Di at Pensivity101 gives us three words daily to write a blog post about.
Today the three words are: COMPANY FLUSH STAMINA
Today we celebrated both my both my spouse’s and my daughter’s birthday. I was unsure if I was going to have to flush my plans down the proverbial toilet because I was not feeling well. I went to the doctor on Friday, and she confirmed that I have costochondritis again. I’ve had it before. Unfortunately, it seems to go along with a fibro flare for me.
I talked to my doctor about my reaction to the Covid booster I had earlier in the month. The first shot gave me nothing more than a sore arm. With the second, I had no reaction at all. The third hit me hard. It is the gift that keeps on giving. I asked my doc if it is typical for the vaccine to activate all my other medical issues. She confirmed what I figured. She said that it is not a typical reaction for most, but it is for me. Oh goodie.
Now the swollen glands have settled as an inflammation in my chest. At least I know it is not a heart attack. The doc confirmed that my lungs are great, my heart is strong, and my body is inflamed. No surprise.
I was able to make my gifts late one night when I wasn’t in too much pain. I wasn’t sure I had the stamina to make the long drive to see my daughter and grandkids. I thought about taking a Claritin and napping on the drive out there. That didn’t seem to fair to my spouse though.
We made it in just over two hours. My daughter was ready for company. She seemed unstressed which made me happy. Z1 and Z3 were home. It was great to see them. Z2 was at church with a friend. My daughter texted her to see if she would be home soon. Happily, we were able to see her also. It was great to visit with everyone.
Their crazy dog begged to come in. He is an overgrown, untrained, golden. We give him lots of attention as we are dog lovers to the bone. (Pun intended) He must be on a leash in the house because he can be as problematic as a bull in a China shop. He repeatedly traveled back and forth between my spouse and I. (I was a little worried about going somewhere after the visit smelling like dog.)
One of the gifts for my daughter, was an eight-piece set of Pyrex ware. I couldn’t give her dishes without food though. Three of the bowls were filled with my baked mac N cheese. My gift for my daughter was her not having to make lunch for the kids. She is on a special diet and must make different meals for herself. The last bowl was filled with gluten free brownies. At least I could make those for her. Within minutes of arriving the kids were at the mac N cheese. My daughter, K2, was thinking of making the same dish for dinner. She thanked me repeatedly for her not having to do so.
On the way home I took my spouse to lunch. He found a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant whose entire menu was in Spanish. I will admit, we needed some assistance. The food was amazing. The prices were high for the style of the place. But the food was so good, I could see going back again.
After the long drive home Annie was waiting for us. She was not pleased that she didn’t get to go on the outing with us. She wondered why we smelled of another dog. It was time for a shower and a nap. I am grateful I pushed through and spent time with my loved ones.