I've been struggling to blog as the Blogsy app for iPad is gone - kaput. They said the last IOS didn't support their program. It's taken me forever to figure out how to get my pictures from my iPhone onto my Microsoft computer. Apple, Google and Microsoft hate each other and make it hard for us lay people caught in the middle. I didn't figure it out. Ian did - phew.
I've noticed that there is very little shade in the yard but now that the weather is warmer, it's becoming an issue. I looked around for a spot to put my chair and noticed that this pine tree was casting shade. I dragged my chair over expecting to sit in dirt. I often did that in Red Rock - dirt was all we had.
We've received some unpleasant news this past week. We're both establishing ourselves and our medical history with new doctors. I was six months overdue for my mammogram since it was supposed to be last October, the month we moved. We've been nothing but impressed by the high quality of care we are receiving here including the technology in use.
My recent mammogram (done as a tomogram) revealed a suspicious area The thing is that Reno Diagnostics doesn't even have the equipment to do tomography. I asked them because my Reno GYN recommended it. My scan required further images and a biopsy. As a result I have been diagnosed with ductal cell carcinoma in situ or DCIS. My surgeon informed me that one in nine women will receive this diagnosis in their lifetime. This is an early diagnosis and the cancer is still noninvasive. I've been given two options: mastectomy or lumpectomy followed by radiation which is what I've elected. It will be done as an outpatient surgery on the 29th - a blip and then we'll back on track. I know, I know - you're thinking that I would do anything to get out of yard work. We'll get past this and move on. Yard work awaits.