I've always considered 13 as my lucky number, and Friday the 13th is a lucky day for me, today being no exception. I feel terrific this morning!
Just a note to mention my "episode" of a couple days ago. I have always been sensitive to medications, both prescription and OTC. That's why I decided to stop taking them altogether and have had noticeable improvement in my health and how I feel since then. Lately I developed an itchy rash and ended up using a topical cream that I found in my medicine cabinet, one that missed the clean-out and throw-away of all medicated products. I didn't realize what was in the cream - but there must have been one ingredient or more that I shouldn't have used.
I'm almost certain of the cause, because it's the same that happened to me about 2 wks ago - I am finally getting over a nasty bout with sciatica. I used ice packs, and then moist heat for the pain and they worked pretty well although not eradicating the pain completely. I can live with pain, but it became excruciating for me to walk, so I caved in and bought a small bottle of Aleve. Bad move - within 2 days I had a reaction from the Aleve, and it is the same type of reaction I had a couple of nights ago with the soothing cream.
So don't think I would ever want to go to a doctor about this. What do doctors do but to prescribe medications and send a patient for umpteen tests. I have medicare backed by Blue Cross, so the insurance is too much of a temptation for doctors to ignore when ordering tests. No way am I going to do this, and I am prepared to pay the consequences! Of course if push comes to shove, who knows what they will do and I am no exception. As it stands now, I'm prepared to live or die with the decisions I make.
It will be nice to get back to the treadmill at the gym next week. I've been avoiding it until the sciatica is gone, and it looks like I'm about 98% improved. Something about the planes from NY - from the smaller aircraft to Chicago, to the larger one to Sacramento, caused me grief. I noticed I could barely sit in the seat shortly after leaving Chicago, and I think I mentioned that I just stood in the aisle for several minutes at a time. I've never been the same since although things are looking up now.
It is a beautiful sunny day at 63 degrees - no doubt, much warmer than my house.