Good morning. How is everyone doing this morning? It sounds like the heat wave is affecting a good share of the country now, so I hope you're able to stay cool and hydrated through it. It's been at/near 100° for several days here. Stepping outside is like stepping into a furnace.
So - my week has been okay - mostly spent with medical issues. Tuesday, I had the surgery done on my left wrist and elbow for the carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes. I have one incision at the wrist and 2 at the elbow. Instructions said I could remove the wad of bandages on day 5, which is today, so you can bet getting those off was the first thing I did this morning (well, after turning on the coffee pot!!). I still have to be super careful, since the incisions are far from healed, but it's a lot more comfortable without the bandages. I'm supposed to clean the incisions every day, then put light bandages on them for protection. Instructions say to wear wrist brace to protect my wrist, but I think it's just the right length to hit the elbow incisions. We'll see how it works after I get them all cleaned.
In view of the surgery, my week has been "non-busy" since I haven't been able to do anything with that hand. I did a lot of sleeping, though.
On Friday, I went back to the cardiologist to get the results of the PET CT I'd had last week. Everything turned out well with the test (pharmacological stress test, which is different from the nuclear stress test), so it doesn't sound likely that I'm going to drop over from a heart attack any time soon. Although I'm thrilled to know that my heart seems to be doing well (other than issues we've known about for years), I'm disappointed that the test didn't provide any indications of why I'm so tired all the time and get short of breath so easily. I'm beginning to believe that the tiredness is related to the high parathyroid hormone, but the NP at my doctor's office does not know enough about that to be able to be helpful.
Anyway - the surgery is done and the heart tests are done, so it's time to move on. I haven't weighed this morning, but yesterday, I was up 2 pounds from last week - yep, going in the wrong direction - lack of exercise, too much food, high parathyroid hormone and low thyroid hormones!!! That's quite a combination - some my fault and some not. I'm hoping this week will be cooler so I can get outside more - if not, I'll have to start cleaning the house again!! :-)
So - that's my story. I hope you're doing better than I am. I have started the week with more resolve, though. Anyway, I hope you were able to meet your goals. .
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~