First, a thank you to Blogdramedy for hosting Blog Shorts for June. I had a very fun time writing the 30-word chihuahua stories (except one or two). It helped to break me out of a creative rut I have been in for a while. By week two, I developed an odd habit of writing exactly thirty words (without having to edit) as if that were natural. Funny how adaptable we are.
Vacation Day 4
Yesterday, I got a call from my doctor. The EMG showed a serious problem in my sciatic nerve and L5, which they think is the cause of the foot pain I have endured for the last 20 months. The MRI showed a problem with L1 and L2. Super. Now I get to go to a neurosurgeon, which sounds like the last guy you want to be referred to. When I found out I have full a month to wait before I can get in to see him, I started to have mixed emotions about it and now wish I could see him today no matter how much it hurts.
So our vacation is definitely on hold - at least for me. We had a great time hanging out yesterday. My husband put the glider together for our swingset, the boys played in the sand, and the big kids went on a 4 mile bike ride. After the bike ride, the older kids were too tired for amusement parks, so my husband took my toddler. They had a wonderful time. The little guy announced his legs were too tired to walk anymore well before the fireworks went off. I declare yesterday a success. Everyone had fun, and there was really no conflict.
Today, is zoo day. We have zoo passes. No way in hell can I endure the 40 minute drive to get there or being pushed in a wheelchair over a bumpy path when I can barely endure just sitting here typing. So the kids and my husband are going to go and take pictures for me so I can pretend I was there. I will take enjoyment in their enjoyment.