Today is Presidents’ Day, but I have to work. We have a skeleton crew here, because students have class. Two of us had to sit at the front desk at different times, and I chose the later half of the day 1:30pm to 7pm. That wasn’t the best timing, really, because I forgot about choir. I’ll be able to attend the regular choir practice on time, though.
I’m not enthused about choir at the moment; mainly because my friend dropped out for awhile. She was the buffer zone between me and the Cackler. In the regular choir it’s okay because there are more sopranos, but in chamber choir, there are just a few of us.
I had a doctor’s appointment recently. I didn’t expect to see the doctor, because he was about to go on vacation. However, I did need a refill on my medicine and I needed a blood test to make sure I’m at the right dosage. So I made an appointment to go during my lunch break. Once I found out I’d be able to see him, I figured I’d tell him about my left foot. For a few months now it has been bothering me when I walk, especially in the heel and one side of my foot.
Anyway, I waited for the doctor…and waited. I think I waited there for a good (or bad) 45 minutes. Meanwhile, I’m getting more and more nervous that I’d be late back to work, even though I told them I might be late. I was also a tad hungover because I had lots of wine the night before. Not a good idea. Anyway, my blood pressure was tested twice; once with the nurse before he came in and once by the doctor.
I confessed to him that I drink a lot, and that was very difficult for me to confess. I felt terrible, like I was turning myself in or something! He told me to cut back on the booze and to also stick to a low sodium diet; under 2,000mg a day. That’s not usually a problem for me, as I don’t use too much salt.
He examined my foot, too, and said that I have plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the thick tissue under the foot. He said I could take Motrin for the pain and then gave me a pamphlet about foot stretches and exercises.
That’s the scoop right now. How are you doing?