.I am back from the busy day, and a quick update is in order.
First, the physical: Everything seems to be fine. EKG, BP, pulse, etc, are all in the good range. Lab work will be back tomorrow or Wednesday, so that remains to be seen. I'm not terribly worried. PAP and mammogram are scheduled. Ta-dah!
The lesson with Linda: It was good. Basics, basics, basics, which I need very much. I have a short shopping list (we already bought most of what I need), and I need to just get busy playing with it to get myself off "pause." Linda told me she thought she needed to give me a soft kick in the butt to get me started. She's right. Without it, I would probably still be avoiding the easel and brushes a year from now! I'll be reading some material and playing with paints, pencils and pens over the next few days, and we'll do another lesson next week.
Yoga: It was also good. I was able to do every position, although holding some of them as long as others did was a problem. Others went better, and I kept up with everyone else. My muscles can feel the strain, but I suspect it will be manageable. I'm not terribly worried about it. But ask me tomorrow!
So, all is well. Thanks for your encouragement. It was hard to decide on a new doctor. I had been with my doc in KC for a long time, and there was an unexplainable comfort level with him. He will not likely be replaced as he is truly a one-of-a-kind. But I'll make do. The new clinic seems alright, and I assume that over time I will become more comfortable. Change is not easy, and at the top of my list is doctor, dentist and hair stylist. Even husbands are more easily replaced! LOL!