DOD, Flying Biscuits and ROC

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
Raspberry Macaroon
Lavender cookie
Little Strawberry Tarts

They are going fast, I’m afraid.


2 thoughts on “DOD, Flying Biscuits and ROC

  1. Hi!
    It sounds like you and your family are doing great! (all things considered) Just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you. I will continue to pray for a speedy recovery!
    Take care!

  2. Probably not a lot of “Love Potion” in your number 9, huh? Your “pearl” has taken on a new role of little “elf”, so if you would be so kind to send me your address my friends and I have collected some goodies to send you to remind you how much you are in our thoughts and prayers. And, yes – first impressions of a school are important, however they have to be carried throughout – yet another thing I learned from you (even though I really did want to paint that hallway pink the one year!)

    Luv ya,

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