….Ah yes! The Tuesday night before the Tuesday morning that Od and I move. I am right on target though the house looks worse each day. My dear movers will pack us and have us 75 miles from here by this time next week for sure.
I am going to miss my friends down here. Made the dearest of friends this time around. The Lord gave me one last umph in the line of music work. Gave a concert. Have enjoyed working with the Minister of Worship at SGCC. It is a very little church with a great deal of love and compassion and energy. It’s reach will extend far in time. Nothing good happens over night and when it does, it is usually here today and gone tomorrow.
I am looking forward so much to Prescott. Never thought I might live through snow again but it is a thought dear to my heart. The year I lived there (3 years ago, would you believe!) taught me where things were and I am not going into the move cold turkey.
I shall always remember how I got my Dr. in Prescott. I was quite ill one Friday evening. The weekend was upon me and I realized I did not have a family doctor and knew no where to go except to Urgent Care. I waited the weekend out and early Monday morning called my favorite cab company for a ride to UC. When “Boston” got there, he saw I was in trouble walking out to the cab, he quickly came to my rescue and got me in the cab. After he got back in and backed down a ways he said to me, “I am not taking you to Urgent Care, I am taking you to my Doctor.” When we got there, he took my arm and took me into the waiting room. The gals at the counter seemed to already know him, kidded around with him, greeted him and he informed them that I was very sick and I needed to see his Doctor right away. It was about 10 minutes later when a Dr. came out and took me back in to his office and he introduced himself to me and took my hand in both of his hands and said, “I will take good care of you”. And so I met my new family Doctor, Dr. Askara. I liked him so much and that was a hard thing to say because I was battling the reality of coming out of a patient/doctor relationship that had lasted over 30 years. All Dr. Milam seemed to have to do was to look at us and he knew what was wrong at times.
So the Doctor is all taken care of as far as when that need might be. It has been a hard thing to find the right kind of vehicle to travel to Prescott in. I can assure you by the time I have reached Prescott, all of the Oxo-codeine will have been used. But that is what I kept it for and I am being careful, realizing that I had 50 of them to work with and realizing also that I do not want to be addicted to them by the time I have only one left.
At any rate, Od and I will take the shuttle up to Prescott next Tuesday. I called my favorite cab company as I know the owner and she will be the one coming down to get us so we will have our ride back to the high country and I will be as good as I can be in traveling. My Doctor says I need to get out of the car every 30 minutes and walk around. No time for that with the moving van hard on our tails. I will have some things with me to work through the drive – – vibrating pillow – an extend back pillow and my oxo-codeine which will help more than any thing. And he is allowing me to take two of them at a time that morning. Ho hum. With all the precautions I have and yet they tell me I am still not a candidate for surgery. Well. This is not my back. I use that term, but that is not what it is. It is the lowest of the muscles under the shoulder blade section. My therapist tells me there are 8 layers of muscle to get through in order to work on the area that is my problem. And this is another thing, there is a therapist in Prescott who does the medical massage which helps GREATLY and keeps me level WHEN I do what I am told.
So. For doctors and therapists they are there and I have been to them before.
We are not returning to the little cottage with a two-fold reason: it is not for rent and I did not want to have to work through that driveway another time because this time I want to stay. So we have a little 400 sq. ft. house. I was talking with the people caring for it today. It has been brought in, and completely gutted and redone. New double pane windows, flooring, roof, kitchen, bath, etc. I have not personally seen it except through pictures and the eyes of one of my g’daughters.
It is not on a mountainside – it is on flat land so I will have no problems getting where ever I want to go. My favorite cab company knows we are returning and all is well.
After we get settled in I will give you a tour online of course. But it may be a couple of weeks as I am waiting to get window coverings until I get there. I want to use the theme of pinecones and I have chosen some drapes but need to check out window sizes.
So. Fun times, even with a back that is ornery……..and feet and knees that get tired easily…..and…..and…..and the rusty years have been activated.
Even with all the aches/pains still…….under His wing! Marge H.