As I have discussed, I booked an eight week set of improv classes on Thursdays. I tend to then make a whole Kandi day of it, even though the classes are not until 7:30 PM.
February 2, 2023 I had a class. I needed to get a medical procedure, so I scheduled it for…you guessed it, a Thursday. I have neuropathy, my hands (actually one hand) and feet get numb. When I ran my most recent marathon, last October, my feet felt as if I had frostbite for about 18 miles of the race. I actually stopped a few times to remove my shoes and try to massage my feet back to life. I wanted to quit, but had no idea how to get back, so I gutted out what was an unacceptable performance and time.
Now to bore you with details. Other than the neuropathy, my legs have never felt better! They are strong and I am quick to the point of awing the people I play pickleball with when I get to balls most cannot. I am as quick at a 20 year old, just not nearly as skilled when I get there. Lately though, my left arm goes numb from the elbow to the hand, frequently. Time to consult my doctor. I recently talked about an appointment with my beloved MD. She scheduled an EMG for me. For those who don’t know (neither did I), they do two things to the effected extremities. One, electric shocks. Two, needles. Fun, huh?
For frequent readers of Kandi’s Land, you know MD = Kandi. I take almost every medical appointment as the woman that I am. Having a cyst removed form my head? Get dressed! An x-ray? Get dressed! An ultrasound? Get dressed! I know this is going to sound odd, but when the technician (female) told me to undress and only leave on my bra and underwear and put on the gown, it felt natural, it also felt amazing! Long story, short, I was poked and prodded, we’ll find out soon what’s next. It was not painful, but it was by no means comfortable.
I also have to say, I am the luckiest girl in the world! My wife was concerned more than I was about this procedure and wanted an update when I finished. She knows I do this dressed and for her, she only cares about me. Whatever I did to deserve this angel, I am not sure……
I then hunkered down on the east side of town, over a latte, to answer emails and get some work done (I am building something awesome job-wise). I then boogied over to the west side and hunkered down for some blogging, Happy Hour and being called “love”, which melts me, before class.
To kill an hour before class, I walked the mall. I wander into Penney’s and find a rack of 9.5 clearance women’s shoes, marked down to 70% of the clearance price! So for just over $20, I got 2 pair of wedge sandals, a pair of booties, a pair of boots and a pair of nude pumps. Total savings in excess of $285!
The evening concluded with improv class. Always fun, but nothing of note. I am beginning to realize I am not getting any better at this, maybe time to reinvent myself yet again…..