I just had an average day for me. I like to take my time in the morning these days, and hate it when I have an appointment I have to rush to get ready for. Like my 8am appoint for an echocardiogram this coming Tuesday. I think I have had two of them in the past and only remember little bits about them. I think I will have to walk on a treadmill for a short time during the middle of the test which should be a piece of cake for me, although if I remember correctly they set the ramp to incline a little more at a time. I don't do inclines!
I went to the gym and walked, but didn't do much of a workout. Maybe it's because I was by myself, although sometimes Jeannie, Ara and I are in the same area and other times we go to our favorite machines. I wasn't motivated to do a full workout, which is probably just as well until I have the cardio done and can get some answers on my condition, what they plan to do, if anything, as well as what I can do and what I should avoid. Generally speaking I think I'm okay with what I do at the gym because I'm more cautious and conservative than I used to be.
I drove to Target from the gym and saw something that horrified me, and the picture of it will stay with me for a while. A young woman with a small toddler in a stroller was on the corner where I stopped for a red light, and started across the street - 6 lanes of traffic plus a couple of turning lanes. She tried to push the stroller with one hand and it kept going askew, but she never really straightened it out because her other hand was holding a cell phone to her ear; she was laughing and talking, and doing a better job of that than she did of getting her baby across the busy street. That is disgusting and I think it should be illegal. I wonder if a policeman would have even stopped to warn her if one had passed by. Having raised four children I realize it's difficult to always give 100% of your attention to them, but phone calls can be returned when you get your child to safety.
(Stepping down off my soap box!)
I am just taking it easy today and will likely do the same tomorrow. I will try to get to the market for some green vegetables; my appetite has been variable - mostly ravenous but sometimes not interested in food at all. I'm not sure what is happening to me, but I wish I could put on at least 10# before surgery. I can't eat hospital food and will surely lose at least 10# if I'm there a week or longer. Maybe I'll be lucky and won't need surgery at all. I think that is a possibility, although not likely.
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