|Countryside on the way to Rome, Italy October 2008|
My apologies for taking so long to update. My only excuse is that our involvement with Twitter/#nipclub can keep us pretty busy at certain times if a party is planned.
Two weeks ago I had the RFA (Radio Frequency Abulation) procedure done. It's taken about 2 weeks to really kick in, but it has helped greatly with the pain in the Sacroiliac. I still have other pain - arthritis and fibromyalga in different areas - so I'm still on Tramadol for the pain, but I do cut back on it on days that I can. I'm so happy to report that the RFA was successful. YAY!
Yesterday I was supposed to go to Milwaukee to meet with a Parkinson's specialist. Wouldn't you know it - SNOW! (Darn Groundhog needs to be replaced - we're supposed to have spring now). It started snowing yestgerday around noon, giving us 5 inches of wet, heavy, slippery snow by last night. I heard the weather forecast predicting this storm on Saturday so decided to call and cancel the appointment. Our son-in-law said driving in snow didn't bother him, but it would have really bothered me. I would have been sitting on pins and needles the entire trip. While I'm anxious to meet with the PD specialist, I didn't feel it was worth the risk and hazardous roads to do so. My appointment is now re-scheduled for April 17th. I hope it doesn't snow then, but it could!!
Now I need to find a ride for the April trip so son-in-law doesn't have to take another day of vacation. Daughter is like me - she doesn't want to drive in Milwaukee either. It's a concrete jungle down there with 3 major freeways merging downtown and cars going 80 MPH. You need to be really sharp in the brain, which Don and I aren't at this age. If we knew where we were going and knew where the interchanges were, it would not be so bad - but you don't become familiar and comfortable with that when you only travel down there once in every 3-4 years.
Hope it's spring where you live! It's going to be a long while a-coming around here!