Hawaii: Bougainvillea (Photo by David).
I have some good news to report. David found a buyer for his two clarinets and was overjoyed to receive a check for $1,400 for them. Now, he intends to have his car repaired at the auto body shop near the airport. The fender and bumper need to be fixed.
Another bit of good news: We were able to change our subscription tickets for the Hawaii Symphony concerts from the balcony to the orchestra level. It cost a lot more, but we are so glad that we will be seated on the left side and will therefore be able to see the keyboard when a piano soloist performs. We decided to make this switch because of David’s arthritis. Frankly, at our age, we should not be going up and down the balcony. We are little, old people who should creep on the ground rather than climb an arduous bunch of steps.
Speaking of arthritis, David has decided to cancel his total knee replacement surgery. His medication (Clomiphene Citrate), which was prescribed by his urologist to boost his low testosterone, has resulted in stronger leg muscles, which means he can stand up and walk with ease. His motto is: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
The funny thing about this medication is that its original purpose was to treat infertility in women. Now, it is also prescribed to help men with Low-T. Bottom line: David is more energetic and much stronger. There is no need for surgery at this time.
Good news, indeed.