Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Since snow is predicted and I am out of public library books and close to finished with a church library book, I decided that I would go to the public library...guess what...free wi-if! I really do feel cut off from the world without the internet...but got caught up on emails and Facebook...nothing much would have been missed if I hadn't checked! I do want to mention a couple of other things about Woody...he told the doctor yesterday that he is now close to pain free! He told me on the way to Vanderbilt yesterday that he can now lie on either side when he is sleeping...it used to be that he couldn't put the pressure of his good leg on the leg that had had radiation. He told the doctor that he just has a twinge now and then. Truly God is good! I cut out my sweatshirt this morning and started preparing the machine embroidery design that I am going to do on it. I got the design "delivered" to my machine and I chose all the colors...so next is positioning the design and then stitching it out. I can get a little reading done or watch a DVD while it is stitching. I have to stay near the machine in case it runs into a snafu...that way I can press the stop button quickly. Woody did his weekly Wednesday Krogering. He had that same extreme tired in his upper body bringing in the groceries. He has decided that taking these Keytruda infusions have to come with side effects and that this is one of his. He just has to sit down and rest after such exertions. He will take that side effect over others that might and have come his way! Well, I'm going to go choose some books and perhaps a DVD and then head home and wait for the snow.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
it has been a long day of waiting...an especially long time of waiting for labs. I think that there was such a logjam because of last week's snow and ice. Lots of people here. We got quite far behind in appointment times. We were called in almost immediately to Dr. Sosman...less than 5 minutes after Woody was finished FINALLY with labs. Problem there was that lab report wasn't back yet...we did find out that his lungs are in excellent shape...so cough isn't due to his lungs. Cough can't be explained except that perhaps a side effect of Keytruda...as perhaps his getting so tired when he does anything using upper body strength. Anyway, he sent us upstairs for the infusion...to wait...till labs got back so they could order infusion med from pharmacy. His appointment for his infusion was 2:30...infusion was just started a few minutes before 5:00. We will be cutting it close to get our car before the valet parking folk close-up shop. There is a phone number to call if they are closed for the night. It has been a long day. We left the house at 9:40 and it was smooth sailing all the way here...no traffic problems. But getting here early today didn't help a bit. Now for the reason that I'm blogging early from Vanderbilt. We will be without Internet for a while...probably at least a week if not longer. So the blogs will be far and few between, if at all, till we are once again connected with cyberspace! We will see if I have withdrawal symptoms. I plan to sew, read, and perhaps cook and maybe clean! I'll "see" you when we are connected once again.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
I guess I will give one more Middle TN weather report. Woody did a couple of things that he hasn't done in I don't know how long today...he didn't do his normal Saturday errands--the library nor WalMart nor did he go out to get the mail. Today the temperatures rose, but it took a long time for all the ice on the steps to melt away. The following picture was taken at noon or there abouts:
Friday, February 20, 2015
Looks like the predictions have been pretty close to correct (snow turning to ice/freezing rain). Woody ventured out a little after noon on the walk to the drugstore to pick up one of my prescriptions. This was the first walk he had gone on in the last few days. It has just been too cold for him to venture out. Today's temperature was near freezing when he went out...so a heat wave compared to the last few days! He said that there was a little precip when he was out there...little tiny balls of frozen precip. There is a name for these little "frozen balls" but my memory for the name has lapsed. I think that in an earlier blog I told their name...but today that name will just not come to this old brain. The first picture was taken a little after 2pm when the first burst of snow & more little white pellets started. Not long before this was taken the roads were totally black. So this was the start of the next winter activity for this week for Middle TN.