Saturday, October 28, 2017

Just Checking In

I have been away from here for a bit but things have been a little hectic around here. 

The first thing I have done something horrible to my knee.  I think it is an arthritis flare but it might be bursitis.  One thing it is for sure is miserable. I went to the doctor yesterday for it and he is sending me for x-rays to see which of my knees is the worst and told me to quit taking Advil.  I asked what I should do about the pain which has been very bad (I have a high pain threshold and this has literally brought me to my knees.).  He suggested that I use a Salonpas patch since it has lidocaine but since I am allergic to adhesives I passed on that. So, I tried Aspercreme with Lidocaine this morning and it actually helped.  I was surprised and relieved.  I have only used it once today and I am still experiencing a manageable amount of pain. 

However, now I feel like I am coming down with a bug.  I can't be less thrilled.  I had two dr. appointments yesterday and was spiking a low temp at each so I don't know if I really feel bad or if it is just in my head but I feel cold and clammy and my tummy is a tad dodgy. 

All of this complicates our latest project.  We are considering a move to another house. We are working on it and I will say it is a much more complicated process once you are retired.  We aren't completely sure we are going to go through with it but we are forging ahead with a positive attitude. 

We celebrated my eldest granddaughter's 9th birthday today. It was a nice gathering and she is growing up way to fast.  The four cousins were together and it was a good time had by all.

Our weather has changed and our 20 minutes of autumn has passed and winter is upon us -- until Monday when summer returns. No wonder everybody feels bad. Yck.  I don't like season changes and then next weekend --I think-- we have to face the time change.  Hopefully they will stop that -- I heard talk about it and hope they carry through with it.

So, I thought I would check in with what is going on -- not much yet a whole lot all at the same time and we are at the point where we hurry up and wait.

More on the move later.