2023 April 06

IT began raining and occasionally lightening and thunder before dawn. Not that there was a visible dawn today.

DAY 54°. Showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Much cooler with highs in the mid 50s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%.


IT may be tiny but it sure was painful! This is about 1/3 the size of my first kidney stone from years ago.
I WAS also pissing blood this morning. I don’t know if that is related to the stone or the radiation. I have a consult with the radiation oncologist today and will ask him.

AT nine a.m. we were at the Hill Country Community Ministries food pantry picking up our monthly food order. Our freezer is full of various frozen meats. So most of the frozen items were passed on to the food pantry at the apartments. Also re-donated were pastas, peanut butter and assorted canned goods.

38th day of radiation. 84% complete.

HERE we are waiting in the doctor’s office for our weekly consult. I had all green check marks except for the blood in the urine. I gave him the report from yesterday morning’s trip to the ER. He made and kept copies.

NIGHT 49°. A chance of thunderstorms. Showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 90%.
WE went looking for someplace to sit and eat along the route to the site pretty. Three was an IHOP about ten miles from our destination. It was very busy and we needed to wait for a bit to get seated. We both had large stuffed omelettes.


Waiting for my flight should be boarding soon. Ella Williams

ELLA convinced me to take her to the airport four hours before her flight was to leave. If I hadn’t gone along with the plan, I would have been driving home in the dark and in the rain. I’m nowhere as good of a driver as I once was. I don’t like driving in the rain along a route I’m unfamiliar with. Ditto for driving in the dark. And my discomfort is magnified if it is in both the dark and rain. Thankfully Jenny has volunteered to pick Ella up at the airport next week when she returns after dark. We have a great family.

I GOT Ella to the airport around three o’clock and myself home at 4:30.

©2023 Thomas E Williams

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