Friday, March 12, 2010

I am remiss in not posting here sooner. But, I am NOT as far behind as Cindy Vasko thinks I am.

I do believe I have already posted that my CA 125 level is down to nine....didn't I? I know I sent an email out about it...some time ago.

Anyway, if I didn't and Cindy is right, here it is...the good news is that my CA125 level is down to nine!

I get the results of Wednesday's CT scan next Thursday when I see Dr. McCourt. I'm hoping that she says I'm "clean as a whistle" down there!

The "lump" that appeared in my abdomen near my stomach area seems to have calmed down. I'm thinking it was more a pulled muscle. That's my story and I'm sticking with it!

Lynne was nice enough to take me to the CT scan on Wednesday. I was going to try to do it myself, but she was right. I had to take the "tincture of opium" the night before and my brain was not capable of handling the drive. I was very happy she drove.

On the way home, something wonderful happened. The traffic on our usual route was all backed up. Lynne wanted to turn left instead of our usual right and I didn't want to go that way. I wasn't sure of where it would go and didn't want to get lost in downtown Providence. Finally, it looked like we would be stuck in traffic for a long time, so I said, "go ahead.

It turns out this route was FAR better than the route that we have been taking. As a matter of fact, it's the route we took the first time we came to the hospital, the night I was admitted. On that night, it was very confusing to us and seemed very convoluted and out of the way. Later, while I was in the hospital, Sandy found another way to get there and that's the route we have been taking.

The original route (which is the way Lynne took us Wednesday) is actually not as busy as the "new route." I think that it just looked bad that first night because it was dark and rainy and we were a bit distracted, naturally.

So if you are riding or driving with Lynne and she says you should go a different way, you might want to try it. It just might be a better route than the way you want to go! I'm just saying.....

Last night the "Js" Janet, Jessica and Jeremy came over....and Janet's boyfriend Barry came along too. We had a nice dinner and then played Dance Dance Revolution...which I now want to get for the Wii and Rock Band. We had a great time. Barry told me that he works with these guys from Putnam and asked if I know them...Rick Adams, Bob (drawing a blank on the last name...senior moment) and his boss is Jimmy Shaw! Of course I knew all three of them! That thrilled Barry, no end.

I really like Barry and told him he has to come for breakfast some morning with Janet...we'll eat out on the deck and enjoy the nature.

Today I got up early and went with Sandy, Jean and Jean's friend Dorothy to Filomena's in Waterford for lunch. I had the bruschetta and the french onion soup. It was yummy. The others all enjoyed their meals and we said we will have to go again.

After lunch, Dorothy went home and got her West Highland terrier puppy, McGregor (Mac for short). She brought him up to Jean's where we introduced him to Rocky, who we had brought with us.

At first Rocky got his hackles up and snapped at Mac...but then they walked on leashes in the back yard and slowly introduced themselves. When they came in the house, they played all over the living room and chasing each other around down the hall to the bedrooms. They had a great time and both were pooped afterwards. Rocky usually cries in the car...not a peep out of him the whole ride home!

Tomorrow the Tasmanian Devil tree guy will be calling and maybe coming out to give me an estimate for taking down the cottonwood tree and trimming up a big maple in the back. That's my sole responsibility for the day. That, and recording the four UConn Tennessee games that they are replaying on ESPN Classic, starting at 1pm. It will be fun to see the games again...particularly the ones I attended at the time...especially the first 95 game and the championship game in 2000. Very very memorable.

Nighty night!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Basketball and other important things in life...

I haven't even checked the Huskies score from this afternoon, but let me guess....they lost, am I right?

I am speaking about the men's team now, of course....the women will be winning again tonight...taking home the Big East Championship.

Tina will be taking home the MVP of the tournament...although a case can be made for Kalana Green (one of my favs) who came up big last night. I am going to miss this crew next year...they are so great and such nice girls too.

I used to hate it when people called us "girls" when I was that age. Guess what? I've become one of those people who do things I used to hate. Deal with it.

Well, I have been taking that "special medicine" and it didn't work when I took it just once, so I'm taking it three times a day, as directed. I took it this AM and went back to bed...boy, were my dreams interesting...very colorful, creative and then they went to black and white! WOW!! I slept until 1:30...enjoying the movies in my head.

Last night Charmine came over to watch the game with me. She doesn't get ESPNU on her cable system. We went down to Joe D's and got a pizza to go....came home, ate it and enjoyed the game...right up to the point where CD went down with that mystery injury. I thought she had broken her eye socket, turns out she got slammed on the back of the neck with an elbow. She's cleared to play today.

Talked to Lynne today, she's back from North Carolina and is busy going for job interviews. Tomorrow she's going to take a break from that to take me to get my CT Scan. This is a big scan...we'll see if the CA 125 test is accurate...or if they still see cancer in there. We'll be hoping that I'm clean as a whistle in there!

I made contact with the Tasmanian Devil yesterday. He's going to come give me an estimate on how much it will cost to take down that Cottonwood tree on the side of the house and to trim a big tree out back. I lie awake at night when the wind is blowing, worrying about the cottownwood coming down on the bedroom. I'll sleep easier with it gone. After it comes down we will plant some "Christmas trees" over there to provide a "fence" to block us from the guy next door. Not that we see much of him...but still...if I have that "fence" I can lie out on the deck, topless! YAY!

Speaking of lying on the deck, I have been doing so that past three days because it has been so sunny out there. Finally! Today I found a big "cloth sail" that you can put up easily to block the sun from the deck. I think I'm going to get one....the sun is so strong on the deck from about 11am on until late afternoon that you can't stand being out there...and what's the sense of having a deck if you can't use it?

Can't wait until I'm fit enough and the weather is good enough for me to be working out in the yard. I want to work myself into a stinky sweat!

Pam has agreed to be my coach on my "comeback." She will know how to make me pace myself and build up gradually, instead of overdoing and hurting myself.

I may have already hurt myself...unintentionally....and I don't know how I did this, but I did do something to my abdomen...unless it's cancer. I have pain there and a big "lump" first I thought it was yet another hernia, but now I'm not sure. Whatever it is, it will show up on the CT scan.

Of course, I hope it's a hernia.

Okay, enough of that crap. Hey, how about Sarah Palin admitting that she and her family has gone into Canada to get health care? YIKES!!!! And now I guess NBC is trying to cover up for the fact that they used a laugh track for her "performance" on Leno's show the other night. They added laughs where there was uneasy silence. HA!

I could use a laugh track for my life. I think I am very funny, but Sandy says I'm not so funny. If I had a laugh track, I could hit it and it would reinforce my belief that I am funny. Or something like that.

Now I'm going to heat up my leftover tuna casserole (made with Annie's Pasta) and settle down to watch the Huskies.

Life is great! For tonight...tomorrow I have to drink that horrid stuff. I can't wait for them to get the new "tasteless" stuff that you can mix with anything you want.

Nighty night!