|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.