Monday morning early, we had an appointment at the CORE institute in Surprise, AZ for evaluation of the results from Ms. Pat's procedure on her back.
The CORE is a busy place, even as early as it was. We were one of the first ones there, but soon every seat in the place was filled.
Within a few minutes we were called into the examination room and Ms. Pat began answering questions and filling out the questioner about the injections she received last Friday. After all factors were evaluated, it was decided that Ms. Pat is an acceptable candidate for the Radiofrequency Abalation procedure and an appointment was made. The earliest open date was March 15.
This procedure is normally done under sedation but she doesn't”t take well to heavy sedation, so they agreed to keep it as local as possible. She is anxious to get it behind her with hopes of welcome relief of the constant aggravating pain in her back. We have known for years that she needs surgery on her back, but we want to avoid that if at all possible. So we look forward to the procedure and are hopeful it will be successful. Travel Bug-Susan, thanks for the comment and we will keep you posted on the results. It might work for your Mom.
We made it home from Surprise shortly after after noon and this is what occurred right about Happy Hour! If you look close, you can see the SNOW!! AGAIN!! It didn’t amount to much, and the moisture is always a welcome site.
We had been in close contact with JRoger and Susan, our good friends coming all the way from Florida, in their new Motorhome. Yesterday, Ms. Pat attended her Ladies Shooting class and we knew they were getting closer. At about 4pm they called and informed us that they were about 100 miles away and would be here in about 2 hours. Hurray, we are sure looking forward to seeing them. Ms. Pat quickly made a big pot of Gina’s famous “Taco Soup” and kept it warm in the cooker.
We agreed to hold Happy Hour open. Shortly after 6pm they called and said they were just a few miles away. We jumped in the golf cart and headed up to the front gate to meet them and lead them down to our place. It was so good to see them. We had them all parked, plugged in and situated just as darkness of the evening set in. I was so excited I forgot to take any pictures. :-(
We enjoyed hugs and conversation and the Taco Soup really hit the spot. I am anxious to catch up with all the news and inspect their new little Motorhome. JRoger says, “This is the way to travel”. He says he is enjoying the simplicity of a Motorhome and it's small enough Susan can do some of the driving for him. It got late fast and everyone was tired and and looking forward to tomorrow and the days to come.
It is a GREAT WEEK !!!!
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