It's been a continuation of the whirlwind called renovations but I had to take time out to have my annual mammogram. I was really trying to keep my mind calm.....I tell others not to worry about things until there is something to worry about so I was trying really hard to heed my own advice. The requisition from my Dr doing the Brachy Therapy (sp? I can't remember how to spell that! LOL) gave me the request for the mammogram stating to also do an ultrasound 'if necessary'. I went back to the radiologist in Okotoks who found my spot last year......why mess around and go to someone who is NOT the Dr with the highest breast cancer detection rate in all of Alberta?? When I went in for the mammogram the technician said that more often than not, once you have had a diagnosis you will need an ultrasound after the mammogram (wow, does that mean most people get "it" back again??) so I was prepared for that. After the big squeeze, which once again wasn't near as bad as I had imagined even in the boob with the scar tissue, the tech went to find the radiologist to make sure she didn't need to take more images before I went for an ultrasound.....so I sat and waited.....knowing that an ultrasound meant there was something there they would want a better look at. When the tech came back, with a big smile on her face, she said Dr Lo said there was no need for an ultrasound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He would send his report to Dr H (at Tom Baker who I will see this week.)
I wanted to jump for joy!!!!!
I wanted to jump for joy!!!!!
Because my appointment was early Friday morning I went and stayed at my friend Sue's the night before. We had a great visit and she brought me to my mammogram because afterwards we were heading into Calgary to go to a quilt shop (turns out we went to three!) I celebrated my "victory" by doing a bit of shopping and treated myself to a few goodies!! LOL
When I got home Friday I was expecting the flooring, trim, etc would be getting finished and we could get the main floor of the house back.......nope. But the one guy came back yesterday and it is all DONE!!!! (I'm supposed to be cleaning so I can get started on painting our bedroom but I haven't started yet....not that it will take me long to clean this tiny house! LOVE IT!) So we took the dogs and went for a drive....and went to the Dickson Dam. I didn't get many pictures but it is freaky driving on a road where the water is high on one side and waaaaaaaay down low on the other. Here's a pic of the actual dam and the low side.
I have finished painting the living room, kitchen, hallway, kids room and bathroom. I had a vision and sent my dad a picture of a project off of Pinterest and voila it's done! We will hang our towels on the pipe and decorate the rest! Can't wait to pick it up this weekend when we head north.
Saturday we went into Red Deer to Home Depot and found a light fixture for the bathroom (I love it!), a new ceiling fan (I love it!) and a fixture for the back entry (Love it). (they aren't hung yet because nothing is simple around here!) We still need to find a few more light fixtures to replace the dated ones here and a ceiling fan for our bedroom. Slowly but surely it will all come together.....ssssslllllooooowwwwwlllllyyyyy!
Drywall hanging should start in the basement soon. Some drywall was delivered yesterday........I might bring out a sewing machine, etc and sew at the table in the sun room soon......once the remaining two rooms are painted. :o) I need to feel fabric and hear the hum of my machine!!! Soon!!!!!