This is a very belated thank you to all the people who wrote last week (you know who you are) to express your support and concern after I first reported my diagnosis. The virtual hugs coming from all over the country were about as real as it gets for someone who lives alone and through her computer. I really need to get out more (and not just for doctor appointments). But I’ve been saying that for years.
Anyway, thanks everybody. Sorry I closed the comments and forced you to find other ways to communicate, but I just couldn’t handle any discussion at the time. My plan is to keep comments open here. I suppose that could change depending on how things go. When I get tense and anxious I also get terribly irritable and impatient. But that did come in handy this weekend. I finally got pissed enough to call and fire the guy who’s been doing my yard for five years and had not yet shown up or called this year (despite several messages I left for him) — a good three weeks after everyone else on the block had started mowing.
Of course that leaves me totally up a creek for a mowing service. But that call sure felt good.