke up on Saturday with such pain in my back that I could barely get myself out of bed. We did manage to get over to the beach house (Sue's) but I was so miserable that after a few hours there trying to deal with my back and also the cold weather that everyone else thought was wonderful, I just decided that we would be so much better off if we just took off for home. So in the afternoon Dick started to pack all the things we had at the beach house, a special chair for me to sit in, my wheel chair and a few other items. Then we had to go back to Nancy's house where we had been sleeping (Nancy is my oldest daughter who lives in Huntington Beach just a few miles from Newport Beach) to get the rest of our stuff. We drove home and got here about 7:30 in the evening. I immediately started the heat/cold treatment with the heating pad and frozen gel packs and have actually been doing that since we got home except for today.
Today we went in the pool where I was able to do my exercises and afterwards went in the jacuzzi so that I could get a good water massage with each of the water outlets. When I got back in the house, I rubbed mineral ice all over my back as far as I could reach, and I really felt much better. I am going to do that every day until my back is all healed.
The sad thing, of course, is having to be here, thinking about all the family fun that I am missing. That is sad because I so wanted to be there for all the time that Sullivan was there. That little guy took to his Great Grandpa Robbins right off. I was warned that he likes men better than women so I understood. I was just barely getting him to sit on my lap for awhile before we had to leave. Who knows when I will see him next. He is doing so well though. His kidneys are working much better. I heard them talking about it to the gang, but unfortunately I couldn't really hear what was going on because I couldn't wear my hearing aids. There was just too much noise going all all the time and it is so amplified that I had to do without the aids as it hurt my ears too much to wear them. I am going to have to call to find out what the doctors said this last time he was seen by all of them. They do consider him a miracle child.
I am probably going to have trouble everytime I go to the beach now because I just can't seem to stand any degree of coldness. I just am so uncomfortable when I get so chilled. It just seems to go to all my bones. Everyone else was perfectly comfortable. The weather was typical though, cloudy until about noon when the sun finally came out to warm things up a bit. There was a breeze though most of the time and that just seemed to do me in. I may not be able to go there again. That's what happens when you get old and used to warm weather all the time. I am just not a very good at travelling anymore. Right now I feel like I never want to leave home again.
I am definitely going to go to Todd's white coat ceremony on August 5th though. I should be in pretty good shape by then and I am so looking forward to this. We were all so emotionally drained while waiting the verdict which would impact Todd so very much. It was the most amazing feeling when we all found out that everything was going to be okay and that he would be able to start medical school as planned. I hope I never have to go through such a terrible time again as long as I live.
I think I have sat is this chair as long as I should so will sign off, hoping this finds all of you, my wonderful blogging friends feeling well.