The doctor's instructions called for someone to bring Tony home after the test was over, so I became the designated driver. This morning, just about the time I would be leaving for the gym or morning errands we were getting in the car to drive to the testing center. When we arrived Tony signed in and took care of his paperwork. Fifteen minutes later the nurse called his name and he disappeared behind the office door.
I had come prepared for my wait, and passed the time sitting and doing the newspaper crossword puzzles. When Tony was in the recovery area they called me back, and I sat next to his bed until he was ready to get dressed and leave. On the way home we stopped at Whole Foods for lunch, then swung by the pharmacy to drop off a prescription. We finally arrived back home about 1 PM.
Thanks to the change in my schedule and all the sitting around my daily rhythm was now all out of sorts. I'm used to being active during the first part of the day, and try to get a lot done. By the middle of the afternoon my energy starts flagging. All afternoon I tried to turn things around with not much success. It didn't help that it was gloomy outside, better for napping than crossing things off my to-do list.
After dinner Tony said he was feeling recovered enough to attend the meeting that was scheduled for the night and left. I was waiting for someone to come by to pick up some paperwork from the house. She came and went, then I debated whether I should get out and take a walk. I spent fifteen minutes coming up with reasons why it wouldn't be a good idea, but eventually kicked myself in the rear, put my shoes and coat on, and got outside.
The wind had died down from earlier in the day; it was brisk but bearable. As a matter of facts, after a couple of blocks I was able to partly unzip the coat. I enjoyed checking out the Halloween decorations along the way. Several houses had gone all out with inflatables. I walked for a half hour. By the time I returned home my lethargy had vanished. It ended up being a good day after all.
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