I know, Nanners, I miss many of the "oldies" too. Many of us don't seem to be posting like we did. I always hope that means its because we are doing so good. But, sadly, that isn't always the case. *sigh*
Yep, I am ever so grateful our insurance allows us the option of going to Mayo!!! Its a 12 hour drive but well worth it! We have two choices, the "quickie" way thru the west side of Chicago (or right time of the day, right up thru the middle of it) or the more leisurely, beautiful, scenic route thru Michigan's UP.
We'll probably run thru Chicago on the way there and home via the UP (and all the UP casinos *sigh*). Ah, well, its neat to be able to split expenses rather than foot the entire bill for the trip. Besides my neighbor prefers to drive so its her car and body that takes the beating. And I'm there as an emergency driver if needed. If one has to stay longer than the other, that one pays the entire hotel bill for the extra nights. Same thing if we stay overnight at a casino or casinos on the way home. I sure can't kick on that! AND, she'll be happier than a pig in a pile of dung if I'm the one who has to stay longer as there are a couple of casinos not far from Mayo. A win-win situation for both of us and no hubbies to cramp our style!!!!
Gachrons, I'm "almost" getting the yard cleaning "bug". Almost but not quite. By afternoon when it gets decently warm here so far I am too too tuckered. Was just switched from straight CPAP to a bi-level which should have been done long ago but it is taking some adjusting to the new mask as well. As far as painting ... wicked grin .... I pick out the paint, hubby usually does the painting. He's neater at it than I am. I get to shop to pick out the curtains or spreads or whatever to go w/the new paint job.
Nanners .... am really sorry to hear about
the nausea. That really is the thing I dread most. Even more than the pain. I have yet to find a script
oral pain med that I can tolerate. Fortunately, I respond well to Tylenol. But when it isn't enough .... I'm in a mell of a hess and a world of hurt. Even IV morphine I HAVE to have phenergan or equivalent administered AT THE SAME TIME or slightly before or it is upchuck city instantaneously. I hope your knee is doing good since the surgery. I had a tough ole friend who had both of hers done at the same time. Gutsy ole gal, but she said life was too short wasting it recouperating twice.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.