It is raining this morning in Tulsa. The skies are overcast and the ambiance this morning fits my mood. I do feel a bit stronger every day after the shock of Gracie dying.
So today I’m not going to dwell on that sadness. I’m just going to do my typical post about what’s been going on.
Lunch At Kendra’s New Place:
I took lunch over to Kendra’s new house yesterday. There is still much to be done before it’s totally finished.
She doesn’t want me taking pictures until she’s farther along. She’s not even to the decorating part because it’s really not there yet.
Thankfully the master bath shower has already been dug up and fixed. The plumber used the wrong kind of pipe.
When Kendra asked him about it, he told her she intimidated him and it made him nervous.
I just can’t picture a man saying that to another man, can you?
But Kendra, who is about 5.2 and weighs around 100 pounds, scared him so much that he just couldn’t think straight. Interesting.
It was an expensive fix for her, but she said not as bad as she had originally thought.
What I understood of it was that the original pipe he put in would not have eradicated the gases that come from the sewer. That’s what he had to replace.
All this is out of my scope of understanding. Above my pay grade, as people often say.
Her house is cute; about 1600 square feet. Interest rates went up at the last minute so her mortgage is close to $3000 a month, and this is weighing heavily on her.
Because she has other mortgages to cover on properties she’s purchased.
She may have to sell a rental property to try to keep up with all the mortgage payments.
New Restaurant In Town:
I picked up food at a new place called Nachos Business that’s down the road from me. Kendra hadn’t yet heard of it. It will be a good place to get food for her kids when they’re at her house.
The nachos were in a long box. They gave me several bags of food in containers to dress the nachos up with. There was shredded pork, cheese sauce, avocado, pickled onions of some variety, and cilantro.
It was so big that Kendra can lunch on it for days.
Her two little dogs are getting used to the new place, and she’s closed on the house she was in before. So at least that’s done and behind her.
Thoughts On Surgery:
I’ve decided I just can’t put surgery on my schedule right now. The surgeon only operates on Fridays, and then there’s Kendra’s surgery in mid-May to consider.
After losing Gracie, I just feel depleted. I just don’t think I have it in me to take on such a mammoth task as surgery right now.
I think I’m just going to wait until that new custom boot comes in and try that for a while.
It’s been close to a month since they took measurements, so it shouldn’t be too much longer before it’s delivered to my doctor’s office.
My doctor put an injection into my ankle last Wednesday.
Relief wasn’t instant. It took about 24 hours, but at least the pain is no longer as bad or constant. I know it probably won’t last long and that you can’t get this kind of injection often.
He told me he wanted to do it so he could see what specific areas need fixing, by my response to the injection. He can’t see everything on the MRI because of where the tendon, etc. is located.
I told my doctor that I do not want my ankle fused, so there will have to be another solution that I’ll go along with.
The radiologist who read the MRI had to make some assumptions. Because the tendon is not where it can be fully examined unless the ankle is opened up.
My doctor/surgeon called me last Thursday morning to ask how the injection was doing, but I missed his call because I was taking out my trash.
So when they call me about the surgery, I think I’ll tell them all this and hold off for now.
At least I haven’t had to wear the boot much after the injection, and thus my hip is better.
I have an appointment with the chiropractor for my hip in just over an hour.