Friday, May 23, 2014

PET scan, Garden & Vacuum

I continue to run around like a chicken with its head cut off (A saying that I received from my Mom). I keep expecting that my things-to-do list will taper off. But that taper has not arrived yet!

This morning I had an appointment at Kaiser for a PET scan. A couple of weeks back I had a chest X-ray in order for my cardio doctor to take a peek at the area of my open heart surgery. Apparently, Kaiser routinely has specialists look over these X-ray films. A Dr. Bercovich looked over my X-ray and located a small node on my lung. That's how this PET scan came to be scheduled.

I did not know anything about a PET scan before today. If I had known, I would have asked Dr. Lee (my primary care doctor) for some kind of anti-anxiety medication. Because I do not do well in small spaces. And this PET scan machine consists of a four foot long tube that is about 2 feet (inside diameter). I would have to be "inside" this tube for 25 minutes. Uh-uh! No way!

I felt bad for the two techs who prepped me. When I called off the PET scan, I could see in their faces disappointment.

More plants for the garden
After I left Kaiser, an Armstrong Garden Center popped up and I stopped to have a look-see. I bought some more "Impatiens". Different color than before. And some "Baby Tears". I am growing in a very low-light environment and these plants supposedly do well in shady places.

Earlier in the day I ordered a 7-tier wood plant stand from [link]. The garden is beginning to take shape!

The indoor waterfall is now surrounded by potted flowers and is looking pretty good at its new location on the kitchen counter!

Hoover vacuum
When I arrived back at Guavas Gardens, a Hoover vacuum cleaner was waiting for me at my door! I had done a lot of online research in order to buy this Hoover. And the reviews are highly favorable.

This Hoover vacuum is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery. The battery delivers a tremendous amount of power! I was very surprised how powerful this Hoover is. I bought the Hoover from United Vacuum [link].

My carpet needed this vacuum sooooo much!


  1. Your garden looks very nice. Does it have a light source? Hopefully you will take the scan soon. There must be a good reason for the doctor to order it. Keep well!

  2. your flowers and plants look very nice next to the waterfall. Glad you are enjoying your new apartment.

  3. I see London, I see France, I see George in his underpants! Look at the reflection in your photo George. Haha! Take care and so glad you are blogging and settling in at the Guava Gardens. We missed you!

    1. George, I'm glad you didn't pull this post down. I had a good laugh and it wasn't directed at you. Bryon Cranston recently got a lot of publicity for his "tighty whities". Do a search and have a good laugh.

  4. Beautiful waterfall area on your counter, good job! And George, please re-schedule that PET scan. Problems caught early are taken care of and we continue on our paths - if not caught, it could make you life very different. And maybe there's no problem at all - that's the best scenario - and you won't have to worry. I wouldn't be here now if I hadn't been good about going to the doctor annually and taking their advice.