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MEDICAL: I’ve Fallen, But I Totally Got Up

Yesterday I was walking to coffee shop when I noticed that I could save myself half a block of walking by hopping down from a foot-and-a-half retaining wall into the parking lot. No problem, I thought, that doesn’t even count as a jump. Well, I wish I’d ever stopped and re-thought that at my age, […]

MEDICAL UPDATE: Time For The Ablation

I’ve been pretty quiet about my medical situation for the past month mainly because the only thing to talk about was waiting for my insurance company to see the light of reason. Eventually, and with a lot of help from the fine folks in my cardiologist’s office, they did … and they approved my cardiac […]

MEDICAL: Insurance Troubles

I was planning to make a post to let folks know that today’s the day for my cardiac ablation—the procedure I was talking about in my previous medical update. By the time most of you read it, the procedure would probably be done and I could answer questions and show off my newly ablated heart. […]

MEDICAL: Our Story So Far

You may recall that I had an unexpected visit and stay in the hospital back in February, and since then have only on the rare occasion vague-booked about that and follow-up medical news. Well, it’s time for me to rectify that and spin the whole tale for those who are interested to know it. (Okay, […]

MEDICAL: And So the Insurance Paperwork Begins . . . Oddly

So, I’ve never had to deal with medical bills/insurance coverage before … but that’s about to change. (Those who follow me on Facebook already know that I was hospitalized for a couple of days in February, and I’ve had follow-up doctor visits in the six weeks since. I’ll make a post here soon to give […]

Leg Update

Because so many people responded to my stupidly long post yesterday, I figure they deserved an update.   The antibiotics are already starting to work. The coloration is better, the swelling is down, and the pain has lessened. I’m still not back to how I was on Thursday, but it seems like the nasty possibility […]

Oy! What A Day It’s Been!

It started this morning when I got out of bed and noticed that there was a some redness and swelling on the shin of my left ankle … as in the same leg where my knee is still not healed up fully. It was slightly warm to the touch, but not “raging infection” hot, and […]

Sunday Knee Update

As the weekend pulls to a close, I thought I’d give an update on my knee. It seems that given time, even incremental progress eventually leads to what seems like big improvements. Based on my doctor’s advice on Friday, I’ve been wearing the knee brace less and less … and slowly increasing the distance that […]

Saturday Knee Update

So, I went a couple of days without an update. That’s a good sign, right? Absolutely, yes … but it’s also a sign of how exhausted I was at the end of each of the last two days. Tired and unfocused enough, anyway, that I didn’t have it in me to write even brief overviews […]

Wednesday Midday Knee Update

Yesterday was a busy day in the land of the wounded knee. With the help of JD & Keri, I managed to get back to the office for the first time in over a week, and I put in a solid half-day of work (mostly without leaving my desk. I’ll be honest, it wasn’t the most […]