I had a routine follow-up appointment with my radiation oncologist, today. I had already rescheduled it once, so I didn't want to reschedule it, again. I wore a mask in order not to infect anyone at the clinic. The check up went well. The doctor is still puzzled by how long it is taking for me to heal (there is still some edema and redness); he mentioned fat necrosis, once again. But, we both agreed that things looked better. I have another follow-up appointment with him in three months' time.
As part of the check up, they took my blood pressure (it was good), weight (I have lost 4 lbs. since my last visit), and temperature and we found out that I was running a low grade fever of 100.3F. So, after I came home, I ate a piece of papaya as I hadn't had any breakfast or lunch (no appetite) and took two Tylenol tablets. Then, I rested on the sofa and read.
This is the book I am currently reading:
There was also a package in the mail, today:
|Package in the Mail
|New Book by Angela's Friend
This morning, instead of tea, I drank a cup of hot water into which I squeezed a fresh lemon. The lemons on my trees are Meyer lemons and are sweet enough for me to be able to drink lemon water without any sugar. I picked an orange, too, but I haven't eaten it yet.
Later, in the evening, I ate a roast beef sandwich (made with one slice of whole wheat bread). Followed by a regular cup of tea. I am not sure if that was a late lunch or an early dinner! Maybe I'll eat a salad in a little bit to get some vegetables in me and call it dinner.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A good check up with the radiation oncologist
- Receiving gifts in the mail!
- A new book to read
- Phone calls from family and friends
- Fresh oranges from the tree
How was your day? What are your plans for tomorrow?