Today was a busy day, at least for me. It all started when my alarm went off at 4:45 this morning. This is not a usual wake-up time for me. However, since we had to be in Reading, an hour and a half away for 8:30 I had to get up and moving.
We figured it would be easier to get clean up and dressed first because that way we could wait a bit on breakfast and hopefully it would then last longer. The beasties were none too happy about this because they would have to wait for breakfast as well.
We got cleaned up, fed the cats, had breakfast ourselves and were ready to leave by 7:00. Two hours might seem like a long time to get ready, but don’t forget that I am still not moving at top speed.
We were in Reading by 8:15 so we had plenty of time to get to our first stop, the immunology center. We had an appointment to speak with someone about what shots we would need for our Africa trip. We spent about an hour there answering questions and speaking to the nurse. She was very thorough in going over what we needed and why as well as things we could do to protect ourselves while over there. Most of the shots we need we can get through our family doctor . The only shots we got today were for typhoid.
After that we went to the radiology center because I was scheduled for a chest x-ray before seeing my surgeon. Since we were early, we had to wait a bit until it got closer to my scheduled time. Around 10:30 I was finished so it was off to see my surgeon for 11:15.
He took me in early so I didn’t have to wait. He was well please with my progress over the last month. I still find it hard to believe that it was only 4 weeks since I was cut open. The good news was that he lifted the ban on driving. I no longer need to have Kathy cart me around although she never complained about doing it. the doctor also discharged me as his patient so no more trips to Reading for doctor appointments. The only doctor I need to see is my family doctor who also happens to be a cardiologist.
By now it was 11:30 and I was hungry. A stop at Applebee’s was next. We like their 2 for $20.00 meal deal. We even brought half home for dinner either today or tomorrow.
Now since we were in Reading and since we had to pass Barnes & Nobel to get home, the car just naturally turned itself into their parking lot. We spent a good hour looking around and then since we didn’t have any coffee this morning I suggested we get something at their cafe. We did.
Then it was time to head for home. I admit I was a bit tired by now. When we got home I just had to test my driving skills to see if I still remembered how to drive so we took a trip to the grocery store. This time I drove Kathy. I drive a bit differently than I did, but it felt good to be behind the wheel.
We came home and I debated taking a nap or posting. You can see what choice I made.
I know that I will sleep well tonight after the day I had.