Recent Aggravations #JusJoJan

Today’s prompt word for Linda’s “Just Jot It January” blog hop is aggravate, sent to us by Fandango at This That & The Other.

I don’t get aggravated like I used to, especially when I was traveling, so the last couple of days are unusual, because I’ve had a couple of things happen that have really burned me up.

Monday, I get a call from my orthopedic surgeon’s office to let me know that my Medicare Advantage plan has approved the hyaluronic acid injections for my knees, and that the injections had arrived, so all we needed to do was set up the three appointments to have the work done. We set up the appointments for this past Wednesday and for the next two, and I was a happy camper.

That is, until we arrived at the office and discovered that neither the doctor nor the injections were there. Seems this practice has two locations, and everything was at the other one. I was not happy, nor was Mary, who has been sick this week and was kind enough to climb off her deathbed to take me. Fortunately, the doctor was there today and he brought the stuff with him, and I was able to get the same appointment times just a day later. Still, it was the pain in the butt factor.

The second aggravation happened when I sat down to write this post using the WordPress app on my Fire. All kinds of weird stuff started happening, and the more I backed up to try and fix it, the more strange characters started coming out. Then, when trying to delete the post to restart it, I managed to publish it. Not a life-threatening calamity, but still, it was a pain in the butt.

And, speaking of pains in the butt, I’ve done something that affected my gluteus maximus, and it cramps up on me whenever I walk more than ten feet. I was popping naproxen like Tic Tacs, and it wasn’t helping. Now I’m taking ibuprofen, and it seems to be working, at least better than the naproxen. But I’ve had more than my share of butt pain lately.

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