I had the growth cut off my arm this morning - that was no ordeal. It was quick and easy, and no pain whatsoever. The Dr. anesthetized it some way, but I didn't feel a needle anywhere, nor have I felt any discomfort hours later.
My appointment was at 9:20, so I figured I would try for a 9am arrival because there is always paperwork when you visit a Dr. for the first time. I had the directions - the medical bldg is on Elvas Ave., and I am familiar with the lower end of Elvas Ave. The further you go however, the more tricky it gets. I left home at 8:20 or so. My Dad always impressed on me that you should strive to be a little early in case you run into traffic, but you should NEVER be late. So I am always ridiculously early!
I was close to my target when I took a wrong turn and got myself hopelessly lost, and then even worse, became directionally challenged. I went through the campus of Sacramento State Univ., plus through other intersections of streets I know well, but I didn't know how to get back to where I went wrong. I finally pulled over and called the medical office to get further directions. I did make even more wrong turns but with some illegal turns I eventually got to the office at 9 am! My dad would have been proud. I was worried how I would find my way out of there to a more familiar place, and again, by pulling through some parking lots I did get back to Folsom Blvd and made my way home! If I drank I would have poured myself a shot! It was a little too early in the day for a beer however.
I have to go back to have the stitches removed in two weeks, and hope I can do a better job of getting there. The nurse who came in to bandage my arm and I were talking, and I mentioned the trouble I'd had. She said, "You had trouble! When I came here for the job interview I got lost and barely got here in time for the interview!"
I wanted to stop at Michael's on the way home, but by then I just wanted to pull into my driveway. Maybe I'll save Michael's for tomorrow. I need some kind of adhesive for the small photos I'm putting into the album.
I was asked to bring a list of meds & OTC's I take, plus vitamins and supplements. The Dr. expressed surprise that at my age I don't take any meds or OTC's - just vitamins. I feel pretty good today, considering my ordeal this morning.
RAIN, LOTS OF RAIN!!!
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