It is Friday, and so we have done all our medical things this week. Except for taking blood for me which happens later today. As I've said, what would I do for entertainment if I didn't have medical appointments? On Wednesday I had my pet scan. Of course, we don't have the results yet, but hope that they will be good ones. Then Spence went to do a colonoscopy yesterday. It is pretty pathetic that the nurses all recognized us from being there a week earlier to do my endoscopy. We're getting to be too familiar to everyone at the hospital. When you're on a first-name basis, it means you've been there too much. The pet scan went fine--since they move you in and out of the tube, you don't have quite the same claustrophobic feelings that you might have if you just had to be in there for 20 minutes without moving.
I have been more diligent in working out. I have had quite a bit of pain in my upper arms and shoulders--probably because of months of little use. So my "trainers" are working on me building muscle strength and trying to loosen up those muscles. I feel like a wimp when I can hardly raise my arms over my head.
I had an experience last night that was a graphic example (but small) of dumping syndrome. Kelsey brought home a blizzard from Dairy Queen for Brady. I literally had 2 spoonfuls of that, and still had a reaction--got hot, sweaty, tired and weak. It lasted for just a few minutes, but I guess all this stuff about sugar for me is a real thing. I better really be careful about eating that stuff--I have to admit, I also had had a couple of Easter M&M's, so that probably didn't help. Back to the fruits and veggies--SIGH...anyway, I hope all you mothers out there have a great Mother's Day. There is nothing quite like a mother. My mother has been gone for quite a while now, and I miss her--and miss her mothering. So don't procrastinate telling your mother how much she means to you. It will mean so much to HER. Love you all, Louise