Ten Days Till Christmas

With only ten days to go, I have made a pretty good dent in my Christmas list.  I needed to get as many presents purchased by today  since I am going to be recuperating the next few days.   Tomorrow, I  get my lower spine levels injected by my anesthesiologist.  Be sure to keep your fingers crossed that the injection is successful.

I also needed to get my MacBook fixed under warranty, so I visited my local Apple Genius Bar.  Was I surprised when they swapped out my faulty DVD player and fixed it in less than a half hour.  I had terrific service!!

While at the Mall, I couldn’t help but notice that the rent-a-mall-cops were zipping around on their Segways.   I will upload a picture later that I took with my iphone.  Anyhow, I thought it was pretty funny!

My day did not end there… I also took my daughter Amy to have her hearing aids serviced and programmed.  She is very happy to be hearing once again. Anyone else have a loved one with hearing issues?

I also conducted some retail therapy for myself while I was out.  I bought 4 new books on beading and jewelry, then stopped at the bead store for supplies, too.  A visit to the library for easy reads while I recuperate ended a very productive and nice day.

If  I can, I will try to post tomorrow.  In the meantime,  happy holidays to you!

12 thoughts on “Ten Days Till Christmas

  1. Best of luck.
    And yes, a great niece, who is profoundly deaf. I live too far away to get any practice with sign language, apart from a couple of rude ones, and I am not allowed to use them in her sight. She is now at school, loving it, and doing ballet. She probably knows the rude signs now too!
    Judy B

  2. Amy has struggled with hearing issue her whole life, she can hear low tones, but not higher ones. For school, the teachers needed to use an FM unit, which sounds like what your great aunt has people use.

  3. Yes, Lynn has single sided deafness due to a benign brain tumor. He was fitted with a hearing aid in his good ear but still has to be looking at you to know you are talking to him and he can’t dtermine where sound is coming from. Hope your procedure is successful and you have a wonderful holiday.

  4. I hope all goes well tomorrow. I’m getting excited about your Jan Class! I already have customers and I’m not ready for that much business! Bring on the ‘Whispering’! Merry Christmas

  5. Hearing aids. Yes. DH has them and they, too, need some adjusting. I don’t know who the lack of hearing is hardest on, the one who is deaf or those around them!😉

    Hope all goes well with your back procedure.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Good luck with your injections. What exactly are they for? After two surgeries, my back and leg are starting to bother me again. Maybe injections would work for me instead of a third surgery???

    • Hi Dory, my goal is to put off surgery for as long as possible. When it comes to spines, surgery is always a last ditch consideration. Most insurance companies want to see epidural steroid injections tried before they will sign off of spine surgeries in many cases. Obviously, this does not apply in cases where loss of functioning is due to the spinal problem, so this is decided on a case-by-case basis. Talk to your doctor.

      Btw, I always recommend that anyone considering a spinal surgery seek out a sub-sub-specialist called an Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon. These are the doctors who ONLY do spines day in and day out. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

      Good luck!

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