We started our Summer out by attending 4 very special promotions. I mentioned my brother's graduation in my last post. Then last week we had three more reasons to celebrate. My niece, Kiana, graduated from Sonoma Valley High School and we honored her at a fun dinner. She will go on to college this Fall and we are very proud and excited for her.
Then we attended two very special promotions for our two grandsons, each promoting on to 1st Grade from their prospective schools. They were each very different programs, and both so warm and loving. We are very thrilled that they both have such positive and encouraging school environments.
|Nico's Promotion to 1st Grade|
|Gaige's Promotion to 1st Grade|
The EF on my Echo was just a slight bit lower than a year ago, but she says the new BP med Entresto that I started about two months ago may improve the EF in time. My ICD showed a couple of incidents of VT (Ventricular Tachycardia) since my last visit, but only for a few seconds and my heart immediately recuperated with no correction needed by my ICD. They say it is nothing to worry about, and I've had them before. I do feel them though, as it happened while I was in the office and could tell. I've wondered if that feeling was something from my heart, or perhaps something to do with the mastectomy on the same side. So now I know, and that is good.
We talked about how I've been feeling kind of tired lately and have put on some weight. It is a vicious circle.After some discussion she emphasized how the walking we talked about is real important, so I need to get back on that routine for sure.
I am now scheduled for a Nuclear Stress Test next week, mainly because I have not had one for several years. All preventative, which is good.
|Perfect Points Sampler|
Since each square is unique, I used a different technique on each, and mostly just emphasized the actual piecing. Now I have a second sampler I can display on the rod we have hanging in our guest bathroom.
Each block has lots of turns and twists in the applique pieces, so the blanket stitching takes quite a bit of time for each block. It feels good to make some progress on this project too. It will eventually become a Queen size bed quilt, so I do have a ways to go on it. All in good time.
Well, my feet are starting to act up again, but then I just finished my week on the chemo pills on Monday. I'm just glad it did not happen early on during the week I was taking the pill, as it did last time. I imagine they will calm down just in time to start the pills back up on Tuesday. Another reason that walking is sometimes put on the back burner. I need to try icing my feet right when I take the tablets, as a friend suggested, to see if that helps. It's just that the thought of icing my feet twice a day is not something I'm looking forward to. But if it helps to keep me active, then I must get to it.
It's been pretty warm here the last few days, mid-90's and I seem to tolerate the heat less these days. Thankfully, our house stays nice and cool by about 20 degrees less than outside, just by closing it up tight early in the morning.
That's it for now.
~ Peace and Love ~