It's almost Friday
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Good morning. It has been awhile since I've wrote a blog. Life has gotten in my way once more and I've finally come to a fork in the road; so to speak.
Work has finally slowed down. No more 125 hr paychecks. Back to 80 once more. All of our new hires are on their own and are doing excellent.
I've had a wee bit of a set back in my health again. Well actually several. I was finally evaluated for all of my cramps and charlie horses I've been having. My lab work was good with the exception of my creatinine level. While slightly elevated it wasn't extremely high.
Normal range for a female my age is 45 to 90 μmol/L (0.5 to 1.0 mg/dL) . My level was 1.11.
It was high enough my doctor's office called said no more NSAIDS. (Anti-inflammatory meds) So now it's only Tylenol for my pain and while that takes away some of the pain it does nothing for the inflammation I have on a daily basis.
You may also remember that my brother is a dialysis patient. No way do I want to get to that point. So for the past week no ibuprofen for me. Serum creatinine level of 1.6 mg/dl means that, over 50% of kidney function is already lost, which is significant. So this is what I am now facing. I don't know if I can get the function back or not. I have another follow-up apt on Oct 1.
The bleed in the left eye continues to improve although I still have the haziness that accompanied the bleed. It makes it difficult to see as it always feels like there are 'floaters' in there obstructing my vision. I have been going to the specialist every 6 weeks. I believe this next time I'm going to tell him I can't afford seeing him every 6 weeks. It cost about $350 each time. Unfortunately I'm not made of money.
I have my countdown started for retirement. I'm still trying to decide whether to do it in 1 1/2 years at age 62 or at age 65. The money amount monthly is a $500 difference if I wait. So we'll see.
That's about it for now. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe and COVID free.
These are what are monthly numbers looked like on 8/25/20
Have a blessed day and keep on keeping on.