I had an appointment with the ophthalmologist, today. This is an annual appointment which had originally been scheduled for October, which I had rescheduled for when my daughter would be here to drive me home, afterwards, since my eyes would be dilated. The appointment went well. My eye pressure was good, I have no glaucoma, no retinopathy, and the cataracts (in both eyes) are still quite small and nothing to worry about. The doctor was quite pleased with my most recent A1c blood sugar levels (although they had gone up a little bit from the previous reading; my primary care physician won't be quite as pleased when I see her, next week!) I am to return for a follow-up next year in November. I made the appointment before I left the clinic and asked for, and received, a copy of my report. Then, my daughter drove me home.
Earlier in the morning, before I went for my eye appointment, I had texted my friend's older daughter to ask for a status on her mother. She texted back that her mother was unresponsive, the doctor had been to see her, and they are monitoring her situation. Later, when we were in the waiting room at my eye doctor's clinic, my friend's younger daughter called my daughter (my daughter went out of the waiting room to take the call) saying her mother was receiving end-of-life care, the doctors have given her 24-48 hours; now would be a good time if we wanted to visit to say our goodbyes. My daughter had explained that I was at the doctor's office, myself, and that she'll call back. I told her we could go after my appointment.
But, first, we went home so we could eat something. Then, we went to the hospital (my daughter drove since my eyes were still feeling the effects of being dilated). We took some food for my friend's husband and daughters so they could have something for a late lunch. And we basically spent the rest of the afternoon and early part of the evening at the hospital. My friend drifted in and out of consciousness. She was mostly unresponsive, but, there was a period of time when she was alert, smiled, and tried to communicate. The doctor came in and checked on her twice while we were there.
Eventually, we came home and had a cup of tea. The new printer we ordered had been delivered while we were out and it was waiting for us by the front door. My daughter was too tired to set it up, today, but, she'll do that tomorrow.
Later, I cooked the salmon fillet while my daughter made a cucumber salad, cut some potatoes into wedges and baked them for our dinner. Then, we ran the dishwasher.
After dinner, I fell asleep on the sofa! I had an almost 2 hours long nap, waking up a little after 11:15 p.m. Of course, I am wide awake, now, at 1:30 a.m.! LOL.
Today, I am grateful for:
- My eye appointment went well and there's nothing wrong other than the cataracts
- My daughter being here to drive me home afterwards
- Safe drives to and from the doctor's office and the hospital
- Being able to visit my friend and be present for her family
- The new printer was delivered
Today's joyful activity was seeing my friend being responsive for at least a brief period of time.
Plans for tomorrow include M tending to the garden and I might ask him to do a couple of jobs for me inside the house, too (ceiling fans need to be cleaned and the smoke alarm batteries need to be replaced; M is tall while I am vertically challenged and my daughter isn't much taller than I am!)
How was your Tuesday? What are your plans for Wednesday?