Wednesday, February 14, 2018

No Wednesday Reads and Happy Valentine's Day!

I thought I was going to get a lot of reading done on Monday. I thought wrong, and boy was I happy about that. Meant I didn’t have to spend the day at the hospital.

Of course, it meant I spent most of the day with a roaring headache, but I survived. Didn’t finish reading my book, but I survived.

And I no longer have skin cancer. That’s the best news!

It was nice that I only had to feel that shot of lidocaine once (the other time the doctor shot me with that stuff I was still numb, so I didn’t feel it). It was also nice I only had to get cut once. That meant the hole is way smaller than I thought it would be, so my bangs should cover it up fine enough.

They don’t cover it up so find now, though. Now I have this huge bandage on my forehead. Hubby likes to tell people I fell when he hit me.

Ain’t he a hoot?

So after going to bed Monday with a huge headache, I was happy I woke up pain-free. Meant I wouldn’t be miserable during my stress echo test.

In case you were wondering what a stress echo test is, they do an echocardiogram after I exhaust myself on the treadmill.

I started on a slight incline at an easy pace. Every three minutes they raised the incline and made it faster. I lasted 9 minutes only because I knew I couldn’t walk any faster (although I was breathing rather hard) and I wasn't about to run. Still, not too shabby for someone who hasn’t exercised in awhile.

And good news! The results showed my leakage isn’t as bad as it showed the last time. So instead of being moderate to severe, I’m just at moderate.

Gee, does not exercising work or could it have been the radiation? Whatever, I don’t care. I just want to prolong surgery as long as I can and having results like that is very encouraging. Told Hubby he could now look to book cruises in 2019!

And I really need to get back to exercising.

So… It’s Valentine’s Day. Do you celebrate the day? Buy something for your sweetie? Hubby and I never really celebrated the “holiday.” Oh sure, we’ll say Happy Valentine’s Day to each other, but that’s about it. We don’t need a special day to say we love each other because we say it every day!

Happy Reading and Happy Valentine’s Day!




Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad it didn't take all day and you were out of there quick.
Good news all around! Keep exercising and cruising.
And Happy Valentine's Day.

JeffO said...

Cheers for clean medical tests! That must be a great weight off your mind!

No big Valentine's stuff for us, either. We actually had 'date night' on Sunday, and we'll be out on Friday as well--can only take so much excitement in a week!

Get a little rest, never mind the exercise (for now)!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - I'll definitely keep cruising. I'm hoping to get back into exercising. I really need it!

Jeff - We go out all the time, so we tend to avoid going out on holidays like this. Too many people!!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Glad to see both procedures had the hoped-for results! And LOL at what your husband said about the bandage.

We don't do anything for Valentine's Day. My husband is cooking dinner for me tonight, but he cooks part of the time anyway. Hope yours is good!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I don't think my husband has EVER cooked dinner for me. Then again, not sure I'd want to eat something he cooked up. Haha! :)