Friday - mulling over my options
Friday, May 24, 2019
The end of the school year is arriving fast. I went to the doctor yesterday and got mixed assessment. My diagnosis was spot on - my little pinkie toe was broken and is healing just fine. My ankle and my knee were both sprained and I tore the ligament on the inside of my knee - again, healing and my treatments are exactly what he would recommend. Those were my positive news. Now, for the less thrilling news, my knees have deteriorated significantly in the past months and depending on my generally practitioner's assessment of my status as a surgical patient, we will probably be scheduling either a double or single knee replacement for sometime in the next month. He promised that it will likely be "the most painful procedure" I will ever have. I assured him that I was aware of both the pain potential and the risks.
Now, Ed and I are looking into the logistics for getting the surgery(ies), getting our heat pump replaced, and getting a new lawnmower (we have 5+ acres and our mower has died and a new recliner for me in case getting into bed proves to be too challenging. We think that I will probably need a ramp so I can get into the house after surgery. The stairs are likely to be a big obstacle for a while at least. I am afraid it will be later than I wanted, but I can go back to school in the fall in wheelchair or with a walker if need be and I don't heal as quickly as I plan to.
Ed wants to do everything IMMEDIATELY and in the most expensive way because "Nothing but the best for my mother will do!" I am frustrated that he can't seem to recognize that all that money doesn't grow on trees and that payments are up really fast!
I am placing this in God's hands now and am sure everything will work out. Maybe the lottery will suddenly drop millions in my lap - although, it is NOT something I expect, especially as I am not buying tickets.
He blessed and have a fantastic weekend!