We’re rolling with the punches this month. Of course, the main priority is making sure that Jim gets needed medical attention and treatments. Everything else gets in line and waits for its turn. There’s one thing for sure about a major illness. It makes you reassess what is important and what is not.
Jim will be getting more chemo treatments this month and we’ll be on the lookout for side effects. He was a trooper with the port implant and the first infusion last week. He had been feeling pretty good until late last night. Now he has some general overall muscle aches. So the medicine has started its attack. Jim wants you to know that he really appreciates the good wishes and prayers from all of you! It really touches our hearts. Keep those prayers a’coming!
My eyesight has been getting worse in the past few months, and one of my eyes has changed a full diopter since January. As a result, I’m going ahead and getting cataract surgery completed before Jim has his cancer surgery. My first eye will get done on July 19. I’ll schedule the second one for sometime in August, ensuring that it doesn’t conflict with any of Jim’s medical appointments. I’m nervous about it all, of course, but I don’t have the luxury of time to dwell on it any longer. It’s got to get done sooner rather than later!
I must confess that I am woefully and hopelessly behind on visiting my favorite blogs. I have my doubts whether I’ll ever catch up, LOL. Please forgive me! I’ve been using Bloglovin’ for tracking the latest posts. I’ve really enjoyed using the service but have found a few glitches. I discovered that some of my favorite blogs didn’t get automatically transferred, so I had to manually add them. Also, the Bloglovin’ links do not allow me to comment on a couple of the web sites. I can click on “post a comment” until the cows come home and nothing happens. So I have to visit those sites through the Blogger Reading List instead. As Winnie the Pooh would say, “Oh bother.”
Our daylilies will continue to bloom this month. After being here for three years now, the plants are well established and enjoying a glorious season. If I can get myself in gear, I’ll take a few photos and share them with you. The house construction across the street has made great strides this past month. Look for a post with photos about it very soon. I also have many Utah landscape images to share in the month of July. Yes, I’ve gotten a little bit of post-processing work done!
Of course, there will be photo challenge post this month too. The subject is “birds.” I hope that you will join in! Just click on the sidebar link for the background and signup information.