Thursday, 15 May 2008

Medical Appointment and Pretty Trees

I was up earlier than usual this morning. Today was mostly a 'medical' day. No walk this morning.

Since we know we have to do bloodwork we usually fast on the day we go to have our medicals. The lab is in the same building that our doctor is in so it saves a trip. By the time our medicals were over and we had been drained of blood it was noon and I had a mammogram scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and since you're supposed to arrive 20 minutes early, it's lucky I packed us a lunch as we wouldn't have time to eat otherwise. Both of us have medication to take that we usually take first thing in the morning that you have to wait 1/2 hour before you eat.

All the news was good on my medical. The doctor tells me it will probably be well over a year before my foot heals and she's still not planning on casting it.

The results of Gordon's CT scan show that the Valley Fever has cleared except in one lobe of his lung so it is improving albeit, slowly. At this point whether we will be able to travel this year or not is pretty iffy. He is to be seen by our family doctor and also by the infectious disease specialist in three months and will also have another CT scan.

We got home just around 2:00 p.m. Pinky, our GPS did very well guiding us to and from the doctor's today.

Gordon decided we should go to the Dominion Arboretum when we got back and get some photos so we spent an hour or so there. The flowering trees are all in bloom and lots of people were out sunning themselves in the lovely spring weather.

Below are some photos. I just had to take a photo of the little yellow Smartcar. They are sooooo cute!

When we came home, I tried sitting out to read but the breeze was pretty strong making it quite cool although the temperature was 20C (68F).

Although it's always nice to see our doctor, she really is a very nice lady and a great doctor and I asked her, no, she is not taking new patients, I'm glad that's overwith for another year!


  1. Glad the checkups are still going well!!! Nice photos...very different from here in AZ.

  2. Anonymous6:53 p.m.

    Great Pic of you and Gordon---would love to see you cruising by on my digital photo frame (hint) Nice pictures. I love all tht green.


  3. Great pictures and agree with jenny, the picture of the two of you is really good. Good deal on your medicals. You'll do fine going back on the road, you still have several months and itchy feet with get ya.

  4. Glad to hear checkups are getting good reviews. The pictures are just beautiful. Time will pass fast and so you will be back on the road.


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