Good evening - yeah, it really is evening and I'm just now posting. It's been an odd day for me - basically, I slept through a good share of it!!
I've had a busy week - getting ready for, then hosting our Calligraphy Guild's monthly Study Group took a lot out of me and I'm trying to catch up.
I've been terribly tired lately, anyway and all the extra work I did for the Study Group really did me in. I'd complained of being tired all the time when I saw the PA at my doctor's office at the beginning of the month. She did some additional blood work and when the tests were finally posted to the patient portal, I learned that my PTH (parathyroid hormone) is higher than normal, as is uric acid. My Red Blood Cell count was low. All three of those things could account for my tiredness, but I haven't heard anything from my doctor's office to find out whether there will be anything further done or if I'll just continue to be tired. I'm going to call them this week and see why no one has contacted me.
High parathyroid hormone (PTH) is associated with weight gain, so could explain some of why I'm not losing.
I'm still dealing with my broken wrist. 2 weeks into it, I saw the ortho doctor on Thursday. I'm to spend 2 more weeks in my brace, but because my arm gets sweaty and hot, I'm allowed to take it off for 2 hrs/day. Like that stops the sweating, other than for those 2 hrs... lol Anyway, there's not much healing going on yet, so hopefully, that will change over the next 2 weeks.
Tomorrow, I'm scheduled to see the hand specialist that I've been trying to get into since October. They've rescheduled 3 of my appointments, so hoping they won't reschedule this one at the last minute. This appointment is to see what course, of action will be taken for my carpal tunnel, arthritis, neuropathy and muscle wasting in both hands. They've discussed surgery, but with so many issues going on, that might not be feasible.
We're also having issues with our van, so I have to take that in to the dealer tomorrow and have it fixed. I'm sure hoping it doesn't all afternoon!!
My neighbor is still here and although it's quite a chore because of the fatigue and weakness I'm feeling, I'm still walking with her every day, unless one of us has appointments or something else going on. I haven't weighed today, but as of Friday, I was down by almost a pound from last week. For some reason, I haven't been quite as hungry lately as I usually am - could be because I'm so tired. Yesterday, I slept for 2.5 hrs and today I slept for 3 hrs and still feel like I could go back to sleep in the blink of an eye!!
So that's my story - I'm looking for my days to settle into something resembling peaceful, but we'll see how that works out. :-) I hope you had a good week and were able to meet your goal(s). I look forward to hearing about them.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful successful week~~