Month: November 2016

Getting back into the swing

Reading Time: 3 minutes
  • Weight: 280
  • BP: 130/82

Dear Miss:

As you know, boy hasn’t been posting the last couple of days, due to certain things that have happened, and he understands he needs to get back to his commitment, so here he goes again.

Work today was a lovely disaster, as he messaged you on Telegram.  He knew it was going to be rough, and his wrist has again been bothering him.  Knowing that for the next 3 weeks it’s going to be turkeys, turkeys & more turkeys, he took his wrist splint to work today with him.  Darn good thing he did too.  The splint/brace did what it was supposed to do, and boy was able to get his job done better by using it.  Even though boy does have a limited range of motion with his wrists, the brace gave just enough support that boy was able to do his work without his arm screaming in pain.  Even so, he has a few things he needs to speak to the PT (Physical Therapist) about on Wednesday; the pain seems to be situated a little more up the arm than the wrist, but he doesn’t expect the therapist to be terribly surprised by that.  When the therapist does his work on boy’s arm, that’s one of the areas that he concentrates on as well.  But still, more information is helpful in the long run, isn’t it?

The day went by pretty quickly.  Even with the time change, boy did manage to get almost a full 8 hours of sleep, when the alarm went off at 4:45 am, boy was dreaming about something regarding work, and was surprised by the alarm…although it’s not really an alarm, just a playlist on his iPod…a reminder that he needs to change some of the songs on the playlist, as they’re playing a lot over and over and need to be switched out.

Tomorrow is a different sort of day, it starts out with inventory and then goes on from there.  Mondays are generally a little less hectic, which is a good thing overall, since if it was a madhouse, it wouldn’t behoove or be good for the department, as being short staffed and swamped is a bad combination.  boy will be getting to work at 5 am, but will be getting out of work at 1:30, so for him that’s a good thing, so he can get some things accomplished before he might need a nap.

It’s now 8 pm.  boy needs to be going to sleep, so he will wish you a good night, and a good tomorrow.  You are loved, and have been missed today, but boy knows you will be in touch when you can.  good night, Miss.

boy

A sense of accomplishment

Reading Time: 3 minutes
  • Weight: 279
  • BP: 130/82

Dear Miss:

boy had his PT appointment this morning, the therapist is still working on his wrist, and boy is hoping that the therapy will do what it’s supposed to do over the alloted time that his insurance will pay (20 sessions).  A good amount of exercises, some work on a hand bike, a stationary rowing machine and some ultrasound treatment is the prescription that your boy has been getting, but boy is still skeptical that it’s going to have the required effect before the treatment is over.

boy has been wearing his wrist brace after coming home, and wore it while he was raking leaves this afternoon.  boy purchased a leaf blower last year (handheld) and made use of it today, since doing all the work with the rake wouldn’t have been a good idea.  As it was, boy used both of his rakes, and the blower rather sparingly.  When all was said and done, and the leaves were safely on the curb, boy mowed the lawn, but didn’t use the bagger, just mulched what leaves were left on the lawn, since there’s more leaves to come, and this won’t be the last time boy mows the lawn either.  Too, it’s supposed to rain either tonight or tomorrow, so that will help in the long run towards fertilizing the lawn, using the mulched leaves and grass clippings, instead of putting them in the bagger and depositing them on the compost pile behind the garage.

Getting things like that done give your boy a great sense of accomplishment, something that moves the bar a little closer towards being ready for the next season around here.  Much like in the spring, when removing snow from the driveway gives way to lawn mowing and trimming, it allows your boy to feel good about getting things done.  It’s something that your boy has been doing most of his life, considering that he grew up in a home that had close to 3 acres of lawn to keep cut back, as well as 20 plus trees that deposited a hideous amount of leaves every fall.  Back then, leaf burning was allowed to a certain extent and just about anyone that had a large yard and large amount of trees was permitted to burn leaves and brush without any raised eyebrows.  Nowadays it’s very different, one needs all sorts of permits in order to do that, and it’s just sort of turned on it’s head.  But that’s a different conversation for a different day.

Your boy like to accomplish things.  It makes him feel good.  But it does anyone when they succeed in what they’re doing.

Hope that you had a good day yourself Miss, your boy thinks about you and looks forward to a time when you and he accomplish things together.

Good night, Miss.

boy

The migraine

Reading Time: 3 minutes
  • Weight: 280
  • BP: 135/90

Dear Miss:

migrainehave you ever had a headache so bad you wanted to throw up?  Your boy did at 10:30 last night.  Your boy once had a bout of migraines about 10 years ago, they appeared in April of that year, and disappeared about 3 weeks later.  Even after going to several doctors, having an MRI and CAT scan, there still wasn’t any explanation about why it happened or what was causing it.  Just as quickly as it happened, it was gone, and your boy didn’t have another one until last night.

Your boy tried the different remedies that have worked in the past for headaches; painkillers, a hot shower (as hot as boy could stand it, and letting it pound on his head) but while that brought slight temporary relief, it just didn’t take away the pain sufficiently.  boy wasn’t even able to use his CPAP, as the pressure from the straps that went around his head made the pain even worse.  Consequently, your boy didn’t get very good sleep last night.

But, at least he did get about 5 hours of sleep.  Thankfully upon awakening this morning, the feeling of nausea was gone, and the pain had dissipated.  Back to the other things that were causing him pain, the area of his mouth where the teeth were extracted, and has been in pain ever since.

boy went to the dentist after work, and it was confirmed that; while the area is healing ok, there’s still a post operative infection that the amoxicillin isn’t taking care of, so boy was given a prescription for a stronger antibiotic, as well as told to return to the salt water rinses.  Something that your boy was thoroughly sick of, but if it helps in the long run, he’s all for it.  Just wants to get this behind him, even though there are going to be more visits to the dentist in the future.  (No, your boy isn’t thrilled about that…)

boy was very pleased with the treat that you rewarded him with this evening, and is looking forward to more treats of that variety in the future.  Tomorrow is another day, and boy, while being off from work, still has some things to do.  boy hopes you dream sweet and sleep deep.

boy