Friday, March 8, 2013

I could get used to this

It's the middle of a sunny, coolish Friday afternoon.  I just got back from taking the pups for a long walk.  I may lay down and take a nap.  I could use one.

I went back to the dermatologist this morning for a "procedure".  They found a cyst between my shoulder blades during my semi-annual visit last week so this week they removed it.  I've had cysts removed before, when I was younger (as in - 20 or more years ago), and in the scheme of things - especially compared with other things I've had done - it was pretty easy.  But I don't think we realize how much psychic energy these kinds of things take until afterwards - I'm tired.

I think the shot they gave me for the "procedure" is beginning to wear off.  I go back to have the stitches removed in two weeks.

It has been a busy week.  My sister has been visiting, but went to Virginia for my cousin's 60th birthday.  I would have loved to have gone, too, but between this procedure and my scuba classes it's a bad weekend to try to get away.

The scuba classes are going well.  Last night we did our first dive in the pool.  So far so good.  I tried scuba in my young teens but had a pressure problem so I stopped before the end.  It's fascinating even in a pool to be sitting at the bottom looking up.  Anyway, we're off today, then long days of class/water work the next two days before the certification exam on Sunday.  We're headed south for our Open Water certification next week.

I had my hair done this week.  I got a pedicure.  I've spent some good "me" time.  I've had some good time with my sister.  I've spent some time with a certain someone.  I'm doing things I haven't had time to do for a while.  It's good good good.

Of course, it can't last forever.  I'll need to be employed again at some point.  It's just a fact of life.  But for now I'm not worried about it.  I'm enjoying today too much.  :)


Angie said...

I'm glad that you're enjoying your diving lessons ( personally, my ears let me know, in no uncertain terms, exactly when I reach 8 feet ! ) , but I'm a bit surprised that your derm didn't advise keeping the cyst removal site dry until it fully healed.

Enjoy your break from the daily grind !

Kaye Fox said...

Years ago, I use to dive off of point Judith , RI. We would end the day with steamed lobster, Corn and potatoes cooked in layers of seaweed. We also shot some eels as long as 6-8 feet. Groupers would cou to to you mask and would open their mouths as they filed water through their gills. The first time it happend it scared the hell out of me. The reason they would come up close is the air bubbles coming from your regulator.
They would get up to 4-6 inches from your mask. The can weight 40 lbs. or more. Great fun.