I’ve gotten a lot done in the last few days. We’ve had the appraiser out to the house, the taxes are ready to sign and mail, and I’m almost finished with the tax bookwork for our paid caregiver. I finally gave up and went to the Orthopedist about my knee and shoulder, too. The X-rays showed the degenerated cervical disk I already knew about, and arthritis in my knee, which wasn’t surprising. Dr. J is guessing that I have a torn miniscus, but it will take an MRI to determine that. From what I’ve been able to read on the Internet, that seems like a reasonable diagnosis to me, particularly since it was injured when I was shifting Daddy up in the bed.
I’ll have to go to Physical Therapy and stay on Extra Strength Tylenol 3 times a day before my insurance will agree to the MRI. That’s fine with me, as far as the therapy goes, as I’m sure it will be helpful. The Tylenol doesn’t even faze the pain, but I’m following his directions and taking it regularly.
We’re still walking at the track early in the mornings, but it’s been way too cold the last few days. Alabama is having record cold weather right now. So, we’ve been doing exercises from videos. DH is REALLY following the tape, and I’m bouncing on one of those little trampolines and doing as much of the arm movements as my shoulder will let me.
I’m still just taking the Zelepar, hoping that the exercise and whatever the doctor does for my knee will be enough. I just don’t want to try the Requip, if I can possibly help it.
We had our usual Date Day Friday and enjoyed looking at lots of Estate Sales. We’ve never been able to be an Early Bird before! It was strange to get there before most of the stuff was gone. And we did manage to pick up a few good buys, I think.
It’s been ages now since I’ve taken pictures and put anything on eBay, but I’m going to try to get back to that this week. We have an almost overwhelming amount of “stuff” we’ve bought in the last few years, and I haven’t been able to work seriously on our online sales for almost 2 years. With so much of the Estate business started now, I’m ready to get back to NORMAL.