Monday, December 26, 2022

One last ride on the beach train and saying goodbye to a couple more friends…

 Monday was a pretty good day. Karen came in and fed the hungry pouch. Hannah came down, and Karen showed her the morning routine; they got me breakfast, and then Karen showed her how to get me dressed and up in my chair. After I got up, David, Melissa, and Hannah took off with a truckload of my stuff back to Oregon… It's starting to get real. Dude and I took off for a cruise to the end of the boardwalk and back, down to the end of the wharf, and back and home. I want to be out enjoying this beautiful city for as long as I live here, but I want to be back enjoying my house as long as possible. They cruised around my yard for a bit and then went inside to lean back and watch TV; I didn't know what to do. Rachel came in, fed the hungry hound, put me to bed, and then fed me. She cleaned up and then went off to school, I watched TV for a while, and then my uncle, my aunt, and Claudia came over to play cribbage. I think this is going to be our last game of cribbage. After everybody left, I checked my text messages and got a bunch of pictures from Oregon; I watched TV for a while until I fell asleep. Rachel came in for the hungry hound dog, put me to bed, and fed me. She packed up some more boxes for me; she marked what they were in Spanish so that Karen would change to English in the morning.

 Tuesday was an okay day. Cindy came in and fed the hungry hound dog, fed me, then got me dressed and up in my chair. My time is almost up here in Santa Cruz, so I want to get around and see that I just came while I have the time. Unfortunately, today I have appointments most of the day. My first appointment was with Dr. Petrocelli to get my Prolia shot; I guess I was overdue, so I'm glad I got my shot before I moved to Oregon because I'm pretty sure it'll take a while to get a new PCP. We picked up Rosa and had lunch at Twin Lakes; it's so beautiful… Cindy and I come out here quite a bit, but the weather is nice to get some nachos and look at the beautiful scenery. I have been trying to get my hospital records to take with me when I move, hoping it will make it easier to establish new doctors; it's not the easiest thing to do because everybody seems to be taking those times, and I'm happy to call several times. We decided to just go down there and ask them in person, but you can't even get in the building; you have to call somebody to come down and help you, and it takes forever… Finally, they came down and promised she would work on it the next day. Even though I have heard that a lot, I hope it's true this time. Rachel came in and started packing more of my stuff; she's just now learning to speak English, so she barks the boxes in Spanish, and Karen changes that into English in the morning. Even though I'm not packing stuff up, all this is physically and emotionally draining. I watched 90-day fiancĂ© for a while and fell asleep.