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Doloris
December 11th, 2016, 07:47 PM
Been gone for the last week. Had to go to DC to help out when my son's GF had a double mastectomy. Fortunately all went well with best possible outcome. It was caught at stage 1. She had the surgery last Monday and is getting along fairly well. She still has moderate pain , but otherwise is feeling pretty good.
Biggest problem has been driving. She can't drive while taking the heavy pain meds, so I had to take her to a couple follow up appts. One was in downtown Georgetown, which is in DC . That was the most nerve wracking drive I have done in quite some time. So glad my car has GPS and lets me know well in advance what lane I need to be in.
She has a couple more appts on tues, but my son can get her to those. Even had to drive her up to Baltimore to school to give a presentation on Sat. She is a very stubborn person and insisted on going because it was her final class and she didn't want to fail because she didn't get it done. She has done all the schooling for being an acupuncturist and is now licensed in Maryland, and is now working on her doctorate.
Just wanted to get home today to beat the snow storm that is headed this way this week.

Snip Snip
December 11th, 2016, 08:02 PM
Wow, you're brave to take on that traffic! Glad she is doing well, and you were able to make it home OK.

bubba
December 11th, 2016, 08:13 PM
I beg to differ, but I think the drive thru the thunder and lightening you dragged me thru was pretty harrowing!! I'm lucky I didn't die! (You know, like when I kind of hit that one button on the GPS.....)

Welcome back!

Doloris
December 11th, 2016, 09:46 PM
I beg to differ, but I think the drive thru the thunder and lightening you dragged me thru was pretty harrowing!! I'm lucky I didn't die! (You know, like when I kind of hit that one button on the GPS.....)

Welcome back!
Yea, just dont mess with my gps. Lol

asta
December 11th, 2016, 10:05 PM
You girls never fail to make me laugh. So glad that the surgery went well, prayers for good healing for you sons GF.

Sandy Navas
December 11th, 2016, 10:14 PM
I've been on that same street in Georgetown without a GPS and without bubba as my co-pilot!

Welcome home. My weather map shows you may be in for a white day tomorrow.

(I missed you and tried to keep your WA friend in line, but both of us know she is incorrigible.)

JCY
December 11th, 2016, 10:44 PM
My son lives in MD. He & his wife drive in that traffic back there all the time. No thank you. The beltway can be a mess. Glad you survived those driving excursions.

Navy Wife
December 11th, 2016, 11:39 PM
The Beltway is a giant parking lot most of the time! My DS and DDIL lived in D.C. about 7 years in 2 tours of duty at the Pentagon. They seldom used their cars. The Metro was much faster. I've driven in and out of Alexandria, Crystal City, and another place about 2 miles off the beltway. It's no fun. Even Chicago is better!

tamsterg7
December 12th, 2016, 12:03 AM
I am sure they both think you are a godsend....and a very brave one to drive in DC! Hope your travels home were safe and you neat the snow.

Doloris
December 12th, 2016, 12:36 AM
My son has been down there about 5 years now. They live just south of DC in Lorton Va, but only about 10 minutes from the beltway. It takes about 6 hours driving from here, and we time our arrivals and departures around certain hours of the day. Once there they do all the driving usually. My travel days this time were both on the weekend, so that helped. Georgetown has narrow streets and a kazillion cars.
There was just a dusting of snow all the way home till I was within 5 miles of my house. It was like all the snow fell in my neighborhood. More coming mon through wed. At least I am more familiar with the area now. :)

K. McEuen
December 12th, 2016, 01:12 AM
DC traffic scares the crap out of me! When I take a taxi I ride with my eyes closed. I used to go there every February for a convention and the traffic was always bad. I've driven in Dallas and Houston with no issue, but don't think I will ever drive in DC.

lGad to hear everything went well with the surgery.

jjkaiser
December 12th, 2016, 01:34 AM
Glad you made it home safe and sound. I sure hate driving outside my comfort zone, I always feel I am on the edge of getting hopeleusly lost or traveling for miles in the wrong direction! You get extra brownie points for helping out, I am sure it was greatly appreciated.

snippet
December 12th, 2016, 03:38 AM
Dc traffic is bad, Boston traffic is bad too. But I think traffic in the Laredo border town of Nuevo Laredo is horrid. Cars everywhere, hardly any traffic signs, and no one follows any set of rules that I can see. I just close my eyes and ears and let my friend do the driving.

Glad you are home and happy your son's GF is on the mend.

Doloris
December 12th, 2016, 09:01 AM
Dc traffic is bad, Boston traffic is bad too. But I think traffic in the Laredo border town of Nuevo Laredo is horrid. Cars everywhere, hardly any traffic signs, and no one follows any set of rules that I can see. I just close my eyes and ears and let my friend do the driving.

Glad you are home and happy your son's GF is on the mend.

went to Nuevo Laredo years ago when oldest DS was stationed in San Antonio. Parked on US side and walked over to Mexico. DS drove, and I have no desire to ever go back there