I’ve been trying to “keep a low profile” and eat properly after my “imaginary” weight loss surgery. I think it’s been going well. In the weeks since I received the devastating news that my surgery was no longer covered under my insurance plan, I have lost about 13 pounds. Not bad. I’m afraid May will throw that off a bit. It will be more difficult to continue the liquids and soft foods, the extremely small portions and such when I won’t be home for most of the month. At best, I figure I’ll continue to lose more slowly. At worst, I hope to maintain until June, then go at it aggressively again. Wish me luck!
Before we leave later today for Delaware, I have a meeting at the hospital with the doctors who attended my mother at the time of her death and who have reviewed her medical file. I wanted to get a few answers to questions that I had at that time and they have been very willing to accommodate me. I’m not thinking of litigation or anything of that sort. I just want to understand what went on and why certain treatment was chosen. I’m certain they are being helpful partly as a way to take precautions in that regard and I really don’t blame them in this society. But I’m glad that this meeting was planned, whatever the hidden reasons.
After the meeting, we’ll drive as far as Fishkill, NY and spend the night. I’m glad we don’t have to drive all the way to Delaware after a meeting that will probably go to 4 PM or so. Tomorrow we’ll finish the drive to Delaware. So what’s in Delaware? My stepson’s college graduation! He’s done a good job and my husband is incredibly proud of his son. We’ll spend time with my stepson and his girlfriend on Thursday and part of Friday, then let his mother (my husband’s ex) spend time with him Friday night. Graduation is Saturday, followed by dinner – we all get to spend some time with the ex Saturday – aren’t we lucky? But we’ll be nice – we always are.
Sunday morning we’ll head back to Massachusetts. On the way through New Jersey, we’ll stop and visit my daughter for an hour or so. She recently lost her dog and I’m sure the company will be good for her. We’ll get to see the “new” apartment. New to us, we’ve never seen it; not new to her, she’s been there over a year.
After that, we’ll drive home and rest for 4 days. Yeah, right, rest . . . . there will be laundry, a dentist visit for me, a meeting for my husband and lots of repacking. Not to mention making sure everything is clear to my 26 y.o. son, who has Asperger’s Syndrome and will be responsible for keeping the house in order while we’re gone to Nashville. We’ll leave him a detailed list of chores to be done and things to keep him occupied when we go. He works full time, but will spend the rest of his time on the computer/internet unless we plan ahead. This will be a test of how ready he is to be on his own someday. Ought to be interesting. We’ve left him for a week or so before, but this will be 5 days now and 17 days when we go to Nashville. It will be a long time for him to be a “self-starter.”
It’s going to be a long driving trip and I hope to keep the fibromyalgia at bay. It’s been trying to flare up this week already. If we force ourselves to take frequent enough breaks, it should be okay. I hope. I’ll let you know. I plan to have the laptop along for a travel log, so I’ll be able to let you see the trip through my eyes. At least, I will if the fibromyalgia lets me stay awake and alert enough to remember the details.
So . . . . like I said at the start . . . . wish me luck!