Lucky for me, I got to take the morning easy because I had a doctor's appointment today. I got to stay home long enough to see the sun flooding my living room. I love that! Unfortunately, the inevitable clumps of dog hair seem to show up a little better in the glimmer of the sun, too. In fact, almost every sunny morning that I'm at home, I end up dragging out my pink Dyson to suck up those pesky pet souvenirs (that word took me 3 tries to spell, and I ended up giving in to dictionary.com). I can't stand a dirty floor.
To be real, Brian just z snapped me. I'm not sure what that was about. I think he must've seen it on TV. That guy keeps me guessing! I think I just grinned and then he kept walking.
Today, my stepmom, Carol, was nice enough to take the day off to travel with me to my doctor's appointment. She expertly chauffeured me to the appointment and helped me to listen intently as the doctor talked. Then, she bought my lunch afterward! What a great date!
Now, about the appointment -
Really, I didn't learn much new information. My blood test results revealed a large Vitamin D deficiency, which is pretty common in breast cancer patients. I'm already on a huge supplement to meet this need, so this was not reason for action. Other than that, our main conversation revolved around the fact that I don't sleep at night. I mean, I doze for an hour or so at a time, but I wake up very frequently with night sweats. He did provide some remedies for this problem, so please pray that they work very well. A sleep-deprived body cannot effectively heal. He said that I look great, and that he would like me to keep doing what I'm doing to get me through what I have to get through (chemo and radiation). For me, this means a continuation of numerous supplements and regimens. And, I'm happy to do this because I mostly feel great. After radiation and chemo, we will take aggressive action to rebuild my immune system.
So, good news all around! Beautiful day. Beautiful health. Beautiful food. All because of a beautiful God.
Love you all, each one. Good night!