Thursday, June 9, 2016
I had to chuckle when I saw this picture on the Advanced Style blog with the admonition not to dress your age but rather how you feel. I'll leave you to think on that.
Today was doctor day for Bob and a revealing day for me. He had appointments with two doctors and a lab appointment to draw blood, all morning appointments.
The hematologist has ordered another platelet count in a month. That's all he can do. We just need to establish if this lower platelet count is a trend or if perhaps it was a one time thing. Had a very informative talk about Wafarin, and Aspirin and how they work in different ways as blood thinners.
Bob had lost 8 pounds since he saw the hematologist in December. Bob surprised me by telling the doctor he thought his biggest problem now was mental.
Learned he's not been taking one of his medications properly. Came home and spent the afternoon preparing medication sheet with instructions to assist him in filling his pill box. He's always taken care of all that himself. I will now join him for that task. Also clearly labeled his pill bottles.
Watched old people coming and going at the different medical offices and thought, that will soon be us. I've never seen so many walkers, wheelchairs, canes, and caregivers in one place. Growing old is not easy.
It is very seldom we eat in a restaurant but there is one Bob enjoys near all the medical offices we were visiting so we went there for lunch when his appointments were finished.
I read a thought provoking quote by Dan Beckmann on Misadventures of Widowhood.
"Marvelous moments happen to us all the time. We're just usually not present enough to be aware of them while they're happening. Experiences feed a curiosity that carries you beyond your backyard, to find wonders big and small. Near and far. Extraordinary and ordinary. You can find adventure everywhere and anytime. Even late in your own game."
I urge you to pop over and read the entire post.