Remember a few days ago when I had vertigo and Bob had to drive me to the doctor? As I expected, he quickly began planning his escape to drive without me in the car. He dearly loves thinking he's put something over on somebody. He was evasive when I asked questions and finally made his break. I knew he had to get this out of his system so I chose to remain calm and watch to see what would happen. I was sure he could be found at one of four grocery stores. He was gone a while but returned safely. He apparently enjoyed the outing because he'd been to two grocery stores.
I'm continuing to have some episodes of vertigo and my blood pressure is high, something I've never experienced before. Bob is thrilled with his new role of caregiver. He is loving his new Skechers shoes. They've put a spring in his step and turned him into the energizer bunny. He got another chance to drive yesterday when he drove me to the doctor again.
While I napped yesterday afternoon he slipped off to the pharmacy and picked up my prescription, another opportunity to drive without me in the car. He's loving this new freedom.
I have an incredibly sore shoulder for some reason and the doctor wants to be sure my high blood pressure is not caused by the pain meds I've been taking, mostly Ibprophen. She prescribed a Diclofenac anti-inflammatory topical cream, and told me to stay off all pain meds this week, except Tylenol. I'm to log my BP for a week and see her again. I've never put much stock in topical creams but have to say I've been pleasantly surprised by this one.
This morning Bob had a routine check up with the pulmonologist so he got to drive again. While there he learned the doctor is retiring. I'm glad, the cardiologist can easily handle what Bob needs and we can have one less specialist to deal with.
When I'm driving again I may have to push Bob out of the driver's seat. I have to say he's been a splendid caregiver, and his new title is a tremendous boost to his morale.