Busy Day

It was a rather hectic day today as I had a doctor’s appointment in Portland with my throat doctor at OHSU.

I consider it much too far to drive not to see old friends while I’m there. I spent the morning walking the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge with an old hiking buddy but had to turn back early in order to get to my doctor’s appointment on time. The highlight of the day was when Bill sighted these trumpeter swans in the distance:

Things went well at the doctors, and since this is the fifth anniversary of my cancer surgery, he pronounced me “cured.”

I returned to Vancouver for coffee and cookies with Klaras and Gary only to learn that a good friend from teaching has extensive lung cancer, particularly sad news in light of my own recent struggles.

That conversation was cut short, too, since I had to be back in Tacoma at 7 p.m. for my Tai Chi class, a class I can ill afford to miss considering how far I am behind after missing earlier classes to babysit grandkids.

4 thoughts on “Busy Day”

  1. I’m happy to hear your good news, Loren. A friend was hospitalized this week after a heart attack, or so they thought, until tests showed that although a coronary artery was clogged, they had caught it before an actual attack occurred. Inserted a stint, and he’s back on his feet, feeling very lucky.

  2. I was sorry to hear of our friend’s lung cancer. How very sad. And I was sorry I missed seeing you, but elated at the good news from your doctor. Keep up the Tai Chi–are you up to the 108 moves yet?


  3. So far I’ve learned the 16 form, the 24, and am presently learning the 42.

    They tell me the 108 is actually as easy as the 42, and I can believe that. Still, they only teach the 108 on Saturday, and I don’t do classes on the weekend, so I’m not sure if I’ll ever learn the 108.

  4. Congratulations on your 5 years being cancer free! That is a monumental moment.

    I happened to find your web site doing research on Basho’s The Narrow Road of the Interior – There’s not much out there, but I liked your view.

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