Another round with a needle... sigh
Friday, July 26, 2013
So, I take blood thinners to prevent another blood clot. I have already had a stroke and a pulmonary embolism because my blood clots too fast due to Leiden Factor Five. That is fine. I know I have to take them and I do. The problem is when my levels get all wacky. Whether I am not eating enough leafy greens or too much, how much water I am drinking, and the amount of exercise I get all seem to affect my levels. For some reason my level of blood thinner in my blood got too high this month. That means dosage adjustments and repeated blood work. I can deal, but it is a pain. I have had to go for blood work three days in a row... and I have to go again on Monday. I am not squeamish about needles, in fact I usually watch while they stick it in my arm, but after a while my veins start refusing. Not sure if it is scar tissue, or just cussedness, but my veins don't want to be poked anymore right now. Okay, I am done whining now.
I did get quite a bit accomplished today. I walked the dog this morning, then went and ran errands in my dad's truck, including another dump run, and thrift store drop. I also got garbage bags and more gloves among other things. Then a friend came to visit. I got laundry and some light cleaning done while she went to the grocery store for me. I also walked the dog again while she was at the store. After she dropped off my groceries and left I went out to my parents' house and made them dinner. Mom had a craving for ratatouille, and I just happened to have all the ingredients, so I made a big pot. There was enough for the three of us to all have good sized servings, as well as enough leftovers for probably another three servings. I don't know how to make a small pot of ratatouille, so I was happy to have the opportunity to share it... that way I am not eating it for a week!
After dinner I helped mom fold and sort clothes, then came home and walked the dog again, before going for a run.
For exercise today I had the three dog walks, two yoga videos, and a 2.4 mile run. I ran this evening, so I was a bit self conscious running past the bars on a Friday night. The college kids aren't back yet, so the bars aren't really busy even on a Friday night, but there were people standing outside smoking or talking on their phones. I guess I need to run earlier or take a different route on the weekends. I might run at my parents' house tomorrow, if I don't get it in done in the morning before I go back out there. I still have a significant amount of cleaning to do in my mom's old room. There is a dresser, two bookshelves and three desks that I have to sort and empty. I am taking precautions since there is so much evidence of mouse activity in there. I wear long sleeves and pants, gloves, and a dust mask. I don't need to contract some fatal disease from breathing old mouse turds. Yuck!