Tuesday, the last day of February, was a lovely, sunny day, with the afternoon highs in the mid-60s. It felt warmer because it was so sunny and bright.
|Front Flower Bed in the Afternoon Sunshine|
I had a bit of a hard time falling asleep, the night before. It was 4:00 a.m., when I last checked the clock. I decided that if I didn't fall asleep by 5:00 a.m., I'd get up and have my cup of tea and start my day! But I must have fallen asleep soon after that. I woke up once at 8:00 a.m. and decided to sleep a bit longer, waking up again, at 10:00 a.m.
I felt quite well, this morning. I was still coughing a bit, but I felt that the cough was getting better, too. I spent a quiet morning and then, got dressed to go to my doctor's appointment. My appointment was for 1:30 p.m. and I left the house by 12:30 p.m. Traffic was fairly light until I got close to downtown. I got to the clinic in good time and there wasn't a long wait. I had lost another 4 lbs. since my last visit! My doctor was very pleased with my weight loss, the daily blood pressure and sugar results, etc., and she is going to further lower one blood pressure medication.
Then, she asked me how long I've had my cold and I told her, since last Monday. I told her I didn't come in earlier because I didn't have a fever and that I felt much better now. She sort of shook her head at me and said if this is better, then she was afraid what it must have been like, earlier! She said my lungs sound "horrible"! She said it is either asthma or pneumonia!
She gave me a breathing treatment and wants me to come back on Friday for another check up. She said if it is asthma, then the breathing treatment would have cleared the lungs. If not, I'll need to get a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia. Oh, dear!
I don't think it's pneumonia, though. It can't be when I am feeling so much better now, can it? I've had pneumonia before, though, on two previous occasions; both times, I had gone to the office and worked, because I didn't feel bad enough to call in sick, until my colleagues insisted I saw the doctor because I was coughing so much!
Anyway, she scolded me in a nice way for not coming in, earlier; told me I was a stubborn lady; and said she'll have to call my daughter on me if it continued! Ha, ha! She and my daughter will get on very well. Daughter calls me a stubborn lady, too!
I was at the clinic until 3:30 p.m.! It was 4:30 p.m. when I got home and I still hadn't eaten any lunch! I considered buying something to eat on the way home, but I couldn't decide what, so came home and had one of those meal replacement drinks.
|Love how the front flower bed looks.|
Earlier, I had thought I'd be able to do some grocery shopping after the doctor's appointment, but I decided not to. Instead, I went to the pharmacy to collect the cough syrup the doctor had prescribed and decided it was enough shopping. I was starting to get tired and I thought it was best to go home and rest. Yes, I'll miss out on the sale on the chicken drumsticks at $.49/lb., but this week's grocery ad has chicken leg quarters on sale for $.59/lb. and the 10 cents difference per pound isn't that much and certainly not worth the risk of getting a relapse because I pushed myself too much.
I went home, brought the trash cans in, picked another orange from the tree, and returned some phone calls, including one from one of my friends. She said she had made some soup, if I'd like to come over and get some. I thanked her, but declined the offer since I wanted to just stay home and rest. Five minutes later, she called back again, saying she and her husband were on their way with some of the soup she had made! In fact, she brought me a whole dinner: soup, buriyani rice and curries, and some mixed vegetable pickles! Have I mentioned that I'm blessed with some very good friends?
|Buriyani Rice with Curries, Mixed Vegetable Pickle, Soup|
I had some of the soup with a slice of bread and butter for dinner; everything else is in the fridge.
I watched some TV in the evening, including the President's speech. My aunt called to ask how the doctor's visit went and I spoke with her for a bit. Later, I video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Feeling better (even if the doctor is not convinced!)
- Caring medical personnel
- The best friends a stubborn lady could have!
- The sunny day
- Flowers blooming in the front flower bed
|Another Look at the Front Flower Bed|
How was your last day of February? Ready for March?