June 8, 2021
Went for my follow-up appointment today...
Blood pressure average these past two weeks with meds has been 133/88. It was 140/89 while at the doctor's office. I'm not a huge fan of the meds, but with being overweight and just seriously just this side of pre-diabetic. I'll take it. I didn't have to bargain to stay off of treatment for that; Doc said she'd give me a chance. She also gave me a referral to the bariatric center. I mean, I'd love a quick fix, and I know there are options; a consult won't hurt, right? I don't have to decide right now.
There is a lot to process when it comes to that; I've said before that if I were offered the chance to have surgery I would do it, but now, I'm not so sure. And, I definitely don't want to put us into debt to do it. How do I get the insurance company to pay for it?
Anyway, I got my thyroid meds too; I've had them for a few days. I can't tell much difference yet, but a follow-up blood work in eight weeks, and the other tests, and unless I am unwell, I don't have to see the doctor again until December because everything else looks pretty dang good. Such a relief!!
Bluesman made it home safely. While he was here it felt like he'd never left, and Brian said it felt a little like he was never here. I think it's still too fresh, but I know the feeling will fade with time. I did miss our coffee chat this morning. He's definitely better off in Texas doing his thing, and this trip solidified a few things for him. We chatted about how the Universe responds when one lives authentically. I mean for cripes sake the man met Jimmy Vaughn! Yes, Stevie's brother
There's not much else new; we've had some rain which we desperately needed, so the humidity level is back up. So it goes for this time of year.
Watched Garth Brooks receive the Library of Congress George and Ira Gershwin Award. It was incredibly touching, but there's so much music I had forgotten about. I marveled at the power of creativity and really want to write about it, but that's an entry for another time.