August 26, 2011
Friday started with SeizeTheDay grabbing hold at 5:45 am and getting ready for the day: dialysis pickup of my mother in Duluth (Dear Old Duluth) at 11:00 am and radiation treatment number 9 (remind anyone of a song, besides me?)
I drove Big Red, the overhauled Yukon, with MDG along for relief-drive and dialysis data-keeping. Mary has Friday “off” from full time, on-campus KSU, Argosy U online and University of Phoenix online. Needless to say, her ride with me…much appreciated!
After DOD, it was on to lunch at The Flying Biscuit in Peachtree Corners. Delicious, indeed!
Big Red nuzzles onto 2-85 towards ROC, Radiology Oncology Clinic (It is actually Services, not clinic, but allow SeizeTheDay a little poetic license, please) at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. An early arrival…Friday for staff!…
The session was routine, although I mismanaged my movements getting upright from the radiation treatment table. Change the routine, add a different face in the room and I find my concentration wavers. Nice guy, just a new face to throw me… He liked the tats and we made friends… Perceptive, he understood that I had failed to visualize getting off the radiation table in the way that keeps my ninth thoracic vertebra from throwing me into Wince Mode. I attempt to visualize and implement the individual movements of my body as I get upright and off the table without pain and without tearing a hole in a wall or cursing in an undiscovered language.
Scene averted…No holes, no new curses and SeizeTheDay ends his blog at 2:57 pm ready to head Big Red back to Casa Green with MDG the Patient.
Sweet reward for the day from Theo’s Brothers Bakery: an assortment of delectables such as:
Chocolate Swedish Wedding Cookies
Little Strawberry Tarts
They are going fast, I’m afraid.