Friday, October 3, 2014

Update setting everything right. Got a plan in place.

My visit to the V.A. x-ray on elbow nothing broken good news, other shoe drops, the bones are rubbing together Ouch! With repeating falls due to the front wheels on walker bent, not designed for the amount of walking, I've been doing new wheels are on order. Comments from the doctor slow down and give yourself more time to heal. Understand you walked 98 miles last month? Most people with PPMS don’t even do 50 miles in two years! I didn't bother to answer her, Nacho and I have maybe a month at most for walking, before snow mountain climbing starts lasting up to six months! Don’t think she even knows anyone who has M.S.! I’ll need to have Jane wrap my right arm for 5~7 days and slow down my roll until I get my new wheels. After I got home Nacho and I went for a short slow walk, in the rain, I don't want to fall again, with my elbow wrapped it felt much better, Nacho loved it whining softly, as we started out. After three days of only playing in the backyard, felt good to stretch our legs again. It’s only going to get into the low forties today with lots of wind. Tonight we may see our first snow flakes and this weekend a hard frost, will welcome the fall with my last mowing of the grass for this year. Time to wrap the pine trees, put up the Christmas lights (won't turn them on until after Thanksgiving). Put up new heat tape and talk Jane into letting me get a little bigger snow blower.  The season with a white blanket of snow and sticks will come up fast. In a short time will only see my neighbor’s eyes until next year. Not being ready for winter up here, is very costly for once the white blanket of snow is 4 inches thick it more than likely will only get thicker until the sun is strong enough to start melting it sometime around late March or April. If we are very lucky and the snow is thick enough and the ground isn't frozen too deep the snow will melt slowly down raising the groundwater levels we need here. Instead of the melting snow, running into the Mississippi River causing flooding all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.

Got a call from the V.A. my replacement wheels are in! All I need is to go in next week and away Nacho and I will go. Not looking forward to the snow


Mary Gerdt said...

Wow..thinking of you...getting cold here too....heal quickly!

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Mary G, Thank you getting better every day. Have a great week

Elephant's Child said...

MS wasn't on my wish list - but there are worse things about. And I decided quite early that I could have a life - or an existence.
Love that you are continuing to choose life. It hurts more, it costs more - and it is worth IMMEASURABLY more.

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Elephant's Child, It's truly worth fighting for.