|Another Book to Donate|
I had another good night and the day has been mostly pain free. However, in the morning, I experienced some pain when standing and walking for more than a few minutes. Not the excruciating pain I had felt earlier, but, there was some pain and discomfort. What I don't know yet is just how much I should heed it or ignore it! I am more likely to push through the pain, but, my daughter has asked me not to. She is afraid that I might end up being in that really bad pain again. On the whole, as a result, today has been more of a day of rest than activities.
I called the doctor's office, in the morning, and left a message telling them that the pharmacy had said my insurance does not cover the anti-viral medication that had been prescribed and asking for a different medication. The pharmacy is supposed to have notified them, but, I thought I'd better follow up. The next call might be to the pharmacy to find out if they have heard from the doctor's office, but, I might do that tomorrow, just to give the doctor's office enough time to attend to it. I know they were closed, yesterday; I'm not sure if they are open tomorrow (the doctor sees patients only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, currently) and Monday is a holiday. Most probably, it will be Tuesday before I get a new prescription. Which if fine, but, it emphasizes the need to take it easy in order to avoid any flare ups during the long weekend when the doctor will not be available.
I did spend about an hour in the evening, seated in the family room, cutting up some of the peaches that had some stem end holes. Daughter had tried to cut one of them, yesterday, and found some insects inside it, which had her feeling squeamish and shuddering! I laughed at her about it and she was most upset about it! She threw the offending peach, put the rest of the ones with stem end holes into a bag and left them outside on the doorstep! But, today, I had her retrieve the bag of peaches and I washed and cut them up. Of course, I didn't find a single insect in any of them! Daughter sprinkled some salt and chili powder on some of them and had them as a snack. The rest will be eaten later in the night, or, perhaps, tomorrow.
I finished re-reading another book I had in my collection: "The Princes in the Tower". It's another of the books I had bought and read, but, didn't want to declutter until I had re-read it. It was published in 1992 and I had bought it in 1994. I enjoyed reading it when I first bought it and I enjoyed re-reading it, this week. I don't think I will want to read it for a third time, but, if I do, then, the library has a copy of it. So, this book will be donated. I am currently looking through another book I've had on my bookshelf (a gardening book) to see if that can be donated, too.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being pain free
- Being able to take it easy as needed
- Daughter's continued help
- Fresh peaches
- Phone calls with family and friends
Today's joyful activity was reading.
Once again, no firm plans for tomorrow.
How was your Thursday? What are your plans for Friday?