November 4th and 5th
I am determined not to miss a day in this November/Gratitude blogging but I got sort of sidetracked yesterday.
For many months, I have just not felt very well, very low energy, short of breath, hurting all over but I don't like to talk about what I consider my old age infirmities. Yesterday I had a long standing appointment with my Doc who when I showed him a wound on my ankle said: "We have very serious things to talk about like the fact your Hemoglobin is frighteningly low!" He went on to say he was starting me out at the hospital with a blood transfusion (3 pints) and later was scheduling sloping stomach/colon tests to find out where/how/ my blood is getting so low.
I said Doc, I can't today because I have no one to look after Stella and Zkhat. He said you don't seem to understand, you MUST do this today and let the animals take care of themselves! Serious! So I spent from 11 am yesterday until 8 pm last night undergoing blood transfusions. I even found my good friend Dee to feed Stella and Z and pick me up later at the hospital.
And how to I feel? A thousand per cent better. Like the old me, with energy, air and no pain. We are at the beginning of a journey, and while I thought I was going through old age stuff, I wasn't.
So once again, I am grateful to my Doc, grateful to my friend Dee, a beautiful hospital full of warm and caring staff. And feeling good! You just can't beat it!
Linking to the November Daily Blog at Myanderings