When last we left our intrepid heroine she was bravely surviving the Great Heat Wave and courageously conquering the Epic Computer Build of 2017. Let us back up in time, to Friday, the day before all the computer parts arrived.
I finally left the house despite the continuing heat wave. I had no choice, I had three images to be taken at Radiology Ltd. Let me say I have never encountered anyone who works there that was less than pleasant, friendly and competent. It is a very comfortable place to have images taken. And I scored a covered parking space. You have no idea what a difference shade makes when you climb into a car sitting out in temperatures well over 100°. (Or maybe you do and you realize what a big deal this is!)
First up, the pelvic ultrasound. I ignored the instructions to drink 40 ounces of water one hour before my appointment and thereby avoided the embarrassment of peeing all over myself and/or the technician. Instead I drank my normal amount of morning water and then right before I left the house I peed, drank 8 ounces of water and then sipped a few more ounces on the drive to the appointment. My bladder was full enough for imaging but not so full as to be painful. And as soon as we were done the technician took me straight to the restroom without being asked. Perfect!
Then she walked me over to have my hands x-rayed as I had time before my mammogram appointment. The hand x-rays took no time at all. Then I was escorted to mammography where I had a bit of a wait. Part of that was due to the scheduling and part due to the fact they were running a bit behind. It happens. I had my book and access to a bathroom (yes, of course I needed to pee again) so the wait wasn’t bad.
And the technician was good. And the room was warm. In the past I have had some very painful mammograms. My breasts are very dense so sometimes they feel the need to really crank down on the machine. This one did not do that for which I am very thankful.
And I walked out the door less than two hours later thinking, gee that wasn’t bad at all!
But wait…the day got even better. After the imaging I had arranged to drop my car off at Jack Furrier up the street from my house. For months and months (okay, more than a year) I have had a shimmy in the steering wheel between 50-55 mph. I diagnosed the wheels needed balancing and maybe I was missing a wheel weight. When I went to pick the car up I was told the problem was actually a leaking valve stem in the left front tire. Now I knew the tire had developed a slow leak and we kept putting air in it but I had kind of forgotten that. Well, they fixed the valve stem, re-inflated the tire and that solved the shimmy problem. AND THEY DIDN’T CHARGE ME FOR IT! Not a dime. Thank you Jack Furrier.
So a day I had been dreading turned out to be not only not so bad, but kind of good. Life is funny like that.