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Good News, Bad News

First, the good news: I'm well enough to exercise. I made it though a 15-minute workout I couldn't get through the last time I tried. The heart palpitations are going away and I don't feel out of breath and exhausted with every little bit of exertion. It's been almost a year since I started another go at getting my health back, and I've come a long way. I've put on about ten pounds (unintentionally) and I'm hoping that adding muscle will increase my metabolism.

Now, the bad news. This has not been cheap. It hasn't been ruinous, but my health insurance hasn't covered anything. I can't even use my HSA (health savings account) to pay for my lab tests or thyroid or adrenal medicine. (But I could use it to pay for prescription sunglasses!) So I have over $900 in my HSA that I can realistically only use for sunglasses or an emergency. I'm stuck making more contributions to it for almost another year, since we just made our benefit elections at work.

At least I can get lab tests and over-the-counter medications here in freewheelin' Indiana. The inmates of several states need a doctor's permission slip (or a trip to another state) to get a lab test. It's just one more reason to love it here.

Door Prairie, LaPorte, Indiana. Image by David Mark from Pixabay 


I'm going for the positive!
That is good to know that you made it through a fifteen minute work out. Encouraging that your heart palpitations are going away and that you don't feel out of breath and exhausted with every little bit of exertion.
Keep concentrating on the positive.
Take care ...

All the best Jan
Lori Miller said…
Thank you, Jan.
Larcana said…
Glad to hear you are doing better. I started working with a trainer about 5 months ago and it has been a slow up and down type thing.
Of course I could blame my age...I'm 60 in two months, but I blame my own reluctance to get into weight training sooner. Oh well.
I know you will improve if you stay with it!
Best to you,
Lori Miller said…
Thank you, Lauren.

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