health

Twice in a Lifetime

 
Of course I ended up going to bed shortly after finishing that last journal entry without having posted it anywhere. A lag time of at least a day seems currently endemic. Did end up staying home. Even managed to get docted - got some advice (rest, lots of fluids, don't fill this antibiotic prescription unless certain conditions are met), and a note of incapacity to work for today and tomorrow. Am feeling a bit better. Feeling like resting today and tomorow will give me a good chance of not...

Sunday on a Monday

 
Sick today and yesterday. Not much energy for doing or thinking. Currently looking like I'll have to take tomorrow off work and maybe more but we shall see how it turns out. Always, always. "We shall see". Haven't made any project progress since that last post but at least I can try and do some journalling here. This isn't one of the goals I put on those cards but I would like to make this into a habit. Wanted to make those other activities into habits too, which is why it's especially annoying to...

Only a week late

 
arly in the week a girl (probably early high school but maybe late primary school) asked for help finding varied sources to site for her assignment about the solar system and that was fun. She's asked a similar question about different schoolwork months back and it is not often I get asked to deploy that much educational assistance on a topic. Also interesting getting asked for help about a topic I've been relatively expert on when the appropriate response is not to display that - even if I had my...

Ditching the Fitbit Flex after Three Years

 
After three years and four bands, I think I may be done with my Fitbit Flex.  It's not that I hadn't enjoyed it. At first, the additional data about my activity was interesting, and several times it did encourage me to get in additional walking. The silent alarm turned out to be the best feature of the device. The week-long battery life still leaves it as a competitive device in the wearable field -- quite an achievement three years after it was introduced! For three years the thing lived on my...

A diary's a diary even if protracted

 
I wanted to keep more of a diary again. Guess my first attempt at making a post of this getting accidentally deleted is as good an excuse as any. That's what happens when you have a part-written post in a browser window and then reboot the computer. Earlier in the week I finally got an ultrasound for my wrist. Unfortunately no sign showed of what is causing the pain I have been in experiencing there. People seem to be treating that as good news which puzzles me - if there'd been an affirmative...

Bullseye

 
It's extraordinarily hot in Minnesota today. Yesterday we avoided it by driving up to Grant's in the morning. Today, however, there appears to be no where we can escape save for the local coffee shop. They say that it's the winters here that cause cabin fever. They failed to account for the swealtering summers and the constant drone of AC units.Marion moved in a week ago. For now, things seem to be okay. We've managed to work out most of the space issues for the moment, although I suspect there will be...

Stressed, weary

 
Had to leave the charity shop an hour early today, to make an appointment with my endocrinologist (he doesn't work on days I don't have work, so I couldn't have changed it to a non-conflicting day). Just as well, as I was on the register most of my four hours there. I always feel especially incompetent when I am working on the register, even though I made no mistakes of consequence today. That much interacting with people is stressful and draining, especially when I am feeling pressure to respond...

Oops

 
Avoided seeing my GP this week about an intermittent, sharp abdominal pain, mainly because it was not bad enough to prevent me from working, and only lasted a couple of days so by the time I was free to see someone about the problem it had been gone for a while, and I gave in to 'would have felt silly going in to complain about an absent pain'.But now I'm having another recurring problem, a sort of torn pain in the sole of my right foot. That's been going on for months, and when it flares up it makes...

So near, so far

 
Yesterday morning I caught a few minutes at the end of a program called Pororo the Little Penguin that at first seemed fairly dead-on in its portrayal of a character with an eating disorder. So, naturally, descriptive triggers follow in the recounting of it. What I saw started with a pink beaver character (named Loopy according to the Wikipedia article) moping, looking at herself in the mirror and sighing that she is 'chubby'. Then her friends come over for lunch and are enjoying themselves, while...

Momentary quote

 
On the subject of healthcare and insurance in the US, ajay has this to say: "Or, if you want an entirely government-funded health care system there's always the VA. Join the Federal Service! Service guarantees healthcare! Do you want to know...