Yesterday was another cold one and we got another 2 inches of snow.
It was DH's annual visit to the cardiologist. By the time we get ready and drive the 45 minutes in, kill the 30 minutes to l hour in the office and come back home, we are both worn out.
It is a good thing though, once you have had a heart attack, to really keep up on all appointments and tests. We also scheduled a stress test on the treadmill for April.
It has been two years since he had one. I feel he is a little short of breath after doing most activities. I hope it is just the cold or my imagination, but will feel better after the test. We will have to wait a few days for the cholesterol test results.
This is a good opportunity to tell everyone to be very proactive with regards to your health and dealing with doctors and test labs.
For example: They don't routinely schedule the stress test unless it is much longer between than his two years. If I hadn't asked about it, it wouldn't have been scheduled.
Also I asked about the blood work....she rechecked the computer and said yes, it had been scheduled on the last visit. So we went down one floor to the lab, and they said the order had expired.....so they called and got it approved again.
You just have to be on your toes and ask questions.
We probably should have canceled the appointment since we had received another two inches of snow and it was beginning to snow when we left at 8:00AM....we didn't. The roads were covered and very slick in spots and the traffic was horrendous. We sat through a couple of stop lights because of backed up vehicles. We made it fine and even stopped by his folks to see how they were doing. They didn't need any supplies brought in and her housekeeper finally showed up the day before so all is well there.
By the time we got home, DH (who had to fast) was starved. I just did a quick warm-up of beans, made cole slaw, fried potatoes with onions and did a hamburger patty. I had made a pumpkin pie the day before....no whipped cream. and he had a regular pie and I had sliver. I have a goal of loosing weight this year...a must.
Prednisone did not help me in this.
I made myself bundle up and go out and do the chickens, mixed them some warm mash and watered them. They gave me 4 very clean eggs, so I was happy.
Then I refilled all the bird feeders since I knew our overnight temperatures were going to be so low.
They were chirping and flying to the feeders before I would leave them. I think they were very happy to see me.....all feeders were completely empty.
The sun is shining brightly; we will have to wear sunglasses when we go out.
Random Bird Picture