After visiting the orthopedic surgeon this morning, I am one bit wiser. I have osteoarthritis in my left knee, but to what extent, and if there is anything else the matter, an MRI scan will have to show and I am having that done on the 5th of July, which is a heck of a lot better then the two months or longer waiting period there is at the university hospital.
I have to go to Genk in Belgium for it, and at first I was confused and thought they meant Gent, which is quite a distance from here, and I felt bad for my sister having to drive all that way. My confusion was soon cleared up by doing a little research, and it turns out that where we have to be in Genk is only about 40 km from my front door.
I have taken the pressure bandage off, because it was much too tight and had made my lower leg and foot swell up quite a bit, and I am now wearing a stretch stocking over my knee. It feels good and, more than anything, it gives me a sense of security.
On the way to Lyon, my ex was able to change his itinerary and get there much quicker than we had planned. He is becoming much more daring and adventurous now that he is on his way and finds out how the system works. He is becoming a regular train hopper. I have talked to him twice and will probably do so one more time tonight when he arrives in Lyon.
Although my ex is great company and always an optimist, it is also nice to have my own space to myself again for a while, with the knowledge that in about two weeks he will be here again. You could say that I have the best of both worlds right now and I like it just fine.
My ex spoils me a lot while he is here, and after protesting a bit, I have graciously accepted it. It gives him pleasure to do so, and I enjoy being spoiled, so it makes us both happy. I haven't been spoiled in a long time and I like the experience. Doesn't every woman like that sort of thing? Just as long as it is something special.