Not much exciting news to report, which I guess is a good thing! We drove down yesterday afternoon and stopped and had a really nice lunch with Darla and Bobby, our new fellow Chiarians from the New Paltz area. Darla had her mini-PFD and spinal fusion about a month ago. She looks great and is doing so well ~ she is truly an inspiration to us. Her spirits are great and it is so invaluable to both Lacie and I to have found a new friendship in this strange but wonderful bond we have through the Chiari community.
The traffic was utterly horrible on the way down. Note to self (and all readers!) - do not attempt to travel the NYS thruway south on the Sunday after Thanksgiving if it can be at all avoided. I think there were more license plates on the road from NJ, CT, & PA than NY! After getting off at Newburgh exit for our lunch get-together, we took a tip from Bobby and cut East on I-84 to I-684, which takes you down to some other highways that eventually patch you into I-278, which brings us into Brooklyn where we had a relaxing supper with the Dawsons, who were also kind enough to put us up for the night. Thanks to Bobby for the driving tips. Other than one bottleneck at the end of 684, it was pretty smooth sailing.
I'm currently in the Pre-Admission Testing area where Lacie is doing paperwork and other pre-op related stuff. We had the MRI earlier this morning. After this, we are off to check in at Variety House, then a quick lunch and over to TCI for an afternoon appointment. If history dictates, TCI will likely suck up the rest of the day like a nail in an expiring radial tire. Any of you who have been there before know that they always seem to be understaffed and behind in the daily schedule. I think we waited over 3 hours there the first time. But it is worth the wait, and we thank God that He has led us there.