I got a very early start this morning - up at 6:00, and on my way to Whole Foods to be there when they opened at 7am. I never go to their store because every Whole Foods I've ever been to has a nightmare of a parking lot. I don't know how they manage, but I just can't maneuver it safely and easily, so I wanted to be there when they opened their doors at 7am on a Sunday. No traffic and parking by the door!
I needed a product called "Calm", which is a powder you mix with water and drink, and that contains calcium and magnesium plus a couple of other minerals. I use it to keep from getting nightly leg cramps, and while it mostly works I usually don't make it entirely through a night without some cramping. It is sold other places and possibly some Targets carry it, or maybe their online site carries it, but Jeannie told me Whole Foods was having a sale on it today. I was back home in an hour or less.
That is way earlier than I like to get up and out of the house, so of course I took a nap after lunch.
You may remember me complaining loudly and often during the past year about severe itching all over including in my ears (which is extremely uncomfortable and can get painful when scratched). When I was driving home from Whole Foods I was hit by a thunderbolt of thought - "what if the itching is a symptom of anemia". As soon as I got home and started my coffee brewing (first things first), I looked it up on the internet and "BINGO!", itching is a common symptom of certain types of anemia. I've mentioned the itching to three different doctors. One told me to use Cetaphil lotion, as if she thought it might be dry skin. I knew it wasn't that but I was left to suffer with it until I finally figured it out for myself. I'm going to be the first in line at the Med Center lab tomorrow to get the blood test to make sure I am anemic.
Things are looking up, although I am still rolling downhill towards "77" at what seems like breakneck speed!