We got some very good news when we were at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida yesterday. They told Terry that since it has been 23 years since her fight with stage 4 cancer, during which she got 60 days of radiation and two radiation implants plus weekly chemo, she has passed the window where there might be a recurrence of cancer caused by the radiation itself. That has always been a cause for concern for both of us. Such good news!
We got more good news: they told her that instead of coming back every three months like she has been doing, she is doing so well that they’re taking it out to only one annual visit required. She may still have to come back for things with her Interstem implant, but at least we’re done with that 90 day schedule. It wasn’t bad when we were living in Florida and it was only an hour and a half away, but now that we are in Alabama it’s a three day trip; one day down, one day at Mayo, and one day to get back home. Each trip costs us over $600 when you factor in fuel, hotel room, meals, etc.
Our good friends and former neighbors Jesse and Jennifer drove up from Edgewater to meet us for dinner at the Seafood Kitchen, an excellent restaurant that we found on our last visit here that is popular with all the locals. Can you see why? The food is delicious, and look at these portions!
I had the blackened grouper and shrimp combo in the top photo, while Jesse and Terry both went for the seafood combo that included deviled crab, fish, oysters, scallops, shrimp, and a bunch of other goodies. None of us could finish our meals.
We will be back home tonight and sleeping in our own bed, which we are both looking forward to. And I’m suspect our critters will be happy to see us, too.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of THE CHESAPEAKE: A Man Born to Hang, Can Never Drown by Ken Rossignol, a collection of adventures in prose from around the Chesapeake tidewater region told by an erstwhile and eclectic collection of writers. Ringmaster Ken Rossignol gathered together many of the best and brightest of bards, poets, and tale-tellers to give their views, experiences, and fabrications in an entertaining way. Fans of short stories will enjoy this fourth in THE CHESAPEAKE series and the valuable history told here of the Chesapeake region – with a few excursions led by the writers to other lands.
To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – Facebook has taught me a couple of things. First, there are some incredibly brilliant people in the world. Second, they are vastly outnumbered.