Day 16 - 100 Day Challenge
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Such a busy day!
Took the day off for doctor appointments! I had 3 today. I like to just take a day off and schedule them all in one day, rather than taking off early from work three different days. It's just easier.
Today was also a GORGEOUS day! The temps climbed up to about 60 degrees! Yay! However, we are due rain after midnight and then all day tomorrow, with declining temps and yep, it'll end in freezing rain and snow! Yep, it's still winter and well, them's the cold, harsh facts of it, I suppose!
Anyway, this morning was the ol' gyno appt for the yearly visit us women have to make... and yes, it went well, thank you very much... then it was off to the dentist for a cleaning and now that I have a new hip, I had to take antibiotics before the visit... this is a new thing for me, but I was prepared and on top of that requirement! One that I'll have to do for the rest of my life now. Then, checked the temp from my car and it showed that it was over 40 degrees and I was near a favorite walking path of mine, so I went for a 35-40 minute walk! (yep, got my exercise in! Yay me!) While on my walk, I met a super nice family... a mother named Lisa and her two small boys, Ethan and Aiden! I definitely had a fun time talking to little Ethan who loves Airplanes and Trains! :-) Hope to run into them again, he helped me march a bit as we walked!
After that, I headed out to Taco Bell (blame the movie I rented the other day with a Mariachi lead actor... I've been craving Mexican food ever since). However, they had this burrito called the Cantina Burrito, which is a healthier version... It was soooo good and so big that I actually couldn't even finish it. Anyway, I had water on me, so that and water got me through and I thought, "let me see if my optometrist will let me do a walk in appointment, too", so I drove there... He wasn't in, but I made an appt for my son and I. Off to the hospital for my next appt.
Now, I've been wanting to donate plasma... there is this local place in town where you can earn money doing it, but apparently I'm a special case and with my history of cancer and then my surgery within the past year, they needed to know if I had any blood products in the surgery, so I needed to get paperwork at the hospital to figure out that blood product question. I had a letter from my gyn about being cancer free for the past 16 years, so that part was figured out... and then I had to go to medical records to get the other bits... then it was off to my last doctor appt, the neurologist... the name sounds alot worse than it is... I see him for my back, I'm all good. It's more of a check in after all the surgery stuff. No biggie.
But, then I ran home to get the paperwork on my cancer free letter, then off to the plasma donor place. That was around 2 pm! Well, long story short (too late, I know)... I was there a bit over 4 hours (special case situation)... I just made the iron count, always on edge with that and had to cut out early on the full donation and nearly didn't stop bleeding for them to let me go, but I was in a hurry to leave as Ivan needed to get to work! OMG! I couldn't clot fast enough! I got home JUST IN TIME for him to leave and he barely made it!
Then, I forgot all about Toastmasters, so I had to call a friend of mine to get me to the meeting and we were late to that! Uggh! It was such a crazy day... I didn't eat til I got home, nearly 9 pm... had leftover turkey taco meat with cabbage from last night and green tea and water....
Eating was just not super consistent and a bit of a mess today, because of my crazy, hectic schedule... but it wasn't horrible and I DID exercise! LOL
Overall, I had a decent day today.. I think I'll sleep like a baby! Look at the video today on www.Giveit100.com/Cinnamarie1 of where I walked... the path is GORGEOUS! :-) One of my favorite walking paths!