I am feeling much better, today; even have my voice back! Still a bit hoarse, but at least I can talk!
It has been a very cloudy and overcast day, but it didn't rain. I spent a quiet morning, having a cup of tea and checking on my cousin who had also come down with a cold and cough. Apparently, she, too, has lost her voice! I spoke with her mother, instead. Aunt recounted how when my cousin and I were in pre-school together (this particular cousin is less than 4 months younger than I), she received a call saying my cousin was sick and when she went to pick up my cousin, she found me, too, seated next to my cousin in the nurse's office, because I had insisted on staying with my sick cousin. I guess we cared about each other even when we were four years old. :)
My doctor's appointment was at 1:30 p.m. I left the house shortly before 12:30 p.m. Traffic was quite light and I got there in good time. I had taken my book with me to read if there was a long wait like last time, but they called me in before my appointment time and I was actually out of there by 1:30 p.m.! The doctor's visit went well. He examined me, asked me what I thought, agreed with me that the inflammation looked better, and stated that I didn't need any additional antibiotics. I am to return for a follow-up visit in 6 weeks; he wants me to wait until after that to schedule the mammogram.
On the way home, I wanted to buy something for lunch (breakfast had been a banana), but I couldn't decide what I wanted; nothing sounded all that good. I lost my appetite, last week, when I got sick and haven't quite recovered it, yet. After I came home, however, I had some of the teriyaki beef bowl I had frozen, earlier, for my lunch. Later, I aired out the house, took out the trash cans, and just relaxed.
Later, I felt like having a doughnut with my tea! I thought long and hard about going to the nearby doughnut shop (there are actually two of them, each just three blocks away), but then, I knew it wouldn't taste good, so I didn't go to get one. Just had a cup of tea, instead. I watched news on TV in the evening and my neighbor called to check on me. My aunt called again, too, and later, I texted with my cousin and video chatted with my daughter. Dinner was a chicken sandwich followed by a fresh orange I had picked from my tree.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Feeling better and having my voice back
- A safe drive to the clinic and back
- The doctor's visit went well
- Aunt sharing anecdotes about my childhood
- Caring family and friends
Tomorrow, I will see my primary care doctor. The clinic called and confirmed the appointment, today. If I feel up to it, I will also do a little grocery shopping, too.
How was your day? Hope it was a good day.