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Dec 7, 2018 08:28AM
I am here, and okay, it's just been another crazy week. The contractor who agreed to do repairs on my old farmhouse started this week and it rather threw me off. I had been dreading it and yet it had to be done, since some of the old walls that had been wet in the past were disintegrating. So it could be worse, it is only one room and a bathroom, and the walls are not gutted to the outside, but still is a very messy, filthy process to rip off the wall layers of 100+ years. The man arrived a day early, so the day I had picked to get everything out of cabinets, chests and off walls was the day he came, and I ran around like a crazy person getting it done, because he is a very fast mover and was starting immediately. I arrived yesterday to move a few more things and had to leave when finished because the dust was choking, ugh, I will have to find someone to help me clean when all finished, I fear. I did not anticipate the amount of dust, I only wish I had covered all the furniture, I picture people sitting on couches and little puffs of dust coming up for a while!
I have also been trying to finish Christmas prep, since I go to several places over the holidays gift-giving is common to all of them, especially to the small children, not always the adults. Also food, always a necessity. On top of it all, the church I go to is planning a Midnight Mass, so our little choir has been practicing with mostly standard Christmas hymns, but a couple of new ones that have been giving me fits. I am the only alto and my part on one of them is discordant in many places, it does not come naturally to me to sing this way, and I have to work at it. And just the fact that it is at Midnight will be a struggle, and will seem very unusual, I have not roused myself to go to a Midnight Mass for many, many years.
I have been trying to keep up with posts and have seen that Gill has had a PICC line put in, thank goodness, she has had another chemo treatment and is half finished. Susie sounds good, and Helenlouise checked in. As for the non-posting posters, it would be nice to know what has happened with Flora's mother and the others who have gone missing.
I think I have subscribed to WWDTY, I'll have to go back and check. I do like that publication. As for the CBD oil, I do have some but take it only sporadically. I was told to take it regularly to get the benefits but I don't always think about it. It is the kind without the THC, as that is still illegal in our state. Medical marijuana was on the ballot in November and was voted in, so it it will be interesting to see how that all plays out.
It is very cold here now, it is hard for me to believe that some of you still have plants with flowers on them.
To cap all this off, my knee has been giving me very sharp pain, so I have made an appointment for next week to have another injection of steroid. I always think the injection doesn't work until it wears off and then I realize it was working to the best of its' ability!
I will be back as soon as I can, love,
2/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
2/19/2014 Mastectomy: Right
3/17/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)