Today was off to the doctor (again). The good news is no more wound packing!!!!! Now it is just a fold of gauze, no saline, until the last jellybean-sized bit heals. A full three months post-surgery at this point, and it’s probably still another month.
They are trying to figure whether there is to be a follow-up cycle or not. As long as there are still open wounds healing, the doctors have been postponing the next step. Maybe even canceling it. But now there is discussion of when/if to go ahead. Argh. I think we are both just exhausted with medical crap, but if they think it should happen….
And moving to the merely annoying; the Kaiser parking people closed my usual garage, labeling it “full.” Then, after I’d parked on the street five blocks away, it had gone from “full” and closed to open with “49 spaces.” Me, I think they just were having a party or something. And not just annoying, five blocks was challenging walk for Tom.
And yesterday was a write-off too. We had another big family funeral to attend, over in the city. Tom’s from a big Irish family, so there is a whole song and dance involved. This one was distinguished, though, by having our poor car die in traffic on the way out to the gravesite. The good part was being rescued by Tom’s cousin and her really rather okay daughter. They followed the tow-truck, swept us off to the reception, and the daughter then drove us back to Berkeley – through rush-hour traffic – for which I am totally grateful.
The car is now off having its timing belt replaced, and I get to ride over on Bart on Tuesday, my birthday, to fetch it home. The sad part is, I’m sort of looking forward to it. A whole afternoon completely free to wander about. Admittedly, to wander about in San Bruno, but at this point I’m not picky. It looks as if there is a big mall right at the Bart (Tanforan Shopping Center?). I’m thinking I will make a side trip and get lunch and poke around a bit before calling the mechanic to come pick me up to get the car. An adventure, of sorts.
So basically it’s just been pointlessly busy. Kitty photos eventually, though, I promise.