2024 Life Logs, Day 157: Trip to Hyannis, Fabulous Dinner at the Goldstones
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Weather: Mostly Sunny; Temp 68, Low 63 degrees F
Location: At Home on Lakeview Avenue, Falmouth, MA

The trip to Hyannis was necessary because I had my three-week post op appointment with my knee surgeon, Dr. Timothy Kinkead. I got good reports all around. The x-rays looked good, the bandage was removed from my incision, and it looks good. Next week I can stop wearing the compression stockings and stop taking the Aspirin as a blood thinner. Dr. Kinkead was very happy with my progress to date and said I can drive if I can easily push on the brake pedal. He saw no reason that I shouldn’t be able to do that now. He said that I should spend a day going in and out of the car and just practicing pushing on the brake. Once I do that and feel comfortable with it, I’ll drive a short distance and see how it goes. I don’t have another appointment with Dr. Kinkead until May of next year and that is just to check in and see how things are going. All good.

While I was at Cape Cod Orthopedics, JJZ&C walked down Main Street in Hyannis, mostly window shopping but buying a pair of Carhartt pants for Ziggy at the Army surplus store. Then it was on to the Cape Cod Mall for lunch at 5 Guys. Justin had a 3 pm Zoom meeting, so he headed to Barnes & Nobles and the rest of us followed soon. He sat in the coffee shop for his meeting while Ziggy, Coco, and Jo just enjoyed looking through all the books. They do not have a book store in western Puerto Rico, so this was a special treat. Then after Justin’s meeting, he and I took off to run some shopping errands in Hyannis while Jo, Ziggy, and Coco walked through the mall. The bookstore was definitely the highlight of their afternoon, but the successful visit with Dr. Kinkead was my highlight.

We didn’t get home until almost 6 pm, so we all took a little rest before heading to Heather and Jed’s for dinner. While I was icing my leg, Mark’s brother Steve called from Florida. I hadn’t heard from Steve for about two years, so we had a wonderful conversation, catching up on all the Handley news. Then it was on to H & J’s. Sam was not home tonight as he had soccer practice in Hyannis, but the rest of us enjoyed a meal of seared ahi tuna served with asparagus and arugula, quinoa, pumpkin seed, and dried cranberry salad


Everything was delicious. So, another big thank you to Heather and Jed.