Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just A Couple Of Things

Tuesday morning we woke up to several inches of very fluffy snow. I think it's beautiful....especially because I don't have to clear it. 
 I had a few errands to run in town so I took a few photos while I was out and about.
This is the scene I see from my table as I sit at my computer.
 I'm glad the snow started late the previous day, because Monday I had an appointment with my cardiologist in Milwaukee.
 Before I saw the doctor I had an ECHO and blood work. My blood work is always good. I had to wait until Wednesday to find out what my ECHO was. My ejection fraction was at 46%, that's up from 35% three months ago. Normal is 55-65, so I' pretty happy. 
The doctor doubled one of my heart medications....I should have asked him why. Tuesday and Wednesday I was sooooo tired and didn't have a lick of ambition. I didn't even make it to book club, and I enjoy book club! I believe that drug increase is why I was so tired, many of the heart patients I talk to on facebook are so tired from their meds. Today I feel a lot better, not perfect,  but not so tired. I think my body needed a chance to adjust to the new dose. I had a list of places to stop at today and I completed it. 
I have osteopenia and the doctor wanted to write out a prescription....I don't like prescriptions if I can take care of the problem another way. I had my vitamin D level checked and then I was off the the health food/pharmacy to get what I needed. After I spoke to the consultant and many $$ lighter I left the store. I need to take care of myself. I think in another month or 2 I'll get my vitamin D level tested again to see if what I'm doing has done the job. Well, I'll have to keep it up. Staying healthy can be expensive. 
Speaking of staying healthy.....tomorrow morning I am off the the Y again. I've been going twice a week....trying to make it a habit. It really helps to have another person to hold me accountable. 
It's almost the weekend. Hope you have something fun planned.


  1. Good for you, gotta keep checked out with the doctor:) Sometimes the medicines can make us feel weird but our body will usually adjust! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. Such beautiful photos!
    So nice to meet you, Linda!
    Have a cozy, blessed weekend. : )

  3. Linda, I loved your pictures. So glad you showed improvement. I know what you are saying about scripts...good grief...some times it seems people would need a truck to haul them all home. I like to try to fix things with diet and exercise if I can.Sounds like you do too. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  4. Such pretty snow! I love it when it looks light and fluffy like that. I hope that you adjust soon to your new med dose. It can take awhile. Have a wonderful weekend.