Wednesday, May 1, 2013


For a change, today I am playing the role of "Support Team" for my wonderful mother! She is always  driving me to all my many doctor appointments and surgeries and being support for me through all my IC travails. Well, today it's my turn to pay it back a little.

Mom needs to have knee replacement surgery on May 14th so today she has a series of pre-surgical appointments. She was going to come down and do this all by herself, but after all she has done for me, that just didn't seem right. So I told her I would keep her company and then after her appointments we would go out to lunch. She thought that was a good idea.

I was just talking to my therapist the other day about the struggle that being on Disability and not able to do much of anything that it gets boring sometimes. We were trying to think of things that I was able to do to break that boredom. If you've been reading my Blog, you know that making an effort to do my walks when I feel up to it is one of the things that I try to do. I overdid it yesterday on my walk and learned a lesson from that, let me tell you!

But, I brought along my iPad and right now while Mom is in for one of her appointments I figured I'd take this time to knock out a Blog. This has not been difficult even though I'll probably be tired when we get home, but it's nice to keep Mom company for a change and just to get out of the house too. 

Since we were at the hospital and now the medical building, there is no shortage of nice clean restrooms so that's a plus! Spending time with Mom is always a plus and being able to sort of be a little "support" is nice too. 

I hope I can be there with my Dad on her surgery day as well. She is always, always at the hospital for my many surgeries, I want to do the same for her. Plus I know my way around so well, I'd like to be there to help guide Dad around too. 

Anyway you look at it, today is a nice day. Just keeping Mom company and getting to have lunch together and for once I'm not the patient. It's a good thing! So, today I'm the Support Team! 

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