It has been a very busy week. It seems as if all we accomplished was to run all week long. I really hate going to the doctor's office. We hurry to get there and wait to be called back to the examination room, where we find ourselves waiting yet again for it to be your turn to see the doctor. From there you go to the desk out front only to find yourself waiting again to pay for the loss of at least two hours. Then you find that you have what could have been a productive day with a big hole shot in it. No point in complaining though because that is just the way it goes.
Part of our waiting involved getting JD fixed up with some hearing aides. He has been needing them for some time now. Years of working as a carpenter around all of those loud noises really harmed his hearing. He had tried hearing aides before and all that they seemed to do for him was to raise the volume of everything around him. The volume isn't his problem. He can hear noises and knows when someone is talking. His problem seems to be with the frequency, because depending on who is talking and the range of their voice determines if he can understand the words they are saying or even hear them saying it if their voice falls in that frequency that is lost to him. The hearing aides that he is giving a test run so far hasn't helped him a whole lot. He goes back Tuesday to have them tinkered with and reprogrammed again to see if they can be tweaked enough to help him understand and hear those things that are lost to him.
As for me, I went to my Rheumatologist on Friday where we discussed the Fibro Myalgia pain that is never ending. He is upping the dosage of one of my meds which may or may not help. Most likely not. We discussed my severely low Vitamin D levels and was sent to the lab for blood work. The doctor will have the results tomorrow and will most likely put me back on Vitamin D pills. We also discussed how much pain my knee is giving me and the swelling. It has gotten to the point that it doesn't take a lot to cause the swelling any more. The few days ago we ran some errands that included a trip to K-mart and another trip through the grocery store. By the time we got home I had a knot to the side of my knee cap that was almost as big as half a base ball. It sort of looked as if I had two knee caps on one knee. The doctor wants me to go to an Orthopedic Surgeon and check it out. So it looks as if this coming week is going to be a busy one as well.
We have been blessed with above freezing temperatures the past few days and lots of sunshine. Hopefully that will continue so we can get rid of this snow that we have had for a good month, before it snows again. Of course it is going to snow again........ The Forsythia hasn't bloomed yet. There are yellow buds popping up on the stems, but no blooms yet.
Wishing you a week filled with blue skies and sunshine .