This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Unfortunately, Cee has been ill and wasn’t able to prepare the challenge questions for this week, but fear not! I pulled out some questions from a journal prompt I did last week that fits the bill! So, onward!
What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way? I guess it depends on how old-fashioned you’re talking about. I love modern technology; the easier it makes my life, the better. But I guess I prefer writing things down on a paper calendar or planner as opposed to using Google calendar or something along those lines. I think it looks better and it’s easier to see the big picture. (Plus my Happy Planner is so pretty!)
What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?
- Book: Historical Fiction or actual history
- Movie: Cinematic blockbusters (think Marvel Cinematic Universe, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit trilogy, etc.)
How often do you people watch? I really don’t. I spend all day in the house and don’t see anyone. If I’m in public, I don’t like to look at people because I don’t want them to see me watching them. It’s the whole social anxiety thing.
What have you only recently formed an opinion about? Powdered Gatorade is far superior to the stuff that comes pre-made in bottles. You can adjust the amount of water or powder you add to make it taste how you want it. Plus, it’s better for the environment because one can of the powder makes 6 gallons vs the approximately 36 20-oz bottles you’d need to get around the same amount. And for someone who has to drink at least 66 oz (about two liters) of Gatorade a day (although sometimes I drink almost double that), it makes a difference.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful that last week was actually a relatively relaxing week for me and overall is probably the best I’ve felt since my POTS started at the end of December. I was still symptomatic, of course, but I was able to get it under control fairly well, except for Wednesday. And, on Saturday, I spent 15 minutes on my recumbent bike, 10 minutes of which were at maximum resistance. My heart rate got up to 140 bpm from what I could tell (my new chest strap heart monitor should arrive today; the old one was a piece of junk.) And I didn’t feel like dying afterwards! The only problem is, that little tiny bit of exercise caused me to sleep for 16 1/2 hours Saturday night into Sunday. Hmm.
This week, I have an appointment with my cardiologist, which I am not looking forward to because I don’t care too much for my cardiologist. And I don’t like having to rest up like an invalid for days beforehand just so I can make it to the appointment. But hopefully we can discuss starting Florinef to ease my symptoms a bit. The limiting factor could be that the drug causes low potassium and I tend to have low potassium anyway, so we’ll need to be careful that it doesn’t get life-threateningly low, even though I would never know that it’s that low until my heart stops. Details, details.