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Friday Morning, and Gaming Thoughts June 16, 2017

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Yes, it’s been a few days since I posted anything to the blog.

To be honest, I’ve not had a lot to say. And have not been feeling up to snuff.

It’s Friday, so I’m at work as I’m usually supposed to be. Been a very busy day, but as they say, another day, another dollar.

I’m feeling somewhat better, though I’ve still got the cough and I would say that my voice is around 75%. But it still comes and goes.

I’m thinking that I’ll game this evening with the Friday gaming group, but am not sure yet what I’ll run. That’ll depend on how my voice is doing. Might play a board game, but if I’m up to it, I’ll continue the Coriolis – The Third Horizon game that the Friday nighters are in the middle of. Like I said, I’ll wait ’til the gamers arrive for the evening to decide on this, but I’ve informed them of this decision.

Looking forward to this evening. 🙂

Friday Night Game Session Cancelled June 9, 2017

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I will not be gaming with the Friday night gamers this evening.

While I am feeling somewhat better, I’m still coughing pretty badly at times, and my voice is still hoarse and a bit croak-y. So no point really trying to run a game or even board game tonight.

I had really hoped to be able to game tonight, and was frankly looking forward to getting back into the Friday campaign of Coriolis – The Third Horizon, but such is not the case. Hopefully, the
Icons will smile down on me somewhat soon, like next week. Please. 🙂

Yesterday’s Doctor Appointment, and Results June 7, 2017

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Had my two weeks’ doctor’s appointment yesterday.

What a mess.

The appointment was scheduled for 2:15 pm, but because “we’ve had a busy day today” (according to the receptionist), I didn’t see the doctor until 3:35 pm! *sigh*

In any event, there was good news and bad news on various subjects.

Good news: The x-rays of my chest came back. They show my lungs were/are clear, so I’ve not got an infection there of any kind.

Bad news: The x-rays of my left shoulder have not come back yet. So as the pain gets worse, and is starting to affect my left arm and hand and fingers… Meh.

As for the rest of it, well… Since I’ve not got an infection, per sé, that leaves mould and the like at the house (which is not present, far as I know) or my allergies. The latter are more likely, since apparently it’s a bad allergy season and lots of people are having a hard time with it. He prescribed an inhaler for me, Symbicort, for me, since I do have a history with asthma as well, and told me to take over the counter meds for any other aspects of the “infection” as I need them.

Insofar as the left shoulder is concerned, the doctor won’t prescribe any form of treatment until he’s seen at least the x-rays, but preferably the ultrasound that he’s asked for. Since there hasn’t even been a call about setting up the ultrasound yet, I’m not optimistic. The fact of the matter is that the shoulder pain is getting worse every day, I’ve got almost no mobility with it, and there are problems setting in with my muscles, as well as the use of my hand, arms, and fingers. Not good.

Oh, and I still can’t talk for the most part. He did say that my voice should come back as I heal, and it might take up to six weeks. He also said to be careful and not talk if I can avoid it for a while, as I may damage the vocal chords due to the swelling that’s present in that area. Just great.

In the meantime, I have another appointment in two weeks. *sigh*

Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled June 4, 2017

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‘Tis another Sunday morning.

I will not be gaming with the Sunday afternoon gamers today.

Aside from the fact that Tammy is on call this week (and next), I’m still somewhat sick, having the cough that comes and goes, and my voice is raspy and rather frog-like. I had hoped to be able to game by today, and was looking forward to getting back into the Sunday campaign of Coriolis – The Third Horizon, but such is not to be the case.

*sigh*

I *have* mentioned how much I hate con crud, haven’t it? 😦

Friday Night Gaming Session Cancelled June 2, 2017

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I will not be gaming with the Friday night gamers this evening.

I’m still sick with whatever bug it is that I have (I’m suspecting now that the con crud turned into pneumonia or perhaps bronchitis), and am just not up to gaming tonight. Add to that the fact that I’m still voiceless pretty much, and well, no point trying to run a game or even board game.

I had hoped to be able to game tonight, and was frankly looking forward to getting back into the Friday campaign of Coriolis – The Third Horizon, but such is not the case. Hopefully, the
Icons will smile down on me somewhat soon. Please. 🙂

Nothing New or Improved Here June 2, 2017

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Nothing to report of any consequence.

I am still sick. Coughing away, some blood. Left shoulder in severe pain (the coughing has probably not helped.) And to top it off, I’m still talking like a fracking choking frog. Barely have any voice.

The doctor still hasn’t received the x-rays that were taken at the hospital the same day I went to see him. Bugger it all. 😦

Working from home. Just trying to cope. Not doing it very well.

In Retrospect June 1, 2017

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I’ve thought about this a lot the last week or so…

In retrospect, going to CanGames 2017 the weekend of May 19th was the stupidest, worst decision I’ve made this year so far.

My foolish pride and honouring my committment to run the games there, not to mention the desire not to disappoint the people who’d signed up for games that I was going to run there, combined with my diabetes (condition), that’s been my downfall the past (roughly) two weeks.

Stupid, dumb me.

‘Tis the 1st of June June 1, 2017

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June 1st. The start of a new month.

And I couldn’t care less.

While last month was pretty good for the early part of it, the second half of May was pretty rough. With the exception of CanGames, most of which I don’t remember, though I know I had some fun running the games I did (as the Whispering GM), I’ve spent the last part of the month pretty ill. I may have had something just before the convention, I definitely got con crud at the convention, and it may have mutated to something else. Maybe pneumonia? (The antibiotics that I’m on don’t seem to have done much for my condition, and I’ll be out of them by Sunday or so. We’ll see what happens after that.)

On the down side with June, this is the day that truly heralds the coming of summer for me, and the hot weather that I really dislike. (Yes, even though I was born in summer, on an exceedingly hot day in the year of my birth, I really *hate* the heat and summer.)

Anyway, June is not off to a good start, and I just hope things don’t get worse.

In the meantime, “One day at a time in June” is my motto.

Monday Morning Blahs May 29, 2017

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I woke up this morning after getting what feels like very little sleep. Felt terrible.

I’m not going into details about what’s happening with me today. Not worth the effort here. I am wondering whether part of it is due to the weather (wet and somewhat warm), but don’t know for sure.

I was going to work from home today, but with what’s ailing me today that’s not an option. Suffice to say, I’m going to take it very easy, and try and heal a bit. Goddess willing.

Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled May 28, 2017

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I will not be gaming with the Sunday afternoon gamers today.

I don’t have much of a voice at the moment (it’s now just a scratchy, hollow sounding thing, with lots of burbling in it, meh), but I’m still feeling pretty ill and am coughing away like it’s nobody’s business. It’s been three and a half days since I started taking the antibiotic and I don’t think it’s taken effect yet, or it’s something else going on entirely (perhaps viral now?).

I had hoped to be able to game by today, and was looking forward to getting back into the Sunday campaign of Coriolis – The Third Horizon, but such is not the case.

*sigh*

Have I mentioned how much I hate con crud? 😦