I didn’t get to go to my nephews or my nieces graduation or graduation party, I wish they didn’t live so far away. It takes about three hours to get there and back and since the barbecue was about three hours long and started at 2 PM it would be impossible to get back here when my caregiver arrives at 5 PM. I really don’t like having to go to bed every night at 5 PM but I think at the time I didn’t think it would be fair to have the caregivers come in later because most of them have school in the morning. Luckily I’m getting to know them a lot better and they seem to be really good about coming in later on some evenings. I already decided that I’m not going to miss any more of the boardwalk free concert series and my Friday caregiver, Karen, said that she would not mind coming in later so I can go.
Janet and Corinne came down last Monday and just left a little while ago. On Tuesday the Girl Scouts had their last get-together at the Boardwalk so I went down to watch everybody have a really good time. On Tuesday Corinne and I met one of her friends at the Boardwalk and they played on all the rights while I cruised around. Yesterday we were supposed to go to the Monterey Bay aquarium but I was having a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders. I think I have a pinched nerve although I’m not a doctor but I look stuff up on the Internet. It certainly feels like something is being pinched behind my left shoulder, so bad sometimes that radiates down my arm and my hands go numb. A nice hot bath, a couple of muscle relaxers and a couple of days in bed and I’m hoping to be back on my chair.
Teresa met a massage therapist where she works and got her number, she has a friend who has experience massaging quadriplegics AND she will come to my house. I will meet her on Thursday and I’m so excited, I hope she can put me back to normal... whatever normal is for me.
I have a couple of days to myself before my mom and my aunt come back from their vacation on Sunday. I really do like having people around but I also like having time to myself and cruising around now that the weather is really nice.
Last Sunday Teresa and I met Heather and Linda at the Santa Cruz pride parade and the park afterwards. I was really glad I was there but I wasn’t feeling very well, my uncle and I have been eating really bad and I was paying for it on that day. We came back here and Heather barbecued, we dug out the barbecue and are going to be using it a lot. Heather loves to barbecue, I was so excited cheer about that. Heather and Linda came over on Monday and she barbecued a bunch of stuff... steak, blackened catfish, halibut, eggplant, zucchini, Portobello mushrooms, onions... it was awesome.
Next Sunday Teresa and I were invited to go to her boss/my doctor’s for a barbecue, I think I must have the coolest doctor in the world and she has a really great family and a crazy dog.