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Not Quite a Day from Hell But Almost

Ted, in one last attempt to address his chronic pain, made an appointment with a neurologist at St. Anthony's. It was a piece of cake because I knew just where the office was. What I didn't know was that the roads around the office building were closed in order to put in trolley tracks. We drove endlessly for this 8:45 appointment and finally found a fairly close parking garage. Just as we were to go into the office building I asked Ted if he remembered to note what floor the car was on. He had not. Did I mention that Ted is mostly confined to a wheel chair now.

We wheeled him into the office and it was crammed full. Not a chair was available. The receptionist said, "We are so sorry, The doctor is in emergency surgery and we don't know when he will be through". We decided not to wait on the doctor.
We made another appointment for August eighth and left to find our
car. There was another man in the elevator who was clueless as to where his car was too. The buttons that controlled the parking garage were marked with letters instead of numbers. The man in the elevator was unable to understand this and just got out to wander around all four floors. After punching all the letter buttons, I found our car where Ted had illegally parked it. This was another concern because the parking garage was full. I failed to mention that we were very low on gas and finding a gas station was an immediate concern. We made it which was a blessing as it was supposed to be one of those hundred degree temperature days.

It could have been much worse than it was but it was such a comedy of errors!

posted on July 19, 2018 7:02 AM ()


Jeri, I didn't know it was sciatica. I tried acupuncture and also a chiropractor, and got no help, but got instant and permanent relief overnight when I elevated my upper back in bed. Get a bed wedge; cost about $40. It has been several years and sciatic pain is history. Just recently recommended this to my bff, Nadine, and she had the same instant result. Double pillows are too soft and shift too much. Now I have Tempurpedic adjustable bed and raise the bed with a remote. Nadine also said she didn't take wedge with her on a small trip recently and pain returned. She says she'll take it with her everywhere from now on.
comment by tealstar on July 30, 2018 8:45 PM ()
When I ride places with friends, I am the guru who remembers where the car is parked, and what direction we were going. I am also handy in the grocery store finding the aisles that have what's on my friends' lists and finding favorite things on sale.
comment by marta on July 23, 2018 2:20 PM ()
Today was brutal in this heat. So glad I no longer have to work in it. Say hi to Ted for me. We'll drop by and introduce the baby soon.
comment by jerms on July 20, 2018 8:43 PM ()
I didn't know that Ted is still driving.
comment by jjoohhnn on July 19, 2018 1:56 PM ()
He probably should not be.
reply by elderjane on July 20, 2018 2:34 AM ()
Hope you made a stiff refreshing beverage when you got home.
comment by traveltales on July 19, 2018 9:06 AM ()
It was still pretty early for the refreshing drink!
reply by elderjane on July 20, 2018 2:34 AM ()
Glad you got through it without a ticket, and it is a bummer that Ted will have to wait for relief. I think doctors who are called away should have a back-up plan. It is not unusual for me to spend 3 hours seeing my doctor who always overbooks. Why don't you Google essential oil remedies for Ted's pain? My back has been very much helped.
comment by tealstar on July 19, 2018 8:34 AM ()
Thanks for the suggestion. There is almost no relief for sciatic nerve pain. The one time that I had it, I went to bed and took sleeping pills for three days. Somehow it worked. He is using CBD oil.
reply by elderjane on July 20, 2018 2:37 AM ()
What a relief getting home must have been. I bet next time you will know exactly where you parked and have plenty of gas in the car. But in the event of some other hangup, have a nice restaurant picked out for on the way home to make it seem less!
comment by drmaus on July 19, 2018 8:08 AM ()
Yes and we have figured out an alternative route that should take us right to valet parking. I think we will go to Cheddar's and have that refreshing beverage and a good meal.
reply by elderjane on July 20, 2018 2:39 AM ()
Awe, that’s a bad day indeed. I hope the next trip goes much more smoothly for you both. Hope ya had a relaxing afternoon!
comment by kristilyn3 on July 19, 2018 7:06 AM ()
It was so nice to get home. Today it is going to be 109 and the coolest place I know is our bedroom with the ceiling fan on. The baby, (Jose) and I are going to spend time in there with a good book.
reply by elderjane on July 20, 2018 2:42 AM ()

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