Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Roundup

 Good health is a duty to yourself, to your contemporaries, to your inheritors, to the progress of the world. 

Gwendolyn Brooks

Happy Friday, everyone.  Another week is done, and the weekend is upon us.  It's been a crazy, worrisome week for me, to be sure, but I am so grateful that I am feeling better. I had no episodes yesterday, and it appears that my heart is fine, and next week I shall be back in my exercise classes.  I couldn't believe my blood pressure...130/85, a high normal, and the lowest it has been in a couple of years. Tears of joy almost flowed when the doctor told me. It means I must be doing something right.

The doctor went over all of my tests, and everything, including the physical he gave me, was normal. We went over all of my medications as well as the herbs and vitamins I have been taking, and it appears that my heart palpitations were caused by a combination of my stopping the Amlomidine and the addition of SAMe which I began taking because it helps pain.  What I didn't read, though, was that one of its rare side effects is racing heart and palpitations. I had already stopped taking it on Monday, and my last episode of palpitations was yesterday, so I guess it is pretty much out of my system.  I still have to continue with the Amlopidine, but this time if my feet and legs swell, I will be sure to call the doctor rather than doing it myself.

So, after the doctor I went to my Weight Watcher's meeting.  Lost .06 pounds.  Would have liked to have lost more, but at least I didn't gain. And, keep in mind, no exercise this week.  I'll be going to balance class this morning.  I love this class.  We sit on a disc balance cushion and work out.  It is so much fun.  

Yesterday's rain did not amount to the original forecast, and by afternoon it was clear, but it sure did catch me in the morning.  It came down in torrents after I left the doctor's office and headed for WW.  Of course, it couldn't have waited until I was on my way home.  Needless to say, I was pretty soggy when I entered WW.

Not much planned this weekend.  On Saturday I guess I will head to the bank to get the bill money for next week and then hunt for some kitchen curtains.  I have a pair, but to me, they are too white.  It's okay in the country when you don't have neighbors to peer in, but here in the city it is a different story.  Oh, I do pull the curtains aside during the day because I love seeing the plants in my window, but at night, when the lights are one, I don't care for having something too see through.

Otherwise, it will be a weekend to play catch up on all the things I didn't get to this past week.  I'm in the midst of packing summer clothes and getting out the fall, and  I still have a ways to go on my autumn decorating. Oh, it feels to good to be well again.

Hoping you all have a fantastic weekend.  I know I am.


  1. Good news, Mary! Glad those palpitations were just a temporary side effect. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Grand news! I am always amazed at how easily I forget how wonderful it is to feel well (and am reminded again whenever I get sick . . .). Your reminder is much more pleasant. You are clearly on the right path.