I’m not sure why we find ourselves in these periods where we do nothing but go from one doctor appointment to the next. Everything clumps together. On a positive note, we get everything done and then things usually calm down for the rest of the year.

I got the last of my iron infusions yesterday. Miracle of miracles, Nurse Nancy go the vein on the first try! She found the bruise from last week and said: “Ah, X marks the spot!” and voila, there was a nice vein ready for action. Next week, I find out what this stuff means. I’m sure they are going to want new bloodwork, but since no one has scheduled me for any I’m going under the assumption they will do it at the hospital.

Garry’s got another eye test today and a visit with our regular doctor next week to see if there’s any medication he can take that will help with the eye blurring and headaches. I’ve got an appointment at the same time to find out why, after two weeks my leg still hurts. I didn’t think it was such a bad fall. In fact, I thought it was a pretty mild fall with no serious damage. Maybe it’s just taking a long time to heal because it’s a ligament (tendon? muscle?) and they mend slowly? Then there’s the dentist, tax day, two more doctors (mine). After which we should be clear except for standard follow-ups.

That should be it. It will be the end of March by then with spring just around the corner, although the weather right now feels more like spring than spring usually feels.

The big snowstorm never materialized. We didn’t even get rain. This is the first dry morning in weeks. It isn’t sunny and the sky is heavy so I expect rain is on the way, but it didn’t snow overnight. The squirrels came out of hibernation and were chowing down at the feeder this morning. I wonder if any of the animals who normally hibernate will do it this year? It’s so warm. By the end of this week, it will be in the high 50s (about 13 C) — definitely mid-springtime weather.

Of course, everything could change in a heartbeat. A shift in the ocean, a change in the wind and it could be winter. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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5 replies

  1. These photos are amazing. I hope your iron/ ferritin levels are up after the two transfusions. All the best with the rest of the doctor visits.


  2. I love the middle photo! Good luck with your medical stuff. It’s always stressful for me to go to the doc for anything 🙁


    • Thank you for being concerned. I’ve spent so many years schlepping to doctors and hospitals, I get stressed only if I think it’s going to be painful or it’s a really long drive in winter. This has been stressful because it is BOTH of us. Juggling the calendar — and it’s January with dicey weather and traveling to places with which we are unfamiliar was a bit of a bummer. I think we we be done with most of it by the middle of next week. After that, we get some time off.

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