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Monday, August 31, 2015

Oncology Day Plus

I had an oncology appointment today which always makes me crazy even when things are fine because there is no way of being sure that everything is fine.  I had my mammogram last week and did not get the results until the appointment, so the anxiety was even more intense.  Everything was ok and I don't have to go back for 6 months.
   Along with this, we have been preparing to attend a funeral on Wednesday.  We all needed new clothes so Larry and I shopped over the weekend and our Aspie waited until today.  He left the house early this morning with his CLS worker and he began calling me around 8:30 am.  I was still in bed so I turned off the ringer and went back to sleep.  They were supposed to take care of all of his loose ends that he needs for the funeral and for an appointment with public housing tomorrow.  The clothing problem is that he is 7' tall and weighs over 500 lbs. so there is only one store in town that has clothes that fit him and their pants are not long enough for him.  His pants have to be ordered unhemmed.  They wanted $200 to order a pair of unhemmed pants for him.  He tried repeatedly to call his dad and dad would not answer his phone.  I was still asleep.  When I woke up, I discovered there was an issue and once again, I was all alone in handling it.  Needless to say, I was very angry with Dad for not taking his calls.
   After the Doctor visit, I was still anxious because I knew I had to find a pair of pants for him.  We met him and his worker at the DXL store and I found one pair of pants that would make do for him.  He had contacted his money manager and they had given him a check that covered about 2/3 of the bill for his clothing and I paid the difference.  I tried to talk him out of the ball cap, but he won out on that one.  Everything for big people has a huge price.
   I had planned on going to the Y this evening but we got home later than I expected so I did not go.  I needed it.   I finished up my laundry and will pack before I go to bed.  I may go to the Y in the moring, but the class is at 9am and I probably won't make it.  I will be glad when this week is over.
   

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Hi, I am Teri West, a wife, retired home schooling mom, 2nd year breast cancer survivor, crafter, musician, and primitive artist living and working in Kentuckiana, (the Louisville, KY and S. Indiana area). My family heritage is in the hills of Eastern Kentucky and Southern Ohio. I grew up in Louisville, Ky and attended Eastern KY University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating with degrees from both in education. I married in 1979 and have three grown children, one a degreed artist, one a techie/artist, and an autistic one, a photographic artist. Hubby is a techie. I work out of my home creating primitive items for friends, family, and you. My loves are American folk music, primitive crafting, and American folk art which all emanate from my devotion to my faith, family and friends. I belong to the Louisville Dulcimer Society and I play mountain dulcimer, guitar, violin, native flute, tin whistle, bowed psaltry, and ukelele as well.