Today I went to the doctor again. It is an hour’s drive to Marion, Alabama, down the Coretta Scott King Highway. A nice drive through the country to a very small town. I saw Dr. Lee today. This was just a follow-up to my appointment from last week–he wanted to look at my face and see how the medicine worked for me. He told me that Rosacea is a recurring condition, but it can be controlled with medication. He wrote me a prescription for doxycyl and told me I should take it about three times a week. I should also be wearing at least a SPF 40 sunscreen when I am outside in the sun.
Dr. Lee also discussed the fungus infection that I just can’t seem to kick. Last week he wrote a prescription for the anti-fungal cream that works the best (it does go away for about a month then comes right back). He also gave a prescription for a medicated powder to use in warmer weather that should help squelch the itching. We’ll see. At least he is being pro-active after all this time.
After I was finished at the doctor, we went to a new cafe in town. They didn’t have much on the menu that could be gluten free, so I ordered a chef’s salad with a scoop of egg salad on it. I also had my first glass of sweet tea in about 10 years. I stopped drinking sweet tea when I was diagnosed with type II diabetes back in 2001. But, since I stopped drinking diet sodas, I wanted something other than water today. It tasted TOO sweet to me, just like I remember my mother’s iced tea tasting.
When lunch was over, we headed over to Greensboro, twenty miles away. It is the closest town with a grocery store and I needed some potatoes. Last week when I didn’t feel good, we had to go to town three times for various reasons, and found ourselves in Wal-Mart all three times, and somehow I would get home with no potatoes. Today, however, I was managed to get those potatoes in the cart. I also got a large container of plain yogurt. I don’t like plain yogurt but that was all they had, so I bought some honey to mix in with it. Dr. Lee told me the yogurt would help my stomach feel better after taking the antibiotics for a week. Sigh. Fix one thing, mess up another.
We finally got home around 3:00 p.m. Belinda, the other camphost here at Payne Lake, stopped in for a minute, and we had a little taste test of the Chocolate Covered Bacon I made yesterday. She gave it a thumbs up! which I knew she would. That stuff is de-lish-ous! Then we went over to the campground to help the guys clean up a travel trailer that the forest service parked there for some volunteers who are coming in at the end of the week. It was a mess! It had a leak and when it rained on Saturday, the whole thing was sopping wet. Rob had to use his pocket knife to punch some holes in the underbelly so the water could drain out. We left some fans and the heat running so hopefully it will dry out.
Around 4:30, I came home and cooked some dinner–pork chops and mashed potatoes. I thought about making some brussells sprouts, but I was just tired, so I didn’t. It was enough. And that was my day today.