Good morning and Happy New Year... So here we are - into a new week and a new year. I hope everyone had a good New Year's and is ready to move on... I know I sure am.
It's been pretty quiet here and New Year's Eve was spent at home - no party, no guests - just us and we were in bed shortly after 10:00. How exciting!! :-)
I'm still nursing my foot, but it does seem to be getting better. I have 16 more days left in the boot, then hopefully, I'll be able to get back to "normal", whatever that is these days.
I saw my primary doctor last week and we discussed my thyroid issue. I explained to him what the endo's attitude had been and that I wasn't willing to continue with that. In view of that, my pcp is going to take over my thyroid management and the first thing he did was increase my med dosage. I don't think it's going to be enough, but it's a start and any increase is better than having someone tell me I'm "fine" when I know that's not true.
My blood pressure was on the high side so my pcp did prescribe a beta blocker for that. It seems to be bringing my blood pressure down, but is also decreasing my heart rate (what beta blockers do), a bit too much. I'll have to see if that continues and act accordingly since my heart rate is very low anyway.
My neuro ordered physical therapy for my neck, along with an MRI to see what's going on since I've developed a couple of skin issues related to the narrowed openings in my spine. They'll also be doing nerve conduction tests when I go back in Feb.
I'm still trying to get out and walk as much as I can... right now, with my foot not healed yet, I can still only do short walks at a pretty slow pace, but at least, I'm moving again.
I'm also trying to cut back on food - not working quite like I'd hoped, but better than I was doing - at least not snacking as much.
That all means that weight-wise, I'm about the same as last week. No loss, but at least not a gain, either. For right now, I'll take it since I do still have some swelling in my foot, etc.
Being back on my foot a bit more means I can get back out to my shop and start working on some things. Yesterday, I cleaned everything up and went back to work on a little table I'd started refinishing back in the summer. It was that table, I'd gone to get supplies for the day I broke my foot... Hopefully, I can continue working on it without any further issues.
We're waiting, now, to get the COVID vaccine in hopes that life can return to something like normal. So far, it's been somewhat chaotic in my area, but I'm hoping they get it worked out soon. Patience is a virtue. :-)
So that's my story. How was your week? I hope you were able to reach whatever goal(s) you set for yourself and that your New Year has started off on a good note.
~~Wishing you wonderful, successful week~~
**Stay safe and wash your hands**