Well, that appointment on Wednesday to get a shot in my hip for troublesome tendonitis turned out to be a miss, not a hit. I guess all this time I have been trying to stretch the wrong tendon. My hip surgeon apparently didn't get it right. Sometimes Sports Medicine and PT guys know better how the body works. It's not the hip tendon, it's one or more of the glute tendons that attach to the hip joint. No shot for now, more targeted PT. I couldn't get an appointment with my PT person until August 5th, but at least the Sports Med Doc showed me what to do and I am changing my PT routine.
I made it to the Sounders match Wednesday evening, but they lost. Wednesday was not such a good day.Orange impatiens I bought at the Whidbey nursery. Everything is orange under this umbrella when the sun shines.
There were no appointments on Thursday! I did my full PT routine and spent some time outside snipping and clipping. We had been trying to find the right chair mats to work in our office on the new plush carpet. We finally did enough research to find ones with thick enough vinyl. We ordered them on Wednesday and they arrived on Thursday! We think they will work well. Time will tell. Hopefully a win.
Today, Friday, after our usual breakfast with friends, I made another trip into the city to the medical center, this time to Audiology, for a hearing test. We wanted to know for sure that it wasn't my ears causing my loss of balance, and it had been a long time since my last test.
Yep, my hearing loss is progressing to the severe stage. Nope, no indication of structural damage. Yep, it's probably time to update the hearing aids. Oh boy, another big expense.
It is a beautiful afternoon. I did a bit more snip and clip, and took a few photos. Charlie Cat paid me a visit. Now I'll get this blog launched and work my Wordle before we grill some thing for dinner.
Photos from the patio:The trellis with the Black-eyed Susan vine and small succulent pots.
Pots with topicals and tender plants and succulents and spiney things.
Happy Fourth of July! Yes, Gus the Bus and gang will be back for another appearance at the parade.