Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Off to Cleveland AGAIN

Cleveland Rocks

Flying out tomorrow to Cleveland. I have to drive four hours to the airport and get there by , so nothing sedating or for pain tonight. Not looking forward to the drive, not looking forward to the flight, or the overnight stay, or the appointment.

I tried to weasel out of it but the study sponsor wants me to come there. I am spending an awful lot of time and money traveling. I will not be pleased if this turns out to be another nothing like the stitch removal was. If it is not absolutely necessary for me to be there, I don't want to be there. Travel is not easy for me these days.

I may or may not venture another ride on public transit. I am economizing on the hotel since I don't have to be at the Clinic until noon on Thursday. Maybe I can splurge on a taxi. I will decide when I get there. If The Headache is behaving itself, I will probably do the public transit route, if it is not I don't think I will be able to handle it.

Maybe they will reprogram my stimulator and get my brain back on track to wellness. I will think positively and try to be happy to make this trip one more time. I'm going to have to channel my inner MiMi. I wonder if I find some blue eye makeup to wear???


  1. Not that I should be giving advice or anything, but I would make sure that the study coordinators know how difficult the travel is for you. They may "red flag" your chart so that you only get called in when it's really necessary. You never know - it might work.

  2. Obama spoke at my town the other day and mentioned the Cleveland Clinic as one of the best medical facilities in the nation. Not that I value his word haha. Maybe Cleveland does in fact rock. LOVE MiMi by the way. Great show. :)

  3. I let them know, but I think I am down to my last two visit for the study - one in two months and one in five months. I'm afraid travel is tough for everyone in their study as we are all probably at similar levels of disability. :(. I think the national hospital rankins have John Hopkins #1, Mayo's #2, Cleveland Clinic #3. I havent' been to John Hopkins, but I would say Mayo's and Cleveland are pretty neck and neck - have been to both.