A New Month
October was a month we might want to forget. This month started well. This day started well.
Our daily walks are enjoyable now. We walk longer and talk more. Today we noticed a lot of old geezer couples out walking. (retired like us) Turned out they were headed for the Sartartia Middle School. Voting Day.
Voting Time Again
No big presidential candidates to vote for this November.
Cancer and Covid didn't stop us from voting in 2016 and 2020.
We couldn't really use Don's coronary bypass recovery as an excuse to not vote. After all, we were out walking, passing by the obvious signs. However we didn't have masks or IDs.
But we returned on our evening walk... after we had a chance to educate ourselves. No big candidates, but it felt good to vote for 7 good propositions. It feels good to embrace what we can do! Vote!
Follow Up #2
As I said the day began well. It progressed well. We drove to Don's cardiologist at 3. Don had the follow up with the surgeon. What would the cardiologist think of Don's progress.
We waited a long time in the waiting area. The a.c. wasn't working and I was fidgety like a little kid, itching my nose through my mask.
We got called back to Dr. T's office. I was critical of all 8 posters on the wall. I was critical of the corny framed print on the wall. Is this supposed to calm us, after taking in all the poster info?
I was reading about how liver produced cholesterol, when Dr. T entered. By 5:00, Don and I were back in the parking lot ripping off our masks and grinning! What a wonderful report! Dr. T was pleased with all the recovery he could witness with the exam. But he was also positive about reports from the hospital. He basically said there will continue to be good and bad days with chest pain and healing. There are movement limitations due to chest mending. But Don's health is such, that he can continue with the same diet and get his heart rate up as high as he wants. Cheers!
Our day did not end well. In the evening, I received a phone call that I will never forget.
News of my friend, knocked the wind out. There were more phone calls and Don was there to comfort. After weeks of being nurse to Don... Don was there for me today. I end the day, beyond sad.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!