You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.
Sue is now in the convalescent facility so I can relax a bit. I finished off the Toppers Newsletter this morning, printing it and doing the envelopes, stamps, and return labels. They hit the mailbox at 10:00 AM.
Before departing for the facility, the orthopedic doctor, Dr. Millard, who I asked for a second opinion called and pretty much confirmed that the SI joints were shot and that additional pain injections may work but not likely. He confirmed the operation to fix the SI joints (called SI Fusion) was non-evasive and, in fact, was about 30-45 minutes each (left and then right six weeks apart). For younger people, it is considered out-patient. Sue will likely stay over-night. Further, he works with Dr. Yuan quite often and values Dr. Juan’s opinion.
The two videos assisted me in understanding the SI joint and what the operation involved.
I headed to the facility at 10:45 AM, stopping by the local Mexican restaurant to get a bean/cheese enchilada. Sue downed most of the enchilada.
Etymology. The Real Academia Española defines the word enchilada, as used in Mexico, as a rolled maize tortilla stuffed with meat and covered with a tomato and chili sauce. Enchilada is the past participle of Spanish enchilar, “to add chili pepper to”, literally to “season (or decorate) with chili”.
She got up and sat in a wheelchair and I gave her a tour of the facility. We visited until about 4:00 PM when I headed for home to take a nap before returning with dinner. For dinner, CPK provided pea/barley soup which she did not eat. I brought it home. She did her third bottle of Ensure.
Returning at 6:00 PM I stayed until 7:45 PM at which time I went to GG Elks to visit the gang. A G&T and two dances did me in as the silver ghost and I went home at 9:00 PM.
I was so tired, I crashed and listened to George Nori, Coast To Coaast AM, on KFI 640 until midnight!