So, to celebrate our 19th anniversary today, we headed off to the orthopedic doctor to discuss the on-going shooting pain in my elbows. When I herniated the disks in my neck a few years ago, the pain always shot down my left arm and pounded in my elbow. Since re-injuring my neck a few months back, catching Elijah as he was falling off the bed, both my elbows ache constantly. The chiropractor really thinks that it is stemming from my neck, but GOOD NEWS, the ortho. doctor thinks it's just severe tennis elbow from lugging a dozen babies around the last 18 years! So, although I'm not thrilled with the elbow wraps and cortisone shots idea, it sure beats neck surgery.
On the plus side, we did go out for anniversary brunch after the appointment. Sadly enough, we spent a good bit of the time discussing the sad reality that we are getting older and starting to feel it!
Other than that, all is well and Julia is finishing up playing with the Christmas items before they are packed up for another year. Here she is with Mary, Joseph and a snow-man on the time-out bench.