I had a one month follow-up appointment with my Doctor yesterday. I have lost 20 pounds since February (oh it is soooooo slow coming off). He is very happy with the progress I am making, and have made, telling me I am a *star* patient (now that makes one feel pretty good, even at the best of times).
I feel after years of being on a roller coaster ride, I have been given my life back, and most days it feels really damn good. I still experience small bouts of anxiety, however have not had a "full blown" anxiety attack since I have been on the new medication of mood stabilizer, Lamotrigine. I could resent the fact I was not diagnosed until this late in life, but why do that when we can only move forward, and this I believe I am now doing in a better frame of mind. I still have "bad" days, but everyone does so I would never expect to be an exception to the rule, even though I am sure I would kinda like not have any "bad" days ... *smile*.
I barely got any photos at this year's Masterson Reunion, however I had no problem getting my Uncle Reg to pose for me.
That was pretty much my last week in a nutshell, or should I say the "highlights" of it, as there was lots more then just this going on I am sure ... you know, the usual housework, meetings, Aussies, etc...
Speaking of Aussies, here are a couple of "fun" photos of two our our Aussies:
The other day I captured a great video of Paisley and Portia playing together, which can be viewed on The Checkerboard Aussies' Facebook page, by *clicking* HERE, and scrolling a bit down in the newsfeed. Like I said, never a dull moment usually at our house.
Tomorrow afternoon I head into the Owen Sound Hospital for the "dreaded" mammogram. Unfortunately it is a very necessary thing to have done, and because of my Mother, her sister, and both my sisters having had cancer, it is really important for me to go to my yearly appointments. After the experience with my Mom having one at 80 years old to find she had aggressive breast cancer. Yes you are never too old to have a mammogram !
After my appointment I am heading down to New Hamburg to my son & daughter-in-laws. We have a friend getting married Saturday. Rob has to stay behind to "hold down the fort" so to speak, and look after the Aussies and kitteh. I have offered to take photos at the wedding, should they not have anyone else. This offer was readily accepted so I hope I can manage to take a few nice photos for them.
Well I think I have managed to catch up with myself, so this is all she wrote this day, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.