Just because I haven’t posted in a week, I feel the need to at least write something about the nothing. Yes, not much going on around here at all. They did send Mama home from the hospital on Thursday. Then, on Monday, my sister asked me if I would go to Mama’s doctor appointment with her. Linda is starting a new job with the county sheriff’s department next week, so she will not be able to take Mama to her appointments for a while. So, Alan, my brother-in-law, and I will have to swap off that responsibility in the coming months. I have the first one that is coming up on April 9. I told them all I can do one day a week. I know that I can’t do anything two days in a row, or I will be confined to my bed in pain for two days afterwards. They all seem to understand.
While we were at the doctors office, sitting in the waiting room, I ran into a girl I have not seen in at least forty years. It’s sad that we were really good friends in high school, but then we went our separate ways after school was out. I remember going to the old Alpha Theater in Douglasville, with Lynn and Cathy when we were about fifteen years old. I don’t remember the name of the movie, but it was a western, and we got talking about what women did before they had brassieres. We were laughing so much that we got thrown out of the movie theater and decided to walk to the bowling alley, which was about a mile or so away. Anyway, I was telling my sister about that, and Mama looked at me and said “I never knew about that.” Yes, I know, Mama. Do you think I would have ever told you about it back then?
So, where were we? Oh yeah, the doctor put Mama on another blood pressure medicine. That makes four. FOUR. I asked him why she was on four medications that are supposed to lower her blood pressure and it was still high? It checked at 162/90 that day. He really didn’t answer except to say that each one of them acts differently.
I got two care packages filled up and addressed and ready to go, one to Canada and one to Maryland. I am hoping to get them mailed out today or tomorrow. I had good intentions of getting them delivered by Easter but that isn’t going to happen. Well, one of them could get there in time. Maybe.
I finally decided to file a medical malpractice suit. I talked with an attorney here in Georgia, and now they are talking with an attorney in Arizona to see if I really do have a claim or not. In order for there to be a case, I have to have “significant” damage. I don’t know if my idea of “significant” is the same as their idea of “significant” or not. I do know that I am in pain every day. All day. If I do anything a normal sixty year old grandma would do, I hurt. I have to take hydrocodone four times a day, along with Aleve two or three times a day. I can’t put my own socks and shoes on. I can’t walk very far without being in pain. I can’t pick up my two month old grandson. So now, whether or not my pain is “significant” depends on two attorneys who do not know what it is like to be in my body. Y’all say a prayer that they decide in my favor, because without that decision, I can’t even file the lawsuit.
So, how has your week been? What are you up to? Where are you going? Tell me about it.