Today, I worked from home, after calling and checking in with my supervisor.
Around noon, my cousin who is visiting from Australia called to ask if I'll be home tomorrow evening and, if so, she'd like to visit me and bring dinner! She said she'll make a chicken curry and a vegetable, if I could cook the rice. Afterwards, she will go over to another cousin's house to stay the night with her. I do feel guilty about her having to cook me dinner, but she assured me she wanted to. I will make a fruit salad for dessert and serve it with the ice cream I bought yesterday.
Later, in the afternoon, I went to bring in the trash cans and collect the mail. I heard someone call my name and it was my neighbor, who was waiting for a ride to go to her doctor's appointment. We spoke for a bit and then, I took the trash cans in and checked my mail.
My ultrasound referral had arrived in the mail! So, I called the hospital to schedule the two procedures - abdominal ultrasound and breast ultrasound. The person I spoke to said they needed an additional report from the doctor's office. So, I called the cancer clinic and spoke to the office staff; the girl I spoke with said she will fax the papers over immediately and to give it about 15 minutes and then, call the hospital again. I waited maybe 30 minutes and called. The good news is, I was able to schedule the ultrasound for the abdomen for this coming Thursday, June 1. At 9:00 a.m., because I have to be fasting (not even water).
The bad news is, apparently there is some mistake about the breast ultrasound request. The lady scheduling the appointment asked me if I have done a diagnostic mammogram first, as they normally don't do an ultrasound without a diagnostic mammogram. I said no, I can't do a mammogram due to the swelling and inflammation. Apparently, the doctor's office hadn't specified I was not to have a diagnostic mammogram, first. The lady called the doctor's office and apparently, they have to re-do the referral. Aarrgh!
So, more waiting. I would have preferred it was the other way round and they did the breast ultrasound first and waited on the abdomen one. I wasn't so worried about the cyst in the stomach; it was the breast lump I was worried about! I didn't think to call the doctor's office right away. I shall do that tomorrow morning. Just to make sure they know what is happening.
Once I was done with my office work for the day, I went to the library to return my library books.
After I came home, I tidied and cleaned the house. I cleared the horizontal surfaces, dusted, and vacuumed. That took some time, but I was able to get it done and the house looks presentable. Even picked some fresh roses for the altar and the living room and fresh lemons to fill the fruit bowl on the dining table.
|Bowl of Fresh Lemons|
Ideally, this is how the dining table should always be - with nothing on it other than a table cloth and a bowl of fresh fruit. Reality, however, is it is usually cluttered with books and papers, my latest sewing project, etc., etc., etc. I am going to make it a mini-goal for June: Keep the dining table cleared!
Tomorrow, I need to put away the washed dishes and tidy the kitchen counters, a bit. And make the fruit salad.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Receiving my referral, even if half of it needs to be redone
- Being able to schedule one of the ultrasounds
- Being able to work from home
- Cousin calling and saying she'll bring dinner, tomorrow
- Being able to tidy and clean the house
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Go to the office
- Call the doctor's office
- Call regarding the property tax bill
- Tidy the kitchen/clear the counters
- Make a fruit salad
- Enjoy dinner with cousin
- Cook sausage meat I put to thaw
How was your Tuesday? What is usually on your dining table in between meals? Do you keep it cleared? Or, are yours more like mine with stuff being dumped on it all the time? Anyone else wants to join me in June with a mini goal of keeping the dining table clear?