I can feel spring !

The weather here is so great high 60’s, just great!
We could use more rain, but honestly I don’t care, because of my wind phobia!
Had my physical with my GP, who did not diagnosis my shingles 2 weeks ago. Ok he’s a nice guy I’ve had for 25 years, but how do you miss shingles on my arm. Still have arm pain, so I think I’ll ask my oncologist for a ct scan. I just need to know, is the myeloma active. My numbers are so good, it would be sad to me. 
Any way other than that, just finished “the Orchardist “, very good period piece, a little depressing, but redeeming. 
Back to the library tomorrow , so I’m excited about that as always.

Doing pretty good!

So, my arm pain does seem to be less, not completely but it is less. 
I’m trying to walk 1.5 miles daily and hope to go up to 2.
I’ll be back to the library on Tuesday , so that will boost my morale. I work in a small branch library. Perfect for someone like me,who has to pace herself. We’re never super busy, but we do have a steady flow of patrons. It is the best job I’ve ever had. It’s not a career, but if I was younger, I would definitely go into library science.

Just finished Grisham ‘s The racketeer , it was so good!
Now, I’m on to The Orchardist, so I’ll keep you posted.

We’re expecting rain here in Northern California , since I have a wind phobia, I hope it’s a mild storm, which its suppose to be. 

Budget looks good for Wednesday , but can’t tell till the pay checks come in.
One of these times I’ll write my budget goals and a bucket list.

Oh no, shingles!

So last week was the week from hell,starting with strange arm pain very slightly on Tuesday , by Wednesday night worse, by Thursday really bad. Also, I had noticed a small circle type rash, but nothing was clicking yet. Friday, called the my regular doctor, got in , got an X-ray. And whoa , hang on it shows lesions in my arm. So of course , I freak out, call my oncologist , he calms me down saying they could be old. Then the next morning, mind you this now  Saturday, that little rash is down my arm and I go, oh no, this is shingles. Call my oncologist again( poor guy), and say I have shingles and he asks if that’s where my arm was hurting , so yes. 

Now, 5 days later the rash is receding I’m doing well, except my shoulder still aches. So, is it a lesion that’s active, and it was all coincidental or is it shingles pain. I’m fearful and weirded out by it all because ALL my numbers are GOOD and I’m I’m zometa a very strong bone strengthened , that , yes, prevents lesions in myeloma patients.

So, I’m trying not to freak. Will I need an MRI , I’ll just have to see what he says after he reviews my full body X-ray. Honestly, can’t I just for once cut a break.

Other than that, all is good. Our weather here in Northern California is high 60’s . Very nice.

Well, I’ll update when I know more.

What’s the latest!

  • Reading 
  • Watching
  • Listening to
  • Baking/Cooking
  • Happy you accomplished this week
  • Looking forward to next week
  • Thankful for today
  • Bonus question: Are you musically gifted/talented? Do you play any instruments? Sing?
So here’s my answers :
Just finished mrs Lincoln’s dressmaker,
Started Wuthering Heights
Watching. The Office , so funny
Made no knead bread
Decluttered more and took a huge van load to goodwill
I am thankful everyday to be here
No no music, but my daughter is extremely talented, piano, ukele, recorder, flute  pretty much anything!
So I’m figuring out the bloggy thing and this is my first attempt.

February goals

Thanks to another blogger I found, Carla ,at half dozen, I’m staying focused on smaller goals. I’m not even thinking much about cancer,(ha,ha,as if its ever far from anyone’s mind who has an incurable blood cancer). But, I’m doing well and see the doctor and labs this week, so should know next week what the results are.

Just read Garden Spells, very good light reading.
Started Mrs. Lincoln’s dressmaker , and wow, it is great.

Cooking lots of new recipes,and have a loaf of no knead bread ready to go. It is the best,  but you do need a Le  Cruset,  as that forms the ‘bakers oven’.

Goals for this month:
Walk as much as I can , ideally every day, but at least 5 times a week.
Keep budgeting, have husband change w-4 with holdings ,as we got stuck with a large tax bill.
New recipe once a week.
And there’s more, but I can’t remember now.

I’ll update later.