18 January 2018
Three Things I Didn't Need This Week
Hello and Happy Three on Thursday! I've been MIA for a few days, but am finally in good enough shape to write a post, so I figured why not talk about three things?
My three things for today are Three Things I Didn't Need This Week.
1. The crud that everyone has been getting. Yesterday and today I have stayed home from work, I felt so miserable. Sore throat, headache, congestion, cough - you know what I'm talking about. Ugh. Today I feel a bit more like I am in the world of the living, and unless I have some terrible relapse later or overnight, I can at least make it in to work tomorrow and get some things out of the way before the weekend. But really, no one needs to feel this way!
2. Yet another medication to take. I already take approximately 450 pills every day for various conditions, but apparently I need to add one more. I had my yearly physical last Friday, and the dr ordered a full panel of blood tests. She called yesterday to say I had Vitamin D levels that were too low, so she wants me to start taking that until I see her again in four months. Sigh. I mean, it could have been much worse, I am aware of that, but sometimes I feel like a poster child for those who take too much medicine. On the plus side, a previous mile-long receipt from CVS had a $5.00 off coupon for a CVS brand, so I managed to get a bottle of Vitamin D tablets for only $4.00. This week, I'm calling that a win.
3. Self-consciousness. I posted one of the photos in my post about my For the Birds Sweater in a knitting group I am part of on Facebook. I got quite a few nice compliments, but one person who is also a good acquaintance commented, "Well, at least your boobs look fabulous!" First of all, not a fan of "boobs" or jokes relating to them for the most part, but also I am somewhat self-conscious since one of my breasts is larger than the other, due to various medical procedures. It's not really noticeable to anyone but me, but I am very conscious of making sure my clothes do not accentuate it. And to be honest, it made me worry for a nanosecond, which is too long, and also it hurt my feelings that someone I know would have said that. I know she was joking, but for that nanosecond, I felt uncomfortable, and I hate that it made me feel that for even that long.
White People Problems, as my sister would say. :-)
In other news, my brief hiatus from knitting has ended. My right elbow was bothering me, both from osteoarthritis and a version of tennis elbow, so I wasn't really able to knit. But it's much better, so I was able to cast on a pair of socks and get started, which really made all three of the things above seem much less terrible.
So on to Friday, the weekend, and getting rid of this ick! I hope your week has gone better than mine to this point.