Yes, I've had two good days in a row. I intended to do an entry yesterday, but I got busy and just let it go. Day before yesterday I had planned to get back to walking and riding on the recumbent bike, but I went in another direction: We went to Blue Springs and visited Cliff's sister. This was a big deal for me, because about the only places I had gone in two weeks were the doctor's office and the emergency room. My body had gotten used to laying around all the time. Cliff's sister cuts his hair these days, and we always stay long enough for a little visit with her. She lives in Blue Springs; in my lifetime that city has grown from a small town into a large suburb of Kansas City, and there's an Aldi's there. So I went in to stock up on canned goods and get a few bargains. On the trip to Blue Springs, at Rena's house, and on the way back home, I ran my mouth nonstop! I'm surprised I didn't wear Cliff's hearing aids out. It just felt good to be feeling normal and going somewhere besides a doctor's office.
Yesterday, too, was fine. Our United Health Care Medicare plan sends a nurse out each year to check our general health; I almost felt it was a waste of time this year, since I've seen plenty of doctors lately, but if we don't let them come, the insurance company hounds us to death insisting we need it. This year our nurse was a very pleasant man who was born in Kenya. He said the reason the insurance company has this program is that so many older people don't go to a doctor unless they have something really serious that forces them to see a doctor, and they want people to be proactive about their health.
I mentioned here before that I was thinking about going to a cardiologist, but after a couple of days of feeling well, I had almost decided against it; however, when I mentioned my irregular heartbeat, the visiting nurse was rather concerned.
When they checked my vitals before the endoscopy, one nurse called it a "tach". When I looked that up on Google, I found that's short for tachycardia; Anyway, my regular doctor has always said my irregular heartbeat was something to watch, but shouldn't be of concern yet. The nurse yesterday asked if I had been to a cardiologist and I told him my regular doctor didn't think that was necessary, but that I was thinking about going to one anyhow; he said he thought that would be a good idea. That was just the nudge I needed to make an appointment with Cliff's cardiologist as soon as the nurse left.
I did manage to go for a walk yesterday. Mostly I just caught up on some household chores. I took about two hours sorting out all the Little People things I bought for Cora and me when I was babysitting... house, barn, fences, tractors, animals... all of it. Once sorted out, I put them on Facebook Marketplace for $50 (there are hundreds of dollars invested in that stuff); after putting it on there, I noticed there are lots of people selling Little People toys for a pittance, so I probably won't get rid of it, even at that low price. I may end up donating it to Goodwill. I need to be getting rid of some things; our trailer house has too much "stuff" in it. I still have dolls and other toys around for the great-grandchildren when they visit, although on Brynn's last visit, she played with a coffee can and some kitchen utensils, instead of toys.
Cliff and the grandson have been fencing most days when Arick gets home from work; they have been stopping in time for Arick to go hunting for morel mushrooms, and he has found a lot of them. He shared them with us; I imagine they did very well on last night's venture, because we had gotten some rain the night before. We have some left, so I've been dicing them and adding them to scrambled eggs. They are delicious fried, and I did have some once last week when my reflux wasn't hurting me; but fried foods are bad for reflux, and I must stay away from grease most of the time. There's very little butter in scrambled eggs when I use a non-stick skillet, and I think that's a better choice than deep-frying.
I believe that catches me up. In June I'll be seeing both the gastro doctor and the cardiologist, and by that time I will be have been eating correctly for eight to ten weeks. Oh, and when I get on the scales right out of bed, I weigh 145. Both specialists will approve, I'm sure.
And that's the way it is.
*I've had to engage "captcha" on my blog, which I hate doing; until recently, I only received spam comments on older posts, and it was easy to delete them. But this new one made three comments on my last post. I think I deleted a non-spam comment accidentally, doing that. I often have problems with Captcha on others' blogs, but I have to do it.