Doctor appointments... purging the books
Thursday, April 26, 2018
I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday to get a cortisone shot in my shoulder for my bursitis. My right arm had once again become pretty much useless, which made all the rearranging and cleaning I have been doing for the last 3 days much more “interesting”! (I enlisted assistance from other people when it came to moving the largest bookshelves, and awkward pieces, like the kitchen table.) My range of motion in the right arm improved drastically within about 15 minutes of getting the injection, though there is still pain.., but I CAN move it, which is a vast improvement!
And today I see the neurologist... more injections. Good thing I am not afraid of needles! My migraines haven’t been too bad lately. I have had a couple develop, and a couple that felt like they wanted to become migraines but didn’t develop (phew)... again, an improvement from where I was a couple years ago.
I was scheduled to see the rheumatologist this past Tuesday, but they called and rescheduled to mid May. I don’t mind. It works better that way.
And the purging I mentioned in the title of my blog? As I have been removing books from the bookshelves so we could move them (and then refilling them) I have been culling my book collection. There are books that I haven’t reread in over 5 years... so I doubt at this point that I am going to reread them... and I am bagging up all those books and setting them aside to donate to the used book store in Dunkirk that helps support the Literacy Volunteers. So far I have over 20 grocery bags of books set aside. (I am not overfilling the bags though, because I don’t want the bags to rip, and I want them to be fairly easy to carry.)
Funny thing is, even with all those books off the shelves I can’t quite find room for all of the books I want to keep! I think I need a new bookshelf. lol ( I think my dad would have a conniption). Hmmm... time to get creative? As it is I still have three “mounds” of books to shelve and nowhere to put them... I will have to ponder...