On Monday, June 26th I had a mental block when I woke up. I saw the clock and saw Gibbs and Bill get up to go out at 6:30. When they crawled back into bed, we all went back to sleep. Next time I woke up, it was 7:20 and Bill said “don’t you have to clean this morning?” Oh darn! Usually, it is on my mind immediately, once I wake up but today of all days, I slept in.
I left them in bed and got myself ready. While the tea was brewing, I fed Gibbs and he gobbled it up in no time. He still has his days when he’s picky but for the most part, he eats quickly twice a day. 😊 It had rained a lot through the night again so when I remembered that I was supposed to stop to water Robin’s plants today, it was obvious I wouldn’t need to.
|Good morning, Bessie, Buttercup, Daisy, Junior, Jersey!|
For you, Loree. ♥
I had the Mat clean in no time but didn’t wash the floors today. They weren’t bad at all and I was on a schedule so scooted home. I noticed the maple sapling had fallen over again so stopped at Robin’s home. Of course, the rain started again as I left the laundromat so I got wet again. This time, I moved the tree over in front of the garage on solid footing, their cement driveway. Live and learn but I’ll need to keep an eye that it continues to get rain in that spot.
Bill was just getting out of the shower when I arrived so I had more time than I thought. I just changed my clothes and we left Gibbs in charge around 9:30. It was only a 45-minute drive to the Owen Sound hospital for his appointment, but we are always more comfortable being early rather than pushing the limits. 😊 We waited for 2 hours in the wait room and then when he was called, we waited another 55 minutes in Room 3 waiting for the surgeon.
|Playing the waiting game.|
We did learn from the X-rays/Ultrasound
when Dr. Costas told us Bill tore 3 ligaments 😖
He seems nice enough but I wasn’t overly impressed with Dr. Costa. He is a busy man, no doubt, but I didn’t feel he was into the ‘meeting’. Bill liked him, I think, so we got the verdict. His verdict. Do physio for about 6 weeks (1 or 2 x /week, whatever Bill wants) and take an anti-inflammatory as often as needed. That will keep the swelling down.
The good news was that he didn’t recommend surgery. Partly because of Bill’s age and partly because it’s only a 50/50 chance of improvement after the fact. Well, that’s good enough for us so 10 minutes (if that) later, we paid the parking fee and left. By now, it was 1:30, his appointment was 10:50, and I was starving! My yogourt this morning had worn off long ago. We stopped at our favourite fast food joint and had Uncle Burger combos at A & W. Then we were full. LOL
Bill dropped me at Value Village while he went to Canadian Tire and Princess Auto. VV doesn’t impress me much anymore – at least not for their clothes. The prices are nuts so it’s a good thing I really wasn’t looking for anything in particular. 😊 We needed to replace our tall lamp that sits in between our recliners, the other one I bought a few years ago doesn’t stand well. The joints are stripped so I’ll move it to the Bunky to help with lighting for puzzling.
I did find 2 tops for under $5 each and a green denim skirt for $6. That’s it. Gibbs was very happy to see us and in the long run, we are happy to have a result – of some kind. Bill called one of the two recommended therapists in Hanover and was told he can’t get in until July 20th. Bummer, we’ll try the second one tomorrow and hope for a sooner date. So, some ‘up’ news and some ‘down’ news and we’ll just see where it goes from here. We all had a little snooze around 4, exhausted from doing nothing!
Neither of us were hungry for supper, so back home after Gibbs and I walked to the corner, Bill went to the Hangar. He’ll make a sandwich when he’s ready and I’ll do the same. The wet warm day turned into a dry warm evening, with the sun drying things up before bed time. We reached a high of 22C/71F today but it felt a few degrees warmer than that with the humidity. Such is Ontario, Canada. 😊
I hope y’all had a good day. By the way, I finished the last 2 episodes of The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel last night. Now, I'm sad it's over. I loved it!
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