Monday, June 23, 2008

update on health, both mental & physical

First, my mom had her knee replacement surgery this morning. I heard from my dad at 11am and she was in recovery, with everything "fine." Pray that she continues to recover well, as the hard part (pain & physical therapy!) is still to come.

Charlie had his appt with the pediatric ophthalmologist this morning. We go back in 6 months, around his first birthday. Everything so far is looking good. He can track while moving his head, and is beginning to track with just his eyes. He is farsighted, which he said most babies are born that way. He also has astigmatism in both eyes (thanks, Mama!) but he said that was actually better than in just one eye, as he's not using one more than the other. Charlie was a good boy, Roman was a patient boy, and I was a proud Mama.

In Weight Watcher news, I am unofficially down another 2 lbs; I had to weigh myself early last week so I snuck a peek at the scale this morning. Doug is down a total of 12 pounds (he missed his weigh-in on Friday); he's the first one to go "down" in points. We're doing well! I'm 4 pounds away from getting below a really big number, a weight I haven't seen in a couple years. I'm hoping to get under that number on my weigh-in July 3rd. Fingers crossed!

In mental health news, it has paid for me to practice patience (at Doug's urging). My boss called today with a proposal for my rooms next year; and it is the best I could hope for. All my classes are on the same floor (upstairs, so I don't get carried away with adult-socializing), and he's putting my "desk" in my good friend Lisa's room. Lisa and I are almost like sisters, we have so much in common, and I gain a lot of knowledge & ideas from her. So I'm pretty darn excited to share her room, and she had offered it anyway so I know she will be pleased as well.


Cat Hoemke said...

man - you renew my faith in ww! Maybe we should get on this. Glad to hear that your mom's surgery went alright. PT can be a pain. :(

Amy said...

Well, I did have a fit last night because I wanted to splurge on something big & sugary (ice cream sundae? Poptart or donut?) and Doug wouldn't let me. He told me to go have a salad. I said some choice words about lettuce.

I eventually had popcorn, was very unhappy about it, but it did pay off on the scale this morning.