July 03, 2009
The week of appointments: Ten
I've been the chauffeur for ten health-type appointments in the past four days (only one was for myself; and actually I walked to that one).
Monday was big domestic day as usual (sheets, towels, laundry, meal-planning, grocery shopping, tidying, etc), plus unpacking from our weekend trip to Geneva with cousins.
1. Jason to the dental hygienist for his first big clean after all braces being removed
2. Emily to the orthodontist for top braces on
Tuesday night David and Jason went to play soccer with the guys from church, and David hurt his foot quite acutely, so...
3. David to a general doctor to look at his ankle, upon which he could not walk.
4. & 5. Jason and Katherine to the hair dresser's (10-15cm/4-6" off my hair, still long)
6. David to an orthopedic surgeon to be clear on the diagnosis - yep, no break, just an unhappy ligament. Prescription: put your feet up and drink beer. Seriously, that's what the doctor told him to do. Well, and ice it. Which we'd already been doing. So we were very happy for this excellent verdict, all things considered. No sports for 5 weeks, though. I guess David will have to join the spectator ranks at the church soccer nights for the rest of the summer. Bummer on that. But now he can concentrate on conditioning his ankle for skiing at Christmas in Colorado.
7. David to dermatologist early (we're a family full of sensitive skin on both sides). That appointment was made before we knew he wouldn't be able to walk or drive himself there and would be working from home that day...then off to work to pick up his work laptop so he could work from home better.
8. & 9. Jason and Emily to dermatologist (why not take care of all the problems in one day? This dr. is a wonderful, friendly, caring, fantastic English speaker, with his own pharmacy so he just gives you the products and you don't have to go to a separate place; which all means one generally has to make appointments far in advance)
10. Emily back to the orthodontist for work towards the bottom braces being installed - which will not actually finalize until next month.
I am happy for this week of appointments to end. It has been the first week of summer vacation, but it hasn't really felt like it yet for me. I am really thankful David's foot is not in a more serious condition, and glad that it is getting better rapidly. He's off crutches already, but walking gingerly, and the ankle is still swollen.
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