nekkid

I'm Just Practical

I know I've said this before, but I'm probably one of the last people on the planet apparently who can't see paying a small fortune for a freggin' PHONE. I have a $15 flip Tracfone I grab when I leave the house in case of emergency, or if I need to make a VERY rare call when away from home. I buy a card to refill minutes every 90 days for $20. At home, I use a cheap VOIP based phone service (around $7/month). I've never sent a "text" in my life, only make/receive voice calls on phones. If I think I may want to take a picture when I leave the house, I grab my Panasonic point and shoot camera on the way out the door. ALL my "internet" based stuff is done on my home desktop.

Guess most would call me either "cheap" or "old fashioned", but I do what I think is practical for me.
aging

Mo' Doctors and Therapy

Orthopedic doctor at my appointment this morning gave me another injection in my left shoulder to help with the aching. This time however, it seems the pain has gotten a bit worse instead of better. Have another therapy appointment tomorrow morning.

Doctor said if, after six therapy sessions, if the arm isn't improving, they may consider surgery, which can be done laparoscopically, unlike my esophagus surgery, where they "cut me open".
harris, biden

I'm Baaaaaaack....

Back online. After Hurricane Delta moved through the area Friday evening, our internet went down and didn't come back up until a few minutes ago.

Luckily, the electricity only went down a couple seconds this time, just long enough to turn the PC off and screw with the clocks on the microwave and coffee maker. After Laura, we had no power for 5 days.

So, I got a little over two days of "catching up" to do online now.
aging

Physical Therapy

Had a physical therapy appointment early this morning at the hospital for my left arm. The physical therapist had me lift and extend my arm as far as I could without screaming, and took measurements. She then attached some sticky pads around my shoulder area, and connected them to a device that produced a kind of vibrating effect, which caused the muscles in my arm to contract. The machine ran for around 15 minutes, coming on a while every 10 seconds or so. During that time, a heated towel was draped over my shoulder.

After that was finished, she sent in another woman who went over some arm exercises they want me to try to do at least once daily. She also gave me papers with instructions for the exercises, for reference (my memory is terrible these days). The woman then applied something she called "biofreeze" to my shoulder area. Nothing they did today seemed to have helped the arm soreness. It's actually slightly MORE sore at the moment than it was, probably because of the movements they had me go through. I have another appointment next Thursday.

All that said... I'd get "physical" with that therapist given the opportunity. Yes, my mind stays in the gutter.
harris, biden

Well... I'm WAITING...

Still waiting for the money a friend contributed to my GoFundMe on Sept. 24th to appear in my account. The service announced they were  "moving to a new system for processing donations", so I put in a  transfer of my account to the new system, which I got confirmation it  was successful. Have a bill due this Wednesday I won't be able to pay in  full if they don't hurry with putting that donation into my funds. 😕

harris, biden

Irritating Neighbors

Neighbors still driving me kind of nuts riding that damn small motorbike around their front yard almost ALL day. The noise is irritating, especially since this room is near the property line. Drowns out the sound from the TV and computer. 🤬

harris, biden

Yet MORE Annoyances

It's bad enough I have trouble sleeping at night, what with the arm pain and my stomach issues making me have to lay on my back (never could sleep well on my back). Now, the assclowns next door bought their kid a small motorbike, and they've been driving it up and down their yard EARLY in the mornings.

Hope the kid breaks a freggin' leg.