Monday was a lazy day around the house. I didn’t sleep well so I was up early watching Netflix again. I have to say I’m sick of watching the television. I feel like there’s nothing to watch that I haven’t already seen. I’ve been doing pretty well with the no nicotine but I’ve slipped and had a few pulls of my vape. I’m trying to do better, I have to remember the end goal is getting this surgery so I can get healed. Around seven thirty that morning Jessica called and told me everything she had planned and when she was going to get to coming over for wound care. She said that she wasn’t going to be long and was bringing company with her. I told her okay and that I would stay in the bed until she done wound care and then I wanted to get in my chair.
It wasn’t about thirty minutes after getting off the phone, Jessica pulled up into the driveway. She brought in baby Shepherd in his car seat and said Kelly and Amy were on their way. We decided to go ahead and do wound care hoping it wouldn’t take long and we could possibly get it done. We didn’t make it through my wound care before everybody showed up. We finished up doing the packing of the wound and then put me in the chair.
Thursday I wanted to get in my chair because I was sick of doing nothing in the bed. So we got me up. It was a beautiful and warm day outside despite the weather saying it was supposed to rain all day. I wanted to get a few things done outside while it was still nice outside too. There wasn’t anywhere that I was needed so we stayed home all day. The first thing I worked on was stuff for the sugar gliders. I tried introducing two together, it didn’t just end in failure but it definitely wasn’t a success either. I’m trying to combine a few cage’s together so there’s only a few cages in that room. We took down all of the toys from the glider cages and put them in my bathtub to get washed. It’s been years since they have gotten a true bath. Mallory decided to go ahead and burn everything in the burn barrel. It was hilarious watching her avoid the moving flames of the fire in the wind. I tried to tell her it was too windy but once something is put in her mind she’s going to do it. I recorder just about the entire thing because she was being hilarious. I wanted to help cook supper which was simple; biscuits, sausages and white gravy. It didn’t take about thirty minutes to get everything done and it was time to eat. I ate a biscuit and a half and couldn’t handle taking another bite.
Friday, I was supposed to have a wound care appointment but the doctor, Steven, didn’t think it was necessary to be seen this week since we are only waiting on my insurance and my nicotine levels to go down. I still had a few errands that needed to be done in Alexandria so we kept the plan to go to Alexandria anyway. We got a later start to the day, putting me in my chair around 9:30. My dad came around 8:30 to look for the water leak that he couldn’t find the night before. This time you could hear the water running just like we could hear on the back porch. Daddy didn’t want to have to crawl up under the house in 36° weather with about six inches of standing water so he tried to find a plumber. I honestly had no idea trying to find a plumber would be so hard but daddy called at least three people. He left and said that if no one called him back by noon or one when the weather had warmed up, he’d get under there and fix it himself. After he left it was time to get me dressed and in my chair.
As Mallory is putting the lift down to sit me in my chair, Jessica Hailey and Mia came through the door. Jessica came to do wound care for the day since I wasn’t seeing the doctor. It only took about 10 or 15 minutes to do the wound care completely, and have me back, dressed and ready to go. We followed them out and went to Alexandria. Our first stop was Petco of course. Mallory wanted to get a crab for her ten gallon aquarium. We looked at the betta fish, the koi, goldfish and all the other fish but there was no crabs. I wanted to look at the fantail goldfish and ended up finding celestial goldfish whose eyes are on the top of their heads instead of on the side. This makes them look like you took tiny Googly eyes and glued them to their head. They are so cute. I already knew two of those would be going home with me. We still had a good bit of stuff to do so we’d have to stop on our way home so they would have enough oxygen to make it home. We drove passed CiCi’s Pizza and decided that was what we wanted for lunch. We didn’t have a bent fork with us so it was very interesting to eat with a regular plastic one but I made it work. The next stop was the vape shop so I could get a nicotine free vape but the first one we went to didn’t have any so we decided that we would stop by the one in Ball where I know they have what I want. While in Alexandria I went ahead and went to Cabrini Hospital to get the lab tests from before my last neck surgery for Dr. Bowie. The only other stop was to get the fish before we came home. The afternoon was spent getting the tank ready for the three celestial goldfish we brought home, cleaning up the house and putting me back in the bed.