I had my follow-up appointment with the neurologist in London today. Since the weather was decent, I decided to fly rather than drive. My little mother joined me, which was very nice. We arrived at the airport around 7:15am. The Club cat took care of Donkay for me while I got things ready with the plane:
It was a tad windy today (headwind), so we made sure we had lots of time to get there. I was surprised how smooth the flight was, which was great for my mother (she glares at me whenever I hit even a small air pocket). There were small showers to the north of us, but mostly just small scattered fluffy clouds:
Also this cute rainbow:
Here is Highway 401, which we would have been driving on:
When I was about 15 minutes from landing, I called for a cab. This was the only part of the trip I was worried about – that a cab wouldn’t show up. Fortunately, soon after parking Vyctor, the cab arrived. This was our view while we briefly waited:
It was about a twenty minute drive. It’s crazy how much cabs cost! We arrived about thirty minutes early, which to me was kinda cutting it close. My appointment was quick – only about fifteen minutes. We went over my cognitive testing from last month. She gave me some suggestions to help with the cognitive issues I’ve been experiencing over the last year or so. She also suggested I take part in an MS study, which involves two MRI’s a year plus cognitive testing every two years for seven years. I certainly wish it was closer than London, but I want to be able to help in finding solutions and/or treatment for anything to do with MS (because MS sucks!) So I’m just waiting to be contacted to set up my first MRI appointment. It’s crazy to think I’ll be having three a year! My primary neurologist requests one a year too. Anyway, I feel so good being able to assist them, so it will be worth the extra traveling.
After my appointment, I called up the same cab driver we had before. We passed this on the way into the airport:
We got a little worried, as it started spitting a little. It was mostly clear at the airport and I checked the weather on the route – good to go! Farewell, London:
The good thing was that we had a brisk tail wind going back. The bad thing was that it was a fairly bumpy flight. I got a few glares from Lil Jan. She was a trooper though.
We were zipping along quite nicely. It was surprising how quickly we hit Hamilton, then Grimsby Airport:
It was about an hour and twenty minutes to get there and forty-seven to get back!
I’m happy with how everything went today. I’m quite pooped now, but flying always wipes me out. Certainly worth it though! Plus I didn’t have to deal with a stressful drive.
I was nicely greeted when I got home. Mya was excited to hear about my flights today, and had her little aviator jacket on:
I felt so loved! Abby didn’t put forth quite the same effort as Mya, but was still adorable:
Today’s symptoms: Felt quite good after a decent sleep. What a difference good sleep can make. I’m still sore from my recent fall, but it’s much better than it was. Nerve pain and everything is the same – still a fair bit more than I’ve ever had before, shooting down my arms into my hands. It’s tolerable so it’s all good!