If anyone is here for my weekend snapshot, that post is below this one.
Quilly is hosting a new challenge where everyone posts photographic reflections, as I mentioned yesterday. I recently realized that I have been blogging for two full years which started me reflecting back.
In a few weeks I start with a month of too many doctors. I started blogging as a way of dealing with the aftermath of cancer. Happily the further out I get without recurring, the more my thoughts and blog branch out to other more pleasant aspects of life.
One of my ways of dealing with having too many doctors has been to take my camera with me to appointments. All of the reflection shots in this post were either shot on my way in or out of a doctor's appointment, or at a stop I made on the way home to take the edge off with a photo shoot.
One year ago I wrote a post titled: It's been a blogging year. I was pleased, after reading that post, to realize it wasn't half as negative as I thought it would be. I was even more pleased when hunting for reflection shots to realize that in spite of limitations from physical problems I've had following my groin lymph node dissection, I have a pretty damn good life. I am able to go on pleasant walks and trips with my camera by my side, to remind me later that my situation isn't half as bad as I sometimes make it out to be in my head.
I even get photo ops when I'm going to my oncologist(s), dermatologist, rheumatologist, pain specialist, and gynecologist, or when I'm getting scans. I have photographs in my archives from visits to each of them as well as to opthamologist, physical therapist, dentist, periodontist, and oral surgeon. Did I mention that I have good major medical and dental insurance? That is HUGE on the I'm thankful list.
I'm not expecting any big problems from the five doctor's appointments I have next month. However, the plus side of too many doctors, is one or the other of them is bound to trip over it if there is a problem. That means I should be able to stop worrying about issues which fester at the edge of my thoughts, if I let them.
I had intended to write a post about my anxiety over the looming doctor traffic jam. Then I realized I had been blogging for two years so I thought I'd spin it more in a more positive light. My blog has gone from being preoccupied with my life after stage III melanoma to being primarily a fun diversion and more photography oriented.
I felt even better after the photographic reflection challenge came up and I started hunting through my photographs. I was reminded of trips to the mountains and frequent walks around the lake and on reflection, life seemed pretty damn good. You can find other photographic reflections at Quilly's Pacific . . . Paradise?