I'm still a bit out of sorts, so no real Westie Wednesday post today. I will share with you that everyone at the conference I went to was handing out these bags to grocery shop with, or whatever. I've already got about 50 from Kroger, but they kept shoving them at me. So I took them. Louis has figured out how to open them up on the floor and crawl into them. But he can't get turned around so that he can see out. So I pick him up. In the bag. And carry him around. It's quite entertaining for everyone involved.
Now, on to Vitamin D. I went to the doctor for my annual visit last week and he asked how I was feeling. I'm the chatty type, so I tell him.
Me: Well, I'm a bit worn out at the moment. But then, I've just come back from Texas. And really. I'm always worn out this time of year. Seasonal depression and all.
Doc: Seasonal depression? I hardly think you've got that.
Me: Oh, you would be surprised. I don't even care to get dressed up and go to cocktail parties this time of year. I'd just rather curl up on the couch with the puppy and a book. I become anti-social.
Doc: Do you cry?
Me: Only when I realize I've gained 10lbs and don't fit into any of my pretty frocks anymore
Doc: There is something called Seasonal Affective Disorder, but I don't think you have that. It's quite severe. When was the last time you had a total physical?
Me: Ummm...probably when I went to college?
Doc: I'm ordering some tests. blah, blah, blah...doctor speak
I got my results back yesterday. Turns out I have a terrible Vitamin D dificiency. Who knew? Apparently some people just do. And the sun in the Spring and Summer give you enough Vitamin D that you appear to be okay. But you still really aren't. And then in the Fall and Winter you become sickly and sad and no longer care to wear your pretty frocks and carry your fancy purses. What a travesty!
So Mr. Doctor had me run down to the Walgreens and get some 50,000IU prescription Vitamin D pills. I've got to take them for 12 weeks, or until I get back to normal. Apparently one should have a 32-100 number for their Vitamin D. I've only got a 14 at the moment. No bueno :(
I took my first pill today. I expect I'll be doing cartwheels and planning parties in no time. So, forgive my lack of enthusiasm as of late. It's really not my fault. I've got a note. From my doctor.