And Medical Tests
I had to go to the hospital for pre admission testing...a repeat of what I had done just over a month ago. Then I have to go to my primary care physician for another looksee to OK me for my surgery. The drive down to the hospital is about 35 miles away, so it takes just under an hour, accounting for traffic lights and traffic. (40-45 minutes with no delays)
I had to leave just after noon time, so I really didn't have a lot of time to do any "horsework" beyond the basics. Instead, I spent some time gathering up some paperwork I need to send off and making copies of documents needing filing.
The hospital was quite efficient and I hardly had to wait at all. Apparently, my appointment was at a super good time. The nurse told me they had been really busy all morning long and I had arrived just at a lull. I'd even found a parking place right next to to door! Blood work, EKG, a bunch of questions, and I was done, heading home. I'm nearly set up now for the surgery provided everything checks out as I hope it will.
Grabbed a quick bite at McDonald's on the way, arrived home and changed my clothes to go out to the barn. Cleaned the stalls, and went out to catch Tucker. I was planning on a short schooling session in the arena. But, it turned out the footing was a lot wetter than I expected. I am going to have to give it a good grooming with the drag tomorrow to help it dry out and even out. What I don't like is that some of the soggier places seem to be a bit more slippery than I would have expected.
So, plan changed and instead I rode Tucker out on his trail in the woods. Again, we ran into several wetter than usual places, but for the most part the footing was pretty good. Tucker behaved himself really well again, so I was pleased.
I had a mind to ride Chance too, but for some reason, I was far too tired. I don't know if it was the long drive, or just a general lack of energy, but I surrendered to it. Instead, I poo picked the arena to prepare it for dragging, fed the Boys and came back into the house to blog.