We have had snow finally! The first real snow of the year. It actually is melting pretty quick and was easy to shovel. A nice bit of cardio and strength workout doing that today.
I made up a warm and toasty breakfast of the 1-minute waffle.
Yesterday was not a great eating day for me. I did some stress snacking. I am not sure if any of you remember I mentioned my bloodshot eye a couple weeks ago. I thought it was a broken blood vessel. It didn’t go away and then appeared in my other eye. So both eyes are bloodshot now. (very attractive). I figured that I had an eye infection and would head to the doctor, get some some drops and be on my merry way. That was Tuesday night when I went in.
The doctor said my eyes are not infected and it is a sign of some other underlying problem with me. She asked me if I had any issues with my thyroid.
Now, I had some inklings in the back of my mind about my thyroid because I gained weight recently, I am noticing my hair is falling out more than I would like and my skin is dry (when it has always been oily). You try to explain those things away by saying “Oh, not biking as much and it was the holidays, the air is really dry in the house, etc.”, but you know in the back of your mind there is a niggling thing?
So, instead of a prescription for eye drops, I came out with a lab draw. The doctor wouldn’t give me any kind of working diagnosis, which is driving me insane because when you do medical transcription, you begin to think you have every disease you type about. I had the thyroid panel drawn, plus ESR (which is a test for inflammation/autoimmune), metabolic panel and complete blood count. If these tests are normal, then I have to see an ophthalmologist. I had the draw yesterday morning and now it is the waiting game to see what these tests show. They said results hopefully Friday.
I have to admit that I have a lot of anxiety about this. One being what it is and how serious. Then there is the money end. Something a person who doesn’t have insurance wants to hear is something about running a bunch of $$$ tests. But, if I have to work some Saturdays for a while, that is what I will have to do. I just hate not knowing.
So anyway, I snacked yesterday. It wasn’t mindless munching, per se, because I was deliberate in the eating, but I certainly didn’t need to do it.
Today has also been a little trying as well. Lunch included some leftover stuff. Just BBQ pork, nut thins and a pear.
I was fine with eating and then lattes were had.
I wasn’t sure what to make for dinner, so I snacked on cheese and pretzels while I thought.
(this was just some of what I ate).
I decided on shrimp with broccoli. Easy enough.
No fruit with dinner because of the pretzels before.
So, yeah. It was one of those days. At least there is tomorrow.