I went to see my family doctor yesterday, and she ran a lot more tests. She is doing a blood workup, and she gave me a pulmonary function test. I flunked it, so now I am restricted to the house on oxygen until at least Monday. Oh well, it could be worse. At least I am home and I can sit at my computer and write. I have a portable oxygen concentrator that I can take with me to my office. She added another type of blood pressure medication, and is making an appointment with a neurologist. I told my friend that I flunked the test and was put on house arrest. She cracked up! At least I made someone laugh yesterday! To quote Bill Cosby, "Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it."
This is just another rock to climb, but remember I am from MO and that stubborn mule is my mascot. This, too, will just make me stronger. Besides, I have Tom to keep an eye on me and out of trouble...well, most of the time, the trouble part is the biggest challenge!
Next week, I have been invited to be the guest speaker at a first meeting of a brand new cystcectomy support group. I have given presentations to all sorts of audiences on a variety of topics, but this is a first for me. Do you think I need to share my story? I have asked if they wanted me to organize it around a definite theme. I am waiting to hear back on that.
If you want to keep up with what is happening in my world, just follow along. Sometimes it is just like a soap opera!
|Blossom that fell off the Poplar tree in our backyard.|
|A flower on my patio.|
|A squirrel in our backyard.|
“You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it!
Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever.” ~ Wayne Dyer