A Very Odd Week

This was going to be the week I got a good kickstart into my life,

Should we even make plans these days?

Monday I started feeling a bit congested. I often get sinus crud in January so I suspected it was that, but because I know the backlog in COVID testing, I made an appointment for a PCR test. The first I could get was for Thursday. (My only other COVID test has been for my cruise. A way better way to go.)

Tuesday I woke up and felt great. I didn’t cancel my PT appointment and went on and did it. It was great. I was in the pool and it really felt good. Most valuable was the physical therapist told me the area of my back where she believes the issue with my leg is coming from (L3). My “homework” is to interchange heat and ice on that place. Wonder of wonders, it helps. With the therapy and medication, I think we’re going to eventually beat this thing. I hope so at least.

By the way, PT was masked and distanced except when I was in the pool and then there was no mask (but more distance). I point that out because Wednesday I woke up and the congestion had returned. I cancelled all else for the week – except for the COVID test.

So I took the test Thursday morning and am still waiting for results. I have probably checked my email a hundred times since.

It’s a good thing that I am a strong introvert by nature because gee, I have been home a lot lately. Has that made me clean my apartment? Guess! (Well, I did run the dishwasher. My least favorite chore is unloading the dishwasher. How many days until it’s done?)

So there is a stall to my PT and getting my metabolic testing done. It’s all rescheduled for next week. So disappointing, but I’m also pretty confident this is a short term thing regardless of what it is. So many aren’t so fortunate.

Bright spots this week were the snow – living in NC, I can’t understand why everyone doesn’t love it since we see it so rarely – and our Martin Luther King., Jr. celebration. How important it is to remember the wisdom and impact of his life.

One thing I have been especially aware of as I have thought about him this week is the idea that none of us can really understand the experience of another. We should stay alert to that, and become aware of our possible misconceptions. Changing and growing is what really makes us alive, isn’t it?

“In some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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