To continue with the saga of my vacation, so called: once that first weekend was over, I started the appointment attending routine. I attended the pacemaker clinic and saw my cardiologist on Monday. In-between the appointments, I had three hours, so whisked off to IKEA for lunch, browsing and a little spending. The doctor informed me that despite all being well (she was delighted with that weight loss!), I needed to stick around for a stress test. She was adamant so I agreed, knowing I would now have to change flights and ensure I still had somewhere to stay! The family was fine with me staying another week, so I went online to book flights to Panama. I had cleared up the farce of my trip to Canada with Aeroplan, who kindly reimbursed ALL my points, and with the hotel that sent me a FULL refund. There are good folks all over the world! So, booking my flights, I came across an upgrade offer I simply could NOT refuse. For an added $75.00 I could fly FIRST CLASS. I always upgrade to economy plus with United, but for the same additional cost, I could have much more. WOW! All this served to cancel out that bad beginning...
Tuesday, was face the dentist day - no issues, no problems, just a cleaning required and another checkmark. So far, so good. I attended the local lab for my blood work, and saw my family doctor with yet another A+ mark. With just the stress test at the end of my stay left, I was able to meet up with some special friends; some I hadn't seen for two years. Lunches, teas, movies followed and I have never talked or listened so much! It was delightful to see everyone, and I only wish I could have made contact with a few more.
I watched several World Cup games, caught up with some favourite TV shows, saw more movies on TV, and had some healthy laughter. Just a small glitch - at one point, my chequing account became severely overdrawn as a double payment was processed by mistake! It took about three days to correct.
The weather became more and more sunny each day, and I was really enjoying the trip!
to be continued