My diverticulitis is still flaring a little. I still have to call Dr. Gidday’s office to go into detail about that. My surgery site is still not painful. I’m glad about that.
I’m wearing a I don’t give a rat’s ass outfit-black exercise pants (Goretex, I think), and a huge blue t-shirt I got at Walmart for one dollar.
But, I’m here to talk about veins.
I’m in an exam room, waiting for Dr. Adcock to pop in.
The vein news wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t good, either. He asked me if I was feeling, pain, or if my leg felt heavy. He went through a litany of symptoms. “No,” to each one.
My circulation in my right leg needs improvement; I need to have a venous ablation on that one like I did on the left leg last December. The circulation in my left leg is excellent, he said. My blood pressure was also excellent; it usually is. I’m grateful for that.
He also said, “I’ll do whatever you want,” meaning that I was asymptomatic, so it’s ok to just monitor it for awhile. He asked me if I was going to have my right knee replaced anytime soon. “Well, I know it’s going to need to be done, but I’m thinking December or January.” He told me it would be a good idea to have the venous ablation done before the knee replacement because it would actually make the orthopedist’s job a little easier. We settled on returning in four months, but when I got to the receptionist, I’d decided that November was probably better.
It is much later since I wrote the above. Stress and too much movement. I’m supposed to be taking it easy for a few days so that I don’t pull out any stitches. But, rest was not in the cards and I am just now beginning to decompress. It’s 8:05 pm.
Tomorrow I really have to get in to see my gastroenterologist about the diverticulosis. The pain isn’t constant, but it’s bad enough that it’s painful to love. I just want my life back. That includes having an exercise routine.
For now, I’m experimenting with limiting solid foods as much as possible. That means eating a lot of soup. The problem with that is my hypoglycemia-soup doesn’t stay with me for long. When I was at Publix I got soup that wasn’t all broth, but had solids that were softer. Juxtaposed on this is that fiber helps the colon work properly, so I got some fresh kale to add to scrambled eggs. I was good. I also added it to two different soups.
This is so annoying. I really hate this crap being the focus of my life. I’ve always kind of been a free spirited person who was able travel, work out, COMFORTABLY work, write and photograph.
Still I know it could be much worse. I tell myself that almost daily.