Monday, August 10, 2009
Going To Kansas City
Yet Another Appointment
Going to Kansas City to KU Medical Center to see the immunologist/allergist group as a followup to last month, leaving early in the AM to get there by 9:00. Rush hour traffic gets on my nerves, especially when it is just sit there and inch a little forward and sit there again. Reminds me each time why I choose to live where I do. There are advantages and disadvantages to everywhere you live, I just don't have to put up with traffic gridlock very often.
I grew up north of Kansas City, and going to the "big" city was quite the adventure. It's a fairly green city with lots of trees and grass, and used to have the most fountains per capita of any city in the United States. There are hundreds of beautiful fountains that run from little modern ones to huge extravagent classical ones with water spouting sculptures.
I have gone to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City quite a few times, sometimes to see special exhibitions, sometimes just to wander. They have a beautiful sculpture garden, with the signature look of Claes Oldenburg's Shuttlecocks scattered starkly white against the emerald grass as if some giants had just finished a game of badminton. Maybe if The Headache behaves I will take the time to go visit and see what's new.
Worked a few hours today, but The Headache tried to ramp up at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, just like it tries to wake me up in the wee hours of the morning at 3 AM. I turned the occipital stimulator up and went home to sleep. However, I had guests at home which I was glad to see - my nephew and his two sons (my great-nephews) had stopped by to visit. Such a sweetie (I'm glad he's a lot taller than me!) he replaced some flourescent lights for me in the kitchen. His boys are growing so big - one is in junior high this year! That officially makes me really old, the kind of wacky ancient great-aunt old that makes children run and hide! Bless their hearts, they even visit with their old great aunt Emily a little bit if they have time. But no rest. I'm getting ready to go to bed now, but no medication tonight as I have to drive tomorrow quite a distance.