Sorry for the lack of updates recently, but honestly there hasn't been much of note happening lately. It's been a lot of resting and playing games. However, on Tuesday we had a big scare. The taxi service decided to simply forget about us, despite us getting a confirmation on Friday that the taxi would call us Tuesday morning. Fortunately, my mom was able to take us into Boston for my Tuesday Bleomycin treatment, only to find out the hospital had moved my appointment to 1 o'clock without informing us.
The hospital did manage to get me in at 11:15 after over an hour waiting in the Oncology Clinic waiting room. It was a quick treatment, as Bleomycin only takes half an hour. Also, very fortunately, my aunt was able to rescue us before 2pm, so we still managed to get there and home more quickly than the taxi had. But all I can say is that's a major strike against the taxi company. And the hospital needs to not do that again.
Also, I saw one of my new primary care doctors for the first time. My brother was able to drive us in on Thursday morning. It's only about fifteen minutes away. There are two at this practice in Braintree which is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess. He was a very attentive good doctor and while my other doctor is technically my primary care physician (I haven't gotten to meet her yet), he recommended I get a follow-up X-ray. I was able to get it over at Brockton Hospital, however, which is great.
Today turned out to be an awesome day, which after the rough night Lyn and I had was quite welcome. Neither of us slept well at all, but once we got up for real this morning, things went really well. My mom and Lyn got a whole bunch of good stuff at Whole Foods before the blizzard is due to hit late night. That included a delicious organic fruit bowl that we had a good amount of before we left for the hospital and the x-ray. That went very quickly and we went to run an errand at the main post office. I happened to miss the entrance to the post office because I wasn't paying attention, but that's okay because the parking lot looked incredibly busy. So I told Lyn, let's go on a little adventure. We went down to Crescent Street and hit up Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, and GameStop, since they were all over there, getting useful little things at all three, including a free copy of Injustice for PS3 with the $20 coupon Lyn has had for awhile. That's a fun little game. Lyn also got a $5 nightgown at Family Dollar and I picked up some card shipping supplies at Dollar Tree. To finish things off, we went back across the city to the Oak Street post office to mail an all important check to someone.
Then when we got home, we played some Injustice and I also played a little bit of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue which I'd gotten from Listia a couple weeks ago. I did pretty well at both, including doing very well in Versus mode with Catwoman on Injustice. I didn't want to play many games, though, as my texting thumb is only finally getting better. Meanwhile, Lyn's delicious Mama's Meatloaf cooked and was excellent. Even my brother David had a piece, and there was only one piece left over than I'm sure Lyn and I will split later.
The recipe actually can be found right here on Life Successfully!
After taking an afternoon nap that we have come to take often, I woke up and made sure my doctor's office received the results of this morning's x-ray. Sure enough, they called back with good news: no changes and nothing bad going on. Then the mail came and I received something I had won on Listia a few days ago. Turns out its a newer version of educational software that Lyn used to use with the kids. It's a $30 program, and apparently they used to be even more expensive than that. I won it for only 102 credits, which is the equivalent of about ten cents on Listia. Considering I haven't been winning many things on there lately - getting outbid while I'm sleeping or being outbid by more than I want to bid - this is a huge win for us. It's awesome that it wasn't just a random thing that I won that we will actually put to good use.
I'm hoping to get back to more writing soon, and hopefully my energy level is still really good this next week. It felt so awesome to drive again! It was nice to be able to go out and do something on top of what I needed to do for my health. IT was a little tiring, but now that I know I'm good during these off-weeks to go places, I just need to not overdo it.
Take care everyone, and I hope to have only more good news for you upcoming!