Monday I went to the hematologist's office for bloodwork so results would be ready for my Wednesday morning appointment. It was only 45 minutes over, blood drawn and back home. I had Carol, Irene and Mary stopping over at noon so I finished up around the house. Ted was already gone shooting. Mary was subbing in Canasta and we played a single hand to help her refresh then all traveled together to Jane's. Her husband played with us when a sub cancelled at the last minute. I came in second, a first in this group.
Tuesday I was back at Irene's to assess the furniture and the swatches we had collected. Once we thought we knew what she was going to do we left for another trip to the Upholstery shop. Little by little we got the various patterns matched up to the correct furniture. We chose one pattern from his stock and then made our way across to the fabric shop to get one final chair print and a valance to match. Back to the upholsterer to determine how much of each we needed. Then back to the fabric shop to buy it and one more trip over to give him the fabric. I am certainly glad they were right across the street from each other!
We had left at 10 and it was almost 4:00 when we got back. I picked up my car, stopped for a bite since Ted was shooting (what else?) and I didn't feel like making something. I was all ready to put my feet up!
Wednesday I met with the hematologist. He complimented me on my weight loss, asked if my IVC filter had been removed (yes) and gave me a copy of my blood test results which were all good. He said he would order a six month's prescription for my Eliquis at the same dosage. I told him about the residue still in my vein that had the clot and that Dr. D wants to collapse a vein due to valve leakage when it is totally gone. However, because I am doing so well I should see her in January to readdress it. He said don't have it done. I have no pain, no swelling, traveled on a 10 hour flight twice (wearing compression stockings) successfully and now have two friends who have had less than desirable outcomes. I tend to agree with him but we will see what January brings.
Ted and I went to Sam's and Stein Mart before coming home. We both got flu and pneumonia shots and a few other things at both stores. Our new Medicare cards arrived so he left to have them laminated. One more thing taken care of. I guess eventually this new Medicare number will have to be given to all providers over the next year.
Thursday was the monthly neighborhood birthday luncheon. Jeanette always goes above and beyond when it is her month to choose. I brought everyone an individually wrapped popcorn ball, she brought birthday glasses filled with peanuts and candy corn and also cupcakes. Merry made place marker candy bags and of course everyone else had a card for each of the four birthday girls. It was a nice afternoon and a great end to my birthday week. Ted was gone when I got home so I took a nap. Both my arms were sore from the shots and I woke myself up everytime I moved the night before.
Friday was laundry day and not much else.