I must say, I am enjoying the heck out of my new Halloween themed blog design and avatar. I know we can't do a ton of customizing, but I felt like getting into the holiday spirit a little bit this year. Not enough to decorate the house or anything, never a good idea when you won't be there for trick or treaters, but enough to do this.
Anyway, today I had my wellness visit so that is now out of the way. I have to go get my blood work done tomorrow along with the blood work done for the Prediabetes/Diabetes and Cardiology Weight Loss Center. I was waiting to do them together in case anything overlapped. I only have the one good vein to draw blood from and I didn't want it blown out with the first draw and then not being able to get any a week or two later. Any duplicate tests will be ignored and the results of all will be sent to both doctors as well as to the nutritionist/dietician I started working with. So that's been ordered now and I can go tomorrow morning.
After that I went to the pharmacy to pick up the medicine I've been waiting on, but something went wrong because the dosage is only half of what I have been taking. I didn't notice until I went home and the doctor's office is closed. I won't call the pharmacy tonight, because they have the pharmacist on Monday nights that I can't understand over the phone. I can understand the East Indian pharmacist and the Jamaican pharmacy tech, but they aren't on and the Chinese pharmacist is too hard on the phone. I can get him in person, but I don't want to go out in the rain again.
When the pharmacy was done I went over the eyeglasses place and unfortunately they had discontinued carrying the brand of eyeglasses I wanted. I had picked out the exact frames and color (purple) I wanted when my son ordered his in July, so all I would have to do is go in and get what I wanted and not have to spend a bunch of time looking for frames. They didn't even have any in the store still.
Fortunately, the store was dead and the young woman who was looking after me was training another woman who was looking after me, so they had me sit down, got my price range and color choices and ran around the store pulling all the glasses and then brought me a big pile. It was nice that I didn't have to hurt my back trying to find them. I was able to eliminate half of them right off the bat just because they strayed into too dark a green, more like a forest instead of jewel tone. And anything too solid. I like a sort of see-through frame if it is one color. If it is tortoise shell then it can be solid, though I still like the see through tortoise shell best. I got it narrowed down to purple, turquoise, and teal as the primary colors.
Then I got it narrowed down to two with the tortoise shell patterning. I fell in love with them both and it was really hard to decide. It really came down to the fit and if they could get them a little wider on the part of my head that goes out the most. And they could with both of them, so then I had to make a choice. It came down to purple and orange tortoise shell kind of see through frame and sort of turquoise/teal with a darker blue tortoise shell frame. I have more clothes that match the latter and I liked them just a teeny bit more when the choice had to be made. They were $40 more at $218. The ones I originally wanted were only $118. The orange and purple were $188. Now you know I really wanted the blue ones if I was willing to shell out $40 more for them. But glasses are my one accessory/necessity that I wear every single day. I won't pay over $250 though.
I do reserve the right to save up more money and get the other ones in sunglasses, though. I don't need all the bells and whistles in sunglasses that I need in regular ones. But not until my husband gets new glasses and my daughter gets new lenses. Maybe I'll look and see if Zenni has something like the orange and purple ones for sunglasses and see how much it would cost. I do have a nasty prescription, the most exspensive one in the family. My portion for my glasses was $400.00. Sadly, there were no more summer sales. I probably should have waited until Thanksgiving, but my eyes were killing me and my appointment was on Friday. Oh, well, I guess I make up for having the worst eyes in the family by having the best teeth in the family.
As for the ongoing stuff with my daughter, she meets with the pulmonary doctor tomorrow which starts her on the road to seeing if something is going on with her lungs or possibly her heart. Hopefully, it is just severe asthma and nothing that will interfere with her life-changing surgery in January. We will be staying down at Virginia Mason for several days. She has to be in the hospital for 2 to 3. It is supposed to be done laproscopically, but things can turn on a dime, and you never know when they will have to gut you like a fish.
Both of us have to go get blood draws tomorrow. I have two doctors who want a bunch of things and I didn't want to go separately, because it takes my one good arm vein about a month to recover after a blood draw because they always blow the vein on the way out, if they don't manage it on the way in and treat me like a pin cushion and move on to my hands and give me a bruise the size of a silver dollar if they do the right one or the back of my hand if they choose the left one. Although, if the good vampire is working that never happens. And this way their won't be duplicate tests made.
I need to remember to call the rheumatologist tomorrow and reschedule the appointment I had to cancel back in August. This should be the best time since I am on antibiotics, and then will be well for a while afterwards before I come down with the next thing.
I have a telemed therapy appointment on Wednesday which I really need, because my brain is telling me it wants to go off my bipolar meds. Which is a big no, thank you. Watched that movie play out in my aunt's life over and over again and do not want to repeat it in mine. And then I have a telemed on Thursday with the nutritionist/dietician and my son has an in person with the psychiatrist for his meds, and on Friday I, so far, have an empty space on the calendar, which is to be celebrated. Keeping my life straight can sometimes be ridiculous.