March 18, 2023

I met a new doctor today. My primary care doctor left, and my oncologist recommended someone to try. I originally couldn’t get in to see him until June, so I scheduled an appointment with his nurse practitioner in April. But yesterday I got a message saying an appointment today opened up with him, so I jumped on it, and I’m glad I did. I understand why he’s so busy because he’s really nice. And thorough. I may end up only seeing his NP in the future, but hopefully they’re as good as he was. And it’s unexpected to know he has a Saturday rotation. I’m thankful I now have a new primary doctor, so I can update my surgeon and be ready for August.

March 14, 2023

Happy Pi day! I’m thankful that someone at work brought in pie for everyone, even though it was awful. I don’t feel bad for saying it since it was store bought. I planned to get myself a different piece for dinner tonight, but I forgot because I was in a hurry to get home to feed the dogs. Patrick went to visit his grandma who is about 6 hrs away. I’m thankful that he was able to visit, that he made it there safely, and that he’ll be back tomorrow.

March 13, 2023

Man, every afternoon at work I think that I can’t wait to get home and do some sewing or painting. Then I get home and have no energy. Today after dinner I sat down on the sofa under a blanket to warm up. And didn’t move. I even considered taking a nap, I was so tired. Maybe it’s the time change.

Besides my furry blankets, I’m thankful for a quiet work day, help from a colleague, seeing my kid’s artistic endeavors, and feeling better.

March 12, 2023

I slept in! I’m thankful for that, especially given the time change. I’m also thankful for getting to see my sister Jen and brother-in-law Jim for a little bit on their way through town, for getting a lot more done at home, and for popcorn for dinner.

March 11, 2023

Well, I didn’t sleep in today. But I did get a lot of stuff done around the house and ran some errands, so it worked out. One of those errands was a stop at the urgent care clinic to get my suspected UTI confirmed. Again. Thankfully, though, the medication kicks in quickly. I’ve asked my doctor why I’m getting them so frequently, and she said menopause, which is really beginning to feel like a punishment.

I’m also thankful for my mother-in-law, whose birthday is today, for chatting with my mom, for silly tv, and for a soak in a hot tub.

March 10, 2023

A day of disappointments. First, we got about 6 inches of snow overnight so the illusion of spring was shattered. Booooo.

Today was also the last day at work for a colleague and friend of mine. She is leaving in response to the many frustrations of reorganizing and micromanaging over the last couple of years. I’m sad I won’t see her at work anymore, but I’m happy she’s able to make this change for her own wellbeing.

Finally, I got a letter in the mail today saying my oncologist is leaving the area. His last day will be before my next appointment, so I won’t see him again. Not only was he a good doctor but also a genuinely nice person, so this is sad news.

So what am I thankful for today? It’s Friday. I’m gonna sleep in tomorrow.