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Neck surgery part 2
Wednesday, January 13, 2021      4 comments

Haven't taken more than tylenol and a muscle relaxer in over a week, and those mostly just at night. Managed to walk 20 minutes with a friend today. It helped the walking go so much faster and I didn't notice that I'd gone 5 minutes longer than ... Read more
Neck surgery
Saturday, January 02, 2021      5 comments

Had surgery on a herniated disc last Monday. Thankfully they didn't have to do the fusion, thankfully all went well. Now my job is to rest and walk and walk and rest. I'm supposed to walk 5-10 minutes, 4-5 times a day, increasing to 40 minutes o... Read more
Sunday, September 06, 2020      4 comments

Smart Goals: 1. I will be able to walk around the lake I will do this by gradually increasing time on the treadmill starting at 5 minutes 5 days/week, and increasing every 3rd time if pain doesn't increase. I will achieve this by ... Read more
Baby steps
Saturday, June 15, 2019      1 comments

I've been away for a long while. I got diagnosed with an arthritic condition that explained a lot about the pain I've been in for years. I'm finally getting a treatment that long as I don't get sick when I have to go off it until I ge... Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016      4 comments

Don't know what happened with the doctor after I filed the internal complaint, but out of desperation saw another doctor at the clinic today. He prescribed PT, an orthopedist for a steroid injection and exam there, and vicodin for pain. So reli... Read more
Email to medical director about a doctor
Sunday, April 24, 2016      3 comments

> I went to see Dr. ---- for the first time ever last Wednesday. While she did examine my knee, the only context in which she seemed to care about my pain was as it related to me losing weight e.g. "maybe (another doctor) can prescribe someth... Read more
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      6 comments

So our dog, Luna, got to see the new house today. She also saw something else.... ... Read more
Sunday, January 03, 2016      3 comments

It looks like we're moving again, probably. My partner got a new job nearer to the city, and we lived 1 1/2-2 hours from downtown at rush hour. We found a house to rent 30 minutes closer (at non-rush hours), near a direct bus-line... still not c... Read more
Friday, January 01, 2016      3 comments

Last night I signed up at the YMCA for their weight loss program (weekly meetings for 12 months then monthly) and for a wellness assessment. Also planning to go to the water aerobics classes there 3x/week. If those make my knees or back hurt, th... Read more
Thursday, December 31, 2015      3 comments

Gained another 5 pounds over Christmas. Didn't eat well today either... dipped into my weekly WW points. But that's what they're there for right? I investigated personal training options, but I think I'm going to sign up for the YMCA just d... Read more
Weighed myself for first time in 3 months
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      3 comments

It wasn't pretty. Up 11 pounds from my previous highest weight. 275 is a lot closer to 300 lbs than I am comfortable with! So now, what to do about it. Planning to join weight watchers after my mother and sister leave. Hoping for NYE sales. They... Read more
Coming back....slowly
Sunday, December 20, 2015      7 comments

I'm back. Or intend to be. I've gained weight since we moved half way across the country wight me not having a job, despite walking our new dog 6 times/day, but otherwise mostly sitting around feeling sorry for myself and eating junk. That has t... Read more
Pity party
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      4 comments

I seem to have thrown myself a little pity party for Father's Day. I had a summer cold (ugh) and was tired and not up for anything, but that was no reason to make chocolate chip cookies (double batch). Also ice cream. To my credit, I did have my... Read more
My father passed away
Monday, November 24, 2014      7 comments

My father passed away yesterday, at home, with my mother by his side after a 7 year battle with leukemia. This past week has been a blur, and I expect the next week will be as well. There's so much to do and plan, we hadn't had time to take care... Read more
What a difference a week makes: CANCER SUCKS!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      8 comments

Just over a week ago I went for dinner with my parents before leaving for Florida. While too tired to cook, my father was up and willing to go with us… Fast forward one week he was sleeping around the clock, disoriented, and falling. Fast forwar... Read more

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