Today was a very exciting day, and one that made me smile. Jason had his first meetings/appointments with the VA, as a retired Marine. There were three appointments scheduled throughout the day, and the first one started at 10:30, with one of the guys who makes sure all the paper work and registration information is correct. As you can imagine, this was a little on the dull side, though very necessary and lasted nearly an hour. The next meeting was with his care coordinator (she had a much longer title than that, but care coordinator gives a basic idea of her position). Linda and I sat in on the meeting with her and Jason (he invited us) so we got to know her a little and that is a good thing. We all felt pretty good about her attitude and energy, so now we just have to hope that she is as good as she presented herself.
The last meeting was a few hours later, so we took the time out to actually go to lunch at a little after noon. We have a habit of eating later in the day, for some reason so this was a nice change of pace. We tried this new place, not too far from the VA and found the food to be good and quite inexpensive. Linda ordered a salad, and when they brought it we both looked at it and thought it was for the entire table, but it was just for her. It was a good salad and I had that same one with my sandwich (Jason didn't have a salad). When we were done eating there was time to take care of one errand and then we got back to the VA and Jason finished up his first day with the VA. All the appointments were on time and not once did we have to wait much longer than a few minutes before he was called in, just like it is supposed to work. Though we didn't sit in on the last visit/appointment I do believe that Jason was happy with what happened today.
The rest of the evening was relaxed and we had left overs for dinner. Actually Linda cooked some chicken that had been taken out of the freezer yesterday, so it had to be cooked, and there was also some other left overs tonight. For dessert, Jason and I had some ice cream, and Linda had something she felt comfortable eating (sorry, I don't know what it was). Tomorrow we have an appointment with Wound Care and the rest of the day is open, so I should be able to take care of some things. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.