And The Good News Is…

What a day!

First, near our former residence, the country house, where our Ancestral Camp is located, they are expecting 31 cm of snow today. And the good news is, I am not there!!!!!! It is snowing here at Mist Cottage, and the predicted accumulation is between 2 and 4 cm, tropical!

Next on my good news list is that a visit to the lawyers office, the signing of a stack of papers, and the handing over of funds, means that the Rideau Camp is ours as of the end of this week.

And last, but definitely not least, I received a call back from the nurse at my country GP’s office. My GP went over the hospital reports from my last visit, reviewed all of my records, and has categorically stated that I DO NOT have Chronic Kidney Disease. How cool is that!!!!!!

I intend to follow up the happy diagnosis with some tests and checks when we get a family doctor here at Mist Cottage, but for now I am content with the diagnosis, and very grateful that I have such a thorough and conscientious GP to rely on for information. I think the doctor in the emergency department was just a little too enthusiastic with her diagnosis, she is young, and due to her age must be inexperienced. No harm done. Actually, it was a a wake up call, I have improved my diet as a result of the inaccurate diagnosis, and will continue with some of the moderate dietary changes I have made over the last few weeks, as they are good for general health.

In future I will be insisting on seeing details of test results. It is best to monitor what the health care practitioners are doing, they make mistakes sometimes, they are only human.

So that is me, happy as a clam, celebrating my good fortune with a glass of cranberry juice! Cheers!

Worldly Distractions


A band of snow is moving through the regions north of Lake Ontario early this afternoon.
The snow will be briefly heavy at times, with a quick 2 to 4 centimetres possible in some areas.
Motorists should be prepared for winter driving conditions with low visibility in bursts of heavy snow. Untreated roads may briefly become covered in snow or slush.
The snow is expected to end or change over to some rain later today as milder air arrives from the southwest.

Date: 1:05 PM EDT Wednesday 6 April 2016
Condition: Light Snow
Pressure: 101.9 kPa
Tendency: falling
Visibility: 2 km
Temperature: -0.7°C
Dewpoint: -4.8°C
Humidity: 74%
Wind: S 37 km/h
Wind Chill: -8


“Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.”

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Bex Crowell

That is great news! I am a firm believer in second and even third opinions when necessary. Wow. Like being given a new Lease on Life!


WOOT! So glad to hear that your doctor has put the kibbosh on Chronic Kidney Disease. Always wise to make an effort to eat healthily but so nice not to have the worry dogging you.

(I can remember how I felt when I first found out I was hypothyroid. The idea that I had something so basic permanently wrong made me feel like I was being dragged through the mud.)

Glad you’re missing the 31 cm of snow. We got about an extra inch here, as of this morning. Spring seems to have become shy, all of a sudden.

Came across this tiny house blog today and thought you’d enjoy it. (Just ignore the various buy-me links.) This little place is only 362 sq ft but has a lot of personality.

Steve-Paul Simms


Steve-Paul Simms



Maggie, I found the tiny house being so open to really speak to me. I’d recently seen a picture of another home that had French doors opening outward to a porch and I really liked that idea. We currently have sliding glass doors in our bedroom.

I do find myself wondering how practical this would be, though. My first concern is for insects coming into the house. Bees and ants, mostly. But I love the look of it, and the fresh air has much appeal.

Maybe a screened-in area on the deck would make it possible…


Congratulations on the good news about the chronic kidney disease and also finalizing the purchase of Rideau Camp! What a great day!!

Still the Lucky Few

The news about your health was amazing! Well deserved, you have been so brave throughout the ordeal!

Joan Lansberry

I’m so glad for the good health news! Hooray!
Keep warm and dry, too. Glad you’re not in the real snowy area, too.


YAY!!!! Great news.

Hubby is going through all kinds of changes with his health right now and being told so many different things. It’s been a circus. Very enervating. Mon. He will have an MRI and that should help with knowing more about the tumor on his adrenal gland. Jeez.

But YAY, YAY, YAY for you!!!!! x0x0x0x0x


Wonderful reprieve! Most people can only dream of such good news after a frightening diagnosis.