Ow

Apr. 19th, 2011 04:17 pm
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Slashed my left index finger pretty badly while cooking lunch today. It wouldn't stop bleeding after an hour of pressure, so I called my doctor. Complications ensued; they wanted me to go to an ER, but that has a $250-$500 co-pay. It wasn't THAT big a slice! It certainly wasn't spurting.

Because I was in a different state from my doctor, I was able to call Blue Cross and get authorization to go to a local Urgent Care Center. $35 instead of $250!

They numbed the finger - which took two pretty damned painful injections, much worse than the root canal was - and put in a stitch (I felt nothing). I have to go back tomorrow for a look-over, and then they'll take the stitch out in a week.

I have the next two days off anyway (it's our anniversary), which is good because it's really inconvenient to type!

Oh, and the doctor said I have really thin skin, for what that's worth.

Ow

Apr. 19th, 2011 04:17 pm
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Slashed my left index finger pretty badly while cooking lunch today. It wouldn't stop bleeding after an hour of pressure, so I called my doctor. Complications ensued; they wanted me to go to an ER, but that has a $250-$500 co-pay. It wasn't THAT big a slice! It certainly wasn't spurting.

Because I was in a different state from my doctor, I was able to call Blue Cross and get authorization to go to a local Urgent Care Center. $35 instead of $250!

They numbed the finger - which took two pretty damned painful injections, much worse than the root canal was - and put in a stitch (I felt nothing). I have to go back tomorrow for a look-over, and then they'll take the stitch out in a week.

I have the next two days off anyway (it's our anniversary), which is good because it's really inconvenient to type!

Oh, and the doctor said I have really thin skin, for what that's worth.

The Y

Jul. 13th, 2010 11:44 pm
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I heard that the YMCA is dropping the "MCA" from its name. Interesting.

It was another good day. Sebastian had his first day at summer camp; it's the day care/kindergarten that he went to for several years after he turned two. He'd begged to go again for summer camp this year (they take kids older than him, too).

I couldn't go along to drop him off, since I was working. But Teri said that when they got there, a lot of kids recognized him and shouted "Sebastian!" and the look on his face was priceless; he didn't know what to do! Of course he had a great time and was trying to arrange a play date with one of his friends when we came to pick him up.

Teri had suggested that we work out at the Y tonight, and had me call them to reserve a place for Sebastian in the 5:30 kid's exercise class. They told me that the 4:30 class was nearly full, but that no one else had called for the 5:30 class; unless they had at least two kids, there wouldn't BE a class tonight. They said they'd call me at 5 and let me know.

But they didn't. So I called back. It turned out that we'd screwed up; there were NO classes on Tuesday night, as I should have remembered! But there was a new program for kids aged 6-12; an hour of supervised activity in the gym, and then an hour of supervised swimming. Sebastian begged to go. Teri initially said no, but eventually we got her to change her mind.

We dropped him off, and then went over to Chelo's for dinner. It was delicious; I've really come to enjoy their light grilled chicken dinner! I wish I knew how they made the chicken taste so good.

After dinner we headed back to the gym, worked out for a while (I put in 37 good hard minutes on the elliptical machine), and then took Sebastian home. He'd had a lot of fun, although he'd fallen and hit his shin rather badly while he was there. There's a large red bump on his leg, but it doesn't hurt him much and doesn't seem to be restricting his movement at all. We'll take a look at it tomorrow, and if we're at all unsure we'll call his doctor.

The Y

Jul. 13th, 2010 11:44 pm
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I heard that the YMCA is dropping the "MCA" from its name. Interesting.

It was another good day. Sebastian had his first day at summer camp; it's the day care/kindergarten that he went to for several years after he turned two. He'd begged to go again for summer camp this year (they take kids older than him, too).

I couldn't go along to drop him off, since I was working. But Teri said that when they got there, a lot of kids recognized him and shouted "Sebastian!" and the look on his face was priceless; he didn't know what to do! Of course he had a great time and was trying to arrange a play date with one of his friends when we came to pick him up.

Teri had suggested that we work out at the Y tonight, and had me call them to reserve a place for Sebastian in the 5:30 kid's exercise class. They told me that the 4:30 class was nearly full, but that no one else had called for the 5:30 class; unless they had at least two kids, there wouldn't BE a class tonight. They said they'd call me at 5 and let me know.

But they didn't. So I called back. It turned out that we'd screwed up; there were NO classes on Tuesday night, as I should have remembered! But there was a new program for kids aged 6-12; an hour of supervised activity in the gym, and then an hour of supervised swimming. Sebastian begged to go. Teri initially said no, but eventually we got her to change her mind.

We dropped him off, and then went over to Chelo's for dinner. It was delicious; I've really come to enjoy their light grilled chicken dinner! I wish I knew how they made the chicken taste so good.

After dinner we headed back to the gym, worked out for a while (I put in 37 good hard minutes on the elliptical machine), and then took Sebastian home. He'd had a lot of fun, although he'd fallen and hit his shin rather badly while he was there. There's a large red bump on his leg, but it doesn't hurt him much and doesn't seem to be restricting his movement at all. We'll take a look at it tomorrow, and if we're at all unsure we'll call his doctor.
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To my surprise, Sebastian took another walk with me today. It was shorter than I wanted, only about 25 minutes, but we had a nice stroll.

Earlier tonight, I did an experiment of sorts. I mixed equal amounts of ground turkey and ground beef together, made it into hamburgers, and barbecued them.

I didn't like the way the meats mixed together; they weren't homogenous, but seemed like very moist clay. The texture seemed wrong. I mixed in a small amount of my soy sauce & Worcestershire marinade, but was very dubious about the whole thing - so much so that I grabbed some hot dogs and threw them on the grill too.

The burgers had the color of chicken breasts, and didn't smell quite right. I was psyching myself into nausea. But when I finally tried one, I have to admit: it was virtually indistinguishable from a regular beef burger. And I think it was probably a good bit healthier, since it had half the red meat of my usual burgers!
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To my surprise, Sebastian took another walk with me today. It was shorter than I wanted, only about 25 minutes, but we had a nice stroll.

Earlier tonight, I did an experiment of sorts. I mixed equal amounts of ground turkey and ground beef together, made it into hamburgers, and barbecued them.

I didn't like the way the meats mixed together; they weren't homogenous, but seemed like very moist clay. The texture seemed wrong. I mixed in a small amount of my soy sauce & Worcestershire marinade, but was very dubious about the whole thing - so much so that I grabbed some hot dogs and threw them on the grill too.

The burgers had the color of chicken breasts, and didn't smell quite right. I was psyching myself into nausea. But when I finally tried one, I have to admit: it was virtually indistinguishable from a regular beef burger. And I think it was probably a good bit healthier, since it had half the red meat of my usual burgers!

A walk

Jul. 11th, 2010 11:30 pm
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We went to Capron Park Zoo today, and then after that Sebastian played in the playground there. It was fun.

Teri went to bed early, and Sebastian asked to play with his Webkinz online. I decided to take a walk; I suppose walking around the zoo could be considered exercise, but I think it's important for me to walk every day. I told Sebastian I'd be taking a walk, and he asked if there were any "bad guys" around. I assured him I'd be safe, but he asked if I could just walk around the back yard a couple of times instead.

After I explained that I wanted to walk for at least half an hour, and that I'd have to walk around our back yard fifty or a hundred times, he suggested I walk down to his karate school and back. I guess he thinks that's a safer route.

I told Teri that I'd be walking (she was still awake), and she suggested that I ask Sebastian if he'd like to come along. I doubted he'd be interested - he was playing Webkinz, after all - but when I asked him, his face lit up and he said "YES!". So we went on a walk together, him and me.

It was really nice. We chatted; he had lots to tell me about how he'd been a defender against bullies in the 1st grade, and how he was feeling a little nervous about going into third grade this fall. As we were walking, I spotted something that I thought was a bird in a nearby lawn; my vision hasn't been good lately, so I pointed it out to Sebastian. It turned out to be a largish turtle, perhaps a foot long from snout to tail! And it was alive, too. We saw its head move.

We walked a bit further towards Stop & Shop, and then turned around to walk back to Cumberland Farms (I hadn't planned to walk all the way to Stop & Shop, I was just curious to see how far we'd get in that direction). The sky was beautiful. Every time we crossed the street Sebastian had fun with it, saying "panic attack! panic attack!" if he saw a car in the distance. We got to Cumberland Farms, picked up milk, orange juice, and a small container of some ghastly blue drink that Sebastian wanted. Then we headed for home. It was about a half-hour walk altogether, our first intentional stroll for exercise. I really liked it. We'll do it again!

A walk

Jul. 11th, 2010 11:30 pm
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We went to Capron Park Zoo today, and then after that Sebastian played in the playground there. It was fun.

Teri went to bed early, and Sebastian asked to play with his Webkinz online. I decided to take a walk; I suppose walking around the zoo could be considered exercise, but I think it's important for me to walk every day. I told Sebastian I'd be taking a walk, and he asked if there were any "bad guys" around. I assured him I'd be safe, but he asked if I could just walk around the back yard a couple of times instead.

After I explained that I wanted to walk for at least half an hour, and that I'd have to walk around our back yard fifty or a hundred times, he suggested I walk down to his karate school and back. I guess he thinks that's a safer route.

I told Teri that I'd be walking (she was still awake), and she suggested that I ask Sebastian if he'd like to come along. I doubted he'd be interested - he was playing Webkinz, after all - but when I asked him, his face lit up and he said "YES!". So we went on a walk together, him and me.

It was really nice. We chatted; he had lots to tell me about how he'd been a defender against bullies in the 1st grade, and how he was feeling a little nervous about going into third grade this fall. As we were walking, I spotted something that I thought was a bird in a nearby lawn; my vision hasn't been good lately, so I pointed it out to Sebastian. It turned out to be a largish turtle, perhaps a foot long from snout to tail! And it was alive, too. We saw its head move.

We walked a bit further towards Stop & Shop, and then turned around to walk back to Cumberland Farms (I hadn't planned to walk all the way to Stop & Shop, I was just curious to see how far we'd get in that direction). The sky was beautiful. Every time we crossed the street Sebastian had fun with it, saying "panic attack! panic attack!" if he saw a car in the distance. We got to Cumberland Farms, picked up milk, orange juice, and a small container of some ghastly blue drink that Sebastian wanted. Then we headed for home. It was about a half-hour walk altogether, our first intentional stroll for exercise. I really liked it. We'll do it again!

Status

Oct. 27th, 2009 12:06 pm
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Lots to tell about.

My hand still hurts, so I'm taking a regular dose of ibuprofen twice a day. The bruising has faded somewhat.

I still can't put pressure on it in the direction I fell; it hurts too much. I called the urgentcare clinic where I had it x-rayed, and they confirmed that it's not broken. I may call my doctor if it doesn't feel a lot better soon.
Read more... )

Status

Oct. 27th, 2009 12:06 pm
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Lots to tell about.

My hand still hurts, so I'm taking a regular dose of ibuprofen twice a day. The bruising has faded somewhat.

I still can't put pressure on it in the direction I fell; it hurts too much. I called the urgentcare clinic where I had it x-rayed, and they confirmed that it's not broken. I may call my doctor if it doesn't feel a lot better soon.
Read more... )
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I've been home more than usual for various reasons, and so got to play a little more than usual. I'm handicapped by having to play with only one hand; the pain is decreasing and I can use a finger or two on my left hand to hit the shift key, but I'm not playing anywhere near as well as usual.

Still, I've made progress. The primary beneficiary is Linkomac, the Draenei hunter. He's up to level 19, and now I'm in the process of trying to scrape up enough money to get him a mount and training at level 20. His skinning/leatherworking is going pretty well, but it's hard to make much money selling leather at this level.

I got him to Ironforge a while back to pick up Gun skill, but his crossbow still does more damage. He has a pet; a Nightstalker (?), a panther who is quite useful. Between him and his pet, they can finish off enemies quite quickly, even ones a couple of levels higher than he is.

I have to say that hunters seem to be an extremely effective class! Linkomac has been levelling far more quickly than any of my other characters. I've heard that the Draenei and Blood Elf starting areas are better-designed for levelling than the starting areas for the original races, so maybe that's a contributing factor.

His biggest problem is lack of inventory space. All of his bags are 8-slot, which really sucks. Unfortunately Domac can't make anything better, and none of my characters can afford anything better.

Haven't played the other characters much. Domac's enchanting skill is over 50, and she made some minor wizard's oil for Omacmage; I hadn't realized that it was five doses per batch. I need to level her up more, so she can make bigger bags and better enchantments.

I got Omacmage across the sea to the elf-country again, and did some fishing on the shore. Got some oily blackmouth and some sealed trunks. As I was fishing, a huge Horde expedition raced across the sea in front of me, somehow solidifying the water momentarily as they passed. They must have seen me, but luckily they ignored me. They wiped out everyone on the docks, I believe, but by the time I got there they were gone.
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I've been home more than usual for various reasons, and so got to play a little more than usual. I'm handicapped by having to play with only one hand; the pain is decreasing and I can use a finger or two on my left hand to hit the shift key, but I'm not playing anywhere near as well as usual.

Still, I've made progress. The primary beneficiary is Linkomac, the Draenei hunter. He's up to level 19, and now I'm in the process of trying to scrape up enough money to get him a mount and training at level 20. His skinning/leatherworking is going pretty well, but it's hard to make much money selling leather at this level.

I got him to Ironforge a while back to pick up Gun skill, but his crossbow still does more damage. He has a pet; a Nightstalker (?), a panther who is quite useful. Between him and his pet, they can finish off enemies quite quickly, even ones a couple of levels higher than he is.

I have to say that hunters seem to be an extremely effective class! Linkomac has been levelling far more quickly than any of my other characters. I've heard that the Draenei and Blood Elf starting areas are better-designed for levelling than the starting areas for the original races, so maybe that's a contributing factor.

His biggest problem is lack of inventory space. All of his bags are 8-slot, which really sucks. Unfortunately Domac can't make anything better, and none of my characters can afford anything better.

Haven't played the other characters much. Domac's enchanting skill is over 50, and she made some minor wizard's oil for Omacmage; I hadn't realized that it was five doses per batch. I need to level her up more, so she can make bigger bags and better enchantments.

I got Omacmage across the sea to the elf-country again, and did some fishing on the shore. Got some oily blackmouth and some sealed trunks. As I was fishing, a huge Horde expedition raced across the sea in front of me, somehow solidifying the water momentarily as they passed. They must have seen me, but luckily they ignored me. They wiped out everyone on the docks, I believe, but by the time I got there they were gone.

No call

Oct. 23rd, 2009 02:43 pm
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No call from the radiologist. But my hand is black and hurts a lot.

No call

Oct. 23rd, 2009 02:43 pm
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No call from the radiologist. But my hand is black and hurts a lot.
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I was home today, and took a bad fall while out walking with Teri. I've either broken or sprained my left wrist and/or thumb. On first look the doctor didn't see a break, but the radiologist will look at it tomorrow. He'll call if it's a break.

From the pain, I believe it's a break. For now, it's immobilized, iced, and I'm waiting for Teri to bring back some ibuprofen.
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I was home today, and took a bad fall while out walking with Teri. I've either broken or sprained my left wrist and/or thumb. On first look the doctor didn't see a break, but the radiologist will look at it tomorrow. He'll call if it's a break.

From the pain, I believe it's a break. For now, it's immobilized, iced, and I'm waiting for Teri to bring back some ibuprofen.

Health

Oct. 15th, 2009 10:48 am
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My sinuses have been hurting like a bastard. The pain was intermittant for weeks, but it has been getting worse - and yesterday it was continuous. Particularly on the right side, making me feel as if I needed a root canal.

I've been doing the sinus rinse almost every night. That's a...well, here's a link to a YouTube commercial that shows how to do it, at around 1:30 in. Warning, it's a little gross-looking.

It's helping, and it doesn't hurt, but I wish it were helping more.

Maybe if I got more sleep...

Health

Oct. 15th, 2009 10:48 am
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My sinuses have been hurting like a bastard. The pain was intermittant for weeks, but it has been getting worse - and yesterday it was continuous. Particularly on the right side, making me feel as if I needed a root canal.

I've been doing the sinus rinse almost every night. That's a...well, here's a link to a YouTube commercial that shows how to do it, at around 1:30 in. Warning, it's a little gross-looking.

It's helping, and it doesn't hurt, but I wish it were helping more.

Maybe if I got more sleep...

WoW diet

Sep. 18th, 2009 01:48 pm
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Since I started playing World of Warcraft, I've lost nearly 15 pounds. I've been eating a lot less a night, and almost never having dessert. And you know what? I don't miss it!

WoW diet

Sep. 18th, 2009 01:48 pm
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Since I started playing World of Warcraft, I've lost nearly 15 pounds. I've been eating a lot less a night, and almost never having dessert. And you know what? I don't miss it!

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