Tuesday we took Colton for his CT scan. It was a two minute scan and it went really smoothly. What wasn't nearly as smooth, was my trip up to wound care. I simply wanted to reschedule the appointment to next week, as a new scab is forming again. Its next week, after infusion, that new scab will likely "weep" and come off. The arrangements were simple enough. But the climb of 4 flights of stairs? Be still my racing heart. I know how deconditioned I am, but that was ridiculous to be out of breath after what would normally be an easy climb. I make a mental note to discuss with Dr. Panwalkar next Tuesday.
We next met with Dr. Elliott. Colton's scan showed a somewhat "thin" structure of either bone or tissue so Dr. Elliott thinks he can safely go through the nose for the surgery. But, he also discovered that Colton's adenoid is very generous on the left side and he felt that needed to be removed in a separate surgery first. We have to check with our insurance first and then we will come up with a plan. Because hockey season is around the corner and Colton doesn't want to miss his season, we may do one surgery before and one after. Dr. Elliott thought that was a reasonable plan.
So yesterday I downloaded a pedometer to my phone and took off for a walk. Before I had my mastectomy last fall, I was walking 3 miles a day. I managed about 8/10ths of a mile yesterday. Oy. I seriously need to work on that.
On the way home from haircuts for the boys last night, I noticed the sun bowing down. I grabbed my camera, but it was much too late already. Once it gets below the trees, getting an unobstructed view is hard. I raced in the car to three different spots, but my lungs and heart couldn't physically take me to get a really decent vantage point.
The thought of my lungs not able to keep up very well with where I want to take my camera, makes me wonder about what my physical limitations may look like in the future.
I was a little disappointed that I couldn't capture any of that golden goodness streaking across the sky. Until I saw this last photo. Do you see what the sun peeking through the trees made? It quite literally stole my heart. Plus it taught me once again, something I seem to need every once in awhile. Even when I can't get myself to the place I want to be, the place I am can be quite amazing if I'd just look around to see what is already there.