Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday: MRI

Dancer Dreaming

My posts have been sadly lacking in pictures, lately, so here's one I took of Dancer, last week.

Today, I went for my MRI.  One of my cousins accompanied me to my appointment and back.  Such a blessing!  It was a noisy test, but it went quite smoothly, I think.  The technician said the results will be sent to the radiation oncologist, tomorrow.  I have a follow-up appointment with the radiation oncologist scheduled for next week, Wednesday, to go over the test results.  Praying they will be clear.

After we came back, my cousin waited with me until I had eaten some brunch (more of the chicken and vegetable soup she had brought for me) and crackers.  Later, I ate half an apple with some cheese, for an afternoon snack.

I spent the afternoon doing office work.  My supervisor called me, too, and we discussed a few things.  I like to keep her updated about my work projects and I think she appreciates that.

Later in the evening, I did a little walking in front of my house and my neighbor's house and up and down my drive way, in a T-shaped loop.  It was the first time I've walked since last Friday's fall and I didn't dare to go too far or walk for long.  But I felt it was safe enough to walk for 15 minutes or so in front of my house and in the driveway.  If I fell again, my neighbors would have seen me and known who I was and where I lived, etc.   Tomorrow, when I go to see the oncologist, I will ask if it would be OK for me to resume walking around the block, etc.  I am supposed to walk for at least 30 minutes a day.  After I came in from the walk, I had a nice cup of tea and some sesame crackers.    Dinner was the last of the rice and curries my friend brought.  She had made a lovely pineapple curry, which is one of my favorite dishes.  Fresh grapes for dessert.

One of my friends called in the evening and we had a nice chat.  Another friend and I exchanged emails.  And, of course, daughter and I video chatted.  She went to her office holiday party, which was held at the home of one of the supervisors; I am glad she had the opportunity to socialize a bit.

Thursday's To Do List:
- Clean the litter box - DONE
- Office work - DONE
- Write and mail sympathy cards - DONE

Friday's To Do List:
- Oncologist appointment
- Office work
- Have gardener friend water the front garden for me and water the indoor plant that is on top of the bookcase (I don't want to climb the step stool to water it when I am alone in the house)
- Have him put the furniture back in place
- Have him replace the battery on the wall clock (again, I don't want to climb the step stool to reach it)
- Do a load of laundry

Today, I am grateful for:
- Having the MRI done
- My cousin accompanying me to it and being there for me
- A safe drive to the hospital and back
- Pleasant hospital staff
- Daughter getting a ride to her office holiday party and back

 How was your day, today?


  1. Praying the MRI will be clear and your health will be better and better.
    So happy you are being cautious about climbing and walking long distance.. Know its hard to make yourself remember these little things. But so important.. hugs.

    1. Thanks, Judy. I am erring on the side of caution, at this point, because I don't know what triggered the fainting. Starting to feel like an old woman!

  2. That is a cat in great shape!

    I hope you are feeling okay. It will take some time getting over the shock of the fall, apart from the fall itself. I hope you get really good news, I will be watching out for it. Hugs and prayers continue. x

    1. Thank you, Lyssa. I am feeling OK, but I am just a little nervous until I know more. I am trying not to worry, though.

      Dancer missed his vet's appointment because I have all these things going on with me. Need to call and schedule one for him, maybe over the Christmas holidays when daughter is home to take him.

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    1. I don't know for sure; I will ask when I next see the doctors. Thanks for bringing that up!

  4. Glad you played it safe with your walking route until you get your test results back!

    1. Thanks, Carolyn. The oncology nurse practitioner told me not to walk alone, when I saw her today. So, I will ask one of my neighbors if she'd like to walk with me - if only just up and down the block. :)


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