Monday Musings- Medicare, Feet, and Outfit of the Week
Happy Monday, ladies. Now that I’m on Medicare, I’ve noticed a few odd changes. I had my annual check-up with my primary care physician last week, but it’s no longer called a physical. It’s called a wellness visit which reminds me of the well-checks I took my children for. The questionnaire seemed to only focus on my mental health and physical limitations, which I found oddly depressing.
She gave me the latest pneumonia vaccine and checked all my vitals then we went through my chart. Sheesh, it’s long! I’ve already had my annual mammogram, but this year it’s time for a colonoscopy, a full blood workup, and a follow-up CT with contrast of my lungs. They’d found a tiny spot on my lungs about ten years ago and are monitoring it because I was a very heavy smoker many years ago. They’d also found a small spot on my husband’s lung too, which turned into lung cancer. Early detection is the key to everything, so I’m open to any and every test my doctors think is a good idea. In fact, I’m considering paying for a full body scan. Have any of you done that?
The other thing we chatted about was my feet and how painful they get. She thinks I have arthritis in my left big toe, but it feels just like the bunion I had surgically fixed on the other foot, so I’m not convinced. She gazed down at my shoes (mules) and gave them a thumbs down for my feet. 🙄 I bought some comfort shoes last week, but for short trips, I can still wear cute shoes without pain if they feel secure on my foot and have cushioning.
Outfit of the week
This week’s outfit of the week has some fun sandals by Sofft. I’ve owned several of their shoes over the years and will be relooking at what they have now. I love that these solidly attach to your foot, but still let your feet breathe. They come in seven colors, sizes 6-11.
I’m not a huge fan of the boxiness of woven chore jackets, but I like this cotton sweater version from Everlane. It comes in 3 colors and is a great weight for spring. The chinos have a great straight leg and come in 5 colors, regular, petite, and tall, in sizes 23-37. I added a long sleeve classic stripe tee (on sale), an architectural shoulder bag that is marked way down, classic hoop earrings that are anything but ordinary and 78% off, and some cool shades that are 73% off. In fact, the cap is also on sale.
With thoughts of our trip to Mexico on my brain, I had a peek at some swimwear options. Here’s what I found at Kohl’s-
Thanks for reading, and remember to wear what makes you feel confident and doesn’t kill your feet.
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