I slept in a bit and then headed to the Boro with my mom to run a few errands. I totally took my first legitimate ride in a wheelchair at Hobby Lobby with no shame. It was certainly a lot easier than hobbling around while we looked for foam and fabric to cover my crutches in a desperate attempt to make them hurt less.
Once home, mom helped me move things around and tidy up a bit before about 12 of my dear friends came over for a little party. We had some yummy snacks before playing Scene It Squabble, Catch Phrase, some brain teasers, and hug the potholder (only because we found out there were a lot of people here who had never played). I am so glad that I got to have people over and that I didn't let the crutches stand in the way. Everyone had to serve themselves and I needed a little help at times, but things went really well.
Then I stayed up a bit late on the phone with the boy. Sometimes it really stinks that I don't get to see him more often, but talking on the phone always puts a smile on my face.
I spent the entire day watching movies. I watched a few oldies first: The Santa Clause with Tim Allen and then Elf. After that, I finally got to see Prince Caspian, something I had meant to go see when it was in the theater. My sister also rented Horton Hears a Who, so I watched that, too! It was really nice to just rest and take it easy.
Today I cancelled my flight to Chicago. I'm NOT happy that I won't be going up there after Christmas to visit Steph as planned, but I can't very well travel easily on crutches. Plus, it'll likely be snowy/icy, and I can't take a chance of falling. Fortunately Southwest rocks, and I can apply the money I spent on the flight when I reschedule it after I get off the crutches.
I also spent a lot of time on the phone with the insurance company. Long story short, my annual exam in June got filed incorrectly and I'm trying to get it fixed because the mistake caused them to pay it out of the "wellcare" category instead of the annual exam category, and I need that wellcare money for things that should be billed under it for my new medical issues. It looks like the insurance company is going to get it straightened out, but I won't feel better about it until it's totally done.
I'm totally spending my evening watching tv and doing some reading. I woke up with a sore throat and haven't been feeling well today, so it's nice to be taking it easy. In fact, I don't have anything going on until the weekend so I fully intend to rest as much as possible.
I hope everyone else had a great weekend. I'm definitely not used to the crutches yet, but it's a lot better now that I've got some extra padding on them. I have still had some moments of frustration about not being able to do some things I want to do, but I'm dealing.