Yesterday I saw the surgeon for my 3 month follow up. Although my. Ack has not begun to fuse yet, I can say I am about 20-30% better than before surgery. I have less nerve pain and less numbness. This is good 🙂
Up this morning early so we can drive to Thunder Bay. In Winnipeg we stayed at the Holiday Inn (Airport) – we had stayed previously and it was great but this time we were disappointed. They are in the middle of renovating so maybe that’s why our service wasn’t great. All the hotels we have stayed at this far have been pretty good. My favourite so far was the Holiday Inn in Regina… Clean, had a supervisor for the waterslide, and the front desk guy was fantastic.
My back hurts more today. I knew it would, sitting for so long in the car everyday, but I was hoping that I could pretend I was the way I used to be for just a moment… The ‘get in the car and have minimal uncomfortableness afterward’ kind of person. No such luck today, as I begin to have muscle spasms travelling down my left leg. I am thankful that my husband has been driving, my doctor gave me extra medication before leaving, and I felt pretty good the last 4 days.
I was able to visit friends I have not seen in 8 1/2 years last night. I wish we had more time in Winnipeg, but given that we have to be in Nova Scotia by a certain date, we just cannot stay longer.
Our oldest son is doing well (he is going to college in BC and elected not to move with us). He signed up for his courses for the Winter semester. Our daughter also seems well, still in Edmonton (and I wish we could have stopped there to see her!). Our youngest, who is travelling with us, is out of sorts and is acting like a crazy person. This morning he wanted to shower before everyone… (It was a big deal) and was throwing attitude – even after we let him. I suppose it is par for the course seeing as we have turned his life upside down, but it will be nice to have a sense of normal again soon.
I’m ready for a great day… Even though I feel blah, I know that God’s hand is guiding us and His light is shining 🙂
“For the joy of the Lord is my strength…”