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May 13, 2022 06:50PM
Bob's 'scope went well--one large-ish (1cm) polyp but it was pedunculated (on a stalk) and non-pigmented rather than sessile (flatter and non-mobile, which are likelier to be malignant). We'll get the path report Monday, but the gastro isn't worried.
I awoke at 7 am with an incipient tibial spasm--no matter when I go to bed, it always happens between 7-7:30. This time, before the muscle began rippling or the foot dorsiflexing, I felt the leg "stiffening," so I grabbed the bottle of TheraWorx, poured some into my hand and massaged like crazy (the spray nozzle clogs after a spritz or two), then rolled on the Balans Labs CBD-menthol lotion and stretched the muscle by grabbing my foot and forcing it to bend downward (hurt like hell, but not as bad as had I let the spasm take its course). After about 10 min. I was fine. Normally, when it happens I go back to bed but I had to drive Bob down to Evergreen Park for his 'scope. Maybe I'll take a brief nap before the kitties' next feeding.
The Ford dealership called Bob last night to let him know they still haven't even looked at his car and have no idea when they will--they are really backed up because people are trying to squeeze every last mile out of their cars by repairing them rather than trade them in for new ones. So heaven knows how long he'll be driving that rented Nissan Versa (econo-box) and how much the rental will cost. Meanwhile, he was extremely uncomfortable riding in my Outback's passenger seat--it just occurred to me that with his long thighs, any car's passenger seat is torture for him. When he drives, he moves his leg enough not to get the hamstring & sciatic nerve impingement (or pays attention to road & traffic conditions sufficiently to distract him from any discomfort). We will likely remain a two-car family, but with him doing most of the driving on trips longer than an hour. (In taxis or rideshares, he can sort of keep his legs sideways across the back seat, and the seat bottoms on public transit are short enough not to hit his nerve in the "un-sweet spot." On planes, the discomfort of inadequate knee room provides the distraction).
My Medicare supplement pays for a1c and even paid for my antibody-titer. (Bob forgot to ask the blood bank for his titer after he donated on Sunday--maybe because he donated packed red cells and got his plasma re-infused they didn't run a titer, which they do if they want to make "convalescent plasma"). Maybe the reason my a1c is covered is that it used to be over 6 when I was heavier, so they considered me pre-diabetic. (My last one was 5.4).
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-
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right)
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)