Good morning everyone! I thought I should pass along a bit of an update as it’s been awhile! First of all, for my friends who remember my “fatal” blogs, I’m still here – so there’s the good news! Some days are good and others.... Now, for the unsure news, and the news that I want no one to worry about as, you know me, stubborn and determined and, mostly, not one to pass along negatives to anyone, and especially all of my fantastic friends!
Where do we begin???? Job: I’m still unemployed, but I’m looking at more of the part-time customer service sort of jobs. I think I’ve dealt with attorneys long enough—31 years—it’s time to try something totally new! So, we’ll see what happens on that end. There are so many options out there—now, to see which one would fit my personality, etc., and would like to hire me. All I know is that I have to be active, physically, mentally and sharing the smiles. Hmmmm….let’s see what happens on that one!
the unsure news! Again, my friends know that I have Lupus so you are familiar with the ups and downs in our daily lives, but I think I’m handling it pretty good. I keep up with my cardio to help the circulation and “thick” blood issue, and the strength exercises to keep my body ready to take on whatever the condition itself decides to make me feel like in a day! I’m still experiencing the TIA’s, but not as many as I had before. Gotta keep that stress
level down—which definitely helps! So, flexible, moving and determined not to let anything slow me down! Some days it works, and others…well…..maybe not so well – but we gotta try!
Now, the touchy one for me—as some of you may have known Monty68 (I miss ya so much, my friend) he always thought we had a lot in common and it always surprised him to read my blogs and feel a connection—and so did I my friend, which is why this "unsure" is hitting me harder than most.
I think I passed along in the past that my critical care pulmonary specialist told me I had damaged the lining of my lungs due to the Lupus, but he wanted to keep an eye on it. Which was fine with me. BUT, the other day, I received a call again, and they want me to come in again for another CT scan to check on the progression. This time they told me they wanted to see if the “tumors” had grown! Huh!!! I think with the recent passing of my dear friend, Monty68, due to lung cancer, this one has definitely struck a nerve! I always had the term “damage” in my mind, not “tumor” again. Remember, my fun Schwannoma tumor that is within a nerve ending on my back. I’m walking and flexible as ever, so I put that little “Schwannoma” out of my mind! But, back to the latest, I made up my mind – good, bad or otherwise – I gotta trust my heart and the good Lord above! I asked if I could put off the testing for a bit and they checked with the doctor, and he said 3 months was the longest I should wait. So, I’m going back in 3 months and now just trying to get that concern out of my head in the meantime.
I’m going to fight it all – will I win, who knows! But we can’t stop fighting and, mainly, living the best life possible each day!
Anyhow, I have other things I’d rather concentrate on these days – my parents are doing fairly well and I’m sharing a picture of their 63rd wedding anniversary – I wanted Dad to feed the cake to my Mom also, as they do at weddings, etc., but he chose to stay sitting, which is fine and understandable, as he has Parkinson’s and mobility is not the easiest for him. But, he keeps trucking along with his walker, cane or using a shopping cart for stability. But, check out their smiles—that’s what counts the most! Love and togetherness!
Plus, I now have their dog, Lilly, as she has somewhat of a shrill bark and liked to bark at every noise she heard. But, she’s my Mom’s best bud and companion, and she was going to take her to the Humane Society as she felt Lilly was causing too much disruption for Dad, but I said “nope!” So, yes, Lilly has a new home--mine! So, Lilly is still part of our family and remains as such! She’s such a little cutie and I’m slowly breaking her of some of the barking. Mom and Dad stop in and visit their little bud – and you can see the relief in my Mom’s eyes! Lilly has a new home and one filled with the same people she has grown up with –our whole family!
And, who couldn’t fall in love with this little button…and my dogs love the extra company as well!
I think I touched on my latest events that have been happening and, as to a job, tomorrow I have an interview at a fine jewelry store. I’m not too sure about that one – I’m not too into diamonds, etc., but I’m always ready to learn new things! And, especially, if I can meet and greet people – so, we’ll see what the outcome on that one is. Plus, here’s another interview that I’m going to today! Get ready……it’s for a part-time “security” position!
At first, I thought, what…do I get a baton and badge? How ‘bout pepper spray??? But, once the lady explained where it was (a large insurance company where I used to work back in 1979) and what it entailed (watching security cameras, walking the perimeters on the hour and misc. duties) I thought “let’s do it!” It’s only a part-time weekend position, but that’s another “let’s see what happens” after today’s meeting. Walking, which I love to do, and get paid for it! Maybe not such a bad idea at all. The only thing is that they want someone for the overnight shift, so I’m not sure how my body will like that one. Just keep the coffee
coming, and hope it does it stuff!
So, keep fighting those challenges—find the positive sides of all—they’re out there, you just need to look sometimes! And, my rule of life, follow your heart and trust in Him above, he’ll guide you through as he has some pretty special plans for you. You may not know what they are, and I believe you’re not supposed to know or question the whys and how comes, just live each day as He has blessed you with and keep smiling.
Oops, I almost forgot, as to my pride and joy! My son has moved in with a friend and definitely is still spending too much time on the computer (LOL)!
Love ya, Peanut, and love this picture!
Have a wonderful day everybody! And, never said "never", as