Wednesday, April 26, 2017
New Glasses and Diverting a Medical Situation
Morning! Well, yesterday after work, I got the call as I was entering MJ Town that my glasses were ready. A quick call to George to ask "in what method shall I pay?" so as to not mess up the finance plans. I put on a credit card to delay it a month and he'll pay all of it then. But I think my glasses were reasonable with my insurance using a network doctor instead of out of network Walmart. And the service of course was incredible over what Walmart could offer. Quicker too. I mean I ordered these Thursday! It was Tuesday and I'm wearing them. Even the big optical guys say it takes a week! I'm so happy to have found my vision place! I like the new glasses, and got new lenses in my sunglasses which were a couple of prescriptions old. So to see better in all my glasses is wonderful. Everything is clearer. And these glasses are so lightweight. I'm happy. I told George they made me smarter. I was able to remember the name of the poet's house we visited in Portland, when he could not (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow). And I was able to name that tune we were listening to as "Shenendoah". Surprised us both. lol George said "well I believe that IS Shenendoah". Funny. We'll see how long the glasses help.
Then I came home and put on my tennis shoes while George was weed eating and walked around the block for 30 minutes. I think 4 times around is 30 min. I really like just going around the block instead of walking out further from the house. Sometimes dogs scare me and also I just like knowing I'm close to home. So I think this walking thing is going to work pretty good doing the 4 times around. I have also enjoyed talking to Mom when I walk but on the last round I'm pretty winded. I guess she will have to do the talking on that round, lol. I can also listen to music.
Mom is on Farmville. Finally we got connected. I called her again once I was in the house and we both got on and I tried to explain a few things. I think she will enjoy this game b/c she can do it at her own pace.
We had really tender chicken last night and it was good. I chewed it really good. I did something weird. I poured an aged balsamic vinegar on it. I just felt like that the vinegar would help my stomach. So I'm pretty sure I have the diverticulitis going on. A mild case. And I am trying to self treat. (Which you can do with mild cases.) I just now read where a Probiotic can help. So I just took one. I've been trying to eat softer and lighter foods for the last couple of days. Maybe not soft enough though. I may need to go on total liquids to give my colon a break but that is so hard to do. I think I'm going to fix a scrambled egg this morning. And for lunch I may have to order from Jay's or somewhere where I can get something soft. I have no idea. Jay's has creamed potatoes and dressed eggs. I haven't figured it out yet. The reason I've not gone to the doctor is that I am not having much pain nor all the symptoms yet of a diverticulitis situation. Nor all the bloating. No fever. Etc. But I do know that it is trying to build up. I have had *some* pain in the same places as the two times before. But it is not intense and there is *movement*. As long as there is movement we are good. lol It's just not a perfect scenario. And certainly not normal. If I can self treat and squeak by we will be good. I was going to go to the doc today but feeling a little better so I think I'll still watch and see.
I may end up working from home some to be able to rest at times, cook broth, tea and so forth. I will try not to do that. Too much going on, but stress can impact this as well.
In addition to this issue, I slept wrong and have a muscle pull toward my right shoulder blade (rolls eyes). I am falling apart I think.
I guess I better go get ready and see what it is that I can eat today. Geezzzz.
Ya'll have a good day. Prayers for this situation. I really just want to be able to eat normal again and not have to worry about all this. Life is hard enough.