We are home. I just climbed out of the tub. My I.C. started at noon. 🙁 I was stressed out about doing the M.R.I. Normally I dont have a problem doing any of these scans but the minute I was inside the tube I freaked out. I felt like I couldnt breathe. So I was taken out and I relaxed, closed my eyes and went back in. I kept my eyes closed the whole time. I knew that if I opened them I would see how close the walls were and I would want out again. It took about 30 minutes and it was done. I’ll get the results in about a week. So that tiny bit of stress started up all this pain. Stupid, I know.
After that we drove into Vancouver. Went to Kitsilano beach and had a snack. Watched all the day camp kids playing in the water. Reminds me of when I was a kid in the summers and how we used to go to day camps. Not because we had to, we just went along for the fun. Back then we would go to the Sunset community center and hang out and do stuff for free.
After that beach we drove down the road and stopped at Jericho Beach for a few minutes and then drove all the way down to UBC and then back to downtown. We parked under Pacific Center and we headed for a quick drink at the food court. Then I went to H&M while Gregg went to the Apple Store. I saw many items I wanted to buy, but the line up for the fitting rooms and the cashiers were at least a dozen or more people each. Maybe next time. My I.C. was getting bad by this time. I walked out of the store and told Gregg I needed a drink and to relax for a bit.
We grabbed a cold drink and headed back to the car. I had taken my pills when we arrived at the mall, but they werent helping. We decided I needed to get home. When it hurts this much there is nothing I can really do. I just want any clothes that are touching me to be removed and to have a warm bath.
So now we are home and Gregg is making some bread that I can smell already. Not sure what flavor it is. I think he feels like a Baker man with that bread machine…hehehe Anyways, I’m off to lay down and read a new book I just picked up. Ta-Ta!
This friday I am having yet another M.R.I. done. This time its on my right shoulder. I had my left shoulder done about 3 years ago. I had impingement syndrome. Which ended up with me having surgery to fix the problem. So now I am having the same troubles with the right one. I have been waiting since November for this M.R.I. Yes it took some time. The pain is actually a bit better now, but I figure I better go and do the M.R.I. any ways. I have a feeling that it will get worse if I dont go.
Gregg is taking the day off so he can take me to Royal Columbian Hospital for 9:30 am. Its going to be a early morning. I just hope we dont get stuck in traffic and miss my appointment. Then I’ll have to wait another 6 months. It took 2 1/2 years for them to figure out the left shoulder and there is no way I want to wait that long again.
We are going to keep traveling into Vancouver afterwards. Maybe head to the beach. Have a nice luunch on a patio some where. Do some window shopping. Stop for a beer or two. Should be a nice day. I just hope it doesnt rain. Looks like it will today. Its so cloudy and grey out here in the valley. Its a very blah day.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to go for a yummy lunch on a patio? Nothing too expensive but not a dive either. It would be nice to get an ocean view. I’m going to pack up a few things just in case we do end up spending the day at the beach. Wonder what is the best beach to go to in Vancouver?