Sunday, 10 September 2017

Healthcare appointment #65

Thursday, Sept. 6th, 10:00 a.m.

We were off to the city for another appointment. We try to make it fun! The weather didn't look very good, nothing like hurricane Irma, but we packed umbrellas. We avoided our usual route, due to construction in Smiths Falls.
The clouds were amazing!

This is an interesting traffic stop. We passed the new retirement home. It used to be the Southway Inn (see the old photo–left). It used to be THE place for Inuit to stay on trips to Ottawa (1958 - 2015).  It was on the news:
"Mosha Folger, an Inuk filmmaker currently shooting a documentary about the hotel."
Here is the modern iteration, at Albion Rd. and Hunt Club. Hunt Club Manor.

It was a bit scary. I was gazing at the new retirement home, and came up to a red light. The left turn signal showed for us, just as a couple using walkers were crossing. Everyone waited, thankfully.
Crossing the street from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Construction was everywhere... this is 4x's the actual speed!
Ottawa Construction from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

11:45 a.m. Our Hospital Restaurant

First stop was Robbie's. Hubby calls this our Hospital Restaurant. When we have an afternoon appointment for his cancer treatments, we stop here early enough for lunch. Lovely service, very quick, and a great spot to eat. I played around with the Toons app on the iPad. We both had the sesame stir fry!

12:23 we were done!

We popped in to see good friends I haven't seen in 10 years. I went to Ryerson with them (1979). They were home, they live 10 minutes from the hospital, and we visited, leaving their house just as lightning cracked.

1:34 p.m.

By the time we arrived at the hospital parking lot, it DUMPED rain! I had my umbrella. It goes from white and black to colours in the rain!
We had questionnaires to fill in, as we're participating in a research study. Done by 2:12. I played with the iPad.
Doctor popped in, reviewed the file. Nurse popped in at 2:41. We were done.

2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m arrived home

It was a slow drive home, as I had to avoid Smiths Falls, our usual route, due to construction. Which is good, as there were amazing skies, again. I managed to get us lost in Barrhaven, trying to argue with the GPS. It has changed so much. I used to spend a lot of time here, but it's all built up.
These screen captures are for hubby, who had NO idea where we were! I knew I didn't want to go down Greenbank, but there I was!


Anvilcloud said...

You poor things. These trips that you have to take seem so gruesome to me. You seem to cope with them very well, however; so I applaud you.

Denise inVA said...

Goodness, I think you both deserve medals! But I did enjoy all the photos, very interesting says I, sitting on the sofa armchair traveling along with you.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Love your arty pieces - the heart flowers are gorgeous! I refuse to be lost; just might sometimes take the scenic route... YAM xx

Debbie said...

trips to the hospital, boo!!! it's good that you try to make them fun - an adventure. that's what we use to do for mine. 7 years of infusions but we always tried to incorporate something fun into them!!!

Red said...

Medical appointments are bad enough without torrential rain. construction? Extremely necessary but a pain in the butt.

DUTA said...

The pictures are awsome. I particularly liked the ones in black and white and the clouds. Your umbrella is lovely, and your hubby seems to take his medical appointments quite well.

Christine said...

Glad you made the most of the trip!

William Kendall said...

That's an area of the city I rarely get to. We've had pleasant weather since- I think the last of the rain was Friday.