Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Morning with the MIL

After another health scare last night, we found out that the MIL had an appointment with her endocrinologist at 9:15 this morning in Florence.  Vivian said that she'd take her, but being the good DIL that I am, I offered to take the day off from school (use one of those 4 comp days I have) and go with her. 

I picked her up around 8 AM and we headed toward Florence.  We arrived a little before time, but went on in and waited.  The nurse called her back pretty quick, and I got a few minutes to read Georgia Bottoms in the ridiculously cold waiting room.  By 10 AM, she was out of the examining room and we were on our way.

Dr. Culleton told her that her blood levels were OK and her diabetes was in check....she uses an insulin pump, BTW, and has for about the past 10 years.  Anyway, the doctor told her that when she gets the results back from her sleep study, and that doctor consults with her, maybe his recommendations will help her to feel better.  She suffers from sleep apnea and is tired all of the time, and sometimes confused and forgetful. 

After she was finished at the doctor's office, we rode down to the Stokes Eye Clinic to have her glasses fixed.  She had wire frames, and one of the side arms was broken off.  That visit only took a few minutes, and we were on our way again....back to Bennettsville.

When we got back to town, we ate a quick lunch at our favorite little restaurant Sub Depot, and then she filled up my car with gas!!  I sure appreciated it (since gas now costs more than gold!) but certainly didn't expect it. 

Throughout our time together today, we had pleasant conversation with each other and enjoyed each other's company.  It was really nice to spend time with her. 
Love you Beulah!

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