Thanksgiving-Hubs and I stayed home and had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving together at home. While I probably could have done the road trip, it would have been uncomfortable and tiring, and frankly, I just didn't feel like it. My family had a hard time accepting this and gave me a pretty good guilt trip, but I held firm and did what I needed to do to take care of myself.
Healing-It's going well. Friday was the first day that I felt pretty good, and today I felt even better. After more than a week of living in sweats or leggings, I tried out jeans today. In a word, I can describe that experience as "ouch"! I'm hoping that by tomorrow I'll be ok enough to wear real pants, because I'm not sure what I'll do otherwise. While our temperatures are unseasonably warm, it's still not skirt weather in western Pennsylvania. Otherwise, I still get really tired really quickly, something else I didn't anticipate.
What I've learned about myself-I learned that I don't have as high of a pain tolerance as I thought I did. Or at least that my resilience isn't as strong as I thought it was when it comes to recovering from something like this. I honestly thought I'd be back to normal in 2-3 days. At this point, I'm thinking that 2-3 weeks may be more realistic.
Follow up-My follow up appointment is on 6 December. I'm looking forward to talking with the doctor about her findings and seeing if there is a new treatment plan going forward (I don't think there will be).
Watching-College Football! I was born in the Midwest where college football, specifically B1G football, is like a religion. The week of Thanksgiving is what's known as "rivalry week" where each school plays their biggest rival. Essentially 100,000 plus people pack themselves in a stadium and cheer for their favorite team. Loyalty runs deep. My favorite (and in my opinion, the best in the country) rivalry game is Ohio State v. Michigan. I'm not an alum of either school (though I am an alum of another B1G school), but I grew up close to Ohio State, and love for the scarlet and grey was instilled in me from a young age. There was a lot of back and forth and at a few points of the game I thought I might have a heart attack, but my Bucks pulled it out in two overtimes.
Reading-I'm catching up on blogs. Slowly. I have been reading on my iPad, but commenting is a pain in the butt on that device.
Doing-Holiday cards! Another task I'd hoped to have done by now..... I will have them mailed this week, however, because a few of them are going to different countries, and I want to make sure they aren't late.
Need to do-I need to schedule an eye appointment and get new glasses. Which probably means I'll get around to it in March after complaining for months about headaches.