Good morning... how are you doing this morning? It's still dark (have I mentioned how I dislike the time changes?) here but I think we're going to end up with a beautiful day - they're just too short this time of year!!
It's been pretty quiet over the past week. I didn't have any doctor's appointments, so no frustrations on that score. A doctor's appointment for next week that I really needed did get moved to December 1 because the doctor is going on vacation... I don't mind the doctor having a vacation, but this appointment has been scheduled for months, now suddenly it has to be rescheduled. Oh well, it is what it is.
My broken foot continues to give me a lot of trouble even though the ortho doctor says it's "healed". There's a lot of pain and swelling on the top of my foot, not where the break was. My research, along with suggestions on another forum indicates the problem might be ligaments or tendons, which don't show up on x-rays but the ortho doctor did not ever do a CT or MRI to check for ligament/tendon issues. I see my chiropractor tomorrow morning and will see if she can point me in a different direction to try to resolve the problem but it's also possible that she'll tell me to go back to the ortho doctor, too.
Anyway, I've tried to start walking again with my neighbor. We first tried walking down my short street and back, which we did for a couple of weeks. My foot felt pretty good, so I thought it was ready to tackle our longer route through town. That's proven to be too much for it as the swelling and pain end up leaving me lying on the sofa with my foot elevated for most of the afternoon. That means I get nothing else done and is not acceptable. We've dropped back to just walking on my short street for the time being. Hopefully, the chiropractor will be able to advise whether I need to walk more to strengthen the foot, or walk less to let it heal more.
I did blood work this past week and have now adjusted my thyroid hormone medication to something I think I can live with. It takes several weeks for a dosage change to take full effect so, although I do see some minor changes (a bit more energy/not so fatigued, diminished facial swelling, etc), it hasn't had much effect on my weight yet. The body heals the problems that are most important, first.
That said, I have been able to continue with no gain, so I guess that's something. Of course, we know that with the extra swelling in my foot, there's going to be extra weight... it's hard to tell how much is water weight and how much is fat weight, so on that, I sort of have to go by the way my clothes fit, which hasn't changed. We also might assume that since I'm back to walking, I should be building some muscle back so that's going to keep weight steady for a while, as well, since muscle is denser than fat.
We did go to a pot luck lunch yesterday with our woodworking club - held outside and most were wearing masks, so it was done safely. I'm sure eating fried chicken, oreo cookie salad and other goodies didn't do a lot for weight reduction. :-)
Anyway, it's nice to have things pretty quiet, even if I still don't feel the greatest and am a long way from being my "normal" self. Hopefully, that will come with time.
With COVID cases rising in my state (as in many others), we're still debating on whether or not to have a family Thanksgiving gathering. It doesn't help that husband and daughter are on "the outs" with each other so any gathering will, surely, be pretty tense and makes a gathering much less attractive. Decisions, decisions!!
So how about you? Were you able to reach whatever goals you set for yourself this past week?
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Stay safe and wash your hands**