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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Still in a holding pattern

I had my host of appointments at Mayo on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  The upshot is that I am in the study that allows me to only need 3 radiation treatments rather than the standard 15.  I ultimately had a CAT scan of my breast, and now I wait while they figure the technicalities of the actual radiation treatments.  I should hear back and start the process in the next 2 weeks.  I’m told that I will have any reaction a week later.  Mostly I will feel tired and like my breast is sunburned.  I’m to keep lotion on my skin as much as possible starting now and continuing, well, the rest of my life.  That skin will also always be more sensitive to the sun, so I’m to keep 30 SPF lotion on it all (even under clothes) if I swim or am in the sun.  Living in Phoenix, that will be most of the time.  So, I wait.

In the meantime, I finally got back on the Buckminster Fuller Institute site and this morning was reading about their Challenge winners.  One of the ideas I really like of Buckminster Fuller’s is the idea that there are enough resources available on earth for everyone to live a good life.  On the institute site are several of his quotes.  He is not easy to read, as I’ve tried to get through a few of his books.  The listing of the Challenge winners, though is inspiring to check out.  I especially enjoyed last year’s winner.  If you like to read about new, different approaches to problems, check them out.

https://www.bfi.org/challenge/winners

I still have not taken the tour at Arcosanti.  Maybe next week I’ll make a run up there if I don’t hear from Mayo about the radiation schedule.  I just need to get over the visual I got of the buildings after studying the likes of Bucky and Frank Lloyd Wright and their buildings.  Which reminds me I also need to go tour the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Scottsdale.  So much to do if I just look around.

6 comments:

  1. Yes there is so much to see and do all you need to do is look around.
    Hope your treatments go well.

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  2. Wow. Those winners are amazing even though I didn't understand most of what they were doing. Sure hope you hear from Mayo this week.

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  3. Wow. Those winners are amazing even though I didn't understand most of what they were doing. Sure hope you hear from Mayo this week.

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  4. Buckminster Fuller give a talk at the U of Montana in the mid 70's while I was in college there. I was totally awed by him. I hope your treatments are as easy and successful as possible! :-)

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  5. I agree there are enough resources for everyone on earth. The downside is that the countries/corporations/people who own and have control over them don't want to share with those who need them the most. I don't know there is an answer for that.

    Waiting on something you are really waiting to hear is so tedious. Hang in there, girl!

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  6. I look forward to investigating many of the topics you are covering as I am also interested in following a more mindful existence and reducing my footprint. Sounds like you have had some interesting reads to date. I tried to work a tour into Frank Lloyd Wright in Scottsdale while we were there but time just didnt allow that to happen. Maybe next time. Have a good week.

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