Yesterday, I felt lightheaded (bloodpressure was high) and shaky. Later in the night, when I went to say my nightly prayers, I felt a bit dizzy. I tried to walk over to the bed to sit down, but instead, I fell. Fortunately, I didn't hurt myself or get bruised or anything. Yet, it was a sobering thing to happen. Suddenly, I realized that I was alone in the house and should anything serious happen, I didn't have a phone handy (I hadn't taken one in to the bedroom, with me) and, with the security chain on the lock, etc., people wouldn't find it easy to reach me.
Today, I felt well enough to drive myself to get my blood tests done this morning. I took a bag of freshly picked lemons with me to give to the staff at the lab, as promised. They were so happy to receive the lemons.
Later, I did a load of laundry and washed the dishes. Also did some office-related work and sent that off.
But, by afternoon, I realized that I really wanted my daughter to come home this weekend. Earlier, each time she asked if I wanted her to come home this weekend, I had said no. After all, she had only left me on Monday evening and she needed a weekend to herself to work on her thesis, etc. But, this afternoon, I called her and asked her to try and get a flight home today. Luckily, she was able to do so. At this point, it doesn't matter how much it is going to cost. Right now, as I type this, she is waiting at the airport, waiting until it is time to board her flight.
Tomorrow, daughter will drive me to my hydration and we will discuss this latest turn of events with the medical staff.
Today, I am grateful for:
- the fall was relatively minor - I didn't get hurt or bruised, nothing broken, etc.
- finances allow for the occasional splurge of a last minute flight
- daughter was clever enough to organize her classes so she has Fridays and Mondays free to come home for the weekend
- I felt well enough today to do what needed to be done
- Neighbor across the street called to say she was bringing me more of her homemade soup
How was your day, today?