First Ride on ETran
Ever since this all started back in January and I was put on meds where my cognitive abilities were questionable I decided that I shouldn’t drive. And then it was confirmed by my doctor that should not drive on the cocktail of meds that I was on…so I refrained from driving. Besides friends who have been so kind to come and take me places (Carrie McHugh David, Dawn Tomlin, and Christina Coblentz Yoder). and of course my family (Sherry and Bob Weaver) I feel trapped at home not being able to drive however most days I didn’t really want to leave my house so it was ok. But I was ready to get out and out about a little.
But Mindy a dear friend that has MS learned of a service in her county that would pick up and drop off at her house. For her this was wonderful, so she could go to Dr. apts, take the kids places, have options. So I looked into my county and they had a similar service, called ETran. This was my first trip on ETran. It is really pretty bumpy out on the country/dirt roads, but at least I was able to go to my physical therapy appointment on my own. The bumps in the road did however escalate my head pain. Just hoping that it won’t turn into a migraine. It is a great feeling knowing that I have a way to get places if I don’t get too ill from all the jarring. Should be a short ride though. Unfortunately I did have to take Zofran for nausea but the head pain only escalated to a 3.
I had my first Physical Therapy appointment today. In Charlotte, Hayes Green Beach Hospital has all of their physical therapists located at Alive. I was assigned to Luke who had had experience with Neurology and Head pain patients. He was great but man did it hurt my head 😦
Josiah’s Music Concert
In the evening I had to go to Josiah’s concert and I so badly wanted to go, but my head pain continued to increase, and the anxiety of being in crowd was very real. But I took a Toradol shot and used ear plugs and was able to get through the concert. I was so glad that I got to attend an event for the first time in a long time. Josiah is up front on the left with the solid blue shirt and jeans.