Monday, July 15, 2019
As YKWIA says, I am a danger to myself (but not others). I hate being a klutz.
Friday, July 12, 2019
So I didn't get to try on the suit until almost 11 pm when we got back. It was, to put it mildly, interesting. It does technically fit. I normally wear a 3X in clothing, or in American sizing, 26-28. I went for 4X and 28-30 thinking I probably needed some wiggle room.
One, it's from a Chinese company, and apparently, they don't consider that women that size have large breasts. I had to squeeze my bosom into rather small cups (my bra size is a 48DD). This was definitely a B cup. Two, while the bottoms did just fit, the top bunches a bit under my breasts and has to be pulled down. Plus it's really hard to get into. But...I can bend over and move fine in it, and it may stretch a bit over time. So for now, I'll hang onto it.
On the other hand, it occurred to me that I may still have the bright pink swimsuit. I'm going to check the tubs in my storage unit just to be sure. It fits better, I think, and even if I keep the other, it wouldn't be bad to have two suits because chlorine does a number on them.
The aquatherapy is supposed to be twice a week for 8-10 weeks at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. They have a 5-foot deep pool to do exercises in. I'm trying to get my boss to adjust my schedule once I've gone to my initial visit so I don't miss work or have to take personal time off.
Dr Abbas also wrote a referral for cognitive behavioural therapy with a psychologist. According to him, aquatherapy and CBT together reduce fibromyalgia pain about 50%. That, along with the Lyrica, will hopefully help with the pain. The Lyrica pills are tiny (they're just 25 mg, the lowest dose they make). So that'll probably be once a week, so three appointments a week, hopefully, the latest they can get me in.
I'm at work right now, in the break room. I don't clock in for another 15 minutes (and I'm blogging on my phone hotspot, not the hospital's network). I came in at 7:30 to see how easy it would be to adjust my schedule. It wasn't too bad. My main problem is when it gets dark in the morning in the fall and winter.
I'm in the break room, and I stopped by my office and got my fan from my desk, so I'm sitting here with it on. I'm just always so hot after walking through UK to get here, especially as muggy as it's been here lately.
We're having an employee appreciation pizza party, with door prizes and such. There was going to be a talent show, but I think that was cancelled. Anyway, after noon there are no surgeries or anyone in clinic, and we'll shut down. I may be able to go home early today. I have a lot of phone calls to make today, especially on offsite imaging requests, scheduling ultrasounds and MRIs. I'm about a month out on my surgery authorizations (yay!)
Okay, I guess I should pack up and get ready to clock in. Have a great day!
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Also, when they weighed me I had a crossbody purse on with my phone, etc. in it, and it was already lower than I expected. So I've lost about 8-10 lbs in the last couple of weeks without trying. That was nice.
When I moved away from the apartment, which had a pool that I rarely got in due to having a bright fuschia swimsuit that made me feel like a giant pink blobbie, I got rid of the suit and gave it to Goodwill. So today I ordered a new suit for the aquatherapy. Here's hoping it fits fine and makes me feel less conspicuous than the old one did. I've attached a photo on a model.
Meanwhile, I have both initial appointments made and I've emailed my boss about tweaking my schedule when I know more about how often I need to go to therapy and when.
Alright, time for bed. Good night.
Saturday, July 06, 2019
I did the latest May update with no problem. It was not pushed out to my computer immediately, as it had been flagged for some reason or other, probably due to my Dell. I knew it would not update with the SD card or any USB media attached, but that's fine, as the whole point of having the card is to lock my documents away at the time of update, so I'd planned to remove them anyway. But all in all, it was a much smoother process.
Thursday, July 04, 2019
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
After waiting since September 2018 I FINALLY got the call saying my number had come up on the waiting list for the shingles vaccine at the Tates Creek Kroger pharmacy (I started out at #164, I think), and I went in today - and for whatever reason they didn't charge me. Six months ago my health insurance wouldn't pay for vaccination at a pharmacy, so I expected to pay $175. Maybe that's changed, or maybe it's because the Little Clinic and medical offices are dealing with backorders, too, or just don't offer it. But yay! I need another in two to six months, and they'll call me when they get it in. :)
I salute you, but don't sign me up.
Also, this is great and will no doubt be appreciated by you moms out there...(or anyone else with a sense of humour). It's based on a book by Gill Sims.
BBC Radio 4 Extra: Why Mummy Drinks (Omnibus)
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Most of the comic I collected were Vertigo titles, including Sandman, The Dreaming, Books of Magic to name a few. And while I didn't read them, I find Hellblazer, Luciferr, iZombie,and Doom Patrol fun to watch in their live-action incarnations.