As I have said before, the farther I go out the less I’ll post, and there’s been nothing earth shattering to report, I feel like giving a quickie update, so here goes…
Sodium and Weight
The last week of May my Cardiologist put me on a much more serious dose of a new water pill, Torsemide, and off I went. I was supposed to check in a few weeks later, but haven’t yet. I will do so early this next week.
I still have the extra weight. In fact, other than a couple short forays up to 268, I basically haven’t budged. What HAS changed, and not for the better, is that now I am more achy, I am getting winded and getting tired easier. Those aren’t good things. Those are effects of the extra water weight.
We will get this worked out.
Scars & Body Image
A strange topic, but one that most people don’t talk about, so here I am.
My chest is looking very good, almost natural skin color. You can still notice it if it peeks above my shirt collar, but it’s not bad. There is no pain to this or any of the scars, which is good. My arm scar is still not progressing as fast as the chest scar, but is itself moving along nicely and I have no issues with it.
Part of my left wrist is still constantly numb, and always will be. Expected, warned, but just sayin’. I hardly even notice, anymore, and I’ve always retained full functionality.
The only new development that I do not like is that I now have the beginnings of varicose veins. On my inner left knee, next to where an incision was made to remove a vein for the surgery. They’re small, but they’re still there. I am NOT happy about this. I have never had a varicose vein, until now.
I will have a major announcement in about three weeks, but don’t want to say anything just yet. Not even hints.