Sunday, 12 September 2021

Cancer treatment trip PART LXXXV

 Short story. We made it in to the city for our cancer treatment. I stayed with the car at the park. Home and safe, no incidents.

8:15 – we mounted up, sweaters and sunglasses on until it warmed up from the sunshine. It is harvest season, and lots of fields are good to go. The traffic was fine until we hit the city. I pulled over to let cars pass. They were hell bent to get into work, I suppose.

There was lots of reconstruction.

This represents the big mansions outside Manotick. They are quite something.

9:50 – I dropped JB off at the hospital entrance. In the park, I sent a selfie to Caitlin to let her know we made it to the city. It was a perfect day in terms of weather.

There were a fair number of birds to watch while I waited for JB to phone me to say he was done. Last time I was here, I noticed a hawk zip by. I didn't see one this time, but I was prepared. Gulls, crows, a pair of sparrows. And I heard catbird across the street. The zoom wasn't bad, but the birds were far away. They are too fast for me to use a tripod, not that I brought one.

There were berries, showing the end of season.

One monarch butterfly flitted by.

This dude was a bit worrisome. He had large headphones on, which was good, as he was yelling at people on his phone. There was a johnny-on-the-spot, which he visited. Not a bad place for an outdoor office, I guess.

Then, there were dogs! This one, dog #1 seemed to be waiting. 

This was cute. You can see dog #1 was quite keen on talking to dog #2. 

Lots of dog walkers... some walking through the park, others parked, waiting for loved ones inside the hospital for appointments.

11:30 a.m. – The Experimental Farm fields. We used to spend many an hour here when the kids were young. There was a museum, and critters to visit. While we circled the city to arrive in the morning, Smiths Falls, North Gower, Manotick, crossing the river, we when straight across the city, since rush hour was done.

We visited with Caitlin on our way home. We haven't been there in ages, what with the girls being with us so much since COVID (35 weeks between March 2020 and August 2021). I love their new solarium. The girls were in school, while Caitlin and JL continue to work from home. We left to let Caitlin get back to work.

12:09 p.m. – On the way home, JB popped into this store for a sports magazine he couldn't find in Perth.

We were 10 days away from the Sept. 20th election. 

1:45 p.m. – we made it home. I had the hangries, as I'd only had a piece of toast for breakfast.

I found this out on Twitter once home, and my feet up. These are the stairs I brought JB down after his surgery in 2014. We walked by for treatments, preCOVID. Who knew @JustinTrudeau was at the other end of the building? PM Trudeau visited the other end of the hospital while JB was there. 


Also, at home, this is why JB went into the city store. To get the Sports Illustrated Football edition. The bears are anxious for the new season to begin! 


Tom said...

...I'm glad that all went well, stay well!

RedPat said...

A safe journey!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks like you kept busy. I don't go inside either unless I have to. Stay safe!

Nancy J said...

What a day, and waiting outside is safer, you seem to fill in the time so well. And at the end of the day, all the bears are so happy with the new magazine.

Kay said...

Fingers crossed for JB. It's great you had a park where you could wait safely. I always get nervous entering a hospital these days.

William Kendall said...

The doggies are adorable. I have to get to the experimental farm sometime. It's been some years since I was at that museum.

Red said...

You left poor old JB at the hospital. You didn't pick him up. I want to know how his treatment went!

NatureFootstep said...

glad you enjoyed the day and that the treatment went well.

Jenn Jilks said...

Well, Red, it's just a needle. We won't know if it keeps working until the next PSA test in 3 months!