Fritchman Thompson Diary
of 11 October 2010
Latest Update: Sunday, 17 October 2010 1:40 p.m.
Monday, 11 October
dropped Malcolm off at the vet's office this morning for an ultrasound
to make sure his leakage problem is nothing serious and to do a culture
of his urine. Bob went back out to pick him up late this afternoon to
keep me from having to leave work early and so I could go on to the Y.
The ultrasound showed a little bit of swelling but nothing Sue was
concerned about. We are waiting on the results of the blood work and
urine culture before we take the next step.
I am reading a Kate Ellis mystery, The Marriage Hearse from her Wesley
Peterson series. Ellis is Canadian and her books are hard to find here
in the US. I think I ordered this 2006 novel and the next one in her
series from a small, independent bookstore in Canada I learned about
the year I went to the mystery conference Malice Domestic. They have
been sitting on my TBR shelf for a while. She has since published three
more which I will order at some point. The library had the books from
her earlier series but stopped getting them about four or five books
into the series. Bob and I both like her books.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Still not work from the doctor on my
MRI. If I don't hear something by tomorrow I will give them a call.
My back, legs, and overall mobility have greatly improved since I
started taking the prednisone. I am still having the numbness issues
in my left thigh which I want to discuss with the doctor before
refilling that prescription.
Since I did not go to the store last
week I made a quick stop on the way home for milk, drinks, and a few
things for my lunches.
We've been watching Castles and more
Brothers and Sisters.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
My friend Nancy's mother died last Sunday
afternoon. She was 93, and until recently, in fairly good health. A
couple of years ago Nancy was looking for someone to come sit with her
mom, take her out to run errands, etc. I hooked her up with my
friend Marcy who provides that type of service. Marcy continued to
visit Nancy's mom even after they had to move her from her home to a
nursing facility. So, last night Marcy and I went to the funeral home
then out to dinner afterwards.
We had a very brief thunderstorm move through this morning around 6:30
dropping about half an inch of rain before moving on out.
I finally heard back from the doctor on my MRI. Or rather, I called
them. When my doctor's partner in the practice called me back I
concluded my doctor is probably out this week. They did not find
anything serious other than the generative arthritis they found in my
lower back in the x-rays. Since I have some follow-up questions I will
wait to see if he calls me back next week.
The vet called Bob this afternoon. Malcolm has an e coli bacterial
infection in his bladder. I left work at 4:15, drove out to Clemmons to
pick up his medicine, then went on to the Y.
Friday 15 October 2010
Saturday, 16 October 2010
I went over to the folks house around 10:30
this morning dropping off a load of cardboard at the recycling station
on the way. We first went to the grocery store then back home to drop
off the food. Then to lunch at K & W Cafeteria followed by a trip
to CVS. All that took most of the day which was not problem. I had
planned to spend as much time as they needed to get their errands run,
It was about 2:30 when I got back home. The day is just beautiful;
clear blue sky and warming up to the mid-60's with a pretty good breeze
from time to time. I was thinking out loud to Bob about needing to get
the leaves up in the yard but not wanting to disturb the seed and
fertilizer still on the ground. That 1/2 inch we had the other night
wash most of it in but I can still see some lying on the ground. He
suggested mulching which was actually a good idea since they were not
too thick. It only took about 45 minutes to mulch as opposed to an hour
plus to catch them or use the lawn vacuum.
I am readng the third book in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse, on load to me from a co-worker.
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Another pretty fall day, almost perfect
weather. I've had Malcolm out several times to run around the yard or
for a walk. After I finished the house cleaning I picked up the big
sticks I toss off to the side when I was mowing and put them in the
yard cart. I think I'll go sit outside on the front porch and read for
awhile. It's just too pretty to be indoors.
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