Category Archives: Health

Mostly about my usually improving health via exercise and diet. Other times, being sick.

My weight is under 260 for the first time in over year!

Today required a double take with the scale but since I can’t get to the gym and scheduling bike time on a week day is a nuisance, I’ve had to cut back on eating; one of my favorite activities! Well, … Continue reading

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The overdue explanation for May 2021’s Header

While I await the green light to bring Agamemnon home; I did receive a call at 6 AM today with an update that was optimistic, he thanks you all in his odd way; I want to explain the weird “blob” … Continue reading

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Back to normal completely!

With shot number two earlier this week, I could follow through on the second part I wanted to do…cut my hair back to what I normally look like. It had about 13 months and the place I used to go … Continue reading

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Yes (Again)! Now to wait two weeks!

At last! I received my second dose of Moderna to get me out of the woods. Austin’s rollout for the second round was pretty different. Not only did I have to drive further south, I had to stay in my … Continue reading

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I’m set for vaccine shot #2 next Wednesday!

Finally! Austin Public Health followed through yesterday to inform me that I’m scheduled for my second Moderna shot. With it, I will soon be invincible! Mwah ha ha! There was some fatigue on the first evening so I’m hoping my … Continue reading

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As promised per poll n’ vaccine, beard trimming. Hair later.

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Some progress, I fit in my “new” jeans

The new year started off with one ugly realization…the weight I’ve put on during the Pandemic and probably going too far during the Holiday Stretch. Talk about a stretch too, I couldn’t fit into my standard jeans easily so I … Continue reading

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One year of officially being in a Pandemic

Hmm. I must be too self-involved. I was rejoicing my refinancing finally going through on this date last year. The UN-led body made it official on this day while Orange Foolius and other GOP morons kept trying to downplay its … Continue reading

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Yes! Now to wait at least four weeks

I’m now only about half way out of the woods! Since I received the Moderna vaccine, I need a second shot between four and eight weeks. Did it hurt? It smarted like all sharp needles in the upper arm do! … Continue reading

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Finally getting a vaccine shot!

I registered with Austin Public Health’s site, jumped through the hurdles which was their questionnaire and qualified on several fronts I wasn’t proud of: obese (but I’ve lost 10 pounds since New Year’s Day!), asthma (dammit!) and high blood pressure … Continue reading

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CV-19 Update #2

The test results came in and I was alerted minutes ago, pretty impressive, I found out within 22 hours. NEGATIVE That’s all for Jennifer and me. We can all get on with our lives, namely, watching the Packers crush Bucs’ … Continue reading

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CV-19 Update #1

At least the testing was free as we rushed to downtown Austin. It’s also easier to take. Last Summer it was a painful shove up both nostrils. The pain lingered for a couple hours. Now they’ve got it down to … Continue reading

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Jennifer has tested “positive” for CV-19

Jennifer just received the phone call from her employer about an hour ago. We’re both off to get (re)tested since there’s a good chance it’s a false positive given the number of times she is tested—three times a week since … Continue reading

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Designated sane for the holidays and days are getting longer!

I recently got off the phone with my therapist for the year and she has declared me A-OK for the next couple weeks, phew! I wasn’t really worried. Despite how much 2020 sucks for everyone, suffering from anxiety already had … Continue reading

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Possible ray of hope, if it’s true. Dec. 2020 edition

Jennifer alerted me to this article last night when we were talking. Oddly it wasn’t in the regular news feeds I follow but the Austin American-Statesman is about a C+ on the reliability scale in my experience. The local excuse for … Continue reading

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Today’s Mood (October 2020)

It seems like the weekend isn’t enough to recuperate with because we Americans waste it running around, finishing the crap we didn’t accomplish during the week! Making the two days off a paradox. Even so, I ‘wasted’ my Saturday by … Continue reading

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