Have you ever had one of those weeks that makes you just yearn for “normal”? Me, too, and this week has been one of them!
My week began with a house strewn with boxes of Christmas decorations, and a lot of misplaced “junk” from the storage room (’cause I have to move heaven and earth to get to the Christmas decorations). Then there was the late-afternoon trip with Ed to meet with a coin dealer. (Did you know that old coins–the ones minted before the 60’s– are becoming quite valuable as the price of silver escalates?) This was most definitely not a normal Monday!
Tuesday was spent plowing my way through Christmas decorations, and trying to get the house decorated and “normal” again. I didn’t succeed. I spent the entire day in my kitchen, cleaning and decorating. The good news is–my kitchen looks great. The bad news is the rest of the house is still a mess. One tree out of four is decorated, so far.
Wednesday I took out a little time to play “Wednesday Hodgepodge”, then headed out to the city after lunch. Three hours of traveling, plus three hours of sitting in the doctor’s office equals one tired lady by the end of the day. I was the last patient to leave the office that day–and I exited with a handful of orders for lab work and three prescriptions.
Thursday, around 1:30 in the morning, our phone rang. The digital x-ray system at the hospital had gone down, and the tech needed advice from Ed. As a result of that call, neither Ed or I got much sleep afterward. By 6:30 we were both up, getting ready to go to the hospital. Ed for work, me for a 3 hour glucose tolerance test to rule out diabetes. What a joyous way to spend the morning! By lunchtime, when the test was finally over, I was “spent”. There’s nothing like drinking a sickeningly sweet drink on an empty stomach, then having blood drawn four times within three hours!
I’m up and puttering around today, but I’m exhausted from this week’s activities. The good news is, I passed my glucose tolerance test, the bad news is we still don’t know what’s causing my chronic yeast problem! (Diabetes can sometimes be the culprit) I have one last round of medications to try, along with a reduction in my hormone replacement therapy. If that doesn’t work, I don’t know what’s next…Five months of non-stop yeast has been miserable, and quite frustrating!
In three weeks, I have to make the journey back to the city for a re-check at the gynecologist. It will be another long day, and by then it will be only one week before Christmas! Joy, joy!
Did you know that in addition to making life miserable, chronic yeast can be hazardous to your health? Oh the things I’m learning as I continue on this road I’m traveling. If you don’t mind, I sure could use some prayers concerning this whole situation.
Oh, and one last thing about this week! Ed, along with the other hospital employees, found out that the cost of their health insurance premiums will be increasing by 49% at the beginning of next year! Thank you so much, Obama care! At this rate, after insurance deductions, we’ll be lucky to have enough left to buy a loaf of bread…Like I said, “What a week!”
On a happy note, there were a couple of bright spots in this crazy week. On two different evenings this week, we were blessed with visits from Brad, our son who recently moved. He drove over after work to check on things at his old house, and to see us for a bit. It’s the little things that mean the most, and we sure were happy to see his smiling face 🙂 He and his wife, Jennifer, are adjusting to city life, and enjoying their new home.
Have a good weekend, everyone!