The blog has been languishing because Robb has been sick with a miserable, lingering cold and because I've been so busy at work. Also, I managed to pull a muscle in my neck, PETTING THE CAT, and I've been really uncomfortable. I really should tell people that I hurt my neck saving a child from a burning building, because the truth is so pathetic.
Robb's physiatrist (the doctor that oversees his rehabilitation) moved out of state, and Robb finally got an appointment with a new doctor. We like this one, just as we liked the one Robb started with. I drove Robb to the appointment, because he was still feeling so unwell from the cold. It's probably good that I did, because Robb is too demure and polite, and doesn't always accurately describe his condition. I think he doesn't want to be seen as a "complainer" which is admirable in some situations, but maybe not so much when starting with a new physician. I found myself having to step in a few times and "fill in the blanks."
One odd detail from the doctor's visit was the fact that the practice does not accept checks. This doctor specializes in pain management for people with disabilities, and apparently, there are plenty of scam artists/addicts who will fake or exaggerate a medical condition in an attempt to get prescriptions for pain medications. Folks like that aren't above writing a bad check for their scammed drugs. Classy, huh?
(Like those lemons? I got them from a neighbor on a local gardening discussion forum. I made a stupid amount of marmalade, and will write about that anon.)