Archive for July, 2017

Transitions

Posted on Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 5:17 am

Well, my last morning in Austin for a while.  Heading back to Elgin in a few hours.  Not a lot to pack this time.  I can feel Myka’s loneliness.  And I’m looking forward to resuming the dips in the pool.  The 6 hour electrical outage yesterday evening was not the way I wanted to end the rather warm (106°F) summer stay.

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I’m hopeful that I’ll get to head back to Brenham in a couple of weeks.  I’m canceling the appointments on Wednesday because of my knee.  I won’t be able to do the treadmill EKG until it gets a little better.  And I’m tired of the 150 mile turn around for appointments.  A two mile trip is much better in the heat of summer.

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Made the migration for vincebell.com yesterday, but a clientTransferProhibited tag on the domain is holding things up.  But the site is uploaded and mail server configured.  So my work for the moment is done.

Last day of rest

Posted on Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 9:52 am

Tomorrow begins my hectic schedule, starting before noon with two doctors’ appointments, there and back to Brenham, then a run into Austin when I get back, to housesit.

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Temperatures will be up around 100°F this week.  Not particularly looking forward to it, but I do have A/C (except in the truck).

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Still getting in the pool every day, but that streak ends tomorrow.

Well…

Posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Coming out of the last couple of weeks alive.  On the 10th of July, I had a spell of tachycardia (180 bpm) brought on by a reaction with lisinopril.  Needless to say, it’s been a pretty trying time, both before the event and after.  It worked on my blood pressure well, but the side effects grew and then cascaded.  And I can’t say if there was anything left untoward with the heart as a result.  It’s out of my system, and the side effects are gone, but I am a little on the cautious side until I see the cardiologist next week.  The replacement metoprolol isn’t doing the job.

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But I have managed to be in the pool every day since I arrived.  And the food and company has been fun.  I haven’t done poorly.  The office is up and running.  I am handling business.  I’m feeling pretty good, now that I have cleansed the body.

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But I’m not pressing anything, taking everything in due course.  I am dealing with a coming vincebell.com change of server.  I am looking at recording and burning DVDs, but probably after I housesit for Alicia to close out the month.  That starts the day after my doctors’ appointments in Brenham.  I’m getting through the heat of summer without too much misery.

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Myka has taken to hanging under the house until she gets hungry.  Sometimes I can coax her out, other days are more resistive.

Austin

Posted on Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 1:44 am

Wel, the last week has been a mix and a bit of a blur.  Got Vince’s site cleaned up.  Dealt with a residual bureaucratic detail.  Took care of the animals and kept chaos under the door from erupting into a blur of fur.

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Not much in the way of face to face socialization, though.

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The meds are working fairly well, more pros than cons.  Shedding a lot of fluid weight.  Blood pressure is okay, not great, but considerably better.  Funny circulation awareness, I can often hear the blood flowing in my ears.

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Planning on heading out to Elgin Saturday morning before it warms up too much.  (It has been in the upper 90’s right on schedule.)