We made it! We survived Christmas!! I know it was a strange one for us, but honestly, I put my mindset in it from the get-go & it really did end up being a really good one. Could it have been better? of course... but there were moments that wouldnt otherwise have happened had it not been a COVID Christmas, so I was about finding those silver linings & they were shining everywhere.
I'll try & keep things brief because I stepped out of blog world last week & had a 5 day weekend so lots to talk about.... let's try & crunch it together.
When I signed off work Tuesday, I actually had to go get a COVID test. My first. I had just been feeling bad for a few days & over last weekend, I felt just rotten. Turns out, the COVID test was negative - thank God... but the doctor said, "its a good thing you came in"... she said that all she could see were bubbles everywhere & there was so much fluid on my ears & told me "So.... you're ears could be on the verge of rupturing any day now"... WHAT? WHATTT??? She told me that when there's too much fluid on the ears, it causes the eardrums to rupture - but not to panic, because it will actually bring relief of the pain... BUT, to get back the doctor ASAP to get on antibiotics so it doesn't cause permanent damage. Geez. Great. Merry Christmas to me.
I ended up leaving with a nasal spray I have to use twice a day to try & dry out the nasal cavity & told to take allergy medicine - which I can't because any sort of antihistamine will knock me on my back for days on end. I have zero tolerance for any sort of medicine.. that might as well be called "COMA IN A PILL" to me. My poor ears.
I woke up on Thursday & had to fight morning work traffic to go see my cardiologists. I've been having some heart issues lately & went to see my doctor that has been my heart man since I was 15 years old. Yep, I've needed him for all those years. Let me tell you - the man must have drank some vampire blood or something in all these years because he looks exactly the same. His hair, a little lighter - but still looks in shape, no wrinkles... I honestly need to know his secret.
He sent me to the hospital for some blood work - because that's what I need, more blood taken out of me (maybe there is something about that vampire blood theory?) - & scheduled me for some more tests & sent me home with a holter monitor on.
OK... see previously where I say he was my doctor since I was 15... so that's mid 80's. I remember the holter's of those days. The kinds that had wires everywhere & they'd tape them together & tape to your skin so you could always feel the pull on your skin if you twisted or moved too much. You had to wear a cassette player around you on a strap - carrying crossbag style... that was the biggest pain. You had to sleep with all that stuff on you too! This new thing? I had to wear 48 hours & I said, so no bath? & she said, Oh yeah, these were made to swim in! WHAT??? & honestly - it was 3 little wires that didnt go around my body & that little black thing was the biggest part of it. You just clicked that button in the middle when you felt an episode happening. Amazing. I honestly forgot I had it on the entire time....
... until Ernie kept sniffing it - he didnt like it on me one bit....
I had the rest of the morning & afternoon to myself so I tried to so some shopping in places I found that weren't busy ... & got The Hubs a pecan pie from his favorite place for his birthday the next day.
I had it setting out so he would see it on Christmas Eve as he was leaving for work.... FUN FACT - you can eat pecan pie for breakfast on your birthday apparently.
|Look at that doggie in between them!!!
|Yep... you can tell the one in Shorts is from Minnesota - haha! Cold dont bother them