Brace; Revisiting Carmichael – Oct. 29, 2013

Around 10 am this morning, I heard lots of chatter in the kitchen. I found Colleen, Erin, and Clark all having omelets cooked by Clark and one waiting for me. He is so good about making sure that Erin is waited on.

This afternoon Erin and I drove way out to Coyle and Manzanita for her appt to be measured for a brace for her right leg. She loved seeing our old stomping ground. We lived in near in Carmichael in 2 different houses for 24 years before moving to Campus Commons 24 years ago … the longest I have lived anywhere.  It was sort of sad to see that the brand new Thrifty drug store of the 70s is now a thrift store. The Burger King which we toured when it was new in the 70s has shut its doors and the buidling stands empty. The Lucky store where we grocery shopped is now a 99 cent store. The Crestview Bowling Alley is all boarded up. We had time before the appt so Erin enjoyed shopping at Raley’s grocery store.

We went to Integral Medical for the brace appt. The fitter gave her a temporary brace to wear. He is going to talk to the physical therapist because he would like to make a series of plaster casts which he would change weekly for about 4 weeks to try to stretch out some muscle so that Erin doesn’t thump when she walks. Then he would make a permanent brace. We understand now why the therapist sent us there even though it is a much longer trip for us than other medical supply places. Erin felt quite exhilerated by the feeling of walking with the brace.

She talked to Steve tonight. Because of no lines at Disneyland, Paco rode his favorite ride 4 times today. I think they are heading toward the coast tomorrow to show Louisa the Pacific Ocean on the way home.

Barbara

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