Good morning. How is everyone doing this morning? I'm a bit late with my posting as I had a date to go walking this morning, as I do most mornings. It's a beautiful day, though we may get some rain later - that remains to be seen.
Things are pretty quiet in my world for the time being. I think I mentioned in another post that I have a couple of sisters who had the COVID virus... One of them was in the hospital for a few days, went home and is now back in the hospital with viral pneumonia. I'm grateful that she's not on a ventilator yet, but she's very weak and can't fight the fatigue caused by the virus. She's in another state and I can't even go visit her.
I'm still dealing with pain/swelling from my broken foot. It's been almost 12 weeks and is getting a bit old. Since the ortho doctor has released me from his care, but the swelling/pain isn't improving, I haven't decided whether I need to call him back and request further services or seek a second opinion. I did talk to my chiropractor about it and she agreed that the swelling was excessive and that I shouldn't have that much pain yet. She was pretty surprised that the ortho doctor hadn't ordered an MRI or anything to check ligaments/tendons, etc. She recommended that I discuss it with my primary doctor, with whom I had an appointment last week, but that was rescheduled to Dec 1; now it's been rescheduled once more to Dec 23. I'm not going to be able to wait that long to have my foot rechecked. After Thanksgiving, I plan to call the ortho doctor back and see what else he can offer.
Everything else is going relatively well. I'm continuing with my self medication for my hypothyroidism and it's helping slightly, though it does take 4-6 weeks for dosage change to reach full effect. I've only changed the dosage a couple of weeks ago and the body tends to "heal" those things that are most critical. Most days, I do feel better, in that I'm not so tired and can actually stay up all day without a nap.
I'm walking with my neighbor nearly every day (unless one of us has appointments, etc. We had started out doing a short walk in the neighborhood and I felt like I was able to extend the distance, so we branched out, but the longer route proved to cause too much pain/swelling and it was taking the rest of the day to recuperate from the walk. We've gone back to the shorter walk in the neighborhood, which seems to be working better.
My weight is staying about the same and for right now, I'm okay with that - at least I've stopped the gain. Once the thyroid medication reaches full effect, I'm hoping that my metabolism will pick up and I'll be able to start dropping some pounds.
So that's my story. How has your week been? Are you ready for Thanksgiving - or even celebrating this year? My daughter and her Significant Other are coming for lunch on Thanksgiving day and although she wanted to invite some other people, I said no... we need to not include people from too many households since I'm not even sure about a get together in the first place.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Happy Thanksgiving and stay safe**