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Well this week end Brenda called the Federal Court in Santa Fe to see if she had to report for Jury selection and guess what ...she had to so it was rush off to Santa FeĀ  and she had to report on Monday morning at 7:45.We drove up the 300 some odd miles from here and was given a motel room for Sunday night . Monday morning it was up early and off to the Court House.I got to do a little walking around the Square and see some of the shops that are there.I had been there before but never really got to look at much because we were always in a hurry to get to some other place.Well after making 2 trips just so I could see one of the stores that advertise Dinosaur Fossils for sale,I was tired and frustrated that they were closed the first time I made the trip,the second time I went they had put out a sign that said they would be back in 30 minutes.So I waited and waited and after about an hour they didn`t come back.So I walked back to the parking garage and was going to go and check and see if Brenda had gotten out of court but after I locked the car the door unlocked itself and I was about to start yelling at it when Brenda spoke to me from behind . They had given them a break so she needed some thing from the car and saw that I was there.We went back over to the Court House abnd after waiting for what seemed like forever they came out and asked everyone to go into a court room where they would tell every one who was and was not to be on the jury.As it turned out Brenda din`t get picked.I had an appointment to get another MRI done so we left and went to Albuqurque for that appointment.We got to Albuqurque early enough that we decided to go to a movie and then go to my appointment.We got there early so we filled out all the paperwork and ask if they had anyone cancle but our luck,everyone was showing up so we decided to go and get an early dinnerand then come back.I did get the MRI done but it was the most painful MRI that I had ever had.I don`t know what was wrong but my back would spasm everytime the machine made a noise.I don`t know if it was from the really powerful magnents they were using or if it was just fatigue from all of the driving.MY shoulders and upper back were screaming at me by the time they finally got done.It was also the longest time I had spent inside of one of those machines.The tech had to litteralyhelp me to sit up after it was over.I just couldn`t make myself move.From the time I laid down on the table until the time they finished it was an hour and 30 minutes.Then the fun trip back to Clovis started. It was uneventful but it took us from 9:00pm until 1:00am to get home and then unload the car.Of course my back was all tied in notts so I couldn`t sleep so I sat up until about 2:00am and finally went to bed.Still could not get to sleep very much before Brenda had to get up and go to work.Brenda wanted me to take a muscle relaxer and go back to bed,so I tried it with no luck there either.I finally got tired of trying and got up and sat in my chair hoping to fall asleep but still couldn`t. So today has not been a very good day.I feel like I am numb all over except for all the pain in my back and now my legs feel like I have to get up and walk or do something.Just kind of antsy all over and really tired and in pain.I hope that something good comes out of all of these trips back and forth to Albuqurque,I still haven`t seen a NS or a pain doctor,that is supposed to happen next week on the Tenth. Up to see both Doctors in one day and then the drive back that same day. Brenda said something about maybe she should try and get a transfer to Alburqurque so that her insurance and the hospital are both based there.I just don`t know I don`t like Albuqurque that much and the traffic I can do without.Granted the traffic in Denver is worse but still I just don`t like Albuqurque.The mountains are great but there is something about the city that I have not liked since I was in High School.Don`t know what it is just that I get this bad feeling abouit it.Well enough about all that has happened to me this past week end,talk to all of you some other time.Take care and be good to yourselves.Treat yourself to something good you all deserve it.

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I know just what you are talking about with the MRI being so long. I fell asleep in mine and the nurse had to help me up. Then I was so disoriented because my equilibrium was completely off that I kept getting turned around in the hallways and almost didn\'t find my way out! lol. It is certainly an experience. Hope the pain goes and you have a better night tonight.
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Hang in there Monte!!!! Hugs, Peach