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Final Day of 2018 December 31, 2018

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It’s the last day of 2018.

Thank Goddess this year is coming to an end. While there have been some good moments this past year, 2018 saw too many deaths of beloved figures in both music and entertainment, a U.S. government that continued to wreak all manner of changes and most not for the better in the world, and the senseless slaughter of too many people world-wide in acts of terrorism and sheer evil. Add to that the rough, at times miserable, periods I’ve had this year health-wise (especially during the last four months of the year), and in other regards that I’ve not discussed this year, and… Well, to reiterate, good riddance to 2018.

It’s a Monday morning, so I’m sitting here at home taking it relatively easy. The weather outside is somewhat cold, and snow was coming down when I woke up, and I feel as if I’ve not really slept all that well last night. Well, actually I didn’t. I don’t intend to do a lot of stuff today, and I’ll see how I feel later in the day.

Time to clean the dishes, and take a nice, hot shower. Hopefully the latter will make me feel somewhat better.

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Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming December 21, 2018

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The weather in Ottawa today has been relatively warm, around 5degC, but it has been raining on and off most of the day. Came in from taking care of errands, aka grocery shopping, and am tired. My shoulder is hurting quite badly, and other parts of me where I injured myself are hurting like the dickens, and my feet ain’t too good, either. Regardless, the Friday night gamers are coming out this evening to play, so I’m looking forward to gaming with them this evening.

The Friday night gamers will be continuing their campaign of the Capharnaüm – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG this evening. I’m looking forward to the game, and can’t wait to play with Kathy and the rest of the Friday night crew.

First up, some supper of some sort.

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming December 7, 2018

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The weather here in Ottawa is extremely cold at the moment, especially with the bitter wind chill (but not as cold as it could be), and I’ve just come in from grocery shopping. Still feeling under the weather, but nothing new there. The shoulder and ribs are pretty bad. In any event, the Friday night gamers are coming out this evening to play, so I’m looking forward to gaming with them this evening.

The Friday night gamers will be continuing their campaign of the Capharnaüm – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG this evening. I’m looking forward to the game, and can’t wait to play with Kathy and the rest of the Friday night crew.

First up, some supper of some sort.

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂

Start of December, A New Month December 1, 2018

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It’s December 1st. A new month.

And I’m glad that November is over, though I am dreading the true coming of winter this month, but given how last month went, just happy December has arrived.

Being Jewish and a singleton, December tends to be a depressing month for me, though I do have some family and a few friends that will try to lighten the mood. That said, there’s all kinds of other stuff that December brings, so we’ll see how the month goes.

Medically, I’m hoping that the month will be a quiet one, but I doubt it. I’m hoping that my two broken ribs heal sufficiently so that I don’t feel too much pain and that I can muster the money and energy to go back to physiotherapy on my bad shoulder (which is hurting a lot these days due to overuse). Can’t remember what appointments I have this month, to be honest, but I’m sure there are a couple here and there. Really hope there’s no “visits” to the hospital this month. ::knock on wood:: As for the rest of December, I’m hoping it passes quietly, there’s not a lot of snow ::knock on wood:: again, and that someone buys me a Christmas present of some sort! 🙂

The real trick for me in December (well, most of the winter, really) is to manage to keep warm. The arthritis that I have is one thing, but the neuropathy damage from the diabetes that I do have makes winter tough on my keeping the extremities warm.

Getting Ready for Sunday Gaming November 25, 2018

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Woke up this morning after very little sleep last night, and actually fell asleep again adter breakfast. So I’m running late. Getting ready for this afternoon’s Sunday gaming session. Health-wise, things are status quo: Ribs are still hurting and the left shoulder is bothering me something fierce, but since I’m playing and not running the game today, I’ll be able to manage.

SteveR is going to continue on with the current scenario of the Star Trek Adventures RPG campaign, and while I’m a bit trepidatious about things, I’m also looking forward to gaming this afternoon

Like I said, running late, so better get going.

Broken Ribs Hospital Report November 5, 2018

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Just got home from the hospital.

I had my latest follow-up appointment about my broken ribs, and the news is only so-so.

The doctor was pleased to see from today’s x-ray that the ribs have finally started to heal properly, about 1/4 healed as of today. He accounts for this by the fact that the calcium injections that I’ve been having are doing the job, and I had another couple of injections this afternoon as well.

He told me that I have to avoid doing any heavy lifting or motions that make the ribs “extend”, as that will hinder the healing and is causing significant pain. He renewed the prescription for Tylenol codeine once more, and told me to use it sparingly if possible. (Believe me, I’ve only been taking it as a last resort, as it makes me sick to my stomach and bowels and leaves me feeling very dehydrated and woozy. Not my idea of fun.)

Oh, well… at least there’s some progress. 🙂

Getting Ready for Sunday Gaming November 4, 2018

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Getting myself together for this afternoon’s game session with Tammy and . The two broken ribs are making life hellish for me this morning, and my left shoulder is very bad and my feet are hurting terribly because of the cold and humidity that makes up Ottawa’s weather today. Still, I’m looking forward to gaming for the day. We’ll see how functional I am, since I’ll need to take a dose of pain medications before I eat lunch.

SteveR is going to continue the Star Trek Adventures game that he started running back on September 8th, since Tammy is able to game again this week. As mentioned in a previous post, I hope that he runs a campaign of the game, though to be honest I’m looking forward to starting the Capharnaüm – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked campaign with the Sunday players when he’s ready to get back to my running stuff again.

For now, I’m looking forward to gaming this afternoon, but need to shower and then get upstairs and make some lunch before gaming.

Getting Ready for Sunday Gaming November 4, 2018

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Getting ready for this afternoon’s Sunday gaming session. Ribs are still hurting and the left shoulder has started bothering me something fierce, but since I’m playing and not running the game today, I should be able to manage.

is going to continue the Star Trek Adventures RPG campaign (if it goes that long in future).

For now, I’m looking forward to gaming this afternoon, but need to shower and then get upstairs and make some lunch before gaming.

November Is a New Month November 1, 2018

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It is a new month. November.

Or Movember, as it’s also known, since a lot of men grow moustaches for the month as a means of supporting prostate cancer research and the like. (Since I have a moustache already, I guess I can just let it grow a bit longer, right? 🙂 )

So far, I don’t have a lot of medical appointments for November so far ::knock on wood:: but that could change as the month goes on. I still have to get both the flu shot and the pneumonia shot this year, but need to wait until the weekend, as I’m finally feeling somewhat better from the bout of bronchitis I’ve had since the end of September. The bad news is that the broken ribs are healing slowly, and I’m still not very mobile and able to do too much stuff.

I’m also hoping that Old Man Winter decides to hold off somewhat in regards to the white stuff. I’d really appreciate that.

Getting Ready for Sunday Gaming October 28, 2018

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Getting myself together for this afternoon’s game session with Tammy and SteveR. The two still broken ribs are making life hellish for me this morning, and my left shoulder is very bad and my feet are hurting terribly because of the cold and humidity that makes up Ottawa’s weather today. Still, I’m looking forward to the gaming distraction for the day. We’ll see how functional I am, since I’ll need to take a dose of pain medications before I eat lunch.

SteveR is going to continue the Star Trek Adventures game that he started running back on September 8th, since Tammy is able to game for the next two weeks again. As mentioned in a previous post, I hope that he runs a campaign of the game, though to be honest I’m looking forward to starting the Capharnaüm – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked campaign with the Sunday players when he’s ready to get back to my running stuff again.

For now, I’m looking forward to gaming this afternoon, but need to shower and then get upstairs and make some lunch before gaming.