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Respiratory Tests July 7, 2017

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Just got home from having the respiratory tests.

I got to the facility where the tests were scheduled, Bank Respiratory Services, around 1:00 pm, and didn’t have to wait all that long.

I don’t really know how to describe the tests themselves, other than to say that they involved a lot of heavy (*whoosh!*) breathing, controlled breathing, panting breaths, and some other stuff. I will say that I wish I had taken a photo of the room where I’d had the tests, ’cause there was some cool gadgets and gizmos in there. As a bit of a humourous side note, I will say that the nasal clip that is used to prevent you from nose breathing kept slipping off my nose! The tests took about 45 minutes to an hour, and left me feeling a bit dizzy and panting, but that was to be expected.

After spending a bit of time recovering in the waiting room, I headed over to my favourite Harvey’s restaurant and had an Angus burger, some onion rings, and a bottle of water. (While I love Harvey’s, I think I’m getting tired of their food fare. Need to find somewhere else to eat lunches on these days of doctor appointments.) From there, it was over to the pharmacy to pick up some insulin that I had ordered, and finally back to my house, where I took a 45-minute nap and then got down to stuff that I needed to do around the house.

Dinner and a Movie (No Spoilers) July 1, 2017

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Had a good evening yesterday.

The Friday night group and I went out to see the new (well, not really these days) Wonder Woman movie. We went and saw the late afternoon show, as that was the only one at South Keys that wasn’t in 3-D. (Most of us can’t go see 3-D movies because frankly they cause us headaches.)

I’m not going to spoil the movie for folks, but will say that the acting in the film was better than I expected, Gal Godot was terrific in the title role, and it is the best film DC Comics has done to this point. Period.

After the movie, which ended around 7:15 pm or so, the five of us went to the Baton Rouge steakhouse, and had a fine meal with good conversation (discussing some of the movie elements, and explaining about the history of Wonder Woman, whom Ellie is now besotted with!), and then ended the evening with some ice cream at the local Dairy Queen.

Got home before 10:15 pm, and was pretty tired and sleepy.

Home From the Ultrasound Tests June 26, 2017

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I have just got home from the lab where I had the ultrasound tests done.

Suffice it to say, I’m not doing well at the moment, can barely move my left arm and shoulder, and the pain is…very bad.

The tests lasted for just under twenty minutes, but I actually passed out from the pain during the movement of the shoulder at one point for around 30 seconds.

Anyway, I’m home now, alternating ice and heat on my shoulder, and have taken some pain medication and will lie down for about an hour now.

OUCHIE!!!

Io Sono Venuto, Ho Gamed, Io Sopravvissuti A May 21, 2017

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I have returned home.

I came, I gamed, I survived. (Barely, to be honest.)

I’m home from CanGames 2017 (well, about twenty minutes ago), and have come through the convention by the skin of my teeth. There were some really good moments, a couple of really bad moments, but I think I enjoyed my weekend of gaming for the most part. I will be posting up three or four journal entries during the next week or so about the convention, but for now I’m just glad CanGames is over for 2017.

I don’t remember exactly when I got back to the house, but have not unpacked any of the gaming stuff and am about to go lie down before tonight’s insulin injection, and then hopefully get some sleep. On top of the allergies/asthma attack, I think I may have picked up some other bug at the convention, and my back, left shoulder, and right foot are bothering me, well hurting quite bad, my head is entirely clogged and stuffed up, and I’m just plain tired. Oh, and I have no voice.

Good night, all.

Sick at Home March 27, 2017

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Definitely feeling ill today.

Woke up around 3:11 am with a case of mild acid reflux. The stuff must have started causing problems with my air passages, because when I woke up again at 5:45 am, I was hacking and coughing away, and was having definite problems breathing.

At 7:00 am, I called the office and told them that I wasn’t coming in to work for the day. Donna told me she barely recognised my voice, so that wasn’t a good sign.

Suffice to say, I’ve got left shoulder pain, arm pain, neck pain, and head pain. I’m hacking away, and there’s lots of discoloured phlegm, my chest hurts something fierce, and I’m feverish. Taking the rest of the day off, and going to try and sleep and relax.

Good thing I’ve got a doctor’s appointment for tomorrow.

Back to bed. Going to take some Ricola throat drops, and have a cup of tea. Then bed.

An MRI Kind of Friday March 3, 2017

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Hadn’t talked about it on the blog, but I was scheduled to have an MRI this morning at 9:00 am.

Well, the MRI is done, and I’m home. I had a couple of other tests that included some dye and a bit of a sedative, which has made me a little sick to the stomach (on top of still recovering from the antibiotic), so I got home about 11:10, and have been lying down and just taking it easy for a bit.

Feeling somewhat better now, so checking out some e-mail and taking care of a couple of other things.

I’m supposed to game with the Friday night group, so hopefully I’ll feel better in a few hours.

Up first for now, a cup of (peppermint) tea. 🙂

Doctor Appointment Results February 22, 2017

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Well, my fears and suspicions have been confirmed.

I went to the doctor’s office for my appointment early this afternoon, and things came out pretty much as I expected. The doctor listened to my chest and stuff, checked my ears and throat, and told me that there was definite “crackling” in my right lung and some in the left, and confirmed that I’ve got bronchitis. He reassured me that it’s not as bad as it might be, but that a course of antibiotics was called for, and prescribed some Biaxin/Clarithromycin. Meanwhile, the harsh coughing continues at times. So what else is new?

The appointment itself was to go over my latest diabetes test results and a general health check-up, and we talked about various things. Contrary to what the endo had said, my PSA test results were higher than the previous one, not lower, and he’s sending me for another PSA blood test in about a month. As for the diabetes, the doctor was content with where I am right now with it, but that I do need to get the a1C and my triglyceride levels down somewhat (okay, a lot with the latter!).

Went and picked up the antibiotic on the way home, after eating some lunch at Aamp;W. While the root beer (sugar-free!) is great, I’m not crazy about their food, though the sweet potato fries were nice (though not as good as the ones I’ve eaten in Kansas City). Got home, caught up on a bit of e-mail, and watched some curling action at the Scott Tournament of Hearts. Fell asleep (not surprising really, given the night that I’d had), and then did some reading of more Coriolis – The Third Horizon game stuff.

Just about time to make some supper, and then see where the evening leads me. More curling viewing, I suspect. 🙂

Friday Morning Thoughts January 13, 2017

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Woke up this morning after a restless night’s sleep spent tossing and turning. Managed to get my feet caught up in the sheets, and woke at the usual time with my right leg slightly numb from the constriction.

I don’t feel too tired, to be honest, but it’s been a busy morning of work here at the office. Friday being what it is, there have been several meetings to figure things out for next week, so it’s been a busy morning.

Looking forward to going home for the weekend, and having a bit of a rest. Since the forecast is for extremely cold weather, I think maybe I’ll hibernate. 🙂

The Afternoon, and Evening Gaming January 4, 2017

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Came home from work, and took it relatively easy, enjoying a leisurely lunch of beef & barley soup, some crackers, and a grilled cheese sandwich with coleslaw.

Watched a couple of episodes of pvr stuff, and then did some vacuuming.

Have spent the latter part of the afternoon reading up on and working out some timeline stuff for this evening’s game of Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet with the Wednesday night group. First roleplaying session of 2017, so really looking forward to that. 🙂

Final Day of 2016 December 31, 2016

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It’s the last day of 2016.

Thank Goddess this year is coming to an end. Sure, there have been some good moments in time this past year, but 2016 saw too many deaths of beloved figures in both music and entertainment, a change in U.S. politics whose ramifications will be felt most strongly in 2017, and the senseless slaughter of too many people world-wide in acts of terrorism and sheer evil. Add to that the rough times I’ve had this year health-wise and in other regards that I’ve not discussed this year, and… Well, to reiterate, good riddance to 2016.

It’s a Saturday morning, so I’m sitting here at home taking it relatively easy. The weather outside is cold, and the snow is coming down (there’s supposed to be another 15-20 centimeters of the white stuff today and tonight), and I feel as if I’ve not really slept all that well last night. 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.