Carrying Raggedy Ann Home, one persons journey with cancer

This is the lost update showing up today….strange but I can , at least correct some errors.

As promised, an update.

A PET scan is scheduled for Wednesday. I am told that they put sugar in your veins ( no it is radiation) and that you can feel it as it goes throughout the veins of your body ( I felt nothing) They place you in a closed CT tube ( seemed open to me) so if I am claustrophobic they will give me a mild sedative. I haven’t decided yet whether I should be claustrophobic  or not. ( I was not but had the sedative anyway)

I need to check on those folk tomorrow to make sure that they have all my orders correct. You know, sometime messages get lost in translation. Patients being in charge is growing more and more common each day. This is the way it should be. We pay them…they work for us. We take their advice or not. We have a choice.

They wanted to schedule the scan this past Tuesday but I had made it clear to the doctor and his medical assistant that I had a yard sale to finish putting together. That was not translated to the scheduling department. So they called back with this date for a later time and once again I said that the hourly time was not good that I needed an earlier time. So on the third call, we were all happy!

No, one could not call me a compliant patient according to the general definition, except I am compliant to myself and my needs.

The pneumonia medication is finished, the cough lingers.

The results will be in a week from Monday.

Today I have clean house day from the very successful yard sale, because I am required to do nothing strenunous for 48 hours prior to the scan. These instructions I will follow because I do not want to have to repeat the test over. It may not be fun, even though I plan to make it so.

Have a great week. I am.



Next today’s journey


 “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca


 “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

Beautiful Animals 

Today is the day Laddie was born, my beautiful Samoyed. 

 I still miss him as well as Krystal and Raggs, my two rescued cats, Krystal from the streets of Atlanta by my daughter and Raggs by me, who was born in this house but no one wanted her.

I do not have any pets now. I always enjoy my daughters two cats when I visit, Autum and Sunrise, sisters, both rescue cats.

It is All Saints day, as well, and my best friend’s daughter was born on this day.

It is raining and grey. Perhaps I should join the writing contest, I think I am afraid to commit. This would be my third time…never finishing the other two. Reading the rules will help me decide.

Thank you.