I've had a busy time with my niece who has now gone home. We had a lovely but very short visit. At least we had an opportunity to have a birthday dinner with her brother, go to the beach, the movies and a bit of shopping and relaxing.
Since I posted here last (and after my niece's visit), I went out of town to escort my mom to the hospital for a consultation with a specialist. Unfortunately after leaving very early from my home to get to her city on time, the appointment was cancelled.
|On the return home, the light is beautiful and these mountains near Hope on the way to Vancouver are in full view.|
The medical van did not bring the right stretcher to transport mom and though they were in process to get the right stretcher delivered, the doctor's office cancelled the appointment altogether and said it would need to be rescheduled.
|Passing through farm fields near Chilliwack.|
Mom was disappointed and I wasn't so happy either. But what can you do? Things happen and I always try to think that things happen for "the best" because of things we cannot know or foresee. It is just a real pain in the butt to have to travel 355 kilometers one way (220 miles) to be told that the appointment is cancelled. So we wait to see what happens next.
I did my best to make mom feel less upset about things but understandably she wasn't happy. She has already been waiting 4-5 months for this appointment. It is important to the healing of her pressure wounds and once healed she can be free to get out of bed every day. Since I got back home I found out that the wound nurse is going to work with the nurse practitioner and open up and treat the wounds and it remains to be seen about the doctor consultation. I would appreciate your prayers on this as the procedure will happen on Monday.
|Approaching the new Port Mann Bridge|
On this most recent trip to mom's we were able to bring all the remaining things from mom's storage unit. She was a little shocked (perhaps surprised is a better word) that I threw away some pieces of her furniture. But I explained that it wasn't good sense to pay for storage of furniture that has become old and battered after the many moves they have been through. I am storing all of her excess things in my storage unit which also needed cleaning out first. I have a lot of medical equipment in my storage and I don't want to throw it away because of the high replacement cost. I may need something for my own use or if have a friend or acquaintance who could benefit from some of the medical equipment at some point. The only thing I do want to get rid of is one of her electric wheelchair as it takes a lot of space in my home.
It isn't a major problem because most of what I want to keep or really need is older stuff which I saved in a special place. These are still safe. It is just the inconvenience factor and the additional cost and lost time trying to find things again that are a nuisance.
|The old bridge is being dismantled.|
|Fraser River looking northeast from Port Mann Bridge|
I'm afraid I'm not so good at keeping all my photos and documents organized and safe. It requires more work and effort than I'd like to put into it the task. So for those things I did lose, I have no one to blame but myself. Is anyone in my shoes on this one?
Driving west toward Vancouver and home, the sun sets as we pass through Burnaby/Port Coquitlam.
The weather in the next few days is expected to be very hot at 30 degrees + Celsius (86+ Farenheit). I will be trying to stay cool.
I wish you all an enjoyable week ahead.
Our World Tuesday
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