I went to the already scheduled oncologist appointment, today. My appointment was at 1:00 p.m., which meant I had to leave the house before 12 noon. I got up at 10:00 a.m. and was up and dressed in good time. I bagged up the knitted hats and took along a box of chocolates to give to the staff at the clinic. I got to the clinic on time and didn't have to wait long before being called in.
The blood test results were mostly good, I was told, except there were some elevated levels in one area and my white blood cell count was high. I explained about the cold and cough. I was prescribed an antibiotic and told to come back in one month for a follow-up visit. They didn't want to give me my bone density injection until my blood test results were more normal. I will redo the blood tests before my next visit.
I handed in the hats I had knitted and was told they will be much appreciated by the patients.
I drove to the pharmacy on the way home and picked up my prescription. I also stopped by the grocery store to pick up some half and half for my daughter's morning coffee, a box of her favorite cereal, some bananas, and some shrimp. I spent just under $15 for the groceries.
After I came home, I ate something and took the first dose of antibiotics. I had to take two tablets today; after that, I will be taking one tablet a day for the next four days. The pharmacist said I could take the tablets with or without food, but, I always prefer to take with food.
When friend M came to do the garden, I gave him his Christmas gift and asked him to water the front garden for me. I haven't been feeling well enough to water it, for the past couple of weeks. It is supposed to rain, next week, but, I thought the garden could do with a bit of watering.
I am making myself a cup of tea now and after I drink it, I need to make my daughter's bed and cook the shrimp. I will cook a little rice, too, and we can have that for dinner, along with some dhal (from the freezer).
Today, I am grateful for:
- A good visit with the doctor
- A safe drive to the clinic and back
- Being able to give the hats to the clinic
- My daughter will be coming home, tonight
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?