My whirlwind trip to Billings went exceedingly well. Although, I have to say, could the drive between Great Falls and Billings BE more boring? The scenery does. not. change.
When we got there on Wednesday, my mom and I grabbed some lunch immediately since we were both starving. I had the best oriental chicken salad ever! No wontons though, I didn’t want to undo all the healthy goodness. Then we headed over to our great friends Russ and Tam’s house for a while before my appointment.
My appointment was great! All the staff were incredibly friendly and talkative and it was just such a different atmosphere than so many of my other appointments. When I told them that I am going to be a doctor they said, “You’ll love it! It’s so rewarding!” It’s crazy how much of an impact it has on the patients when the doctors are happy.
That pars injection HURTS though! Holy tits! (is that inappropriate? Sorry). First they put the numbing medication all the way down between the joints of your spine which feels like molten fire. Then they flood the joints above and below the fracture with various medicines to help the body fight the pain and all the pressure feels like someone is trying to pop your vertebrae apart. Ouch!
Glad that’s over. My back feels so much better though! If I’m not pain free in two weeks it means it didn’t work so I would really really appreciate your prayers! It would be a Godsend if this could finally be the last push I need to get me on the road of recovery.
That night we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner because I wanted to get a steak! I’m not a huge meat lover and it was the first time I’ve ever ordered a steak at a restaurant before. However, the last few weeks I’ve been crazy pale (and I have fair skin, but I’m talking like sickly pale with dark circles), super tired, and cold ALL the time. It finally hit my mom and I that I don’t have nearly enough iron right now. I run really low anyway and I’ve been eating a mostly vegetarian diet which is a bad combination! Beef…here I come.
We left Billings around 11am this morning after a delicious pancake breakfast, stopped to split a reuben on the road, and got back to my house around 3 where my sister and dog were excitedly waiting! We’re going to our friends’ pre-Thanksgiving party tonight and I’m so excited! I have two new Gap dresses and I’m busting one out tonight. Pictures tomorrow!
What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
I like to take biscuits and put a little turkey, mashed potato, stuffing, and gravy on there. It’s like a hot, fresh Thanksgiving sandwich and I LOVE it. I also am a sucker for pumpkin pie. What a great holiday!