A Medically Induced Week

I’ve got a super exciting (???) week to attend to.

Monday:  PT

Tuesday: Three-plus hours of allergy testing – because I’ve been getting sinuses headaches/infections for two years straight and my doctor INSISTED I go.

Guess what?

I’m allergic to RATS.

That’s right!  No pet rats for me!

I am NOT allergic to dogs.

(I wouldn’t give up my dogs even if I was!)

I do have some miscellaneous other allergies (to every pollen in the world), but doesn’t everyone?

Wednesday:  No PT today because I have a follow-up visit in Los Angeles with my elbow surgeon.  He’ll use an ultrasound to see inside my elbow and look at my tendon repair.  I hope he says the tendon is past the 50% point of healing because when it is, I get to begin doing more with my arm/hand/shoulder.

Thursday:  Consultation with an Ear, Nose, Throat specialist – because the allergist guy insisted they make sure there’s nothing structurally wrong with my sinuses.

(Ummm?  I’m absolutely sure there’s not, but I agreed to go under duress.)

Friday:  Physical Therapy

In my spare time this week, I’ll also be doing some exciting things like purchasing a new mattress.



On the home front, my pool contractor is showing up occasionally to work on rebuilding/resurfacing the pool.

I’m pretty sure, at this rate, it will take months to complete.

To put it in perspective, if the workers showed up every day and worked all day, the job could easily be completed in two weeks or less.

But, it has already been over two weeks, so ….. months!

I’m very happy because Labor Day is approaching.

After Labor Day the majority of tourists leave Orange County.

I’ll get “my” beaches back.  (I hate to visit the beaches in the summer when it’s crowded.)

If my doc clears me for some shooting, the timing could be just about perfect.

Fall is my favorite season!

P.S.  Please don’t send me any pet rats.  I’m highly allergic!

2 Responses to “A Medically Induced Week”

  1. Jenny Sylvester

    LOL… rats, huh? 🙂
    Busy week! We decided to get a new mattress too to upgrade to a king vs. the queen we are on now! However, I’m so sensitive to everything – getting anything new is so difficult for me. We are trying Tuft and Needle, it should arrive today and I should know by sometime over the weekend what it feels like. If we do not like it within the 100 day trial period, we can ‘return’ it for a full refund. The company will donate the mattress and give us our $ back. How cool is that?! It was inexpensive compared to one I have my eye on at the furniture store… so we shall see! I’ve always purchased very expensive mattresses – this is new for me.

    Good luck with ears/nose/throat doc. 🙂 Not fun to deal with constant sinus headaches and infections. That is one thing that happens to me when I am around new chemical type stuff – like paint, house repair stuff and new carpet/furniture. 🙁
    oh… and cats….

    Yay – elbow check! Hoping for the best news! Take care and enjoy your busy week.
    – Jenny

  2. Mj

    I totally understand your desire to have your beaches back. I visited 3 different beaches this past weekend as well as Morro Bay and the amount of tourists was staggering.
    I will go back to taking my jaunts to the beach once it all calms down. I will also take days off work during the week instead of attempting weekends.
    I have allergies to every tree and grass out there as well as cats and I have one. Like you I cannot give her up so I choose to suffer it out. Glad to know that Fred and Frank are there to stay!


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