I had the most wonderful experience this afternoon. I met a lovely young woman named Jade, while I was setting up for the Women’s Show that’s tomorrow. Jade came over and said she had read a bio on www.wecouldliveanywhere.com and wondered if that was me. It was, of course.
She has also seen me at Wal-mart, where she works. In fact, she had seen me just a little bit earlier because I’d been to get another prescription. (Antibiotic round FIVE for those of you keeping track!)
I’m so glad she introduced herself. We had a nice conversation. I know she’s someone I’d like to know better. She’s working with a city program to encourage recycling. Interestingly enough, I had just bought a reuseable bag at Wal-Mart. I recycle at home, but I know I can cut down on the amount of bags I’m putting back into the environment. I may not always have one of them with me, but every one I avoid taking out of the store is a benefit. So, I’ll make an effort. I just have to get a system going where I’ve always got some in the car and remember to take them in with me.
I like living somewhere where people will introduce themselves to you. I felt bad that I didn’t shake her hand, but I explained I’m trying to keep anyone from getting anything I’ve got. Peggy’s mom has been in the hospital for a week and I had intended to go see her but I haven’t felt like going anywhere and I certainly didn’t want to expose anyone to what I’ve got – especially not someone who’s not at their optimum to begin with.
On that front, I went to the doctor again today – third time in the last few weeks. Three doctor visits are usually spread over three years for me. Today he sent me for a chest xray to make sure he wasn’t missing something, but it was fine – no tumors or anything like that. He just wanted to be sure and I appreciated that considering how rare it is for me to be this sick for this long. I have felt pretty rough for quite a while. I thought I was much better the last couple of days and woke up worse today. So many people are ending up hospitalized with this gunk and it’s Friday and I just didn’t want to chance it. So, at least I know it’s just typical stuff and nothing serious.
I’ve felt bad enough today I’ve had to remind myself… “Patsy… you have a cold… keep some perspective… people have real health problems… you have a cold… buck up…” But inbetween that I was nearly in tears because I’ve just not been “normal” in so long. Hopefully that’s just around the corner. Maybe a couple of pills of this heavier duty bug-killing-drug will have me on the mend. And maybe I can stop whining. Geez, I hope so… because I’m sick of my whining… I can’t get away from me…
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