This morning before Carol arrived to pick me up, I walked along the river to check out the water level. The flood gates were open, so it was full and flowing swiftly. The lake level is up several feet above normal for this time of year.
Carol arrived at 9:45 to drive me to the Heritage Park Surgery Center in Sherman for my first spinal steroid injection. I wasn’t looking forward to it, but it turned out to be much easier than I had anticipated. I consented only to a local anesthetic and didn’t regret the decision. I was back at home a little before noon. After eating a quick lunch of leftovers from yesterday’s lunch, I lay on the bed for the rest of the afternoon, as ordered by the doctor. I read for a while and then watched some TV. I’m feeling encouraged about the prospects for relief.