It’s already clouding up, but we’re in for spectacularly stormy weather this afternoon, overnight, and into tomorrow morning. I don’t dye in stormy weather, so that takes care of today’s plans, and maybe tomorrow’s.
No matter, though, because I pulled some yarns yesterday that could have been dyed. I had a really rough night of pain, barely 4 hours of sleep. BUT… when I dragged my sorry ass out of bed I had a new insight how to reconfigure the steps for the dye project so I can accomplish more in less time. I was making it all too complex in my head for some reason, but it just flashed into my head this morning. So I do feel better about it, and this portion of the work can be done before next Monday.
Meanwhile, I am seriously hurting in my joints this morning, and I strongly suspect it is because of this weather pattern moving in. Fluctuating air pressure and increased humidity. I hate this shit, and I seriously do NOT look forward to a future of weather prediction based on what my body is doing.
Speaking of which…. when it was discovered I had an issue with the aorta, I was put on 3 different blood pressure medications to deliberately lower my blood pressure and avoid a blow-out. Terrific. Then with my doctor visit a few weeks after the surgery, my blood pressure was terrific, well within where it should be, so he said I don’t really need to be on blood pressure meds. And during the whole 2 months when I was getting weekly home nurse and PT visits, they’d check the b.p. and it remained very good and I got a little lax in taking my own b.p. on the wrist-cuff unit I had purchased after surgery.
Yesterday I took my b.p. and the systolic was up in the 180s. EEK! I messaged my doctor to ask, and I told him about my unusual reading. He is out of the office this week, but one of his nurses (or another doctor covering for him?) and said I should use an arm-cuff monitor, take readings 3-4 times a day, and call back later in the week. So I went and ordered an arm-cuff b.p. monitor (it’ll be here tomorrow).
And someone there called in a new Rx for me to go back on amlodipine, sending the Rx to the local CVS. It’s fine, I suppose, except nobody told me they were renewing that Rx, so I was surprised when CVS texted me to say my Rx was ready for pick up. A couple phone calls and text messages back and forth, and now that Rx is being mailed to me. No big deal since I had a small supply leftover from when my dr told me I don’t need to take any b.p. meds.
What fun. Maybe. Whatever.
Texas is going to be opening up in phases, starting this Friday. I think it’s a crock of shit, because we still don’t have adequate state-wide testing, nor are there an vaccines or really confirmed treatments. Vaccines will be another 18 months, I imagine. Besides the obvious health risk of opening the state too soon, there is the fact that if businesses are “allowed” to re-open, any emergency funding and/or unemployment is cut off and people must either go back to work or deal with no income. That’s bullshit. This crap about opening up is for business OWNERS and their bottom dollar, not anything about protecting the people who are put at risk.