If I was in Columbus, I would be at work for an hour already, but instead I’m at the Cleveland Clinic, in the waiting room at Desk F15, while Steph is having her first round of testing–a chest X ray and a blood draw. I’m waiting until she’s in a procedure that will take awhile, so I can find the cafeteria and an ATM machine and then get some breakfast. Steph has had to abstain from everything except water since 8 p.m. last night, so I didn’t want to eat in front of her. (Steph has appointments almost back to back this morning.)
Steph didn’t have much difficulty getting to sleep once she had settled in. I called Pat in Columbus, made sure my previous blog entry actually posted, and hit the sack a little after 11. I forgot to take my nighttime meds last night. When you combine that with my trying to sleep in a totally new surrounding and trying to get my bearings, it took me quite awhile to finally go to sleep, and I was awake on and off all night. I still don’t feel very rested, and I have yet to have my first infusion of Diet Pepsi for today.
The Sight Center room came with everything we need. There are extra linens, bottles of Palmolive dish soap, a toaster, a microwave, a stove and oven, and a refrigerator. There’s a Rite-Aid at the same intersection (the Sight Center is at the corner of E. 101st and Chester), so we can pick up odds and ends as needed. (Many of the appliances and vending machines have Braille labels.) I will probably post pictures of our living quarters in an entry later tonight. And there is free laundry… not to mention a bowling alley!