Ugh. It’s such a buzzword/hashtag thing lately and I hate it, but it’s astonishing how much of a difference the little things we do to take care of ourselves matter. For example: hair cuts. There was a reason I put off getting my haircut for so long, besides saving up the money for it, I wanted the layers I had cut in last time to grow out enough so she could get it back to a short bob. I don’t know why I ever try and stray from that LOL. I’m going to wait a few more weeks to do my color; quite a few grays are growing in and I could use a little brightness on the ends, but I like it enough right now to wait a while.
But man it felt good to finally get my hair cut! Like a weight is lifted off my shoulders, literally. I never realize it until it’s done, but having my hair “right”, my nails manicured (I only paint my toes lately, but try to keep my fingernails nicely shaped and buffed), and just a little makeup or color on my face makes me feel like Beyonce haha. Also, after I got my haircut I went and tried on jeans and for the first time EVER it wasn’t a horrible experience. What is happening???
I think I’ll write more about the jeans later, but I’ll just tell you I tried on the Boy jean by Rag & Bone/JEAN and the Cigarette jean and they were both SO GOOD on me. Words I never thought I’d say. I used my credit at Shopbop to buy the Boy jean in size 26 (they run big!!) and am saving up for the Cigarette jean later (I will get it in the size 28).
So now, on to some updates.
I mentioned a while ago that my eye dr found that the blood vessels in the back of my eyes are “tortuous” and cause for concern. She and my primary care doctor referred me to a retina specialist and I had my appointment this week. To recap, tortuous blood vessels in your eyes can indicate heart disease, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, or sickle cell anemia. I didn’t have ANY other symptoms for any of those things, so I thought it was a little odd but was concerned enough to have it looked at. I mean, why not?
I had my appointment this week (with a super hot doctor by the way – I have NEVER had a hot doctor…) and he is not concerned at all. He says it’s congenital – I was born with them this way. So, nothing at all to worry about.
Okay, eyes: check. Ovarian cyst needs to be re-imaged next in about six weeks and see what’s up with that.
In the mean time, get ready for some TMI (but you should be used to that by now!), I had my IUD removed a couple weeks ago and am completely hormone-free. I wanted to do nothing for a bit, then have my blood tested and see how close I am to menopause before deciding what to do next. And I am not supposed to take birth control pills because I had one migraine with aura 6 years ago. Not that I want to go back on the pill anyway, but now that I’m off everything, I’m having hormonal migraines again; I’ve basically had a constant migraine for two weeks. It’s the kind that is just there, sometimes it’s bad, and sometimes not so much, but it’s sort of always there in the background. I’m not taking anything for it, but I’m getting a bit tired of the pain. (I do not like to take medications at all)
And I am not a fan of old-fashioned birth control methods LOL
I haven’ t recently had any, but also, I did have two very concerning episodes of nausea, vomiting and almost-passing-out after eating a bit too much, which is why I have been able to very easily maintain the weight I lost while my jaw was wired shut; I just don’t eat much anymore because I’m afraid to. My doctor is befuddled by the nausea/passing out as well – she doesn’t have any explanation for it.
I saw my dentist recently though and she said I took remarkably good care of my teeth while I had all that stuff in my mouth. Which was good to hear, I was so concerned about that; it was impossible to brush my teeth, or floss, so I did the best I could with peroxide and those little flossy brushes 😉
Haha…I sound like a mess, but I’m not. I feel wonderful right now – even with the gnawing pain behind my forehead. I just ate a piece of toast with almond butter – gasp – and will probably have a small glass of wine in an hour or so (I’m writing this at 4:30 PM FYI !!). (I’m trying to drink wine much more infrequently than I have been)
Anyway, I wanted to get those updates out of the way, and let you know how things are going.
Next week I’m going to talk about the Frazier & Wing Greta dress – with lots of pictures (I did put one picture up on instagram already)!! – some natural beauty products I’ve been trying (Fat & the Moon tooth cleanse!!! it’s so weird! but good!!) and post more regular outfits.
I hope all is well with all of you, and you have a wonderful weekend! I don’t have any plans this weekend besides enjoying all the work I did in the backyard LAST weekend haha! Oh, I did start reading The Great Alone and watching Killing Eve, so I look forward to both of those things.