So this weekend was an interesting weekend. Friday, I went to my doc's for my annual check-up. I braced myself to be scolded about my weight gain. I knew I'd have to have my usual panel of blood work: CBC w/ DIFF, Liver & Lipid panel, CMP, and Thyroid. My doc increased my inhaled steroids and insisted that I get a flu shot - which I NEVER get. Feeling guilty about my weight gain and not in the mood to argue, I said I would have the flu shot. The medical assistant came in and administered the injection. By Sat., the area was reddened and painful, so I popped some ibuprofen and headed out the door to travel to OH. By the time we got home Saturday night, the area was raised, red, hot to the touch, and swollen. UGH! I popped some ibuprofen and Benadryl (and snapped a pic).
Saturday, we journeyed to OH to see the entire clan in celebration of my birthday!! It was so much fun! My parents hosted a HUGE BBQ and my entire family was there! We ate and ate and ate and then had some nummy cake!!! I absolutely had a terrific time. The kids were thrilled to play with their cousins and I was excited to see my brother & sister and their families.