Monday was a pretty good day. Karen came in and fed the hungry boy and then fed me, got me dressed in up in my chair. After last night, I thought I wouldn't feel perfect today, and I really don't, but I think getting out into the beautiful sunshine will help. Dude and I cruised through Depot Park, to the end of the wharf and back, to the end of the boardwalk and back and then to the end of the wharf and back again and then home. When we got over to the boardwalk, I stopped to let Dude go potty, and I looked up, and somebody was walking towards me. For the most part, it's tough to tell people apart because everybody's wearing a mask and g, good for them. The guy pulled down his mask, and I immediately recognized him and said, "Hi Jimmy!" It was the guy that paints the carousel horses, the cave people, the murals… Pretty much everything at the boardwalk. I think if we would've had his white paint-stained overalls on or he was writing his three-wheeled bike with a basket and a lot of little boardwalk price trinkets that he saved up over the years, I would've recognized him right away. I talked to him for a minute, and he said he came to the boardwalk to get some taffy because he was going to visit his son, and his family loves it, but everything was closed. I suggested that he go down to the wharf to the candy store and buy some there, so we said goodbye, and that's where he went. It was so nice to see him. Every time I cruised to the boardwalk and especially past the carousel horses, I saw his bike parked outside and inside the painting. We cruised home and set out in the sunshine for a while. It felt so good! Joy came by to take Dude for a little cruise, we have this running joke about being old and squirrels, and I found this little hand puppet squirrel on Amazon, so I bought it and gave it to her… She loved it! Rosa came in and fed the starving fur baby and then put me to bed and fed me. She cleaned up and went home or went down to Adriana's. My uncle and aunt came over, and then plus my mom and I played cribbage, my mom was my partner, and I don't think we won any games, but it was fun. I was falling asleep while we were playing cards, and after everybody left, I was out.
Tuesday was another pretty good day. Cindy came in and fed the hungry pup and then fed me and got me dressing up in my chair. Cindy drove Dude and me over to Dominican Hospital, where I had an appointment with my new spinal cord injury Doctor, I really liked my previous spinal cord injury, Dr. Jett, but she retired. The main reason I called was that I was having bladder problems again. She was just going to recommend the urologist. Still, my urologist also retired, and I have an appointment to meet my new urologist tomorrow, but she did recommend that I go see an OB/GYN. After my appointment, we cruised over to Beverly's fabrics to find some really soft elastic so I can change out the elastic and my masks. Carolina made me a bunch, but I'm getting source from the elastic rubbing the raw behind my ears, so were going to get some different kind of elastic and see if that would help. Before we went to Beverly's, we stopped by Starbucks, and I had one of those holiday coffees and a bagel, the last couple of times I've been to Starbucks, I got a terrible stomach ache almost immediately. It's probably the sugar. While we were sitting outside enjoying our coffee and breakfast, Cindy took some under my chair. Quite a few bolts are missing. I hope I don't fall out… I need to call Numotion when I get back because when the guy fixed my chair, he forgot to put back a couple of bolts… I also noticed it's filthy, and it is time to have a detail again. We stopped by Safeway to get a bouquet of marigolds for a day of the dead and a few other things and also get a flu shot, I've wanted to get one, and we decided to just do it. By the time I got home, my stomach was really hurting, so I lay back for a while until Rosa came in, she fed the hungry boy and then put me to bed, and she made me something for dinner, but I couldn't eat anything… No more Starbucks for me. I took some Pepto-Bismol and some medical marijuana and luckily fell asleep early.
Wednesday was a totally miserable day. Susan came in and gave me a two-hour massage, which I slept through, I might have taken a little too much of the medical marijuana, but at least I slept. Karen came in, and we started personal care. The whole time, I was sweating with a headache and chills. Usually, as soon as I get into that nice hot bath, I feel much better, but not today… I was still feeling terrible, so I decided to stay in bed, I think between the sugar, the flu shot, and me trying to take myself off of a lot of my supplements that I don't need, I'm afraid it might be more withdrawals, but at least it will be over with. While we were doing personal care can set, I started bleeding a lot, and I thought I would end up in the hospital, but the bath made the bleeding stop. I tried to relax the rest of the day until Rosa came in, she fed Dude, and she made me something to eat, but I just couldn't eat. She cleaned up and went home, and the rest of the evening, I pretty much just tried to go to sleep, hoping that I wake up tomorrow and feel better. Trish sent me a video that she took during the Michael Franti concert, which cheered me up a little bit.