Because we had a long day yesterday, this will be a short blog today. Sorry about that.
We were up early because we had to drive to Jacksonville for two appointments Miss Terry had at the Mayo Clinic. The weatherman had been predicting rain and the possibility of some severe storms in our area, part of the big system that is making its way across the Southeast, but all we had was a stiff wind on the way up there.
The more time we spend dealing with Mayo, the more impressed we both are with them. Everybody we’ve ever talked to there, from physicians to the nursing staff, administrative people, even the volunteers working the desks, all make you feel welcome and comfortable and let you know that you are their first priority.
Knowing that we have about a 112-mile drive to get there, they always try to schedule Terry’s appointments on the same day, and usually as close together as they can. This time around we had to wait a little over two hours between her appointments, and by the time we got done and left it was after 5 PM. The good news is that everything is looking good from her Medtronics implant that was done in December, and the doctors think that with some physical therapy she is going to be enjoying a much better quality of life from now on.
Since my night vision is so bad, Terry drove home, fighting the strong wind all the way. We stopped at Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet in Daytona Beach for dinner and got home just in time to watch TV for about an hour, then write the blog, and head for bed.
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