Today I noticed the number of bananas in the freezer was getting out of hand (I always stick any that over ripen in there) and I thought "I will have to make some banana bread at the weekend". Then I paused - "why do I need to wait for the weekend?" Every day is the same now after all!
Multiple times throughout the day I get a minor panic attack as I try to figure out what day it is - and I also try to convince myself that it really doesn't matter very much any more, but it is disorientating. Having removed my work calendar from my phone I have been training myself to use the Google calendar for the few appointments I need to be reminded of. Mostly physical therapy appointments at the moment. With the occasional hair appointment. This week we will be returning to our sporadic chair massage appointments - my shoulder is looking forward to that, as am I! And soon I must get the courage to make a dental appointment. I am worried what state my teeth are in after the pandemic prevented me from attending my regular 6 monthly check ups; I am also worried I won't be able to find a dentist that accepts my Medicare Advantage cover - that is something we will need to tweak over time to get what we really need as we get familiar with the advantages and disadvantages (no pun intended).
I do know that our health cover pays for a chunk of the cost of my physical therapy and that is finally showing improvement. This week was the first week of 2021 that I didn't have a continuous pain in my shoulder and down my arm, at least for one day I didn't. Apparently sleeping on that side is aggravating the injury; I have propped a pillow there to prevent me from rolling over to that side in my sleep, the consequence is I am not sleeping very much as I keep attempting to roll onto my right side only to be foiled by the pillow; well, that was the plan so can't complain. But it is less painful.
Another disadvantage we discovered, the one and only medication I am on is not covered .. not at all. How weird is that? Possibly the generic form would be, but I can't take that so my medication has increased in price 300% fortunately it was very cheap to start with. My guess is that we will have to select a more expensive cover next year as we get more familiar with this retirement thing.