I spent the rest of the morning responding to emails from my supervisor and doing some office work. I did more office work in the evening, too.
The doctor's visit went well. They even waived my co-pay! The doctor examined me and renewed my prescription for the steroids. He wanted to see me again, next Monday. I was also prescribed an antacid as a precaution against side effects of the steroids. I went to the pharmacy directly from the doctor's office. The antacid I was prescribed wasn't covered under my insurance, so I called the doctor's office from the pharmacy. The nurse asked me to have the pharmacy call her so they could prescribe something else. I asked the pharmacist to do so and the prescription was changed to a medicine covered by my insurance. It is something I've taken before, when I was on chemo, because I was having acid reflux as a result of the chemo.
I did some grocery shopping while the prescriptions were being filled (located in the same shopping mall).
|November 28 Groceries|
I bought three bananas ($.83 @ $.69/lb), 6 cans of tuna ($.88@), a package of cold cuts ($2.99/7 oz.), a packet of two ham steaks (on sale for $1.99), and a small container of yogurt ($.39). My total came to $11.48. Some of the tuna are intended for the bag of food items I will be donating to the food bank.
|November 28 Receipt|
I guess I'll consider today's grocery shopping as a continuation of my November Week 4 grocery shopping.
November/Almsgiving grocery budget = $200.00 + $43.34 carried forward from October
Total spent in Week 4 = $17.64 + $11.48 = $29.12
Total spent on groceries so far this month = $43.48 + $19.70 + $110.13 + $17.64 + $11.48 = $202.43
Amount left in budget = $243.34 - $202.43 = $40.91
On the way home, I picked up some fried chicken for my dinner: the Monday Special - two pieces of chicken (drumstick and thigh), one side (I chose coleslaw), and a biscuit for $2.99 (with tax, it came to $3.26). It was, actually, my first meal of the day, as I didn't have any breakfast or lunch before I left to go to the doctor's appointment; only a cup of tea. I ate one piece of chicken and half the coleslaw when I got home and had a cup of tea. Ate the other piece of chicken, the rest of the coleslaw and the biscuit, a bit later. Plus a banana! As I wrote in an email to one of my friends, it was as if once I started eating, I couldn't stop! LOL.
After I got home, I also called and confirmed the doctor's appointment scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, cleaned the fridge, and took the trash cans to the curb. Still need to clean the litter box and water the house plants.
Monday's To Do List:
- Call the radiation oncologist's office in the morning - DONE
- Doctor's appointment at 2:00 p.m. - DONE
- Office work -DID SOME
- Clean the fridge - DONE
- Empty waste bins - DONE
- Take the trash cans to the curb - DONE
- Pick up new medications - DONE
- Grocery shop - DONE
- Water house plants
- Clean the litter box
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Call the temple and offer to cancel the almsgiving
- Office work
- Doctor's appointment in the afternoon
- Bring trash cans in
I am going to keep my list for tomorrow short, because I don't know how I will feel after the doctor's appointment, tomorrow (they will be doing some screening tests).
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to be seen by the radiation oncologist today.
- Not being charged a co-pay for the visit!
- Getting my prescriptions filled without much trouble.
- A safe drive to the clinic and back.
- Video chatting with my daughter.
How was your Monday?