Day 11 feels excellent! Miriam came back to Toronto Thursday evening, and she and Eric took me to my CT scan yesterday morning. I was in and out in less than ten minutes - laid out on a movable tray, full of barium for the digestive system and dye in the circulatory, and then sent through a big donut with lasers and x-rays several times. Right in front of your eyes is a glowing space that says "do not look directly at the laser." Is this a bad design, or what? As with many tests, the preparation was more disagreeable than the actual event. A barium shake is not bad tasting, but it is the quantity that gets to you - half at bedtime the day before, and the other half an hour before the scan. It has put me off my breakfast smoothie - just a decaf coffee and granola for me this morning!
After the scan, Miriam and I spent an hour or so painting the garage doors - I was being very good, keeping off ladders and going slowly. This morning we will try to finish, but rain clouds are coming in, so we may have to wait till after the weekend for more outdoor activities. If we stay indoors we may be forced to clean house - nooooooooooo... I am feeling energetic and discomfort free, and looking forward to ten more days of the same!