Good morning. I hope everyone is still weathering lockdowns/stay at home orders in good shape. It's going fine here and looks like it's going to shape up to a really nice day today.
There's not a lot going on since my state hasn't loosened any of the stay at home restrictions yet. We worked on putting new flooring in one of our bathrooms last week. We've had the flooring for a while and it just didn't get put down... now it's done. We did have to make a trip to the home store to get the base moldings, but that was a quick trip and we have the masks I made for protection. The molding is installed and I have only to add some caulk to small cracks and paint the nail holes and it will be done.
Several months ago - first part of January, I got a referral to new endocrinologist and they were so full, my appointment was a whole 4 months out. I wasn't sure if I'd even be able to have the appointment as some doctor's offices are open only for emergency type things, but I got a call on Friday confirming that my appointment will take place as scheduled... I was very relieved to hear that as I was afraid I'd be stuck with another 4 month wait.
I'm looking forward to the appointment as I'm hoping this doctor will understand that most of the symptoms I exhibit most of the time (low heart rate, dry itchy skin, brittle nails, weight management issues, constipation and others) is thyroid related. On the other hand, I'm not looking forward to it for fear that he will take the same attitude other doctors have taken and end up telling me that my symptoms are not thyroid related and he can't do anything to help me. Did I mention I hate going to new doctors?? I never know which direction they're going to go and it causes considerable anxiety in the days prior to the appointment.
Anyway, I haven't weighed yet this morning, but I'm going to say I'm up in weight, partially due to swelling/edema, but all due to not exercising or eating the right kind of foods lately. Since my walking partner early in the month, I haven't been going out for daily walks, nor have I uncovered my treadmill so I can start using it. I've dropped from an average of 10K steps/day to half that or slightly more, most days... that tells you right there that the scale isn't going to be kind. :-) I'll post my actual gain later.
So that's me - how are you doing? I hope everything is going well and that you're having more success than I am.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Stay safe and wash your hands**