Trip to Town

@GardenGerty (99390)
United States
October 22, 2015 6:49am CST
I will be taking my sister for an MRI today. As I pass Wal Mart, where hubby does his job I will leave him some merchandising material that will not fit in his car. He put it in the back of the truck, which I will drive. Of course I have shopping as well. I try to cover several things at the same time. I will probably leave here in less than an hour. So, I will be away for a bit, but will come back and work and socialize when I am done. My sister does not HAVE to have me at her MRI, but I like to go to her appointments when ever possible.That way I find out what is going on, and she does not get confused with what she tells me.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Oct 15
It is a good idea for another person to go along for things like that, because that per son can take in a lot of information that the patient migh tnot really hear or understand. Sometimes, it's hard to keep your focus together when you are undergoing a medical problem or treatment.
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
22 Oct 15
They will not tell her anything for a while.She had never had an MRI and she looked pretty worn out when she finished.
• United States
22 Oct 15
Hope your sister is okay GG. My son is having a lot of tests too right now..so worried.
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
22 Oct 15
I wish they would find something that helps her back pain. This is for her kidney, though.
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• United States
22 Oct 15
@GardenGerty Yes, they are stingy when it comes to pain for anyone.
@1creekgirl (10343)
• United States
22 Oct 15
I'll say a prayer for your son. Hope he'll be better soon.
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@nonersays (2753)
• United States
22 Oct 15
I hope you get a lot accomplished on your day out. I hope your sister's MRI goes well. It is so good of you to be there for her even when you dont HAVE to be.
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
22 Oct 15
She would do the same for me. I also took her to get a new vacuum cleaner and we put it together before I left.
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@tuttiharris (1342)
• Chattanooga, Tennessee
22 Oct 15
That is so nice of you. I think I would feel the same. I know I usually go with a friend at church, she gets so scared. Today I have to work down at the church for about three hours, but I am anxious to get back and do some things around here and come back to MyLot and learn more how to do things in here. I think I am really going to like it in here.
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
22 Oct 15
We are glad you are here and I think you will like it.
@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
22 Oct 15
It's wonderful that you go with her to her appointments. Hope Finlander has a good work day. I hope you get all your errands done.
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
22 Oct 15
Hubby finished early and has been unloading and unpacking a few things.
@Jessicalynnt (47874)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 Oct 15
sounds like you organized your trip out, nice!
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
22 Oct 15
I still forgot something I was taking to her, and forgot to buy some items, but there is always another trip to make.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Oct 15
@GardenGerty yeah I never make it home totally done
@Tampa_girl7 (25707)
• United States
22 Oct 15
I hope that her MRI results are good.
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
22 Oct 15
I think the point is to confirm that she has a cyst on her kidney. She has had an xray, dexa scan, cat scan and I am not sure what else in the last week or two.
@LadyDuck (157722)
• Switzerland
22 Oct 15
I am sure that your sister appreciates that you go with her. I hope everything is okay for her.
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
22 Oct 15
She is in much better health than a year ago, but when the doctor sees something she gets sent for more scans.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 15
It is also nice to have someone with you when you go for Scans and that so it is good of you to go with her Guess you are having a busy Day then
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
22 Oct 15
When I am not busy I tend to find something to make me busy.
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@Juliaacv (30421)
• Canada
22 Oct 15
I tend to make a list of stops for when I am out also. I hope that your sister gets along all right with her testing, enjoy your shopping. I have started a mental list of things to get done when I go out this morning.
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
22 Oct 15
Lists do help. There are still a couple of things I need to get or do.
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@Samanthavv (1386)
• United States
22 Oct 15
Oh boy. Sounds like you're going to be tired when you get home. It's really awesome you go to her appointments with her. I am a doula and childbirth educator and my sister had me go to her prenatal appointments with her that way she had someone who understood things better with her.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Oct 15
I know that people may think I am crazy but every now and then I like to have my brother come with me to doctor appointments when it is related to my rheumatoid arthritis. That way he can understand and back me up on things with the doctor.
@marguicha (94870)
• Chile
23 Oct 15
You are so nice to go with your sister to her MRI. While it is that your presence is absolutly necesary, being with a loved one makes all the difference when you are ill.
@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Oct 15
I hope everything went well with your sister's MRI and you got all your errands taken care of.
@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
23 Oct 15
Thats a great plan.
@rhpinc (1319)
• Santa Barbara, California
22 Oct 15
See ya when you return :)
@1creekgirl (10343)
• United States
22 Oct 15
I know your sister is thankful you can go with her.Hope she'll get a good report.