When I woke up this morning, around 5:30, I felt much better, my back was not hurting much at all, but I'm still going to keep my appointment. It's not the first time it's felt better when I got up and got worse throughout the day. After yesterday, I'm not willing to take a chance.
After our breakfast of cereal this morning, we were soon ready to head to the chiropractor's office. According to Google Maps it will take about 20 minutes - we allowed 30, and I'm glad we did. We weren't early by much more than a few minutes. I was the first person in the office and after getting copies of my Driver's License and my Insurance Card they gave me 5 pages of papers to fill out. Good grief! They wanted my life history! It wasn't too long after I turned it in, that they took me back. They weighed me, took my blood pressure (it was very good), and then moved me to a room where the doctor would see me. I only had to wait about 5 minutes before he showed up. He was very nice and quite thorough. He had me do several different things - walk on my heels, on my tiptoes, touch my toes, and then he moved my legs around to see if I had any binding or pain as he moved them. I did fine on all of those. Based on that he did not feel I needed any x-rays - and I was glad of that. He explained he would have his assistant come in and place an ice pack on my back and then they would add pads that would provide stimulation on my shoulders and my lower back. I thought I was going to come off the table when she put that ice pack on my back - for those of you who know me well, you know how much I hate to be cold! Fortunately the pads they added were warm and with the stimulation providing extra warmth it wasn't anytime and I no longer noticed the cold.
Dr. Whitaker's adjustment was quite similar to our Dr. Frisbee in Oswego, except he used a little gun like thing to punch things back into place. I was pretty sore in several spots on my back but I felt better when I left. I noticed immediately as we walked out to the car that my knee was a little sore. I remembered it had been bothering me earlier this week when we were walking, like it has in the past when my back was out. I'm sure I won't be having that problem anymore, as the adjustment will most likely take care of it too.
On the way back we took Tom Landry Blvd. where we saw
After we returned to Bentley, Dean called Gabriel, the guy who is supposed to work on our gate valves. He called him before we left to let him know we would be gone for awhile, and Gabriel asked Dean to call him when we returned. He told Dean he needed contact information for our warranty company, and I sent him a text with what he needed so he could call it in for approval. He has the parts on hand but will need their approval before he can do the work. It was after lunch sometime before he responded he had received it - so he was probably providing work for someone else in the meantime.
Since we didn't want to leave and possibly miss Gabriel we had a few chores we've been wanting to get done. I asked Dean if he could use the air compressor to clean the vacuum really well. I had asked him several days ago about cleaning the main burner on the stove since it was plugged and I had not been able to use it; as well as lifting the top part of the stove so I could clean underneath around all of the burners. We got all of those "to-do's" out of the way.
We walked outside later and I noticed the couple on the east side of us here in the park had one of those clotheslines that are on a stand and then spread out, similar to the one below.
I told Dean with the dryers not working any better than they do here in the park, it would be nice to have one of those I could hang our clothes on to dry. We noticed there was a pole outside of our RV placed in the concrete. Dean said he bet that it was used to hold a similar clotheslines by the previous owner. We are going to look into it at least.
While we were out there the gentlemen in the park right next to us, on the west side, hollered at us. He noticed we were from Kansas and wanted to know what city we were from. His wife had grown up in El Dorado. We had a nice visit with him before he had to go in and help his wife.
We fixed a quick lunch and then spent the afternoon just being lazy - watching TV, reading, and waiting, hoping we might still see Gabriel yet today. I decided to work on the blog and get it caught up. At 6 I stopped long enough to fix our dinner - baked potatoes, with broccoli and cauliflower over the top with butter and cheese. It was simple, but very tasty!
I think we are headed to Dairy Queen in a few minutes. I happened to find a coupon, buy one blizzard and get one of equal size for free! Can't beat a deal like that and the last time we had a DQ blizzard----Garnett, maybe?
I feel so much better tonight. I still have a twinge of pain below my right shoulder once in awhile but it is nothing compared to yesterday. I have an appointment for a follow-up on Monday morning at 8:30. I'll be ready to go, go, go now!
Our blizzard was great and they have a great special on right now - a burger, fries, drink and a mini blizzard for $5.99 - their normal burger, fries and drink is $6.19 and a mini blizzard is normally $3.09. We might have to try that out sometime soon. I also noticed they had an app you could download and save $7 or $9 the first time you used it. Can you tell I've turned into one of those Senior Citizens that looks for those "good deals"?
Not sure what we will be doing tomorrow. It will depend on if or when we hear from Gabriel. I can at least get the laundry done tomorrow if we need to be here in the park waiting for him to show up. It's hard to believe we have been here an entire week already.