It was another confusing day the maze that is Elaine's life. This may sound odd to regular readers, but after seeing the pain and inflammation in Elaine's shoulder, the therapist suggested that she lay off the stretching machine for a few days. She also recommended that Elaine use the next couple days to ice her shoulder on regular basis to reduce the swelling. If you are confused, you are not alone. This advice is obviously conflicting with previous advice. As always, it is one day at a time with an eye on the long term goal of complete recovery.
In happier news, Staci and the kids came by the house today so Taylor could open birthday presents (her birthday is Thursday, August 16th). Taylor was so excited to see what she got from Nammie and Ampa!
Elaine has been on a streak of going out. Tonight, the Blackmores drove up from San Diego to spend the evening with Fred and Elaine at Mastro's. Despite a long week, Fred and Elaine are always so happy to spend time with Allen and Maureen.