Sunday, March 31, 2013

Learning to use my right hand all over again…

Monday was a really great day. I don't usually sleep very well but the last couple of nights I have slept great. I woke up this morning at 8 AM and my massage therapist was here about 8:25 AM. The massage felt so good I think I slept all the way through it, I remember her saying goodbye and leaving. I had breakfast and some surprise personal-care so I didn't get to rest much in the afternoon before Rosa got here at 4 PM. I had an awesome nice long hot bath, first one without my cast. I went to bed and was so relaxed but wide awake, it looks like my sleeping streak is over. The brace that they made before my arm they said I needed to use when I sleep and when I drive my chair so I pretty much have it on all the time. I took it off for my bath and my wrist is really weak, I'm supposed to practice by picking up cotton balls or gauze, I practiced a lot in the tub but I can tell he need a lot more. Otis came and cut down the tree behind my pond, the tree was growing straight up instead of out so the branches kept falling off. Eventually he is going to redo that whole area and put different plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, it is going to be gorgeous.

Tuesday was another great day. I got up and went to the beauty shop to have my hair touched up, I had it done three weeks ago in the gray is already showing. I was going to start my exercise program but I guess that will have to wait until Thursday. Robbie and I took a cruise through the Boardwalk, down to the end of the wharf and back, through the lagoon and home. The beauty shop where I get my hair done is right above the Boardwalk so we did it backwards this time. We came home and rested for a while and Rosa came to put me to bed and do some personal Care, I like it so much better doing it at night. For dinner I had some fish, some beets, some asparagus and half of a quesadilla… I probably need to quit eating quesadillas but they are so good.

Wednesday didn't quite turn out like I had hoped. I got dressed and got already to get up and my lift was dead, it seems like you have to dock it just right where it doesn't charge. Sometimes you can wait a half hour or an hour and it will be charged enough but it just wouldn't keep charging, another call to Bill I guess. I tried to get some rest but that wasn't going to happen, I had some coffee. I just seemed to be frustrated at everything the whole day. Lee and Claudia, my uncle and aunt and my mom and I played cribbage… The was my partner and we won three dollars, that helped a little bit. I just haven't had much of an appetite lately but I have been craving quesadillas, I don't eat a lot of cheese or even dairy for that matter so I think it might be messing with my stomach. I hate getting old and finding out you can't just eat what you want anymore, when I was younger I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain any weight but I never had an appetite and now I want everything that's bad for me but I just can't. Think goodness I have Heather to cook really awesome food for me, that helps a lot with my bad cravings.

Thursday was a great day. I got up and got dressed just in time for Bob to bring my new furniture for the living room, I got a table to go under the Mayor in my hallway and a coffee table, the coffee table matches the two end tables in the dining room table she made before, he does such an awesome job. Robby and I went for a cruise through the lagoon, up to Westcliff Dr. and down to the surf Museum and back, down to the end of the wharf and back and home. The weather was perfect and there wasn't a lot of people out and about, I figured there would be because it's the last couple days of spring break. I got back and Teresa came by and waxed my face and put me to bed. For lunch I had an almond butter apricot jam sandwich and some chicken and waffle potato chips, I wasn't impressed with the potato chips at all. I actually wanted to try the garlic bread potato chips but they were all out, maybe next time.

Friday was massaged day so always a good day. I was going to try to get up because it's going to be 80° outside but I wasn't able to. I think I'm still having stomach problems from eating too much cheese, it's a shame because I just love cheese. I got to rest for a couple of hours after Karen left and before Teresa got here.Teresa got here and we did some personal care and then I got to take a nice long hot bath, it felt so great. I got this new coffee/cocoa scrub and the smell was amazing. I found these products that are all natural and vegan and I just really like them. The coffee scrub smelled so good and it made me crave some coffee so I hope I can sleep tonight. It's supposed to rain all weekend but am going to get up and give it a try, I hope it's nice to at least part of the day.

Saturday I was already to get up and go for a long cruise… It never happened. When Adriana went to try the lift it didn't work. After she left I thought about checking something else before I call the guy to come out and fix it on Easter weekend. There's an emergency stop cord and everybody keeps hanging the remote on it, if you pull it nothing will work. Of course that's what was wrong with it and all you have to do is push the button back, I wish I would've thought about that before. I had a nice relaxing day and watched a couple of movies on lifetime movie network.

Sunday was an awesome day. It was supposed to rain but the sun was out most of the day. Robby and I cruised to the lagoon, to depot Park and back several times because I was expecting company and I didn't want to miss them. Charlie and Terri came by to visit for a while, it was so great to see them  catch up a little… It's never long enough. Heather came by with her new girlfriend to cook me dinner, she grilled prawns, eggplant at a portobello mushroom… Of course it was an awesome Easter dinner. Mariposa, Heather's girlfriend does acupuncture… I have wanted to try it for a long time AND she does house calls so what have I got to lose? Rosa came and brought me some tacos that she made, she is such a good cook. I asked her to bring me an Easter egg and she did, they didn't get around to dying them but they were hard-boiled. She also brought me some cupcakes that her daughter made, they were also really good. I ate a lot today, way more than I usually do but it's Easter so what the heck? Rosa put me to bed and we did some personal care and I watched a couple more movies that I TiVoed from lifetime movie network.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The final week with my cast…

Monday was a pretty good day, when you start your day with a massage nothing can go wrong. After my massage we did a little bit of personal care and then I pretty much rested the rest of the day until Rosa got here to give me a nice long hot bath, a nice end to a nice day. Heather came by and I could see her cooking away in the kitchen and my house smelled wonderful. I watched a couple of episodes of Dr. Phil and then try to go to sleep. My brother David is coming tomorrow from Georgia and I'm so excited.

Tuesday was another great day. I got up and took Robby for a cruise through the lagoon, down to the end of the wharf and back and we practiced a couple of commands in the driveway. We rested for a while and my brother Dave showed up. We sat around and talked for a while and then went to OfficeMax to get a few things to redo my computer, It's been running really slow. The plan was to back up my computer, completely erase everything and reinstall everything. we went to Chipotlas and got dinner and came home in time for Teresa to put me to bed and then we visited a little more.

 Wednesday was an awesome day, the day after been waiting for for 4 weeks. I got up and visited with my brother for a little bit and then Teresa came and got me and took me to Valley medical Center to get my cast off. I'm always really nervous about the saw that they use, I know that it won't cut skin and they show me that it won't every time but it still freaks me out… if it does cut me I am in the right place so I don't know why I worry. Along with Dr. Hentz, Dr. Shem, Dr. Yim, a couple of interns, Lisa from the research department, Sue and another lady from occupational therapist was there. Sue was my occupational therapist 18 years ago when I was 1st injured, it was great to see her and she looked exactly the same… I don't know how she does it. I expected my arm to look all shriveled up and flaky but it actually didn't look that bad. There was still a couple of places where the stitches are, they are supposed to dissolve in time. Sue and the other OT took me back to where they work and made me a splint to wear for a couple of more weeks but everything looks great, they do such a good job there and they are such nice people. We came back home just in time for Rosa to come and put me to bed. Dave came in and we started to work on my computer. We deleted a bunch of stuff and Dave explained to me what makes a computer run slow and we decided to see how it runs for the rest of the night and decide if we really need to wiped out everything and start over or if we deleted enough to make a difference, so far it's running really great and much faster.  The stitches are in the exact place that I used to drive and to use my mouse, they think I'm going to have to take it easy for a couple of days.

Thursday was just an awesome day. I got up and took Robby for a long cruise and then came back and my brother and I went for a tour of the Santa Cruz guitar company. I knew it would be interesting but I didn't know it would be totally amazing, Richard kept everything very interesting. Richard is the owner and loves to give the tours himself and he is such a caring and awesome guy. Before we went we stopped at the Surfrider Café to get some hamburgers, I had been wanting to take my brother there for a long time because they have KILLER hamburgers and they make their own buns right there. We got home just in time for Teresa to put me to bed, what great memories.

Friday was also a pretty awesome day, the weather was great. I took Robby for a really long cruise and then came back and my brother was smoking/barbecuing a prime rib roast, it smelled really good. She put it on some cedar planks and then broke it up with some barbecue sauce that he made. My mom brought some vegetables and my uncle and aunt brought a salad, what a great meal. Teresa came by and put me to bed and I visited with my uncle and my brother for a while, tomorrow my brother is going up to my older brother Stanley's house for a surprise party for David. David got a really nice hotel by the water for tomorrow night in San Francisco and then he flies home. This visit we got to do a little bit more fun stuff so was awesome.

Saturday I was just exhausted, I could not keep my eyes open for anything. I planned on getting up and cruising around but I just couldn't make myself, I ended up sleeping all day. My aunt came by with Luana and Malaya, they are so cute. They love to go out in my yard and pick the flowers. I did watch a couple of movies one called Straight A's and the other one was called Dorfman, they were both pretty cute. I slept for a while longer and Rosa came to get Robbie and I something to eat and straighten up a couple of things, she ended up leaving because I kept falling asleep. I watched a couple episodes of Hoarders and hoped that I would be able to sleep all the way through the night, it's going to start getting beautiful outside and I'm so glad to have that big bulky cast off.

Everyone is always trying to throw things away in my house, everybody thinks I buy things that I don’t need and I spend way too much money. I was watching hoarders and the lady said something on the show that really hit me… “So many things in my life have been taken away from me that I didn’t want taken away, maybe that’s why I have a hard time when people are trying to throw my stuff away that THEY don’t think I need anymore?

Sunday was an awesome day. The weather was perfect and Robbie and I got to go on a extra long cruise. We ran into a lady with a guide dog puppy at the Boardwalk. I came back and talked to Heather for a while and then Rosa came to put me to bed and do some personal care, I love doing my personal care in the evenings so I can get up and out here in the mornings. We have been having to ice my arm down every night because it's so swollen after I go to bed. I try not to drive my chair with the lower part of my wrist where the stitches are but that's where I always seem to go. I can see the results now and it's looking good though so it's all worth it.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Week number 3 with this cast on, I'm getting a little cranky…

Monday it looked beautiful outside, unfortunately I was stuck in bed inside again. My morning caregiver during the week got really sick over the weekend and didn't feel it was a good idea to come in, good for her but it sucks. Luckily one of my evening caregivers was here when I got the message and she not only volunteered to come in but to bring me chorizo to make me breakfast burritos… how cool is that?? Susan came by and gave me a massage, much-needed after lugging this cast around for 2 weeks… it sure seems longer. We did personal-care and much to my surprise it was another blowout, I didn't sleep the night before and I thought it was because I took a pain pill but now I'm thinking not. Anyway no matter what I'm done with those pain pills. My uncle came over and catch some holes in my wall, I guess he got tired of looking at them while we were playing cribbage… he did a great job. Now I just need to get the walls repainted. I must've been sleeping really good because I woke up and looked at the clock and it said 9:30 AM but I was wondering why nobody was here yet, my caregiver is supposed to be here at 7 AM, I looked at the clock again and it says 9:30 PM… I hope I can go back to sleep. Bill came by and of course with this couple of strokes of his rubber hammer he fixed my lift so it can be used again, I don't even know if he knows how he did it but as long as he did it. I'm so thankful that he just lives about 10 min. away and that he is so sweet and understanding. My uncle came by and asked me if I wanted spaghetti and part of a baguette, I would never say no to that and it was delicious.I almost forgot… I have been looking for some redwood rounds to use outside as tables, I think they are just gorgeous. Otis messaged me and he said that he had some pine rounds that looked really good and would I like to try a couple of those, he sent pictures and I took one look and said yes… they were absolutely gorgeous. I could see in the surveillance cameras that he and a friend dropped one off today so I had Rosa go out and take pictures… I am speechless. It is so gorgeous.

I finally found somebody who sold Girl Scout cookies, it's getting harder and harder every year to find someone. I even printed out a map where they're selling them in my area, I feel like a stalker. I bought 4 boxes and after eating all whole row I decided this just wasn't going to be enough so I ordered a more boxes. I love to stick them in the freezer and enjoy them all year. Somebody told me that they were as addicting as drugs but I disagree… drugs you can buy all year round, it just isn't fair. Of course right after I ordered all of these cookies I see them selling them on the corner right before you enter the wharf.

Tuesday was a really beautiful day. I got up and went to take Robby for a really long cruise, it feels great to be out. The weather was so nice and everybody was so grateful to be out on this beautiful day, I think I must've said hi to everybody. Unfortunately the rubber pad that I have on my cast to drive came loose and I had a really fun time getting home BUT I made it. Luckily Karen was still here so she fixed it for me and I was getting ready to take off again, I looked at clock on my chair and said 2:30 PM. I told Karen I have time for another cruise and she reminded me that because of daylight savings time it was actually 3:30 PM and Teresa was going be here at 4 PM, good thing she said that or I wouldn't have been back until 5 PM… I still don't get the point of daylight savings time? Teresa came in to give me a nice long hot bath and of course the lift wouldn't work, I just had it fixed the other day. She pushed buttons and jiggled it around and finally got it to go through, yay Teresa. I went to bed and could barely keep my eyes open, I love that feeling. For breakfast I had a chorizo and egg burrito and for dinner I had sausage and garbanzo bean soup.

Wednesday was yet another day stuck in bed. Karen messaged me in the morning and said that she just wasn't feeling good and wasn't able to come in, yesterday was probably too much for her. This is a really nasty flu that's going around and I think you just have to take time to rest. My mom was going out to breakfast with Helen so she brought me back and avocado and bacon omelette, hashbrowns and English muffin. Adriana came by at 4 because Rosa fell at work and was at home resting, thank God that she's okay and she just needs a couple of days rest. What is going on around here?? It is another beautiful day outside of course. My uncle and aunt brought over some corned beef, cabbage, red potato and carrots and Lee and Claudia Roth over a salad and some apple pie… and of course ice cream. Everything was so delicious and then we played cribbage.

Thursday was a great day but it was a little colder than I thought it would be. I decided to brave Westcliff with my boxing glove cast and I did really good, and made it all the way down to the 2nd dog beach and then we went to the wharf and decided it was too cold so we came back home. Teresa came to put me to bed and we did some personal care. She brought me over some chicken curry and coconut soup, it was really good. She also got some rice that she bought at Costco that you put in the microwave and it really tasted good, I will have to get some of that next time I go. Personal care took really long time and we were both really tired and it was getting late so we decided to wait and do the bath on Friday.

Friday was a really good day, the weather was perfect and it wasn't a lot of people so we had a good cruise. We cruised through the lagoon and down Westcliff again, it was so easy yesterday. I came home and rested for a while and then Teresa came by and we parted a couple of plants, I love this time of year when we start repotting and everything looks great… I just love my yard. I got a nice long hot bath, that sure felt great. I think tomorrow's going to be even warmer, I hope so. I am finally going to Costco and I'm so excited, do I want a hot dog and chicken bake?

Saturday turned out to be a really good day. I got a lot of errands done, I love when that happens. I got up and Adriana took me over to Costco, I had a couple of records checks from them so I wanted to use them before they expired. Jeremy from a brighter world called and said that he had some more of my shirts that he tie-dyed for me. They had a sale on the handcuffs shirts that I like, they're usually $20 but they went on sale for $5 so I bought a couple hundred of them. The only problem is they only come in white and I do not have good luck with white, for a short period of time they had blue, pink and green. They cover almost your whole hand and they have thumb holes, I like them because the seams don't get twisted around. I think Jeremy has probably tie-dyed about 20 to 30 and he's not tired of doing it yet so I keep bringing him 5 or 6 each time. Jeremy really knows what he's doing and they all look amazing. I came home and rested for about 15 or 20 min. and then took Robby for cruise through the lagoon, the weather was beautiful. Rosa came and put me to bed and I just relaxed for the rest of the evening. Lexi and Seth came by with some of Lexi's friends. They'll go motorcycle riding together and I have heard a lot about them so was nice to finally meet them, they all live in the mountains around Summit Road. Rich came by and got them and drove them all home, he looked exhausted after running them around all day.

Sunday I ended up staying in bed. I wasn't going to because it looked like it was going to be another nice day but they had some kind of lady's cancer run and is crowded enough around here during the weekends. Adriana came in and went up to the lighthouse point to see if she could get me a T-shirt… and take Robby for a cruise.I ended up sleeping most of the day, I wish I could sleep at night as well as I can in the morning. Rosa came to get Robby and I something to eat and do some personal care. For breakfast I had chicken adobo, eggplant and asparagus and for dinner I had a salad and some killer soup that Teresa made… for dessert I had some cottage cheese with bananas blueberries. No corn beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day but we had some last Wednesday and it was really good.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Week 2 with the cast… does anybody have a saw I can borrow?

Monday turned out to be a pretty relaxing day. Susan came by and gave me a massage, my neck and shoulders are so sore from carrying this thing around… I thought they had lighter fiberglass casts?? It's funny because the cast is on my right hand and all the muscles on the left side of my upper body are the ones that sore. My right arm is sure going to be strong after this, I'm kind of excited about that. Rosa came by and gave me a nice long hot bath, after a long day of personal care it sure felt great. I can't wait to soak my right arm when the cast comes off, I'm pretty sure it's going to look like a shriveled prune. I didn't really think about it but I guess I looked pretty sad driving my chair around with this boxing glove cast. Yesterday while we were cruising down the wharf there was a couple sitting at the bench looking at the water, the guy turned around and looked at me and said to his girlfriend “I promise I will never complain about anything again” and we all started laughing… I don't think he thought I heard him and he looked kind of embarrassed and apologize. I guess if I saw a video of me driving around like this I would either laugh or feel very sorry for me also. I'd rather fumble around driving than stay in bed when it's so nice outside and hey… I think I will have this master, hopefully before it's time to take it off.

Tuesday it was really cold. I got up hoping the sun would come out and everything would be great… it never got great. I had an appointment to get my hair dyed and cut, it had been a while and it really needed it. I got home and Teresa said there was no highlights on the lights in my hair so I don't know what happened. We didn't really get to cruise around except over to Sunshine Villa and back, it's about a mile away. I came home and Teresa put me to bed. I was so sleepy right before she got here and the whole time she was putting me to that and I even fell asleep for a short while but now of course I'm wide awake at 11:30 PM.

Wednesday was also really cold but any day outside is always better than a day stuck in bed. We cruised the lagoon, the wharf and the boardwalk twice, when it's cold we always do it in shifts. Rosa came by and put me to bed and Lee and Claudia, my uncle and aunt came by to play cribbage and for dinner. My uncle and aunt made some killer chicken soup, made a killer salad and brought killer bagels from Noah's… my favorite is spinach and cheese. We all have a good time and ended up playing 3 or 4 games before Lee started yelling at Claudia that it's time to go home.

Thursday was an okay day. Wednesday evening I started sweating and my heart was beating really fast so I had my mom come down and get me a lorazepam, of course this was at midnight. I try to wait as long as I can and try to make it go away on my own but sometimes I can't. So needless to say I slept all day Thursday. Teresa came by to show Rosa a few things, I didn't want to overwhelm her with everything when she 1st started. She showed her how to do range of motion and some personal care. They gave me a bath, cleaned my room and set up my new bedroom furniture. After my bath Teresa was getting ready to lift me up out of the tub and the lift wouldn't work. We decided to put it back on the charger and wait for a while, it worked for about a minute and then it quit again. We left it on the charger for a little while longer and it charged enough to at least get me back into bed, that is so annoying. I can't wait to see how great my new bathroom looks tomorrow.

Friday was a pretty good day. My neck and shoulders were really sore so I didn't get up, another day in bed. I did get a nice long massage so I'm hoping that tomorrow I will feel better. Tomorrow I get to go to Costco, I LOVE Costco. I got a couple of rewards checks so I'm even more excited about going. I didn't get to see how my new bathroom looks but Karen did take some pictures and it looks great, roomier. I just rested the rest of the day and watched a movie called Playing for Keeps with Gerard Butler, ever since I saw chasing Mavericks I just really like watching him. It was a really good movie but predictable.
Saturday was an awesome day. I got up and the weather outside was just perfect. Robby and I went for our normal cruise and it was just so awesome to be out and about. The ocean was so gorgeous, I can't wait for the Google glasses to come out so I can take a picture of all this awesomeness. I came back and Rosa put me to bed and my aunt and uncle came over to play cribbage with my mom and I. May have only lasted a couple of games but we continue to play after she left, I ROCKED… I just could not get a bad hand. I got 24 points in my crib, that's really rare and exciting. I slept good that night. For breakfast I had my leftover pad Thai noodles with garlic tofu and prawns and for dinner I had mustard chicken, asparagus, roasted brussels sprouts and wheat berries. Yes it was a great day!

Sunday started out not so good and then it got worse. I ended up staying in bed because of unexpected personal care. I had a couple of hours to relax before Rosa came in to give me a bath. We got everything ready, got me up in the lift and it wouldn't go through the hallway to the bathroom… talk about frustrating. Rosa is just so cool… she decided to give me a bath right here in the middle of my floor and it worked out just fine. I wish I had 5 Rosa's. She turned a really bad night into a great one. For breakfast I had scrambled eggs, pulled pork and cheese. For dinner I had fish, wheat berries and eggplant… for a snack after I went to bed I have salami, cheese and crackers. It turned out to be not such a bad day I guess.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The 1st week of wearing a cast…

 Monday I was starting to feel better and I got rid of a lot of the gas and bloating caused by the anesthesia, that felt great. Heather came by and since I was stuck in bed again decided to cheer me up and make me a killer dinner, what a great pick me up. She made scallops and prawns with capers and lemon and asparagus. Rosa came by to give me a nice long hot bath and when I got into bed we noticed blood in my urine, I sure hope that's nothing… we will see what happens in the morning. Otis came by earlier and brought a couple of his dogs to maybe expend some energy with Robby Robby didn't seem to want anything to do with them, he played with Karen for a while with his paper brush I wasn't interested in dogs. I can't wait to tomorrow to get back up in my chair again and work with him to see what is going on, I miss cruising around with my little buddy.

Tuesday turned out to be a really good day. I was kind of worried and stressed in the morning because I have a dentist appointment about 5 miles away, I thought that I could do it but the closer it got the more I realized it would be really rough. Karen finally said “just cancel and they will understand” so I did and they did… that was a huge relief. I went and visited with my uncle for a while and then took Robby on a cruise through the lagoon and through Depot Park and back, my arm was already getting exhausted from trying to drive without big heavy cast. I came back and rested for a while and visited with my mom and my aunt and then decided to take Robby for a cruise again. My aunt had said that she was going to clean up and replant her garden for this summer so I stopped by to see what she was planning but she was at the nursery so I came back home to rest for a while again. Teresa came and brought some pad Thai noodles with garlic tofu and prawns from Hong Kong Charlie's, awesome food and really good for you… all natural. I ate and then went to bed, by this time I was exhausted and felt like my arm was going to rip and fall off my body. Louise came by and said that she was just getting so busy at work that she wasn't going to be able to help me out anymore with my accounting. Very weird timing because Teresa and I were just talking about how we could do it no problem so we did it no problem.

Wednesday was another great day. Getting used to driving with his cast is not as bad as I thought it would be. Robby and I cruise through the lagoon, to the end of the wharf and back, to the end of the boardwalk and home. I got a lot of weird stares and questions but how often do you see somebody driving a wheelchair with a boxing glove cast, I'm sure looked pretty weird. Robby wasn't nervous at all, he was just happy to be out and about. The weather was beautiful and I know it's only been since Thursday but I really miss looking at the ocean. I still think I live in the most beautiful places in the world. I came home and rested for a while and then Rosa came and put me to bed. My uncle and aunt came over and we played about 4 games of cribbage, my aunt was my partner and everybody broke even. I saw a commercial for these really cool Google glasses, everything is voice command. You can take pictures, post stuff… I can't remember everything that it does but I'm really excited waiting for them to come out for the public to buy. I have been trying to think of the way that I can take pictures, and also takes movies, while I am out and about and these are PERFECT.

Thursday didn't turn out to be such a good day. For some reason my stomach was extremely bloated and I just felt miserable. We did some personal care and I felt better but then it was too late to get up in my arm was really throbbing for some reason so I just decided to stay in bed. It looked like it was just beautiful outside but is supposed to be even warmer tomorrow so hopefully I will feel better tomorrow. Heather came by and cooked a bunch more stuff, it smelled so wonderful and I was so hungry so when I finally did eat it tasted great. I picked a couple of movies on pay-per-view to watch later and I watched one called Girls against Boys, it wasn't really what I expected but I didn't hate it, it definitely kept my attention. I slept on and off most of the day so here it is 1:00 AM and I am wide awake, I guess I'll watch another movie. I also watched catfish the movie, I try to watch it all the way to the end of a couple of times but fell asleep… this time I watched it all the way till the end so I could finally delete it. Apparently my aunt and now again my mom are really sick so I hope I don't catch that. My brother, his wife and their daughter came down and said that although the daughter was coughing it was just allergies, right before they left we found out it wasn't just allergies… they do this every time they come down here. So I guess it's back on the airborne, Halo and just basically trying to stay away from everybody so I don't get sick again. I don't know what's wrong with people, maybe because they have a better immune system?

Friday was pretty much a typical Friday. Susan came by and gave me a massage and I ended up staying in bed, I wanted to get up but it just didn't happen. I bought some new furniture for my bathroom and Karen has been putting it together, so far I really like it except for the color… it's quite but I would like to see if I could maybe have it painted a sage color. The furniture that I have been there is probably about six years old and the shelves are wicker and starting to sag.

Saturday was both a good day and a bad day. It was a good day because Robby and I got to go for a cruise and the weather was cold. It was a bad day because when we got down to the wharf my headrest hit me on the back of the shoulders, I was afraid it was going to fall off and I wasn't going to be able to pick it up. I made it back and I saw my uncle in his driveway so we cruised over to see if he could help us out, of course he could… I think my uncle can do anything. My morning caregiver had taken it off that morning so we could wash my hair and she couldn't figure out how to put it back on and somehow it got all twisted around. I had to come back anyway because we forgot to hook up my camel pack with tea. I came back home to rest for a while and we were going to go back out again but my arms started throbbing, I don't think it should be in this much pain this for a long period. I do use my right arm a lot and I haven't really thought about holding it down since the surgery, maybe I should have asked? Rosa came and put me to bed and my uncle came over to play cribbage with my mom and I, I made $3 and skunked everybody. I'm so glad to be getting back to normal and eating Heather's cooking again, my body feels much better.

Sunday turned out to be a great day. When I woke up this morning it looked like it had been raining outside and it was overcast so I really debated whether I should even get up or not. I looked over at Robby and immediately knew I should, I'm so glad that I did. We cruised the lagoon, to the end of the wharf and back and down to the boardwalk and back a couple of times, there wasn't as many people as I thought there would be. On my way to the wharf I ran into Alexia and Seth, I haven't seen them for a while and it was great to see them. They were on their way back to meet Dad to go home. The rest of the afternoon I just relaxed and watched some episodes of Snapped.