Good morning. How are things going this morning? I hope everyone is doing well. We've been getting a lot of rain here, but for right now, it's bright and sunny... yay!!
It's been a pretty quiet week for me... Back in March, I'd seen my ophthalmologist to see about getting my cataracts removed. I did the initial check-up and had an appointment set up to schedule the first of the actual surgeries, but of course, that appointment was canceled because of COVID-19 and medical facilities were shut down. When they called to cancel the appointment, they said someone would call me when they began doing cataract surgeries again, but no one ever did - what a surprise!! Not. :-) Anyway, I finally called them last week and explained the situation. They originally said the first available appointment was mid-September. Then, "on second thought", after quite a few minutes on hold and some fumbling around, etc, I was finally given an appointment for Friday (8/21). Maybe because they hadn't called me as promised? IDK, but I took the appointment.
Even though I'd had all the tests done back in March, I still had to go through a lot of them again, because it had been so long, plus I had to do some others in addition. The whole thing took almost 3 hrs, but I have my surgeries scheduled for September 8 and 10... WooHoo. I'll still have to have glasses for reading but that won't be so bad. I've worn glasses since I was 16, so I can't say I'm not used to it. :-).
Aside from that, I haven't really done much of anything because some days, I still feel pretty horrible. I've begun adding extra thyroid medication and that does help. I can, at least, stay awake all day, even if I'm ready for be by 9:00. I don't know, at this point, what the extra medication is doing to my thyroid hormone levels... I'll order some blood work in the next couple of weeks to find out.
I've been trying to get more exercise and still trying to cut back on the amount of food I'm eating. I, particularly, have to be careful not to eat too close to bedtime as I end up with acid reflux, shortly after lying down... That's, partially, due to being hypothyroid. Some dill pickle juice often helps settle the acid so I can go back to sleep.
I found out last week that my neighbors plan to be back here in a few weeks so I've been trying to get back into walking, as this is my walking partner and I'll need to be able to keep up with her.
My efforts have netted a 1 pound loss for the week. Yay me!! I was down 3 lbs earlier in the week, but with fluctuation caused by swelling/edema, I wasn't able to hold that. Anyway, a pound is a pound and it's going in the right direction, so I'll take it.
This week, we have a couple of weather systems that could be somewhat unpredictable for a few days, so we'll see how the week goes.
What about you? How was your week and were you able to reach your goal(s)?
~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Stay safe and wash your hands**