A stop at Streetside.

Being right in the neighborhood after lunch at Taglio, we stopped for a little sampler at Streetside Brewery. We love Streetside…

#15 was outstanding! Trouble in Paradise Millkshake Blonde with mango, passion fruit and guava. It was more like drinking juice and less like drinking a beer…

And we brought home a couple more crowlers with us to bring up to Michigan…

😀🍺❤️

Crown Republic’s walk-up pastry window.

This afternoon I walked down Eighth Street to Crown Republic to see if I could find the fabled Crown Republic pastry window that I saw mentioned on their Instagram. I was looking for these cookies in particular…

And there it was. The Crown Republic pastry window. And there was also a door…

I managed to get us some goodies for later…

I got us a chocolate pound cake and those delicious-looking chocolate chip cookies…

The pastry window/door is a brilliant idea. And the pastries were delicious! 😀🍪❤️

This is what I’ve waiting for.

This morning was my very first physical therapy with two new hips. I’ve been waiting so long for this moment. I’m very excited to start working on making both legs stronger…

I look forward to the day when I can walk again without any pain or discomfort. And hopefully, that day is quickly approaching very soon. Taken with Instagram. 😀🏥❤️

Lunch at someplace other than Arnolds.

We had lunch at nada today for a coworker celebration. Usually, we always have these sort of things at Arnold’s. It’s almost as if someone at work has a minority share in the ownership of the Arnold’s or something with the frequency we have group lunches there. It was really refreshing to go somewhere else. Anywhere else. And I haven’t been to nada in ages

I ordered the little nada sliders with steamed onion, cheese, jalapeño and sweet chili-glazed fries with crema. It was really good. I had forgotten how much I liked their little slider burgers…

Genifer and I will have to go check out their Vacation Vibes Wednesdays after work someday in the not too distant future. 😀🇲🇽🍔❤️

Physical therapy.

Late this afternoon I rode the Metro 24 bus from work downtown up one of Cincinnati’s many hills into Mount Auburn to make my way back again to The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center. Metro made it a piece of cake to get up to The Christ Hospital. The bus ride was super easy and dropped me off right in front of the hospital. I was back at the Joint & Spine Center because today was my scheduled physical therapy re-evaluation of my left hip replacement after the revision surgery. They do evaluation testing to get baseline measurements for the current range of motion of my hip. Those numbers are then submitted to the insurance company to determine approximately how many physical therapy sessions it will take to get today’s baseline measurements to return to as close as possible to the full range of motion for my hip…

Genifer met me at therapy so she didn’t have to come all the way downtown just to turn around and take me right back in the direction she just came from.

Everything went really well with the therapy. The therapist I was working with today said that the baseline measurements looked very good. And gave me some new exercises to do at home to strengthen my hip. The physical therapist also told me that he had been working at The Christ Hospital for the last ten years and during that time my hip revision surgery was just the third one that he had heard of at The Christ Hospital. So I guess what happened to me was a very, very rare occurrence.

Now, I have the first six sessions of physical therapy scheduled for my hip starting next Wednesday. I can’t wait to get back into therapy and really start the strengthening my hip so my hip can start to get back to normal. For the first time in years, I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. Finally. 😀🏥❤️

An unexpected change of plans.

I went to have x-rays of my hip this morning after yesterday morning’s mishap

After looking at the x-rays of my left hip, my doctor showed me how the poly liner in my new hip had somehow, inexplicably shifted out of position in the cup that holds it in place against my pelvic bone…

The friction that I was feeling in my hip was the stem head rubbing against the now out-of-position poly liner. Long story short, I have to undergo a total left hip revision surgery tomorrow at 3pm. It’s not the full total hip replacement surgery like before. From what I understand, they are just going to go in to replace the damaged poly liner and stem head. I’ll be staying overnight again but then afterward I should hopefully, be good to go once again. Fingers crossed. 😐🏥🤞❤️

It’s a sign.

For today’s 2018 Northside Fourth of July Parade

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⭐🇺🇸🐙🇺🇸⭐ #murica🇺🇸

ps. Whoever did the illustration for the poster did a really nice job. It’s pretty sweet…

Pause for paws.

This morning we took Oscar to VCA College Hill to get his shots updated…

He gets so excited about riding in the car but that excitement dies just as soon as I try to get a photo of him being all excited to be in the car…

He got his shots updated and we were back on our way home…

He’s such a cutie face. 😀🐾❤️

It’s a sign.

Happy Father’s Day. 😀👏❤️

It’s a sign.

You know it’s almost summer in downtown Cincinnati when you start thinking about rooftop cocktail terraces

Northside could use a rooftop bar or two. 😀🍷❤️