House Arrest

“Living” in my holiday decor…

My goal today was to complete something that I had been putting off for a number of weeks. Mostly because I dreaded doing it and I really didn’t have a spare day I could dedicate to just staying home.

Many PWDs know what a pain in the ass a 24 hour urine test is. And if you don’t know what it is, feel free to look it up. (And if you know me personally, try to keep the awkwardness to a minimum.)

The horrible thing about this test, besides being gross and a little outdated, is that I’m landlocked inside my house. And since I usually escape from my house at least once a day just to, you know, be a human being, this was especially tedious. Where is the hubs, you may ask? He went to go visit his ‘rents because we didn’t travel this holiday as planned.

So that left me home alone with the cats and a lot of Netflix on Demand. And that horrid orange container and a water bottle. (Because we gotta show that my kidneys are fully functioning ALL.FREAKING.DAY.) …sigh.

To keep myself sane, I let my inner Martha Stewart loose in my house. I decorated for the upcoming holiday season for approximately 5 hours. Since I couldn’t go anywhere, I was limited by what I had purchased on Black Friday and whatever we had packed away. Which – for only living here for 5 years – is a LOT. Despite my best efforts and Pinned suggestions, I kinda gave up after the glitter and styrofoam got to be a nuisance. And my back started really killing me for not being in shoes with arch supports. And I was really tired of watching non-stop How I Met Your Mother.

So here is what I could come up with on limited resources. Tomorrow is the big lab day!



3 thoughts on “House Arrest

  1. Scott E says:

    Wow, I haven’t had one of those 24-hour urine tests in a really long time — 10 years at least! You’re making me try to remember what the test is for (I don’t), and wonder if I should be asking for one (I won’t).

  2. seejendance says:

    That was my response! They stopped ordering those labs for me when I was in high school.
    But my OB said I needed to establish a baseline before we start trying for kiddos. Then the 24 Hour test is used again (at least twice) during pregnancy to see how the kidneys are functioning. Since protein in the urine is a sign of pre-eclampsia, I guess I’ll have to get used to this.

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