I don’t think I even set foot in the studio last week. On Monday I saw the orthopedic surgeon’s nurse practitioner who told me I was free to do as much as I could. I complained at the slow progress I was making and she reminded me that I had had 3 surgeries within 5 weeks (none my idea) and that my body was still reeling from the assaults. So I stopped my complaining. Then it was off to breakfast out and some shopping at the drug store (which has been getting a lot of our money).
On Tuesday I visited with the cardiologist. I was again reminded that every time you go to a doctor you have to give them all the same information that you just gave the other doctors. Anyway, he was pretty happy with how my heart and pacemaker are working together. He did think there was room for improvement and turned the beats per minute up a bit. I can’t tell the difference. Both of these doctors don’t want to see me again until mid-December which is just fine by me.
And today I started the new medication that is supposed to be more potent in cancer retarding. I will see the oncologist in two weeks and he will be looking at my lab work to see if it is doing what it is supposed to do. Fingers crossed.
Meanwhile we have been visiting with family. Our daughter came by on Saturday and we fell into watching football. She is a rabid fan (wrong school) and yells as though she were in the stands. She and hubby were so involved I called her the son he never had: I don’t think any of our three sons are as passionate as Lisa.
We offered to take her to lunch and she drove us in her new car. Then the funny thing was that she paid for lunch. Not bad, huh?
And I must say we looked pretty good in it.
This past Sunday we went to Florida to visit our grandson, his wife, and their really sweet son, Ryder. We treated them, and ourselves, to Red Lobster where I ate 1# of crab legs and drawn butter. I was still cracking shells long after everyone else was done: it was worth it!!
Back at their house his Mommy read to him. Look at how involved he is in the book. He is not quite 11 months and you would swear he was reading along with her.
And then it was time to climb on Daddy. We were again impressed both with how happy a baby Ryder is and his parents approach to parenting.
I do have to say that I was quite tired by the time we got home so was in bed early. Now I just have to get myself motivated to do my exercises and then move on to fabric manipulation and then yarn entanglement.
I hope everyone who reads this has a great week with a sense of accomplishment, great or small. Gari