This has been a week, let me tell you. I know I’ve mentioned that my darling dearest has high blood pressure. I think I’ve said that he has allergies. It turns out that when these two get together and combine with stress (which let’s face it, we are all currently living with in some form or another at the moment) it makes him feel as though he is having a heart attack.
Which is what happened Wednesday.
So off we drove to the nearest medical facility. I have to say the mostly clear roadways because people were staying home were very much appreciated. At least in retrospect. I wasn’t thinking much as I drove.
Now here’s the thing. Our nearest medical facility, is a hospital.
To get to the regular emergency room we had to get through an additional security check point so everyone knew it was a regular emergency and not a pandemic reltated one.
While I am very pleased with their precautions, I hope never to have to describe a possible heart attack as a ‘regular’ emergency ever again. The end rsult was that since he was mobile I had to drop him off outside the emergency room entrance and let him walk in alone as though it was the first day of school.
The attendant with the clipboard (who i’m sure is some sort of medical professional and was wearing a mask) suggested I run errands while I wait for him to call me with an update.
During a pandemic with a statewide stay at home mandate in place.
I stared at him somewhat incredulously and he turned red and said, ‘or you could just pull into the parking lot.’
I pulled into the parking lot to wait.
Hospital security circled past several times to make sure I wasn’t causing trouble by sitting by myself in my vehicle trying not to look at the phone every three minutes. It was a long and not very pleasant wait, but in the end it was not a heart attack but a combination of other elements. So he is okay. He received a new prescription and the recommendation that he avoid the news for a few days.
Yesterday we filled the prescription and stocked up on fresh veg (since the pharmacy is in the grocery store). It’s the first time we’d been in a while but I was pleased to see people actually maintaining distance and wearing masks. we wore masks too.
It is a very strange experience to wear a mask in the grocery store. It is even stranger to see many of the scarves and bandanas used as homemade masks in the store. It was as though the grocery was invaded by multiple thieves who also needed milk. It was like a bad parody of a hold-up. But even the clerks were masked. It was what it needed to be but it still looked more like a bad movie than reality. I think if there had been fewer homemade masks it would have been a different story.
There were a lot of bandannas.
So needless to say, it has been a stress filled two days although it did come with a nice ending with new medication and no heart attack.
And as non-routine as it was, I did step on the scale today and was pleasantly surprised to see it go down. As I’ve rambled enough, we will go ahead with the stats.
Starting weight: 246 lbs
Last week’s Weight: 209.2 lbs
This week’s weight: 208.6 lbs
Weight lost this week: 0.6 lbs
Weight lost thus far: 37.4 lbs
Weight left to lose (apx.): 85.6 lbs
So after my exciting week I am looking forward to a stress relieving face mask this afternoon and a quiet weekend trying to pull the last remaining weeds in between rainstorms. My big excitement this weekend includes baking a batch of hot cross buns and doing facetime with the relatives who did not descend on my place for easter this year. It will be quiet, but after this week, I need a bit of quiet. I hope this weekend you get exactly what you need as well. I’ll see you this afternoon for the Friday Face mask. Until then, have a good one.