Category Archives: health

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

That’s what I finally just did for the first time since July 2. My sudden incapacitation on July 3rd rudely interrupted my almost-daily rhythm of taking my dog, Stella, for a 2 to 3 mile walk. Hell, it interrupted ALL … Continue reading

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Kick-Starting Motivation

As I slowly progress towards rehabbing myself back into functional shape, I am trying to regain some sense of motivation beyond “getting better.” See, for the first week or so after injuring my back, my main motivation was finding some … Continue reading

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Slo-mentum

Update on my Rehab/Recovery I continue to make slow, somewhat steady progress on the rehab front — with the emphasis on S-L-O-W. As noted in my last entry here some weeks back, I can make it around the first floor … Continue reading

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Inertia…

An object at rest will remain at rest… Inertia is a fundamental law of physics, enshrined by Sir Isaac Newton as his First Law of Motion. It usual refers to objects, but as a physical being, I feel it quite … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News — Nothing New

Posted on my social media yesterday afternoon: Good news/bad news from my excursion to the spinal specialist in the Springs: nothing indicating surgery (Good!), nothing they can do at this point (bad) — that is, nothing new. Basically, nothing has … Continue reading

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Sliding into September

At long last — September is here! I’ve always loved September. It’s the best month of the year. I mean, first off, it’s my birthday month. It’s also the start of the traditional school year, so it brings a sense … Continue reading

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Adjusting to Semi-Suspended Animation

Update on my back troubles… 6 weeks ago, everything changed suddenly when I found myself stricken with severe sciatic pain shooting down from my hip to my thigh. Since then, I’ve been mostly incapacitated. My mobility remains seriously compromised while … Continue reading

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Flat on my Back —for Weeks to Come

Excerpted from an email sent to a friend, updating him on my health situation: “About 2 weeks ago (July 3) I suddenly had stabbing, shooting pain in my back, down my leg, recognizable as sciatica pain — which I’ve never … Continue reading

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Full Stop — July, 2022 Version

Last year, my brother died at the end of June. My blogging came to a hard stop. This year, it’s me. That is, the reason for the full stop this July, is my sudden but severe incapacitation from severe back … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin’s Dialogue with his Gout

Gout — historically renowned as the “Disease of Kings” or the “Rich Man’s Disease — is, in fact, neither. Take it from me. I am neither rich nor king but I have gout. Most gout sufferers have a genetic predisposition … Continue reading

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