So did everybody know that the third Indiana Jones movie was partially filmed in Venice? I probably did but just didn't realize it. Any way, it was and we've actually been to Venice and walked across that bridge and been in that square. It is so awesome to see places we've been on a movie and finally realize that hey those alleys are a LOT smaller than they look on the big screen!!! When you see people walking two abreast shoulder to either wall, they ain't kidding, it really is that close. And when two cars barely miss each other going in opposite directions down the same street, it really is that close. It can be pretty scary going down the street and see a car coming the opposite direction at a higher rate than you are and think, we are seriously gonna meet our Maker today, and you could very possibly reach out and slap the idiot in the on coming car for getting too close to your own!!!
Wow how knew that I would enjoy blogging this much. I, Pam, think I've actually thought about what we actually experience here in Italy in a whole new way since starting to blog. I hope that everyone that reads our blogs will enjoy them as much as I enjoy writing them.
I was going through the mail from this week on the desk and discovered that the test results from my last doctor's appointment were sitting there. Yes, I gave in and went to the doctor for the pain in my back, hips and knees. For those of you who don't know, I hate going to the military doctors. My blood pressure goes up, my anxiety takes over, and I get very scared. Any way, I decided I had to go because I have had to start using a cane whenever we do a lot of walking (as little as just the commisary) or stairs (I go down and up once at home each day, can't even do it at church). Any way, when I went the civilian contract Italian doctor, Dr. Aguaro, was amazing, he checked me over, ordered some blood work, and actually remembered from a previous appointment that Wendy had my previous history with my back and my experiences with the military doctors 19 years ago (that's when this lovely journey began). I didn't have to repeat for the 500th time why I was there and previous visits and pervious injuries. He said, "Yup, you have arthritis. Probably osteoarthritis, but we will do some blood work to check for any other arthritis or other problems. We will put you on medication that will hopefully help. And is there a history of arthritis in your family?" So Thank You Mom and Grandma (they both have arthritis). ;) I love you any way. There has been no doctor more thurough since we got here that I have seen so far (three before him). Any way the test results that were sitting on the desk show rheumatoid arthritis. So now I get to do some research on that type of arthritis and be prepared to ask any questions. So back to the doctor I go on the 4th of November. Wish me luck.