Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017-06-21

 

Yesterday, we drove from the Perry FL Elks to Falling Waters State Park in Chipley Florida. It rained all day and night due to tropical storm Cindy.

 

Today, the rain let up after lunch, so we went to see the Falls, and then shopping at WalMart.  The falls are the highest in Florida, dropping 73 feet into a sink hole. All of the rain provided a lot of water flowing over the falls.

 

Falling Waters State Park, Chipley, FLFalling Waters State Park, Chipley, FLFalling Waters State Park, Chipley, FL

 

Hugs, ‘til later.

Monday, June 19, 2017

2017-06-19 On the road again

We are getting a late start on travels due to medical problems, but we are rolling. We left Sumter Oaks this morning around 10:30am, and drove to Ocala, FL where Cummins Southeast Onan serviced our generator.After lunch we drove to the Elks Club in Perry, FL for the night.

 

We have about a week to kill before our appointments in Red Bay, AL with Bay Diesel and with Brannon.

 

Leaving there we go to New York to visit Carolyn Jarvis for the 4th of July, followed by visits with my family in Oswego, NY; the Gifford's in Saratoga Springs; then to Burlington, and finally to West Town,NY before heading back to FL in September.

 

Hugs, ‘til later.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017-04-01 Long time since Wrote

 

It has been a long time since I wrote a blog, and it will be late June before I write another one. All will be explained in this blog.

It all began last spring when my PSA test went to 4.2 and my VA primary care doctor said I needed a biopsy. The initial urology date was scheduled in May where I was told that i needed a biopsy since i had been in Vietnam where \\=-][gent Orange had been sprayed. Biopsy after Labor Day showed low-moderate cancer.

The rest of the fall was filled with other doctors including knee replacement on Halloween, followed by physical therapy which finished in late December. I forgot to mention that we bought a 2016 Lincoln MKX in September, and were glad that we had. The front doors on the MKX are larger than the ones on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, which helped my new knee. We also visited friends in Florida, and our Escapees friends at Sumter Oaks.

Winter brought visits to my VA urologist followed by a spring visit to my oncologist to decide on, and to schedule treatment. Forty-five radiation treatments at the Tampa VA (46 miles one way) start on April 11th. and last until June 16th.

My knee has healed fine. So I had no problem walking around Busch Gardens to attend their Real Music Series concerts.

Hitch itch is getting bad. We have not stayed in any other campground so long since we began living fulltime in our motorhome. We arrived end of August before our snowbird friends migrated to FL, and we are stuck in FL 2.5 months after they all leave. However, Marilyn and I decided I should have these treatments now instead of waiting to see if it grows.

Hugs, and I will type more this summer after we leave FL.