This past weekend Eddie and I went to Spring Creek Retreat. It was a wonderful weekend with beautiful weather and since we've been getting lots of rain lately, the creek was up and sounding divine. While we were there, one of my friends from high school came and stayed a couple of days. She was wearing some of the cutest flip flops I've ever seen. I asked her about them and she said they were Yellow Box and that she got them at Belk. She said she loves them and has about 9 pair of them. Well, you know that the first thing I did after work yesterday was go to Belk. They're having a sale and all of my size was gone, except for one pair. It was the ones below. I bought them and I'm wearing them today and I love, love, love them. They are very comfortable and stylish looking. Last night I painted my toenails and I'm loving it.
There is another pair that I want, but they were out of it in my size. The sales associate said that they would be getting some more, hopefully this week, so she took my name and number and said she would call me when they come in. The next pair I want to buy are the ones below. By the way, the style of both of these sandals is called Dawn, and the color of the top ones are just Brown (I think) and the ones below are the Jellybean color. There are so many colors of these that it's overwhelming. I want them all, but of course that's not possible. Although, I can see myself getting about 3 pair of them before all is said and done.
I mentioned painting my toenails and buying these flip flops. I really did that for myself to lift my spirits. I've been having those intermittent heart palpitations or heart flutters that are associated with atrial fibrillation. It's not full blown AF, but I'm sure these are probably related, although my doctor hasn't said so. He said they are just extra heartbeats. He doesn't see to be overly concerned about them. He gave me a different bp medication which is supposed to lower my bp and help with the flutters too. It's really weird because I just went 2 weeks before we went to Spring Creek with hardly a flutter, and the second day we were there, I started having them more often and have been ever since. I'm trying to figure out what changed while I was at Spring Creek, but it seems there is really no rhyme or reason for when they happen. It's obviously something that a person can live with, but it's just so unnerving and really bums me out and makes me depressed. I've always thought of myself as an active person. Before all this happened, I was really thinking about trying to get myself back in good physical shape so that I could dance either ballroom dancing or just go to Jazzercise to get my dancing fix or even belly dancing just because I love dance so much. Now, I'm afraid to walk very far at a time for fear of having another AF episode or more heart palpitations. It really makes me depressed. I've been doing some research and have learned that there are procedures that can be done to cure this. Right now my doctor doesn't feel I'm ready for that. I'm just going to keep an eye on it and see how things go. I'm hoping that with losing excess weight, that I can get my bp down and help this condition. Three doctors have told me that losing weight would help, so that's my main focus right now. I really think they will only do the surgery as a last resort if these other things don't help. In the meantime, I just feel so limited in what I can physically do anymore, even though the doctors have all said I can walk or do whatever I want to do. I don't know why I feel so afraid to do things. One doctor even told me that he has patients who are in AF all the time and that they are on Coumadin. I really don't want to go on Coumadin if I can help it.
Anyway, enough of the depressing stuff. I was feeling really down yesterday when I went to look for these flip flops and I felt really good when I found a pair in my size. This morning I slipped my newly painted toenails in my new sandals and that gave me a lift that I really needed.