Good morning. How is everyone doing this morning? It looks like it's going to be a really nice day, but the time change has me askew, as it always does. I always end up waking up way too early in the morning and am also ready for bed way to early. It will take a couple of weeks or more for my body to adjust...
It's been a little tense this week, as I've learned that 2 of my sisters in another state have been diagnosed with COVID. One, with diabetes and other issues, in her 80's seems to have had only minor symptoms and is doing well. The other, in her 70's is not so lucky. This sister has fought leukemia/lymphoma for several years and chemo has destroyed her immune system. She's been on monthly immunotherapy treatments for a couple of years now. She's also diabetic and has high blood pressure, so we're very concerned. She's in the hospital and of course, no one can visit her.
I'm still trying to get my broken foot healed. The actual break seems to be doing much better, but there's another area of my foot that still has a lot of pain and swelling. I go back tomorrow to have my foot checked. I know they're going to do x-rays to see how the break is healing and I'm hoping they'll be willing to look at the part of the foot that's actually causing the most distress.
Everything else is sort of in limbo right now. I've been playing with my own thyroid medications in a effort to figure out what will make me feel better, but it's kind of a tightrope walk because I'm due to get blood work for an appointment with my pcp in about 10 days, so I have to be careful not to skew my labs, as I want to make sure he can see that my prescribed dosage is inadequate. That upcoming appointment will determine whether or not I stay with this pcp or if it's time to move on, after 11 yrs with him.
Although I'm not supposed to walk "for exercise", I have been getting out most mornings and going for a short walk with my neighbor. I can't begin to call it "walking for exercise" because we have to go very slow. My balance is still not what it should be and I still can't put full weight on my broken foot. I think that's going to take a while, but, again, most of that isn't due to the area that was broken; it's due to the other area with the pain swelling.
At any rate, I haven't weighed yet this morning, but between the adjustment(s) in thyroid medication and just getting out and "moving" most mornings, my weight was down another pound when I weighed a couple of days ago. COVID cases in my state have also been on the rise, so we're continuing to stay at home most of the time. My granddaughter's birthday is tomorrow and we've chosen not to take a chance on going to the party that will be held next weekend. Even though there will only be a few people (< 10) there, it's not people we're normally with and we don't want to take chances. I've done some work in my shop to make my granddaughter's gift and will get it in the mail tomorrow - late for her birthday, but on time for the party.
I've been having horrible acid reflux/GERD during the night (thyroid related), so I'm having to be very careful about night time eating. I can't eat anything after about 6:00 pm and have to be very careful about what/how much I eat earlier in the day. Of course, I need to do that anyway, but there are things I "should" be eating now, that my stomach can't tolerate. This is another area I hope to address with my pcp, but I'm not sure he'll be willing to do anything except tell me I need to go back to the gastroenterologist, who only seems willing to prescribe more acid reducers, of which I'm already on a "huge" dose.
At any rate, I guess it's my own experiment with "intermittent fasting" because I, typically, don't eat anything before lunch - that's about 18 hrs I'm going without food. As of this point, I don't think it's had a huge effect. :-)
Anyway, I'm going to take my loss of a pound and be happy with it, even if it was just a loss of fluid. I'll report back later and let you know if the loss is still valid.
So, what about you? I hope you were able to achieve whatever goals you set for yourself and look forward to hearing about them.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Stay safe and keep washing your hands**