My goodness, I hadn't realized it was so long since I'd written a post. Time is certainly flying by!
Nothing too important has been happening, which is why it didn't occur to me that I should 'report in'. But I've been very busy, nonetheless:
~ I've been going to Physical Therapy. It hasn't helped with the pain on an ongoing basis, but on the day of the therapy I get some pain relief, and hopefully it is strengthening the supporting muscles a bit. That's important, since even a relatively minor fall or bump to the hip could have very serious consequences. We're hoping to get me strong enough that I could perhaps use the regular machines at the local Y.
~ I've been getting Qi Gong healing sessions with a truly lovely woman - I'll talk about her more in a later post, as she is starting up a wonderful program for cancer patients and their caregivers over at Woodwinds. She is hoping to start it up in October, and it will be free of charge.
~ Realizing that my time of mobility is very limited, and that already I can only walk a very short distance, we shopped around and found a used scooter for a very reasonable price. Of course, now I need a way to cart the scooter (and future wheelchair) around...
~ So we are shopping for a reliable used minivan. We have narrowed the field to the Mazda MPV, the Toyota Sienna, and the Dodge Caravan (not the Grand, but the smaller one). The Honda Odyssey and the Plymouth Voyager would be on the list, but they are out of our price range. It's not proving easy to find one in our budget that is well kept and not too heavy on the miles, so let me know if you are aware of someone in the Twin Cities/Hudson area who is about to put one on the market.
~ The wonderful son started his college year this week, and there's been a lot of stuff necessary to get to that point, so that kept us busy in-between the shopping and therapeutic adventures.
All of which has kept me somewhat distracted from fretting about the upcoming scan. That happens very early tomorrow (Monday) morning. I expect I'll hear from my doctor on Wednesday or so if the news is bad, which I rather expect it will be. He doesn't like to give that sort of news in person. That will leave plenty of time during our appointment on Friday for him to push at me about chemo. Wheeeeee...
So that's all the news that's fit to print. I do have a few things of more general interest to say, but I'll save that for another post.
If you are inclined towards prayer, please put in a word for my dear friend Timary, whose husband was recently diagnosed with what has turned out to be very aggressive renal cell carcinoma. He is not doing well, and is going straight to hospice care from the hospital where he had surgery. Timary has been a great blessing in my life the last few years; she is a talented designer and a very beautiful spirit. She and her family need and deserve all the love and support they can get.