My photo desk calendar keeps getting flipped, whether I’m ready or not! July was another whirlwind month for us, filled with lots of doctor appointments. This summer is not turning out exactly the way we planned. But onward we roll.
Mr. Jim just had his second chemo injection of his second chemo cycle. One more to go, and then he’ll have a CAT scan scheduled to determine the next course of action. We have our fingers crossed that he can have surgery in September. He hasn’t been feeling his usual chipper self for the past couple of weeks. Jim’s internist has changed him over to insulin shots, and Jim’s blood sugar levels have been too high ever since. We’re sure that the steroids during chemo aren’t helping the situation. But the reality is that Jim’s pancreas is diseased, and it is going to be difficult to control blood sugar levels. So I’m counting on our dear friends to continue to keep him in their prayers. We're mighty grateful!
Earlier this week, I had my final checkup on my right eye. I’m happy to report that it is completely healed and the eyesight has settled into the exact prescription that the doctor believed was needed. So thank you, dear friends, for all the good wishes and prayers. I’m counting on you once again when I have cataract surgery on my dominant left eye. The surgery is scheduled for the 13th. I’m anxious to get it all behind me this month. I fondly remember the days when my routine schedule didn’t revolve around eye drops, LOL.
I finished up the antibiotics for my sinus infection this past Monday. And the infection is now back. Oh joy. I started taking a new prescription today.
I got a little jolt of crafting creativity lately. So I’m busy making messes in my studio. Perhaps I will share my creations with you later on this month. Perhaps I won’t. I’m fickle like that!
You’re probably getting sick and tired of seeing scenic photos our Utah journey. Well, get over it because you’ll probably see more of them this month. Ha! In August last year, we spent a couple of weeks in Montana. So I’m going to hark back to that traveling adventure and share some scenic photos from Big Sky Country, just for some needed variety. I may also pop in a few more posts with blogging/pinning tips. I took some snapshots of our glorious daylily blooms this summer. Those will be served up as soon as I put the file editing tasks at the top of my to-do list.
I’m usually sweet and reserved, but I seem to be channeling my inner feisty girl lately. So you can look forward this month to me featuring a long and humorous rant post. What will the subject be about? No, not politics. I won’t dip my toe in that raging river at the present time. I’ll keep you in suspense because you need to be on the lookout for it!
"Water" is the theme for this month’s photo challenge. The linking party on my companion blog, A Personal Photo Challenge, is scheduled for August 10. Gosh, these challenges have been a whole lot of fun, and I have gotten some really nice feedback from the participants. I’d hate for you to miss out on all the fun we’re having. So why not join in this time and give it a whirl?
I hope that you have an enjoyable month, my friends, and make some additional memories for the summer of 2013!