Yesterday’s MRI did not go mechanically according to plan.  I was supposed to be in at 9:00 and out by 10:00.  The computer decided to get quirky after I was in the machine 15 minutes so I was pulled out, the computer was reset and we tried again.  After 15  more minutes it did it again!.  All of the time I was in this harness and my shoulder was very uncomfortable.  Then they decided to restart the whole machine which took another 20 minutes and voila! it finally worked.  It was a very long time to be in the shoulder apparatus and so I came home and took a nap. I am no longer fearful of the results because there is just nothing I personally can do about them.  They are what they are.  The doctors will read them and make the decisions. And I, the good soldier will do what they tell me to do.

Unfortunately, since the MRI took so long we missed our visit with the Gorskys.  I had another surprise visitor from Va last night.  My friend Teri Barr came with her new mate and chinese food.  I haven’t seen her in years and years.  Jan went to a wedding in Lakewood and of course since I am in mourning for my mother, and it was going to be a very late night, I could not join him.  The visit from Teri was entertaining and having company was great for me.

Today PT is later in the day so I will walk to do some errands before and after.  I have completed the two ponchos for my nieces which I will mail out.  I also have to gather kosher deli and cheeses to take to Cape Cod tomorrow.  I will also need to pack some very warm clothing.  I am so relieved that I can go to the Cape without the fear of being too far from Sloan.  Things are looking up.

I am grateful I did not wake up in pain this morning (although I haven’t done my exercises yet) and that I am getting more movement in  my arm.  I am grateful that I can look forward to going away and not fear that something will happen that I will end up in urgent care again.  I am grateful that the first set of scans are completed. I am so grateful that I am here, awake, and well enough to share this journey.  I am especially grateful for all of your prayers and well wishes.  Kindness and caring have been the ultimate medicine during this journey and I never would have come this far without it.  So for that I am especially grateful and say THANK YOU.


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