Wednesday was solid at the start, early too. I was out the door a tad before Andy and just made the start of my 7 am Hard Exercise Works “boot camp” class. The workout was fun and involved a lot of lunges, which pretty much means that tomorrow my legs aren’t going to work. Transitioning between lunges, ring rows, running and planks did not come naturally, so I just put my head down and methodically did the work. My heart rate maxed at 173 bpm; within one minute post workout, it was down to 145, and after two minutes I was sitting pretty at 124.
Er, sitting pretty is a bit of an exaggeration, but you get my point.
Post workout I stretched – I just feel slower and getting into all these bendy positions takes time (think Tinman from The Wizard of Oz). As long as I stay with it, keep moving, and taking things step by step, I know my body will continue to get stronger.
Post-workout, I cleaned up and headed to my 9 am dermatology appointment, with a quick detour to Green Sage for coffee and avocado toast. Thankfully, I was still on time for my appointment, thus setting a new medical appointment punctuality record of 3/3 this week.
Dermatology was good: Wilma (cyst) continues to improve and biopsy results came back benign. I had a full body skin check, with a spot on the top of my head biopsied. Because I’ve had this re-occurring scab for years and two previous skin cancers, I’m fairly certain it will be cancerous or pre-cancerous. In order to retrieve this biopsy, I technically had to have my fuzzy duckling hair trimmed. And then Dr M efficiently cauterized the wound; the sizzling of my skin made me queasy.
The rest of my appointment was good – we discussed skincare products (simple and less is more), and explored additional options to help with rosacea-associated skin discomfort. As a side note, there’s nothing we can do about my rosy complexion, except for lasers, should I want to pursue this in the future; for now, I’m good. She also took a look at my feet and noted the re-emergence of warts; once I’m off Tacrolimus at the +6 month mark, there may be an option to use a medication called Wart Peel. But that’s only if I’m off immunosuppressives. Overall, I felt really good about Dr M and have enjoyed my two appointments with her.
The fatigue really hit me as I was driving home. I had planned on meeting Andy for lunch, but with the one-way drive to his work site clocking in at 70 minutes, I had to accept that it was too much for my body to handle. Instead, I read, rested, tidied up and made preparations for dinner with Andy, Nancy and Richard.
My body said thanks.
As a side note, family is so important – it meant a lot to be able to spend time with Nancy & Richard. After dinner, it was fun to just sit around the kitchen table and reconnect…I’ve been so thankful for their support & love.
And that’s pretty much all I’ve got. I’m tired, skin is the same, but I also feel good about my day and listening to my body when it needed to rest. My toe still hurts and I definitely felt it while lunging during my HEW workout. I’ve also been a tad gassier over the past few hours, slightly alarming even to myself. (Andy moved to the other side of the couch). But that’s just what happens when you eat a box of Muselix in less than 24 hours. Whoops! Moving on… I’ve still got post-nasal drip (allergies, I suspect) and it’s causing a bit of a sore throat. But with the fatigue and in my immune compromised state, I’ll definitely stay on top of this.
OK , that’s all I’ve got! Have a terrific Thursday everyone & thanks for reading and goodnight!