Robin’s knee hasn’t been getting any better in the past month. Today was a scheduled appointment with an orthopedic surgeon in Bismarck. Being a four hour round trip we decided to go last night and stay in a motel. After all, the woman hasn’t been in a bath tub since February so why not let some Calgon take her away. We found a pet friendly place for Brutus and took orders from friends who needed anything while we were in the big city. After a check-up and some x-rays, the doctor gave us two options. He could drain the fluid and inject some steroids and numbing juice and this would hold her over for a month or so. But if the discomfort came back then and MRI was in order to view what he originally expected, that being a torn miniscus-or as us commoners refer to as a torn cartilage. However, being that she did this at work, the comp people would have to OK the MRI which we thought could be done today. So back home another two hours to await word from them on Friday if and when we can make the trip again next week for the MRI. The surgeon’s guess is that she will probably undergo the knife sometime in early August. This may work out fine as we have a time deadline, needing to have her up and dancing by the middle of October for Ryan and Carolyn’s wedding. So at this juncture, all we can do is wait for the powers that be to tell us it’s OK to get her knee fixed. Oh, the health care system, how daunting.
But a good aspect of the trip was the two day there gave us time to visit a handful of bridal shops and Robin was able to procure a dress for the wedding. Naturally, I found a great gown to match her blue eyes and she’ll look stunning in it with a matching shawl. Now all I ‘ll have to do is pick her up some slinky black sandals that accent the arch and we’ll be in business. And finally to kill some time I test drove a Can-Am Spyder today. Those are the motorcycles that I call a reverse trike. One wheel in the rear and two up front. Almost impossible to lay them down but still not much of a rush like you get leaning on a regular ride. But it was fun.