I kept my oncologist appointment in April and survived. Of course I took my Cancer & Coronavirus Kicking Donkey Mascot with me. Masks and healthy humor can help protect!
But now that the state is easing up on restrictions, I'm starting to fret over future appointments. I'm beginning to get reminders that I'm due for dental appointments and check ups... things that aren't really urgent.
I always dread doctor's appointments, but especially now. There are so many unknowns about safety. I'd rather just stay away from medical buildings, unless there's an emergency.
Our son called from Sacramento a few days ago, with scary news. His wife was in ER. She is home and fine, but it was a long ordeal. Scott wasn't able to go in with Chali and he faced hours of worry, when they weren't able to communicate. Chali later told us about her scary experience, in ER during a health pandemic. After many tests and much worry, she was discharged with no answers for her sudden and painful illness.
I hate knowing that Chali dealt with pain and fear, all alone. I hate it that we are far away and can't help. I hope no one else in our family has to step into a hospital, during these uneasy times.
Lately, I've caught myself pausing now and then, when climbing a ladder to clean or nearly slipping on the stairs... I guess it's time for me to slow down and be more cautious. This isn't the time for any stupid accidents.
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!