Not the planned blog post but things turned out different than we had expected today.
My mother called this morning with another gall bladder attack. She had been up all night in terrible pain. She had an appointment with a doctor today in Houston (she lives two hours away) for a surgery consultation.
She drives to my house and by the time she gets here she is feeling better. Good! Instead of driving into the medical center I told her I'd take her on the Metrorail. No big deal. Wrong.
The Houston Rodeo is going on so they try to charge me $10 to park at the park and ride. I told the guy I wasn't going to pay it because I wasn't going to the rodeo. I'm trying to take my mom to the medical center on the metrorail and I've never paid $10 before. He let me park. :)
While buying our train tickets I left my favorite water bottle on top of the vending machine. Oh nooooo! Nothing I can do about it. I didn't realize it until hours later.
On the metrorail:
Doctor sees my mom and says he can do the surgery tomorrow! We had expected next week some time but she's anxious to get this out.
So after that doctor visit we go to pre-register. That took all day. Fortunately I brought protein bars. :D Still had very few calories.
They did tests and the EKG showed a previous heart attack that she has never been checked for but she does remember having at home. (she scares me sometimes) Then she tells the nurse that she forgot her blood pressure medicine at home. NOT GOOD!
At this point it's 4:30 so I run to the other end of the building to the prescribing physician who originally put her on the medication. The doctor is gone. But someone else calls in a prescription for the meds. Whew!
We finally get out of there a little after 5pm. Get home to drop off the van because Chuck has to take Rachel to set up for the dance tomorrow. Oh yes! Rachel has Gavel Club (like Toastmasters) and a dance tomorrow. And my mom is having surgery in the morning. Stress? Naaaaaah. LOL I did have a glass of wine tonight. ;-)
While picking up the meds at the pharmacy I find out that mom has been taking her thyroid meds incorrectly. She had been taking two of the same pill instead of one each of two different pills. At this point, I'm really worried about her. Love her to pieces but she is not thinking clearly. Way too careless.
I'm starving at this point. So we go to Mimi's cafe where I got before mentioned glass of wine and a balsamic chicken salad that was incredible. As hungry as I was, I couldn't eat the whole thing.
Do I even need to mention that I have not exercised today? It's ok. Things will work out and I'm glad she's getting the surgery so she won't be in so much pain.
My mom will be staying with us until Friday or Saturday. I can't remember. I do know that Chuck and I will be working from 1pm Saturday until 4:15pm Sunday at the Texas Independence Relay. I can tell you that by Sunday night I will be a zombie.
What a whiny post! Sorry guys. It must be because I'm tired.
How about some good news? My Glucophage crumbs did not kill me today. Yay!!!
More good news? My water bottle was in the same spot when I got back to the metrorail park and ride. YAY!!!! Love that water bottle. It will get a good cleaning tonight. :)