--I’m in a decent mood this morning considering.
--Appointment with the orthopedic specialist was a waste of my time and money. It didn’t start off good when before I even met the doctor they took me back for X-rays.....of my shoulder. I’m like, it’s not my shoulder the reason I am here. It is my arm and hand. The technician more or less just ignored me and went on with FOUR X-rays of my shoulder.
After that and sitting around in the treatment room for 45 minutes the doctor comes in. Asks some questions, does a few little ROM tests and what not and then tells me he doesn’t have a clue what is going on. And, that it’s not my shoulder. Really? Like I didn’t already know that. Other than the couple carpal tests on the wrist, he did nothing in the way of my forearm, upper arm or elbow joint. Sent me home with a $65 wrist brace that is only aggravating the situation and ordered a nerve conduction test.
--I may go ahead and schedule the nerve test with the intention of probably cancelling. I have a series of massages (every 5-8 days) lined up for the next 6 weeks or so and I’m working on it myself as much as possible. I’m also going to try to get in with this woman chiropractor. I’ve heard very good things about her. I think my money may be better spent going this route rather than with our shitty medical system.
--So, do you refuse to pay for the X-rays? I have an issue with that and they will hear about it.
--Iowa got my cat lady’s soybeans all harvested and to market. It wasn’t the best crop but her land has been neglected for so long. She’s going to get a nice little chunk of money and Iowa made enough off of that one field to pay for his combine so I’m happy.
--He has two more fields of soybeans (25 acres and 16 acres) to harvest plus our little 2 acre plot. These other fields will yield considerably more beans because the ground is much more fertile.
--I’m going to make mango margaritas for our book group this weekend.
--Got together with high school friends this weekend. Had a nice time. They all came out Saturday and got a tour of the acres. Paige and Royann went crazy in the garden. I gave them each a bucket and they filled it full of beans, tomatoes and peppers.
--I’m getting a 90 minute massage today with a new guy. I think using a couple different therapists may be a good thing.