I saw a specialist this morning who told me I have gallstones and need surgery. Unfortunately, some stones have migrated into the bile duct, and before he can operate, I have to have them "cleaned out" via an endoscopy. My worst nightmare - it won't just be a quick "in with the camera and out again".
I'm also waiting to get an appointment with the vascular surgeon to see what they can do with the aneurysm in my abdominal aorta. Scary.
Then I will see the cardiologist on Monday, and an endocrinologist on Wednesday. I'm not even sure I know what the endocrinologist is for, but my mind is glazing over with all the problems and all the specialists. And there might even be more - some call me to set up an appointment and I have to call others to set it up.
Ah well, I just hope they can get everything all done before June, or at least the middle of June, and give me some time to do some camping this summer before the drive to NY. I probably won't try to stay in campgrounds along the way but will just stay in motels.
I hate having to let go of the job at Lassen this summer, for one thing, I think it means that a new stage of my life is here and I will
have to let go of the old one - the one where I could do just about
anything I decided to do. I foresee a slower pace ahead, which may not
be a bad thing, but I hope I can still manage to travel once in a while.
I'm looking forward to being with family tomorrow evening as Joe & Sarah are hosting the monthly dinner. I may take my camera along with me, but it usually just gets in the way.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.
Sipriano / Little bird / Rain
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