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Oct 6, 2020 12:00AM
Oct 6, 2020 12:56AM
Yup--for my MRIs and even the eye surgeries, no more lockers: just strip, put on the johnny-gown, and stuff clothes & shoes into the plastic Patient Belongings bag for the nurses to lock away.
Mary, your hair looks terrific! If my gray came in that way, and I got tired of long hair, I'd wear mine just like yours. Without the perm you look years younger than in your avatar photo.
My hair is getting unrulily-wavy again due to the dwindling but still significant "pepper" portion of the gray coming in sort of wiry (the "salt" is straight & silky), and I have to tame it with an ionic brush or flatiron every morning. (Looks great when I dry it with my Dyson Air Wrap after shampooing, but sleeping on it ruins it. If I clip it up atop my head, I wake up with a crease on the back of my hair; if I leave it down, I sweat and awake looking like Medusa. (Bob says "pre-Raphaelite," but he's being chivalrous). I may get the ends trimmed and the roots touched up, but i'm giving up the keratin (Brazilian Blowout) treatments. The fumes are awful, even with ventilation, and it can't be good for either the stylist or me. (Especially now, when my eyes are sensitive).
Speaking of sensitive, I have to go to the allergist next Monday for tests to see if I really am penicillin-and/or-Cipro-allergic, or whether those pinpoint forearm "prickly heat" rashes a week into each course are simply just one of the known side effects. I have to discontinue both oral antihistamines and antihistamine eye drops five days in advance. (Can still take my asthma meds, Nasacort & Nasalcrom). It's still ragweed season, so it'll be a challenge being able to use only artificial tears. Will have to hang out there for four hours, I guess to make sure I don't get anaphylaxis.
Spoke to the customer svce rep at my local Warby Parker yesterday & today. She called me today, and told me she'd had one of their opticians look at my prescription. The optician thinks it could be a function of the lenses being smaller (but my previous lenses were also in their "narrow" frames), or maybe an error at the lab. She said to wait till my new sunglasses came in (later today) and see if the problem persists. To a lesser extent, but still distorted on the outsides, too close to the center. I think, though, that it's not a lab but either a refraction or transcription error: seems to me there's a significant overcorrection for astigmatism. My ophthalmologist always refracted me "old-school," but the optometrists now have these scanners you look into, which ostensibly generate a prescription which the optometrist then "tweaks" with the time-honored "which is clearer, 1 or 2?" routine. Now, I realize that the plaque brachytherapy did affect my acuity, but it didn't change the shape of my R cornea (and of course affected nothing on the L). I noticed my Mar. 2019 Rx had my "CYL" as +1 on the R and +1.50 on the L, with AXIS being 170 and 5, respectively. It was almost identical to my Jan. 2018 Rx. Both of those were done by my ophthalmologist, who retired just as the pandemic was starting. But last week's optometrist exam had CYL as -1.0 in both eyes, with AXIS as 50 R and 85 L. I don't think 18 months should make that drastic a difference. I will speak to the optician tomorrow, and probably come in with both my new pairs and the one pair (non-Warby) I have remaining from last year's Rx so she can compare both the lenses and the written Rxs. I'd just bet that the overcorrection makes for a too-drastic curvature of the lenses. I may have to be re-refracted by their optometrist. I will say, though, that the new reading correction is awesome--much better than the drugstore readers I bought.
Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)