Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman

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The Rheumatologist

We had ice on the ground & roads when I looked out at 10am and called the rheumatologist's nurse to try and get a soon appointment and cancel today's. She said the next appointment is in March, so I really needed to come if I possibly could. Since I was up, I came out to the living room and slept with Spirit in the recliner until 1pm, and it was only wet outside by then.

I had planned three errands on the way to the doctor, and still had time to boot up the computer and take care of the email. My first errand didn't work out well -- I had a box with a prepaid UPS label and just a couple of months ago, I took another one to a very close UPS store, so I just assumed I could take it there. I got to the shopping center and the storefront was empty. (I've checked for another one for next week -- it doesn't have to be there soon.) Then I dropped off a DVD and picked up a book at the library.

This book was mentioned in the WashPost and I knew the other volumes of Eat This Not That were for weight loss, but I hoped the restaurant version would have protein values, so I got in the queueue for it. I looked at it when I got home and nope, it only has calories, all fat, two sub-fats, and sodium, so it's not any use to me. I'll take it back when I go out next.

The look of my hands has changed enough since late October that I had another batch of x-rays. She has a chip fracture (fell in the big snowstorm in NJ) so I'm not sure when I'll hear the results. I hurt too much for the codeine but not enough for stronger pain meds. It would help if I could take something like Advil or aspirin. I got a referral to podiatry because of how my feet hurt and look; I'll make that appointment next week. Probably more x-rays.

I usually gain weight in the hospital (I've been up 16 pounds from the day before I left the hospital in March until this weighing), but I'm up three points. Maybe it's because I increased the levothroid. My labs from Tuesday also had much higher glucose (104, 106) than I've ever had before and I'm not sure why. I have to be careful about that because renal patients get diabetes very easily.
Tags: cats, errands, health, weather

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