Aug 22, 2020 09:47PM MountainMia wrote:
Good news, ScotBird! Congrats on the clear scan, and good luck with your surgery. Can I ask what part of Scotland you're from?
I'm doing okay but honestly, the quarantine is wearing on me and my mood is pretty variable. From everyone I've heard, this is how we're all dealing with the virus -- some days fine, some days not fine at all. Yep, that's me, in a nutshell.
Right now I'm pretty irritable, touchy. Lots of triggers. I live in east central Iowa, not in the worst hit town of the August 10 derecho, but bad enough for my taste. We have several trees down behind our house, a lot of roof damage from one that fell on the house. Just today I finally heard from the insurance claims adjuster and have an appointment for Aug 31. Can't do anything about repairs until after that, but probably wouldn't be able to anyway, because the reputable roofers already have long lists of customers. So that's been tiring, just dealing with the cleanup and so forth. Wah. Poor me, huh?
Also, in better but also tiring news, in June I discovered I have a younger sister, a half-sister, daughter of my dad. The tiring part is just some of the family dynamics that go along with this.
One thing that has come along with this unexpected bonus sibling is digging into information about my dad. He's been dead for many years having died after approx 10 years struggle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Last night I saw something he wrote after his first treatments. His first chemos were adriamycin and cytoxan. Exactly what I had last year, AC. That hit me kinda hard. I know it doesn't have anything to do with me, but does it? ugh.
Sorry for the little pity party. No response needed. I guess I needed the catharsis of writing it down.