A Week In My Life is hosted by Adverturoo and I think it is one of my favorite blogging events to take part it! Last year, I was able to catch so many special moments on camera that I would have otherwise missed so when the post went up about this year’s dates, I was quick to mark it on my calendar!
My Monday started off with a trip to see my pain specialist. The appointments always start out with this:
I was courteous enough to share the before pic (that would be a bit gross). As a patient at a pain management clinic, it order to receive refills for medications you must take a drug test and have a pill count. They can also call you in at any time for testing. You must report any trips to the hospital to the clinic and you are also flagged in the system as a pain clinic patient. I think it is so crazy to be treated as a addict or criminal in order to receive the medications you need to have any sort of life because of the individuals who abuse the system but I will step off my soapbox.
As I was leaving my appointment, my doctor stepped back into my room and said that per the new government mandate, he was required to tell me that I was overweight and that in order to receive the most effective pain management it is suggested that I work to get into the “healthy” range. He knows my medications and my illnesses but he was required to say something. I should mention that when I was weighed I was fully dressed in a heavy sweatshirt and my sneakers. I was 8 pounds out of range. EIGHT. When I got in my car, I noticed this:
I about fell out of my seat. Are you kidding me?!?! Even if we don’t drop off a couple pounds for my jacket and shoes, since when is EIGHT pounds obese?!? I am not at the lowest weight I have ever been (thank you high dose progesterone treatment – you suck) but I am also far from my heaviest and just barely out of the “healthy” range for my height and age. This is now a permanent part of my medical record. I just do not get it. This is definitely NOT how I wanted to start my Monday (or any day for that matter).
I was not the only one with a doctor’s appointment yesterday! Abby had to have her hemoglobin checked for being slightly anemic. This was the end result:
Blood work came back normal! Woo-hoo! For being a big girl, she earned a sucker, sticker, and ring! Why don’t the doctors I see do that?
Later that afternoon, Abby had us sit on the couch so she could teach us about Jesus. She used her stuffed animals to tell the story of David and Goliath and then led us in prayer:
She ended her prayer with, “Thank you for all the people that love Jesus but we know that it is Jesus that loves us the best.” I definitely cried. I think at 4, she gets it more than a lot of adults. It was definitely a proud and touching moment.
After “church” it was time for some football! John and Abby were sporting their Vikings pride:
Chloe was not as interested in football:
Before bed I spent some time putting important dates in my new Life Planner my sweet husband got me for my birthday:
I think filling out the Disney vacation dates was the most exciting! We leave in 47 days! Speaking of vacation, I will be looking for guest writers the week of December 8 – December 15! The broad topic of the week will be surviving the holidays with chronic illness so it leaves a lot of room for creativity! Post will be due December 4th so I can get them formatted and scheduled before I leave! If you are interested in guest posting, please shoot me an email! I would love to have you!
I ended my night watching the Bones wedding:
Booth and Brenan are finally married! Finally! I definitely teared up! I am such a sap!
How did your Monday go?