Wednesday, April 30, 2014
I guess I got too overheated. Since tomorrow is going to be just as hot, I worry since it is my prep day for the colonoscopy. Tomorrow I can't eat any solid food. I am on a clear liquid diet for the whole day tomorrow.
Today I started the clean out of my office. My home office has been the dumping place since our renovation. During the renovation the only room that didn't get touched was my office. That meant things got dumped in that room. Now years later some of the stuff is still there along with all the new crap that has been dumped there. It is such an unhappy place to be. I don't like to work there or even be there.
While I am between clients I am trying to clean out the office. One step at a time. Today I took one bag of stuff, went through it and recycled 98% of the stuff. Yay! Hopefully tomorrow I will do another bag/pile. Just work my way through the room one bag/pile at a time.
Monday, April 28, 2014
About three years ago I purchased this awesome table and chairs but when it arrived via UPS it was in pieces. They tried sending it again but it was once it was again in pieces. I asked for my money back.
Today I found a table and chairs just like what I was looking for. I found a table that was not too big, seats four, round or octagon, and folds up so I can put it away in the winter. The table is made out of eucalyptus and is FCS certified wood (meaning it was sustainably harvested). I also got four matching folding chairs. I bought a yellow umbrella to make the whole set pretty. I just have to go buy the stand for the umbrella.
It will arrive at the end of next week. I am excited to be able to relax, sit outside and eat a meal.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
So far the book is really good. It is a fast read. It picks up after she battled breast cancer. I guess that was in her last book. This book is about her finding out and fighting her MDS diagnosis.
It is interesting reading about someone else finding out about a diagnosis that will change their life. Of course her diagnosis was life or death. But still the feelings were the same. "Could this be true?" "What does (insert disease here) mean?" "How will it effect me?" "What is going to happen?" "Will I be able to continue to work?" Then we all go on the internet and make ourselves crazy.
I look forward to reading more this weekend.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I went to see my gut doc today. I wanted to review my most recent hospital visit with her. Since it was determined that I didn't have a burst cyst, then what was it? She said we may never know if it never happens again. It may have been a virus if some sort. Or bacteria.
We we kept talking and she decided I should get a celiac test. I had one years ago but she could not find the test results. Then she said it has been 5 years since my colonoscopy. It is time for another one. Yippee!
So in one week I will be drinking the goop and having a colonoscopy. The fun never ends!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The website for the recipe is Coconut Bacon.
It doesn't taste exactly like bacon (from what remember) but it tastes like something smokey. The consistency of the coconut was not right because I didn't get the right kind. I put the "bacon bits" on a baked potato and it tasted pretty good. I need to make it with the right kind of coconut and then see.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Today I had my first contractor come by and look at the bathroom. He didn't even flinch when he saw the project. He even came up with a creative solution for one portion. Seems that this renovation will take about two weeks so we will soon be back in construction mode. Lovely.
I really liked this guy. He showed up on time, sent a proposal in less than 1 hour, was really clear about the work and good at finding solutions.
This project could get going really fast and we could have our bathroom back in two weeks.
Friday, April 18, 2014
The bulging floor means there is a leak and water has gotten underneath. This is not good. Hopefully the shower pan has done its job and no water has leaked.
I spent the morning calling contractors to figure out what to do. Obviously, fix it. But how? Finally I got a really nice green builder who helped me problem solve the whole thing. He made me see what I had already figured out: I had to give up the cement floor in the shower. The fancy cement is so specialized I couldn't find anyone else to do it. I needed to go with tile. It would be cheaper and easier to find someone to fix it. I called a about three places to have them come and give me quotes. One guy is coming tomorrow.
Just in case you are wondering, my original contractor (we can call him Jabba the Hutt) and I had a difference of opinion when he started making decisions during my remodel that I didn't approve. Then when confronted he said I hurt his feelings, loaded up my supplies (tile, etc) and left. Never to be seen again.
Then I called to check on the tile. It is no longer being made. Why? Because the quarry has run out of this rock, so there is no more of this type of tile rock pattern. There is only a small bit of the tile left at the company. WHAT?! I asked if they had the amount that I needed. YES! Brenda and I went straight down to buy it. Now I have the tile to fix the shower on order. Whew! Now I just need someone to do the work and tear up my beautiful shower. Sob!
Today I also went to the museum with my friend C. It was fun to see a great exhibit and catch up. A little culture.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The pond has so many baby fancy goldfish. There are at least 12 babies of various ages swimming around. They are also of various colors. We have black fish, white ones and multi-colored ones. I love watching them swim around.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I had not heard anything and today I was going to call to find out what was happening with my appeal. In today's mail there was a check for $149.00. The-Insurance-Company-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named also sent the physical therapy place some money. I am now happy. I can pay the $231.00 bill.
Also in medical news, I called my doctor about my sore foot. My left foot has been bothering me since our vacation. I am not sure if it is from the bad massage or from banging it on something or just from walking. My primary told me to see my podiatrist. She can see me in the morning. My primary said I am too complicated! Well, he said my left ankle/foot is too complicated. That is the ankle that I tore my ligament and walked on it for a year prior to it being found that I tore the ligament and had surgery. More news on this tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
For me I am not sure if it is the traveling or the sleeplessness or the germs on the planes or what. I know that too much sun makes me feel sick despite what the doctor's say. I also know that I tend to sleep less when I travel due to the stress of making the flight, getting the dogs and bird to their sitters, locking up the house, making sure everything is packed, etc. ( I once left my passport at home when going on an international flight. It was pre-9/11 so I was able to go on the flight but I had to have my passport sent to me to get back into the USA. Since then I have been a little neurotic about forgetting the essentials.) I am sure there are millions of germs on planes that are attacking my compromised immune system body and that probably makes me tired. I have a vision in my head of a doll being attacked by millions of these sperm looking germs and the doll getting sicker and sicker. Weird I know.
I don't know what it is that makes travel so hard. I just know that I have learned to not plan anything important for the two days after a vacation. I also know that if I do plan something, I may not be able to attend because I may be on the couch instead. Watching a good movie and resting.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
She started the hot rock massage. She backed off when I told her. We chatted the whole time. She was very nice. It was a bit different than other hot rock massages I have had but it was fine. When I told her how the other guy put oil on my face and on my eye lids she made a funny face. She said she had never heard of anyone doing that! I didn't like it since I have Sjogren's and my eyes get so dry. It took me days to get the oil out of my eyes.
The massage was fine. It wasn't the best but it was far from the worst. She was sweet and that made up for it. She was so worried about hurting me. With all these bruises it was hard not to.
Before the massage Brenda and went for our final bike ride. We had fun riding around.
After the massage we went over for sandwiches at this cute little sandwich shop. Best sandwich around.