Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday's Activities

Today, I went to the office, in the morning.  During my lunch break, I went to the weekly farmers market and bought two crusty bread rolls.  I had taken butter and sandwich fillings with me, so I made myself a sandwich with half of one bread roll for lunch.  I ate the other half for my dinner.

In the afternoon, I had an appointment with the podiatrist.  He examined my feet, said they looked good and to come back for a follow-up visit in three months' time.

I had parked my car on the 3rd level of the parking structure, which is located across the street from the medical building where my podiatrist's office is located.  The elevators are not working, so I walked down the stairs, which was not a problem.  Going back, I was debating whether to walk up the parking ramp or take the stairs.  Just as I was getting ready to cross the street to the parking structure, one of those motorized carts (they look a bit like golf carts), driven by one of the parking lot attendants was starting to pull away from the curb, giving a ride to another patient to the parking lot.  The driver asked me if I was going to the parking lot and when I said yes, told me he could give me a ride too!  Since the other person was seated in the front, I sat in the rear-facing back seat.  It was a bit of a thrill-ride, as the seat was slippery plastic, I was wearing a skirt with a slippery nylon underskirt, and there was no railing in front of me!  I held on to the pole by my side and tried hard not to slide off the seat!  Especially when we were going up the parking ramp and over the speed bumps!  I told the driver it was like a ride at an amusement park!  LOL.

After I came home, I did a load of laundry and some office work I had brought home with me.  Then, I took a nap!

Later in the evening, I fertilized the vegetable seedlings and watered the back garden.  One of my aunts phoned and later, I video chatted with my daughter. 

I also called the oncology clinic, today, and made an appointment to see the nurse.  I felt a little something a couple of days ago, which is probably nothing to be concerned about, but it is in the same breast where I had the tumor and I thought it was best to have it checked.  Prior to my cancer diagnosis, I would have just shrugged and ignored it.  But now, I am afraid I am becoming a bit of a hypochondriac!  But peace of mind is important, at this stage, so, I called for an appointment and will go in on Monday to have it checked.  Hopefully, it is some scar tissue or a benign cyst and not the cancer returning.

Today was a fairly low-key day, but that feels just about right for now. 

Today, I am grateful for:
- A safe drive to the office, the doctor's office and home.
- Crusty bread rolls from my favorite bakery stall at the farmers market.
- Being greeted with hugs by one of my colleagues whom I saw for the first time since I returned to the office on a regular basis.
- A good visit with the podiatrist
- Keeping in touch with family and friends (Phone call from aunt, card from a friend, email from another friend, video chatting with daughter)

Friday's To Do List:
- Leave a note for my gardener friend
- Go to the office
- Put away the dried laundry
- Do a load of dishes in the dishwasher
- Water the front garden

How was your Thursday?  What are you planning for Friday? 


  1. Your ride back to the parking lot sounded fun! 😨 Thank goodness you were holding on tight.
    It's good to know you have made an appointment at the oncology clinic. I don't think you're a hypochondriac at all. It's very sensible under the circumstances and it will give you peace of mind. X

    1. It was fun, Jules, I was laughing even while I was afraid I might slide right off!

      Yes, that's what I thought - that it would be best to get it checked now, rather than wait and regret. I try not to worry too much, but this is going to be my new reality, I guess, this constant alertness and concern.

      Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying good health. Take care.

  2. I laughed a lot at the mental picture of you hanging on to the pole on the golf cart for dear life because your clothing was making you slip off the seat... don't think me mean, the same thing happened to me too! I'm glad you made it to your car unscathed.

    I'm also glad you're able to see the nurse on Monday to get what you felt checked out. You're absolutely right to be cautious, better safe than sorry as they say. I am sending you all the good vibes at my disposal, Bless.

    1. It was pretty funny, Nathalie. I was laughing too, even though I was worried I'd slip right off! Next time, if there is a next time, I will choose to walk up the ramp!

      Yes, I figured, under the circumstances, better to be proactive and get things checked rather than let it go and regret later. My doctors are forever chiding me for not coming in earlier, when I go in with various ailments. I tell them I didn't want to bother them, I felt silly going in for "just a cold", etc., and they tell me that, with all my various on-going conditions, it is not a bother or being silly and please come in at the first sign of something.

      Thank you for the good vibes, Nathalie. Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying your summer break. Take care and all the best to you.

  3. I just had to come out of 'lurkdom' and comment on this post. I laughed at the ride on the cart, because I have had a similar experience. Bless you are doing the right thing to get it checked out, as you say you dont want to be sorry later. As for going to the doctors for colds etc, you have to remember your auto immune system is still recovering and you are susceptible to lots of nasties! I am sending you my prayers.

    1. Thank you for the prayers, Sharon. They are much appreciated. Hope your day is going well.

  4. I'd have asked for another go on the cart Bless, it sounds great fun.

    You are most definitely not a hypochondriac. Even without history of breast cancer it's always better to be safe than sorry. Glad to hear they're able to see you so soon as well. I'll be saying a prayer for you that it's nothing untoward. xx

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. It's probably nothing - maybe some scar tissue - but better to get it checked. As for the ride in the cart, I think I'll pass! LOL!


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