Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Good News

Thursday afternoon Gary had his checkup with his oncologist/dermatologist, Dr. G.  It's been two months since we finished radiation, and it's been a long road to recovery, but Dr. G. said things were looking really good.  We were still trying to decide if we wanted a maintenance drug, but we decided that it probably wouldn't be prudent to introduce any kind of drug or use of therapy to treat no disease.  Since radiation is the quickest cure and it can be used again it was concluded that if a spot came back, we would deal with it immediately so it couldn't spread like last time.  The best news was that it will most likely not come back on his face.  Hooray.  Anywhere else is so much easier to erase.  So, here's to beautiful skin!

Appointments in the afternoon always mean you wait and wait, and today was no exception.  Dr. G finally got in to see us an hour late, but we still had just enough time to walk into a restaurant to meet our dear friend, Debbie, for dinner.  We chose Bangkok Tokyo and enjoyed General Tso's Chicken, Pad Thai and Moo Goo Guy Pan (obviously a multicultural affair).  It was our first time there and it was quite good, but the company was wonderful. 

Heavy clouds were forming as we said our goodbyes and around 8 pm the thunder and lightning was non-stop until around 10 pm.  But we only got sprinkled on.  I love lightning and thunder (mostly when it's a distant storm) and like to catch a shot of lightning.  Caught this cloud to ground streak.  The thunder was impressive, too.

 The storm moved slowly all along the coast from St. Pete to Sarasota, then ran out of steam.  It was fun while it lasted. 

Friday I asked Michelle if she had experienced a huge storm, but they got mostly gully washing rain.  At least her Mastiff dog, Daisy, didn't chew up the woodwork this time.  She doesn't like storms.

They are having out-of-town company this whole weekend, so we wished them luck, and left for home.  Leftover restaurant food for dinner and a little TV completed our day.

Saturday we needed to do some errands, and our own cleaning and wash.  A new Walmart opened up the road so we gave that a once-over.  Gary likes the new carts - they don't make any noise - yet. 
Nothing much to get, but we liked the shiny floor and bright lights.  

Had ourselves a little BBQ tonight along with the gulls and mockingbirds singing together. 


  1. WOO HOO!!! Great news for Gary:o))

    So happy for the two of you. Can't wait for you to hit the road and enjoy yourself!!! Hope to see you "Down the Road" :o))

  2. we are happy to hear your GREAT news!!!!