Monday was Jason's 41st birthday. OR, as he puts it, it is his 12th anniversary of his 29th birthday. We made him a cake, yellow with chocolate icing, and tried to recreate the birthday cakes of years past made by Petra. He had some cards to open and got some cash and a couple of iTunes gift cards. We didn't go out since he didn't get home from work until it would have been too late to try to go somewhere with Maddie. We'll try to do that next weekend. This weekend he's in Georgetown and won't be back until Sunday.
A very interesting week it has been (I sound like Yoda)... Friday I had an outpatient surgery and was out of commission for the most part. It wasn't bad at all really and I feel a lot better. Surgery is never fun of course, but it's always good when it does what it's supposed to do! Then, the fun begins... Mom sneezed Tuesday morning and did something awful to her lower back. She had already strained it before she flew out here and then the airplane ride made it worse. She was getting treatment for it in Frankfort, but I don't know of any reliable chiropractors here. Anyway, when she sneezed, she doubled over in pain and couldn't hardly walk. She got to a chair and was stuck there. She had no strength in her legs at all. She said the pain was worse than childbirth if that tells you anything. I ended up calling 911 to get the paramedics to take her to the hospital. There's no way I could have gotten her there since she couldn't walk. The ER at Torrance Memorial is the most useless piece of crap I've ever seen. We were there for several hours which is normal for ER, but they never did anything to help Mom. The doctor never examined her back, never got a xray, no MRI, nothing..... Pitiful! They ended up giving her three prescriptions, one of which we told the doc that she couldn't take. They do not listen to you at all, nor are the interested in actually helping anyone. I heard several interesting stories while there though. The guy next to us had been shot 6 months ago and now is bleeding internally. There was a little girl there who kept complaining of pain in her leg, then her shoulder, then her ankle... Sounds like she wants some attention to me and I can't believe her parents took her to an ER to wait for hours instead of her pediatrician. Another young guy came in because he was hung over and kept puking. No wonder ERs are so busy. People use them for every day care.
Mom is doing better, but still has trouble getting up and down. We're going to a pain management and rehabilitation group today to see if they can help her. She's supposed to fly home April 3rd, but I think we'll need to push that back somewhat. We've been in contact with her chiropractor at home, Dr. Nicole Sullivan. She's the absolute best if you ever need treatment. She's really helped Mom because she's so gentle and doesn't hurt more than help. She also treated me while pregnant and really helped my sciatic pain problem.
Well, better go for now. I just wanted to post an update since it had been so long since the last one. I guess you understand why...
Have a great Palm Sunday!