|The more I look at this cloud, the more I see a face!|
I had to wake up relatively early (by my recent standards) at 7:00 a.m. in order to go for my bone density scan. I had been so stressed about waking up on time, I set two alarms and my daughter volunteered to set her alarm and call me to make sure I was up! But, I woke up at the first ring on my alarm and was up when my daughter called! Hard to believe that, once upon a time, I started work at 7:00 a.m.!
I left the house at 7:45 a.m. and drove to downtown. My appointment was at 9:00 a.m., but, I was asked to be at the clinic by 8:45 a.m. and I wanted to give myself plenty of time to get there since I would be driving during the morning rush hour. Fortunately for me, the morning traffic was relatively light, what the newscasters giving the traffic report refers to as "Friday light", since many people have or take Fridays off. I arrived at the clinic in plenty of time, checked in, and read my prayer book while I waited.
The bone density scan itself didn't take long. A nice young technician named Daniel checked my height and weight and did the scan. The report will be sent to my oncologist, I was told. I was home again by 10:00 a.m. I was tempted to make a stop at the doughnut shop on the way home, but, I resisted the temptation, came home, and had a tuna salad sandwich, instead!
It was a much cooler day with the morning temperature being 67F and the day time high being 80F. The mini heatwave has broken and we will be in the 80s and perhaps the low 90s in the coming days. I had planned to do some housework after I came back from the scan, but, I changed my mind and decided to relax! I did sweep the kitchen and cleaned the bathroom and the litter box. Other than that, I read blogs, watched TV and some videos, chatted with M who tended to the garden, chatted on the phone with friend R, emailed a friend, and video chatted with my daughter. Dinner was two more slices of pizza neighbor S had given me.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter making sure I woke up in time
- A safe drive to the clinic and back
- Light traffic and no delays
- The availability of all these advanced medical technology and diagnostic tools
- M tending to the garden
Today's joyful activity was relaxing after I came home.
All in all, September flew by! I will do my monthly review, tomorrow.
I'm glad your journey to the clinic and scan all went smoothly. I don't think the bone density scan is something offered here but if it is I've never heard of it. I know what you mean about having to get up early, I rarely set my alarm clock anymore and it's a worry having to wake for a specific time. I can't see a face in your cloud but it's something I do, I sometimes see dog shapes in the clouds :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen. The bone density scan is to monitor my osteopenia - the precursor to osteoporosis - due to my chemo treatments and the reason for the Prolia injections every 6 months.Delete
I really should get back to waking up earlier than I do, but, I like to stay up late, too! :D
I'm forever seeing faces in things! There's a word for it: pareidolia. :)
That cloud looks like the face of the wind waiting to blow a cool breeze for you!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean about waking up early when you no longer have to every day. Although I often wake early, I have to set an alarm for waking for early events as I can just imagine sleeping in until 9 or 10 and waking with some horror at a missed appointment! Congratulations on passing up on the donut! It probably wouldn't have tasted as good as you thought it might and a tuna salad sandwich at home sounds much nicer.
I dipped my feet into the Black Sea this morning and we each had a bowl of soup outdoors at a small restaurant for lunch. I find that the smaller places are so much more friendly and enjoyable than the fancy ones.
If it is the face of the wind, then, I'm hoping it is a gentle breeze! The weather has cooled off considerably - it is 1:00 p.m. and 76F which is really nice.Delete
I've a tendency to sleep through alarms or, I'll turn them off and fall asleep again and not even be aware that I turned them off!
Thank you! I'm proud of myself for resisting the doughnut! :D
It sounds like you are having a lovely time and enjoying yourself. Hope the rest of your trip continues to be fun and enjoyable. :)
Needless to say, I hope that your results will all be good. Glad you made the appointment safely and on time - 7am must seem like the middle of the night to you! (I won't even ask what time you went to bed!)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lady Ella; it was to monitor the osteopenia (early stages of osteoporosis) that I have as a side effect from the chemo treatments I received.Delete
7:00 a.m. did seem early! I have been waking up around that time, but, what I usually do is turn off the porch lights, feed the cats, and go back to bed for another couple of hours. I went to bed by 12:30 a.m., which was early for me, and fell asleep around 1:00 a.m., so I had at least 6 hours of sleep (which is about what I normally get, anyway, when I go to sleep at 4:00 a.m.!) :D
I'm glad your scan appointment went okay and that you enjoyed a trouble-free journey there. I hope you get your results quickly. XReplyDelete
Thank you, Jules; the results will be sent to my oncologist and I'll find out about it when I have my appointment, later this month. :)Delete
I can see a face in the clouds! And an elephant! And a dog!ReplyDelete
I hope the scan results are good. Do you have to wait long before you get the results? I'm impressed that you resisted the doughnut ... well done.
I love that you can see an elephant! I can make out the trunk! :DDelete
Thank you; I will find out the results when I see the oncologist at the end of this month. They weighed me when I went for the scan and the results were better than I had thought; I think that helped with resisting the doughnut!
Well done on getting to your appointment in plenty of time, Bless, I rarely surface before 8.30am these days. There's no rush to do anything!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Angela; I hate driving while stressing if I will make it to an appointment on time! One can never tell with our traffic; it is usually rather congested on that particular freeway. I rarely rush around in the mornings, these days and I try to make my appointments for the afternoon, but, I was unable to reschedule this particular one. :)Delete
I'm glad that the scan went well. I'm keeping everything crossed that it shows good news.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lyssa; I'll find out, later this month. :)Delete
I'm glad your appointment went well. I'm glad for most of my appointmentsReplyDelete
Thank you, June; yes, I'm glad that I have these medical appointments available to me (even when there's a problem with the billing process!)Delete
I'm glad your drive and the scan itself was uneventful.ReplyDelete
I like uneventful doctor's visits :)
This week I have a dental cleaning (tomorrow - Thursday) and I've scheduled our covid boosters form Friday. It will be nice to have both things taken care of.
I've never heard of pareidolia which you mentioned in your reply to Eileen. I wouldn't say I have that but I did see a bird in a stack of cookies this morning. Nobody else mentioned it on the blog comments (nor did the blog owner) but it was very apparent.
Thank you, Debra.Delete
Good luck with the dental cleaning and, of course, the Covid booster! I need to schedule the booster and a flu shot!
I am always seeing faces in things! I can just imagine a bird shaped stack of cookies! :D