This is more of a personal update. There isn’t much happening in the writing world when it comes to my stuff. I haven’t written anything in a long time. I don’t know why. I’m just not feeling it. I do struggle with dysthymia and anxiety but that’s not the reason. And I don’t have writer’s block. I’m just not feeling it and haven’t for a long time. I’m not going to beat myself up about it either.
As for health stuff, I got good news at the electrocardiologist’s office today. I went for my one year checkup since having the cardiac ablation. I haven’t had any instances of atrial fibrillation since the surgery. I still have some PVCs (extra heartbeats in the lower chambers of my heart) so I still have to take PB meds and a blood thinner since the PVCs, and the possibility that the Afib could return, put me at higher risk of having a stroke. I was also told to keep to light exercise (biking and walking) so that I don’t get my heartrate up too high. The doc seemed please with the results and told me I was good for a year and to contact them if I had any problems.
My back? I had an injection in my sacroiliac joint and it has done wonders for my lower back and hip pain. I can still feel just the tiniest bit of pain now and then but it has been revolutionary. I can take my bike in and out of the shed with no pain. I have to lift it about a foot off the ground to get it in and out. Not sure why whoever built it didn’t also build a ramp. But since there is a small amount of pain the ortho doc wants to do a second injection. He also did an MRI of my neck and is convinced the degeneration in two discs is causing my shoulder pain. I believe he’ll be doing an epidural in my neck. He said he would submit it to the insurance company to see if he could do both injections at the same time. I’m still waiting for the approval. If they won’t allow them at the same time the doc said they’d schedule them 2 weeks apart. I should hear from them next week.
Aside from the health stuff, we’ve decided to make our lives difficult by getting pre-approved for a mortgage. We live in a town with a population of 3700. So houses don’t go up for sale often, and when they do they’re a little out of our price range. But, one did recently go on the market. We decided to pass on it since it needed way too much work. I checked the sales for last year and it looked like 8 houses sold within our price range. So we’re hopeful and currently just waiting.
I hope all of you are doing well.
P.S. Sorry for any typos. I was writing this in a hurry.