Last year was a challenge. I'm not gonna lie, I know that it is February, but it has taken me this long to resolve my feelings for last year.
Don't get me wrong, there were some beautiful moments last year. For spring break we went to Kennedy Space Center and then to Universal Studios. We hadn't been to either in years. We need another trip to Kennedy soon as we didn't get to see everything we wanted to. As far as Universal, we loved the Harry Potter areas. Worth the admission right there. In October we traveled across the pond to visit London, UK. Amazing! I loved it there and wish we had gone for a more extended trip.
I genuinely have tons to be thankful for, and I remind myself often of that. That is why this year, 2019, I really need to get a handle of my health. That includes weight, body, mind, spirit, and weight. Yes, I know I said weight twice, but it is probably the thing that I need the most help with.
The fear of cancer rearing it's ugly head is always present. I have been having some pain in my remaining kidney. That on top of a doctor telling me that he is worried about my kidney lab levels has me freaked.
I set up an appointment with the doctor who removed cancer almost a year ago, and he reassured me that my levels, for only having one kidney were decent. He did set me up for a CT scan which I did, but had to wait two weeks for the doctor to tell me the results.
Today was my appointment to get my results. The kidney is not compromised! Doing well. No enlargement. So my pain must be something else. It's funny because this past weekend there were a few days where I didn't have any pain. I have been hydrating myself better. When talking to the doctor today, he said that he wasn't any kind of an expert in back pain and I mentioned how it feels better when I'm well hydrated, and he said that when we become dehydrated, any issues we have, rear their ugly …
I am a princess, and I fully admit that I love being treated that way. Finding Jerry 23 years ago was amazing as he totally gives into my princess-ness. During March, my birthday month, he does a fantastic job of stepping it up. It makes me look bad because his birthday month is February and I am not as apt at the doting as he is. Seriously, tree Funko badass women figures, a sonic screwdriver, lots of doting, and more to come...I love birthday month!
I have been doing a lot of reflecting in the past year. Life changing illness can do that to a person. I always seem to be going to the doctor around my birthday. The fact that I have spring break off gives me the opportunity to go to the doctor without burning a day off of work. I'd rather use those for "mental health" days than actually going to a doctor appointment.
Last week, I went to my Endocrinologist for a thyroid checkup. That also includes diabetes type 2. You know, because one autoimmune issue isn't go…