I guess this post is more of a philosophical one rather than a decor related one. This week has been extremely busy and somewhat stressful. But, I'm now learning to take a breath and "turn the page".
The first thing that happened, was I went to my GI doctor to discuss going on a biologic medicine. I had some tests run and have slowly been getting the results back. It seems that my inflammation levels have gone way down since last month but are still elevated. I expected that. Now, I have to decide between which biologic medicine to go with based on the info we received. So, my question to you is, do you take one of these types of medicines? Do you like it? Has it changed your life? I am considering either Remicade or Humira.
Next, we had a real estate agent come to our house and do a walk through. He gave us very helpful advice on what we should and should not bother with doing while getting our home ready to sell in the near future. I was shocked when he said we have very little to do! I was expecting a long list. Apparently, I'm a perfectionist and the real estate agent doesn't think that buyers will care about what I see as a problem. Hmmmm........... I guess this would explain why I don't really want to buy a used home. I have always lived in brand new homes. He said we needed to clean-out our garage and basement, our laundry room, and master bedroom closet. We will probably have to install some sort of railing on our deck, and repaint our ceiling in the foyer. Whaaaaat???????? That's all? What about the new appliances? What about the rooms that need to be re-painted? What about our 20 year old carpet? I had GREAT plans to improve this year! Now my husband is shaking his head with a big smile on his face at the money we can save by only doing what we absolutely have to!
The real estate agent even liked the firewood haphazardly piled in the backyard. Hello?! That is messy looking. Again............my husband had a big grin on his face.
We liked the agent (despite the air going out of my sails) so we will choose him when it's time to list. But, I still believe we will do a few things on my wish list that I had planned on if we decide to stay here for a little while. He thinks our house will sell fast and one reason is our price point in the area and our location. Oh Lord, that could mean that we may have to move twice because I will want a house built.
Next, I had a dental appointment for an emergency crown yesterday. Do you have ANY idea how much I hate going to the dentist? The only thing that made it half way tolerable was that I enjoyed breathing in the laughing gas. Bring it on!!! However, my tooth is still aching a bit today. It's possible that it may need a root canal if it doesn't start feeling better in a few days. The dentist said my nerve could be irritated, or.............worst case, infected which means I have to see an endodontic specialist. His x-rays didn't definitively show that I needed a root canal. Ok, fear factor is rising. I've never had a root canal. So, I'm praying that it doesn't come to that.
And finally, I end on a good note! I took the plunge and joined a gym. I used to work out regularly, but got away from it and with getting older and dealing with some health problems, I thought I better get active again. I met with a trainer and he took my BMI measurement and told me that I was normal. Whew! Then, he said if I wanted to lose any weight, 10 lbs less would put me at my healthiest weight for my height. Yay again! I worked on resistance training and some cardio and I'm supposed to go 3-4 times a week. So, now I've got one more thing on my calendar to keep up with these days. But I think it will give me the energy and better health that I need to do everything else in my life.
So, that is my life through other peoples eyes at the moment.
So, what's going on in your life? Anything similar to what I'm going through? Do tell!
I hope you all have a great weekend!
~ Kelly ~