It's a little warmer out there this morning, clear up to 42 degrees. But....the rains came in about 4am so there is a downside to the warmer temperature. I wish I would have had my camera as I went to work at 6:30 yesterday morning, there was the most beautiful sunrise behind Mt Rainier. The sky was a beautiful blue and of course pink right behind the dark silhouette of the mountain. I was thankful for a red traffic light so I could have a few moments to take it all in. Today the mountain won't even be visible, unless you're right up there in the park and even then it might be hidden in the clouds.
I'm warming up my breakfast right now....chicken broth! You heard me...chicken broth. I'm home today preparing for a colonoscopy that's scheduled for Friday morning. I wasn't going to talk about that here but with the recent finding of colon cancer in my friend's son David (age 51) I decided to at least mention it. This is something I've put off for years and have actually re-scheduled it 3 times this year. After David's surgery and now chemo therapy treatments I decided I had to to do it no matter how unpleasant. I'm very sure colon cancer is more unpleasant. So today I'm on clear liquids, at about 1pm this afternoon I start the Golytely stuff. I have to drink one 8 ounce glass of that stuff every 15 minutes until it's gone (1 gallon total liquid). After that I can continue to drink clear liquids until bedtime. I can also have broth again in the morning up until two hours before the exam which is scheduled at 8am. So today I will be here in my house, close to the bathroom, doing whatever I can do. When I took the prescription to the pharmacy for the prep stuff, the pharmacist got this weird little smile on his face and confessed he has been putting this procedure off for three years. As I left the pharmacy with my bag of goodies, I told the pharmacist "If I can do it...you can do it!" He said he'd call Monday morning and schedule his. I wonder if he did ?
That's all for now...I've got a load of laundry in the dryer and I'm going to vacuum before I have to start drinking the nasty stuff. Linda
P.S. What has AOL done to this entry area of our journals? It has a new look today.....