Today is a “Dad” day, where I will pick him up and we will do something. In this case it’s his Eye Specialist appointment, and we’ve only been waiting for a couple months. I shouldn’t make it sound like a negative thing, I guess here in BC waiting for specialists of any kind is commonplace and to expect otherwise would be hopeful. I had to rattle the optometrists cage a bit in order to get the referral, they said the appropriate documentation was sent from their end but it seemed an inordinate amount before I could get a confirmation from the specialist. At any rate it is done now and we will get his eyes checked this afternoon.
Afterwards we will meet with my wife and we’ll do the dinner thing. It’s been a while since she’s seen Dad, she’s just busy with other things when my other Dad visits come around. We both want to try and maximize our visits with him, hard to say how much longer we’ll have him.
I’m curious as to which direction the specialist will go with Dad, being as he’s 81. One position could be to say “hey, he’s 81 and had a good life, why do anything”, but a more humane or human direction would be to say “hey, he’s 81 and had a good life, let’s fix him up and make the last years better”. Stay tuned for the answer in the next episode.
I’ve been feeling a bit better now my medication dosage has been bumped up. Still not up to where I was a couple months ago, from a feelins’ and emotions point of view, but better than a week or 2 ago. Is it the meds or is it something else, like weather, diet, lack of exercise or daylight? I just know I felt pretty shitty emotionally, wanting to cry at times and generally unhappy. Hell of a way to live.
I see Gloria, my therapist, tomorrow. I don’t know what we’ll talk about, perhaps we’ll discuss the online quiz I took about “My Top Strengths”, from the book “Strengths Finder 2.0”. I don’t recall if I mentioned them previously but the results came out to “Connectedness, Intellection, Empathy, Individualization, and Strategic”. I’m not sure what I think of the results, nor could I explain them in 20 words or less, but it was an interesting process to complete and hopefully I can take one nugget from it….
So bottom line there’s nothing profound to report, I wish I could say something you’d go “Wow” about but not today. Stay tuned for further revelations.