So, we bought the cats some new, what we call, "tuffets" this past weekend. They like one in particular the most.
and my favorite:
Ferris Being Tiny
cute, huh? :)
We have yet to catch Fuzzy Kitty in it for a photo op. No biggie. In time...
SO big day today, being my first day of retirement. Made coffee this morning for H to take to work and for me to enjoy. This usually is a weekend only thing, so it was a nice way to send him off. Cleaned up the house, went to Curves, came home to shower and have lunch, made an appointment to get my teeth cleaned (YAY!! i'm one of those weirdos who love to go to the dentist to get their teeth cleaned) and then...went to the Dr. Got a referral to a dermatologist for my dishydrosis (that office was closed, so i have to call back tomorrow to get an appointment), got diagnosed with plantar faceitis and am scheduled for bloodwork tomorrow both at 8am and 4pm to check my cortisol levels (endocrine stuff) to see if i have Cushings Disease. Not finding much on this other than in veterinary medicine, and let's be clear that I went to my D.O. doctor, not a vet. The reason for this is a lump on the back of my neck/upper back between my shoulders that could be from this Cushings Disease. i have got to do more research on this. anyway, next and second to most importantly, we have a referral to another surgeon for breast redux (appointment made for Feb 5 for consultation/info gathering/meeting the surgeon. may be about a year before i actually have it, depending on the next bullet point here:) and most importantly - a referral to a bariatric surgeon for the laproascopic surgery (lap-band) that i want. my dr was very, very cool and very encouraging about all this (breast redux and lap-band surgery) and said i'm a great candidate for each, and he will do all he can to help me make this happen. so, i called the surgeon's office re: lap-band and they don't do it anymore. i call my dr's office back and the receptionist tells me if i have a dr in mind, call back and she'll get my dr to say if he/she is good or recommended or not. i said i wanted the dr to find me another surgeon - that i wanted one he recommended. so, he's going to call me back. in the meantime, i went online and found out that at Buffalo General's (in the Kaleida Health Network, which is where I wanted to go in the first place!) weight loss clinic they have 2 dr's who do this surgery, and via voicemail i asked for an application for their program and a call back to schedule an appointment. i am officially getting started. my doctor says i have several things going for me for all this surgery especially the lap-band: i've got very good blood pressure (never has it been high), excellent cholesterol, and no diabetes. YAY.
the plantar's faceitis is quite painful. not a bone spur, though. and dr. feels that with weight loss i will be ok. this makes it hard at Curves, but i'm happy to know what it is, rather than not knowing. this is one of the major differences between H and i. he'd rather not know. i'd rather know and deal.
i'm excited, did i say that?
had to add this: