Sunday, September 30, 2007

Satisfying Day

Yesterday my daughter, son-in-law and grandson made a special trip up to Ellijay. One of the oldest trees in Georgia is there. It's known as the Gannett Poplar. Someday I'm going to get to go and see it. I hear it is a lovely walk.

Fall is definitely in the air. It got down to the 60's during the night, and it was gloriously brisk when I went out to go to church this morning. I've been trying to take my grandson to church lately, but I can't wrangle him while I'm feeling this puny. I put my pink cap on and just went.

I have been feeling pretty robust today, so I cleaned the fish tank, and have managed to gather enough trash to completely fill the outdoor trashcan to the top. In other words, it was way over time to start shoveling some of the crud out of here!

Tomorrow I have an appointment to get some bloodwork done, and hope to get paperwork from the oncologist.

My geocaching friends are planning an event here in Bremen later in the month so that I'll be able to see some folks and still be a part of things, even though I can't get far from home. That makes my heart happy. ( There was a HUGE event this weekend, but it was on the other side of the state, and while I wish I could have attended The Lacy Family Campout, it wasn't destined to be this year. However, lookout next year because I'll be a new woman by then and I'm sure I can make some wake in the water then! LOOKOUT!

My head feels like velvet. The little tiny bit of hair left has a definite directionality to it, and so it's just like smoothing out a bit of velvet. It's soft in one direction and rough in the opposite direction.

I enjoyed a lovely dinner out with family tonight. It was wonderful to get out of the house for a bit, visit with Eric's folks and just share a nice meal.

I've been wondering if between chemo sessions I might be able to do some volunteering at my church on the days that I'm able to sit for a bit. I'd like to do something positive with my time besides just being the human paperweight. I may have to just try and see if I can manage it. I think if I could just sit and do something for a bit, I might be able to handle it. Time will tell.


Susan said...

The BIG poplar is definitely awesome! And a perfect weekend to be out in the mountains. There is a cache near there...

It sounds like you had a very productive weekend, glad you feel up to doing all of that, even eating out!

Today starts Breast cancer awareness month, so just think of all those women out there getting squeezed in the vice (which must have been invented by a man?)

I know, with all your spare time maybe you could come up with a better procedure for a mammogram? Something less .... awful?

Hope you have a good week!

Joann said...

It's called the "test-o-gram." You have to stand there holding this mammoth machine while these vices come in and.... well you get the idea. [maniacal grin]

In all seriousness, the last mammo I had (and I've had about six in the last six weeks) the technician said they are about to come up with something better shortly. Can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that, because the breast MRI is not as intrusive, but it sure is.....difficult.

My kids don't cache, though my grandson "The Chestnut Squirrel" does when he's with me. I'd like to get up there sometime, but I can't sit for that long in the car yet. Next year!