Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Mishmash - Body Edition

I had my annual vision check up recently and was surprised to discover that when I tried to read the eye chart while wearing my contacts, I could barely see much below the big E with my right eye - what the what?!  My right eye has always been the good one!  Don't be letting me down now!!!  As it turns out, my vision had changed in both eyes, most noticeably in the right one.  It's all good now with new contacts, and I'm trying out a different brand plus going from monthly to dailies, which so far I love - it feels like nothing is in my eye.  A nice bonus was that when I stopped into the optical shop to get the contacts, one of the women there was able to tighten my Ray Ban sunglasses AND get off what I thought was a scratch - it's like having a new pair of sunglasses for free!  Of course, I had to try on some while I was waiting:
These are a bit bigger than the Ray Bans - Kate Spade brand, which always seem to fit my face really well.

I texted this picture to Jeff, who responded with "did you buy them???" because he's been hearing my lamentations on having to spend money on dumb things like sports bras and tires for his car; of course I didn't buy them, but it's fun to mess with him sometimes.

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Wrist update:  The steroid shot that I had just over a month ago was a semi-success - I had zero pain for about a week and a half.  After that, I started to feel twinges of aches in my wrist, but nothing like it was before the shot...for example, I can actually turn my hand to the left (as in opening a door) without having a bolt of pain shoot through my wrist.  

I had another visit with my ortho, and after much discussion, he recommended holding off on surgery.  I am good with that, believe me!  I was not looking forward to having my dominant hand being incapacitated for several months.  Since I can tolerate the ache (I wouldn't even call it pain at this point) in my wrist right now, my doctor said that the tears might be healing on their own, although he did mention that the scar tissue isn't as optimal as a surgical clean up - but again, I would REALLY like to avoid surgery if possible.

With our health insurance, if I were to have surgery, doing it before September 1st would be optimal, because right now I've hit my deductible and it wouldn't cost me quite as much out of pocket.  I hate that I'd have to consider making this decision based on money, but this is how life goes.  I'll revisit it in July, or sooner if the pain really comes back, but I sincerely hope it doesn't!

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I was pretty sore after the Texadega relay race, and I'm sure it was due to the part of the track that was banked (slanted) so much.  My left foot hurt all over, and my Achilles, which has been pretty tame lately, was really hurting.  It's nothing that a little time, Motrin, and liberal use of my BFF Buffer won't cure, and the overall fun-ness of the event was worth the aches afterward.  We considered bringing the buffer with us to the race, but I was worried that we might accidentally drop it on the concrete, and that would be a very expensive boo-boo, so it stayed home.

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Hope everyone has a great weekend - Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there!

9 comments:

  1. Oh those banked roads will definitely cause pain. I still wonder if that may have been part of what started my ITBS.

    Glad that you are able to put off the surgery for now. Enjoy the summer and then late August decide!

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    1. Yeah, slanted roads + running = not happy legs for me, that's for sure.

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  2. We are sunglass twins! Well, we were. My favorite sunglasses ever were the Kate Spades I treated myself to when I had to go to wearing contacts full time. Alas, I wore them out - but they lasted 7 years so I definitely got my money's worth. My prescription sunglasses for the beach are Raybans - the Jackie O model, which I also love!

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    1. I suspect, if I had unlimited funds, I could easily go down the Elton John road with sunglasses. I really love them. :)

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  3. Ha! I tried on a pair of beautiful sunglasses when I was at the eye doctor this week, and I would love them so much. But not so much the amount they cost…going back today, and still can't decide whether I want to get new glasses, or new prescription sunglasses, or nothing, and save the money…

    That is good news on the wrist. Hope it continues to improve, and that the scar tissue will develop JUST RIGHT!

    I love my BFF buffer. I don't always take the time to use it, but I really think it helps. I really like to use it on my hands and wrists when I've been doing some heavy stitching, which is just about always these days :)

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  4. I'm glad the shot is working well for you. Sometimes it just takes time (a looong time) and inflammatories.

    I hear you on the health insurance. There are things we debate on whether to hit our deductible or not. I think those decisions can totally be made for monetary reasons. Health care is just so expensive.

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  5. We have those banked roads here and I'm pretty sure they contributed to my foot issues!

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  6. Happy to hear you won't have surgery for now and keep my fingers crossed that it heals on it's own.

    Here if we use our health insurance we have to pay a certain amount from our own pocket. Once you get over that amount, the rest is paid by insurance for the rest of the year. On January 1 you start over with that amount.

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