Thank you so much, Dr. A. She gave Mei-Shun an “Yes” phone call yesterday. Of course from the hospital, therefore after a snowfall on Saturday. Please take good care of yourself, A-sensei, it is sincere wish of your ex-inpatient. And another gratitude to mom-in-law who kindly cooked お赤飯, red-bean rice thanks to above white weather. It was served on your daughter-in-law’s table for celebration.
Mei-Shun saw Dr. A today. “If this time’s CT image, blood and cell samples check have no problem, next appointment would be in July”, the latter said. Now to be Yes or No: that is the question. In a way to stop thinking about it, the former experienced bone density measurement for the first time. Results at lumbar and femur are different, yet in good health.
Please continue to do, kind gears and caregivers. From the top of Mei-Shun’s head, haircut in Tokyo while hair-dye nearby. Contact lens and eye drops subscription by ophthalmologist Dr. S at the same building where Dr. M’s dental clinic is located. Body under shoulders is checked by Dr. A except for both legs. And dermatologist Dr. I takes care of corns at the bottom of her feet …
We Japanese call it during dry season 良いお湿り, good humidity. To our relief, last Saturday saw a slight rain after weeks. Mei-Shun hopes that it would make air cleaner to help Shin who already has a symptom of hay disease. Drops from the sky could wash cedar pollen down on the ground. However, three clear days have passed since then. Now snows, never being heavy, are preferred.
One week has passed since artificial, removable Ame-chan arrived in Mei-Shun’s mouth. She works quite well, helps her owner masticate anything: sticky foods like baguettes (baked yesterday) and rice cakes are tasty for the latter, yet dangerous enough to require heavy chewing. Only one fault of the former is that foods easily come into a narrow space between a soft denture base and natural molars.
It was set on today for younger Ame-chan treatment. Since Mei-Shun hurt her a bit more, another step must be added to put artificial tooth on the milky survivor. Dr. M, home dentist of the careless patient joined to discuss with Dr. N for the best method. “Fortunately, healthy gum grew enough to cover your basis bone”, they said. “So shall we plant here a tiny part made of glass fiber?”
Mom-in-law finally left the hospital. During her stay for 2 weeks, Mei-Shun visited there every day bringing a newspaper and a few report on house matters. What has come into the latter’s mind was that every family member has an important role at home. Here she happily bought a horsey halter in coffee color with a leader by gratuity from the generous ex-inpatient.