Story 10Oct2022

About a year ago, we were on our way to New York City to see a show as Broadway was reopening and the art museums opened.

Going backward, I am having trouble breathing as the air is poor in the valley. The conditions are not as bad according to the readings, but my throat is sore, and my lungs are locked-up. Something in the air is irritating my respiratory system. I am staggering a bit. I am being cautious and just writing, reading, and resting.

I took some Benadryl to reduce the reaction–it is helping but makes me tired.

Before this, I had an early dinner with Mariah at BJ’s. To celebrate her new home, she is closing on a house in Portland; I ordered steak, as did she. I had mine with a salad and baked potato–old school. Eric, my usual waiter, Eric, handled everything. I had no breathing issues in the bar. I am only having problems when exposed to the outside air–something in the air is causing me to react.

I was online for work before dinner and helping here and there. I also rested a bit as I was feeling off today.

Before this, I stopped by and got some bread from Paris Baguette and had an ice cream cone from Salt and Straw in Beaverton. The ice cream helped; I was not feeling well, and the bread was for breakfast and dinner on Wednesday.

I had traveled from hummingbird house through Beaverton to the shops off Cedar Hills Street without issue. I had come to see Susie and took her for a spin in the wheelchair in Metzger Park. It was another extra summer day in October (with lousy air). It is a work day; I could only stay for a short time. We did manage to call Susan’s mother, Leta, and do a FaceTime call with her in the park.

Before this, I traveled over Coopers Mountain, all the hills filled with mist or smoke. No wind was clearing out the air in the valley. Construction also delayed me more than ten minutes when some signal lights were out.

Lunch was leftover chili, and it was not that good reheated. So the rest will have to be tossed–too bad, it usually is better.

I started at 7ish today as I did not have to travel to the office. I was tired when I woke at 6:15. I spent the morning working on a few crises of the moment.

My colonoscopy, I have a make-up one after the last discovered cancer, is scheduled for 22Dec2022. It will be the same miserable process and drinks. Still, they have ignored my request for Margarita flavored bowl prep. I was on hold for twenty minutes to schedule it. The gal who schedules was so relieved when I was not angry about the long wait and pleasantly finished the process with her. I try to be nice on appointments.

Feel free to call or send cards. Susie resides at:

Allegiance Senior Care
Adult Foster Care Home
9925 SW 82nd. Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97223

The house phone number: (503) 246-4116

Thank you for reading. Sorry if today’s is brief.

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