“It won’t be long before we’ll all be there with snow
Snow, snow, I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow
Snow, I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow
Snow, oh, to see a great big man entirely made of snow, snow”
3/25/13: We sleep in a dark, windowless room in the basement, our own quiet little comfort cave – cool in the summer, warm in the winter – a habit we acquired while living in Alaska. This morning, I was awakened with what I thought was Michael’s routine goodbye kiss and mumbled the usual, “Love you, be careful.” Imagine my delight when he replied, “I’m not going anywhere. We have 5 inches of snow!” I ran upstairs and did a happy dance for the unexpected and amazingly beautiful wonderland our woods had become overnight. Click the thumbnail above for the larger photo (sorry it’s blurry and really doesn’t come close to the magnificence of the reality).
I probably won’t do another blog update until after my next string of seemingly never ending medical appointments: dermatology on 3/27, hematology on 4/3, mammography on 4/8, and otolaryngology on 4/16. But here’s a quick synopsis.
After 10 weeks, the biopsy site on my back still has not healed. It’s not even as good as it was a couple of weeks ago, although it’s better than before. The opsite bandages really help with the pain.
After nearly two weeks, my cold is still with me and has moved into my head in addition to the initial chest congestion. I ran into Dr. B in the hospital hallway after visiting my mom last week. He said I sounded terrible and upon listening to the raspy wheezing in my lungs, he called in prescriptions for a chest x-ray, avelox antibiotic, and albuterol sulfate inhaler. The chance meeting was fortuitous; I’d just called his office to try to get an appointment but he was booked solid. They were trying to work me in. Thankfully, the chest x-ray was clear. I’m coughing a lot and still very tired despite getting more sleep but otherwise am not feeling bad.