May you have......
Enough happiness to keep you sweet,
Enough trials to keep you strong,
Enough sorrow to keep you human,
Enough hope to keep you happy;
Enough failure to keep you humble,
Enough success to keep you eager,
Enough friends to give you comfort,
Enough wealth to meet your needs;
Enough enthusiasm to look forward,
Enough faith to banish depression,
Enough determination to make each day better than yesterday.
Well, it's off to the clinic this morning. My first 'real' checkup from who knows when. I'd go to the doctor, but usually just to have some symptom treated. This is going to be the real thing...bloodwork, schedule for biopsy, appointment for mammogram, etc., the entire gamut. I'm no spring chicken anymore, and as the doctor says, this is the age when things start going wrong so it is important to stay on top of it. Needless to say, although I know this needs to be done, I am scared...scared of what else they might find. Trying to keep my thoughts positive, but after Tuesday's bombshell, it isn't easy. I know this is necessary and for the best, but it doesn't make it any easier.
Well, at least I know from the bloodwork on Tuesday that my kidneys are fine. That's a plus. And, now that I know I have high blood pressure, I am taking steps to lower it. I'm also hoping to get some diet advice from the doctor. I am so used to eating everything I want, it's going to be a hard change to make, but, if I want to live, I have to change the way I live my life. My body is my temple, and it is about time I treat it as such.
Wishing you all a weekend filled with love, joy, and peace. See you on Monday.