I'm determined to regain control of my life, but it will take some time and can't happen overnight. I visited my doctor this morning, and she told me that my lower spine is undoubtedly bruised severely, it will take as long to heal as a fracture. So that means a few more weeks of pain and discomfort. She prescribed a strong pain medication, but I doubt if I will take much of it. Sometimes the cure is worse than the pain.
I was really relieved when she told me my lungs sound fine. I was as worried about the detrimental affects of toxic smoke inhalation as I was about my spine. So I will just put up with a little discomfort now and then and hope it eventually goes away.
I'll be going back tomorrow to have blood work done since I didn't fast this morning. I knew I should have but wanted my coffee and a bite to eat.
My sister Julie left this morning to go back to the Bay area, and she will catch her flight back to Florida on Sunday. That's the same day Ara is leaving for college. I've really enjoyed being with them, and regret that I missed family gatherings the past two evenings because I felt so awful.
So the goal is to get all the health issues taken care of and then decide what I want to do about traveling. As I mentioned I have negative feelings about the truck camper now. That may be irrational, but I haven't had a truly good day since I got it, and I'm going to wait and see how my outlook is in a couple of months. If I decide to sell it I will sell the truck with it, and get myself some sort of Class C. That's what I should have done in the very first place, but I listened to everyone who touted 5th wheels.
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