October 27, 2014

Happy Birthday to me!

My brother came over today and took me on a shopping mission. It's the first time I've been out of this apartment since last Spring. My problem was that my feet have swelled up, and my shoes didn't fit any more, so I was stuck here.

We went to Beaverton Pharmacy, and I bought a wheel chair:

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We also went to a shoe store and I bought a pair of slippers which were big enough to fit my feet.

Coincidentally, it's my birthday this week, and this is a really good gift. To me it represents freedom. I can now get out of this place, at least once in a while, and go further than the corner of the parking lot (which is about as far as I can walk anymore). I can go to restaurants. I can go to the transit mall and catch the train to my doctor's office. I can make it across Canyon to the Fred Meyer pharmacy for my prescriptions.

He also let me get a treat:

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At my request we went through the drive-through lane at McDonalds. I've been dreaming about the taste of a Big Mac for a long time, and just now I got to taste it again, for real. It was just as good as I remembered. (It's the first time in about three years that I've had one.)

So today has been a good day.

UPDATE: No advice, please.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Daily Life at 04:00 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Oh my god, you can still down two Big Macs? I gave up on that back in 2001 or so... Can barely finish one now.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 27, 2014 05:35 PM (RqRa5)

2 Actually, I'm feeling a bit bloated right now. It may have been a mistake...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 27, 2014 06:09 PM (+rSRq)

3 It's always the "now I remember why I don't..." that gets ya.

Posted by: sqa at October 27, 2014 10:08 PM (YB89l)

4 "I can't believe I ate the whole thing."

Happy birthday!

Posted by: haphazard1 at October 28, 2014 07:35 AM (Fr488)

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