A journey into the workshop. #88: I hate being sick...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 03-07-2014 07:24 PM 1451 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So a coworker of mine decided to be generous, but not in the way I would have liked… this colleague decided to come to work sick, and share the joy as it were.. Now I am out, although working remotely, and feeling pretty miserable…

The good that did come from this is I managed to spend some quality time with the doc, and finally got them to run some Xrays. I honestly think there is something wrong with my shoulder. I have been trying to lose weight, but I can’t do a whole lot overhead, so I have been spending a LOT of time in the pool, doing sidestroke because I can’t rotate my shoulder enough to do a crawl stroke without crippling pain…

I got the blue plastic storage bins that were installed next to the door moved, all 8 bins are now mounted up to the wall between the tool stacker and the water purification system tank.

It’s been a slow couple of days, but at least I am able to keep working on the wood instead of fertilizing it…

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 03-07-2014 07:40 PM

I have a number of those closet shelf gizmos. I have mounted some on the end of a metal and fiber board heavy duty shelving unit, giving me more storage room…........

Hope you kick the virus, and get back in the game…........

On call this weekend….....may get some shop time, we’ll see.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 08:33 PM

Spending plenty of rest time, and enjoying some Caldo De Pollo (a triaditional Mexican chicken vegetable soup…) for dinner tonight, the way I make it with a little bit of the I live too close to Louisiana kick should scare any virus off!

I have the white board pen / eraser shelf I need to finish up. I may scrap the revision I am working on and try a different route… I didn’t take the width of the eraser into account…

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 08:46 PM

Next up for that shoulder, MRI. That’s how my Doc saw the torn Rotator. Surgery, sling for 6 weeks, another 4-6 weeks of PT, 99% motion restored.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 08:59 PM

Doc wants to review the Xray and see what he can there, but yeah, I suspect MRI is next on the agenda… I have suspected rotator cuff damage for years but am having some difficulty getting my concerns heard by the doctor… My primary is pretty good, I just haven’t taken this issue up with her. She is more worried about dropping my weight and cholesterol numbers, which are borderline high. She wants me on statins but I have tried 2 of them. Lipitor, and Crestor. I don’t recall off hand which one did which, but one left me feeling like I had been beaten by a baseball bat, the other one I gained almsot 50 lbs in about 2 months after starting it. The weight gain STOPPED after stopping that junk..

She wants to start me on a third and I am digging my heels in a bit. I eat lean, and work out, would rather stay off the statins if I can avoid it..

Any advise on how to reduce the bad cholesterol numbers without drugs would be appreciated!

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 03-07-2014 09:06 PM

I eat lots of fruit and vegetables. I maintain a good cholesterol level and have lost about 35 lbs in the process.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 09:37 PM

I am doing Weight Watchers. That Caldo De Pollo does have chicken sure, but the overwhelming majority of it is vegetables, Think of it as CHUNKY Vegetable soup with a little bit of chicken.

The workouts help, Doc wanted me down 10 before the next appt in early April, I am already down 9…

I want to get back in the pool for sure though. Aside from the shoulder issue, it does feel good to do my laps, especially since I get to follow it up with a nice soak in the hot tub…

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 10:35 PM

I had the pleasure of under going plasma transfer for my CIDP, they hook you up to a machine and filter your blood, it takes about 3 hours and they do it 4 time per treatment. The side effect is all the bad stuff in your blood gets removed, ya even the bad cholesterol, of course its rather expensive around 4 grand so I would stick with the gym and good choices with your diet.

-- Harry, Jackson Mi

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#8 posted 03-07-2014 11:10 PM

That Sounds A LOT Like Dialysis.

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#9 posted 03-08-2014 03:54 AM

I didn’t know you were trying to lose weight. I’ve lost 45 pounds in 8 weeks! It’s from my oral chemo therapy, but today the oncologist reduce my dosage by half, thank God. So tell you what I’ll do, the chemo costs $3,500/month. I have two months supply on hand, but only need half. So I’ll send you the other half and you can lose 45 pounds in 8 weeks too! And at a discount, send me a band saw or $3,500, your choice. ;)

Oh, by the way, you’ll need LOTS and LOTS of toilet paper!

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