Phew! I haven’t updated you since my Christmas post! So much has happened.
Aaron: Got a new job!
D12: She’s in the school play! She’s a tree in Into the Woods, Jr.
M9: He’s getting his braces off on Thursday!
IL3: He can count to (and backwards from) 10.
Dad: He moved in with us!
I am struggling with long COVID, as well as a very busy schedule. With all the tests they’ve run on me after I had COVID in August and again in December, I discovered that my kidney function is running at about 50%! I am hoping I’m misinterpreting the results, but my doctor has been brushing me off. I decided to get a second opinion, since the person I’m seeing has literally ignored my questions on the topic.
With the fear of dialysis-in-the-future in my mind, I’m going to double-down on losing weight and becoming healthy. I always say I’m working on it, but I fail over and over again…I think because I never had the right incentive.
I have planned out a regular monthly menu to reduce my habit of eating out when I can’t figure out what to cook. I will get a fitness center membership and will start swimming and stationary biking. I hope to be able to do triathlons again by August 2023.
A few pictures over the past few months: