Good morning. How is everyone this morning? We had a bit of rain overnight, so it's looking pretty bright and pretty outside, with the sun shining brightly. Although we haven't had any major rain, we've gotten a couple showers, so grass (and weeds) are beginning to "green up" a little bit. Makes it look a little less desolate.
It's been something of a frustrating week, but a couple of things worked out, as well, so I guess I can't really complain - well, I can, but who cares?? lol
I had my appointment with the hand specialist on Monday. That went well. It looks like I'll definitely be having surgery on my left hand and elbow to resolve carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes. The cubital nerve is messed up at, both the wrist and elbow. Although I do have carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes on the right, that side is only mild, at this point, so I'm going to try to avoid surgery on that one. I also have arthritis really bad in my thumbs, so I believe they're going to try to give me injections to help that.
Before we can do anything, I have to get healed from the wrist fracture(s) - yep, the specialist did new x-rays and found a second fracture so there's one in each of the bones in my wrist. I'm somewhat appalled that the second fracture was missed, both, at the ER and at the ortho doctor I'd been going to. At any rate, now that we know it's there, we can make sure it gets healed as well.
I called my primary doctor twice this week to ask about the out of range blood labs, but no one has called me back, so I'll have to call again this week. I'd guess they're going to tell me there's no problem, even though the labs are out of range, but from my research, the high PTH indicates hyperparathyroidism even with normal calcium levels, which needs to be addressed. The low RBC also needs to be addressed. Either of these conditions could cause the fatigue I complained about that prompted the tests in the first place.
We also had to take our van back in to the dealer to have a software update installed. There was a fear that pushing the installation might ruin the radio system, which controls, outside cameras, climate control, and other safety features. We got lucky and they were able to make the installation with no harm done!! At least, that worked out well.
In the midst of all this, I've been walking every day with my neighbor. I haven't weighed this morning, but I did on Thursday and was down 2.6 lbs from last week. Yesterday, I was back up about a pound, so I'll still claim a pound loss for the week. Yay, me!!
We have to make an "airport run" this afternoon to deliver my neighbors for their flight back to OR, so I won't have her to walk with until October. I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to continue my weight loss efforts for the summer, because I know I won't get up and walk every morning like I do when my neighbor is here. Hopefully, I'll get something figured out.
Anyway, that's my week. I hope yours has gone well and you were able to meet/exceed you goal(s). I look forward to hearing about it.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~