Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday's Happenings

Today, I called the clinic, first thing in the morning, to ask if I needed to come in to pick up any referral authorization papers prior to tomorrow's procedure.  But I was told I didn't need to, because the hospital should have everything they need (everything is available on-line, apparently).  But, as I mentioned to one of my friends, I might ask the radiation oncologist's office if they could give me a print out for my own files, since I didn't receive anything from the insurance company (usually, I get a copy of the authorization in the mail from them).

I went to the office, after that, and spent a productive day.  Someone had brought assorted doughnuts to the office, including my all-time favorite, French crullers.  I am afraid I indulged in one of them and it tasted as delicious as I remembered them to be! 

After work, I came home and spent a quiet evening, watching news, speaking with an aunt who called, and making fried rice for dinner:

Fried Rice
Leftover rice, shredded cabbage, an egg, a rasher of bacon, and a handful of peanuts, some chili powder and soy sauce. 

Today, I am grateful for:
- Mammogram appointment was confirmed
- Safe drives to the office and back
- Everyone's good wishes and prayers
- Having health insurance
- Emails from friends, phone calls from family, and video chatting with my daughter.

Tomorrow, I will go to the office in the morning (another early morning meeting!) then, take the afternoon off to attend my medical appointments.

How was your Wednesday?  What have you planned for tomorrow?

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14 comments:

  1. Fried rice with bacon and a quiet evening. Sounds just right.:)

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    1. Thank you, Live and Learn. Fried rice is often my go-to meal when I have leftover rice but not many leftover curries to go with it.

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  2. I'm thinking about you today, Bless and sending you all the good vibes in the world. Lots of (((HUGS))).

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    1. Thank you, Nathalie. Appreciate you doing so. :)

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  3. Good idea to check on paperwork requirements, if any. I guess you have learned a lot along the way! I know someone who always asks for printouts of all kinds of tests, as she feels that she needs to keep on top of things herself! I haven't done that except when we lived overseas and I felt that it might be a good idea to take the latest test results with me to show to any doctor I needed, and I did the same when I got back, but of course on different sides of the Atlantic, blood tests are set out differently and are almost meaningless to doctors on the other side!
    Glad you enjoyed the French Cruller. A couple of weeks ago DH and I had lunch in a donut chain coffee shop and I decided to indulge in a donut with apples in it, despite the high calorie rating (higher than DH's Boston Cream donut). I'm glad to say that it really hit the spot!
    I picked some more berries this morning and have concluded that I can now write "Bushlady's Law" - The number of mosquitoes correlates with the size of the blueberries! (but not their size, as some mosquitoes were quite tiny). However I was well covered so they only got in a couple of nips. I haven't tried any of the natural oil deterrents you mentioned, and hate using the other stuff.

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    1. Well, I asked for a copy of the authorization, but didn't receive it. In any case, I didn't need it, as the radiology department was expecting me and seemed to have all what they needed.

      Your apple doughnut sounds like what they call an apple fritter, here. I always justify having one by saying it has fruit in it!

      Love Bushlady's Law of correlation between blueberries and mosquitoes! I looked up a recipe for one of those natural insect repellents - a mixture of vodka, olive oil, and essential oils! I've no idea if it will work or not, though. You could always add the blueberries to the vodka and make flavored vodka, if it doesn't make a good insect repellent! :D

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  4. Happy that you were able to enjoy the French cruller. Such fun to read about your dinner and your use of "a rasher of bacon" made me think of home.

    We had rain Wednesday night and a little off and on today. It is a little cooler but so humid. As I continue to declutter and sort out I came across a box of old cancelled checks/bank statements that had been forgotten. So that is what I have worked on today. Still have quite a bit to shred.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed reading about my dinner and the rasher of bacon, Sandy. That's what I grew up calling it, not a slice or a piece.

      Oh, I imagine the rain would have made it very humid! Good of you to be decluttering. I need to go back to doing that, myself.

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  5. We have access to all our records online via our electronic medical record (EMR). All test results, appointments, reminders, immunization records, etc. can be printed as needed or just viewed online via your laptop or cell phone. Accessing from your cell phone comes in handy if you're in the doctor's office or pharmacy and want to confirm medications. A great convenience!

    Thinking of you and hoping all your tests went well today!

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    1. Carolyn, that sounds pretty good. In fact, I think the oncology clinic sent me a link to something that I can access, when I first registered with them, but I haven't tried it! I've no idea how secure such links are, to begin with. But maybe I should look for that link, again.

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  6. Bless, I hope everything went well for you today. Have been thinking of you!

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    1. Thank you, Laura. Yes, things went fairly well. Not without hiccups, but OK, for the most part. :)

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    1. Thank you, Regine. It went quite well.

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