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I’ve gotten fed up with not being able to breathe through my nose, much less smell or even taste very much … after the better part of a year, now.
So I’ve opted today for the Nuclear Option: full-on Sudafed, (generic) Afrin spray, heavy-duty nasal irrigation (don’t [...]
So I’ve finally succeeded in something I’ve been trying to do off and on for maybe the last six weeks.
Unfortunately it was getting sick.
Yes, on Tuesday I finally came down with a full-blown case of the cruds: coughing, lacking energy, lacking greatly in mental focus. Also a stuffy nose, but I’ve had that since like [...]
So it’s been a bit of a rough ride. Sorry to’ve slipped out of touch.
High. On, yes, a new thing.
The little health embarrassment – that minor unable to breathe thing, you know – has cleared up muchly thanks to, well, drugs. Plus clean living, I suppose, but its not as if that’s all [...]
Wednesday I finally got in to see the doctor. I was subsequently sitting at Costco waiting for my shiny new prescriptions to be filled when the distinguished-looking older Latino gentleman sitting near me said to me, “Excuse me, but has anybody ever told you you look like that actor dude?”
The answer is, depends on which [...]
OK, so actually I am cultivating in myself unguarded optimism: straight-ahead, all-out, no-pants, face-in-the-wind optimism.
This is the image that called to mind, yes? If not, feel free to thank me. Gratuities gratefully accepted.
Because I find that, if I believe without reservation that I can make the future a better place for myself and those [...]
So my difficulty with the trifling activity I like to call “breathing” continues.
Yesterday, after trying to get in to see my doctor – whom I hadn’t been able to get in to see for a very long time, owing to colossal wait times (although since this is a pretty severe issue I might get seen [...]
So I can mostly breathe again. Got a bit … dicey.
When our summer wildfires filled Albuquerque’s air with the most intense smoke and other assorted particulate nastiness I’ve ever experienced for weeks on end I wound up having some severe problems breathing – hence sleeping. Which puts something of a crimp into my productivity. Also [...]
Yes, toast. Just now – for the first time in well over a year – I enjoyed a piece of toast. Warm, buttery, tasty toast.
And you know what’s really cool? I did not break my low starch/low sugar eating habit.
I didn’t even bend it. This toast is dead-center for la Vida Low-Starch which I am [...]
I don’t, actually.
Wait! No worries – no bad thing. The fact is I don’t like standing. Never have. I don’t like to sit upright, either. Walking, reclining, lying down – fine with those.
Indeed I do almost all my writing, professional or online, sitting back in a recliner given me by none other than That American [...]
A year ago I came back from a very dark place, speaking figuratively.
And began a new life. In what amounted to a new house.
On February 27th, 2010, I went to the emergency room, and from there into UNM Hospital. Along with life-threatening physical conditions (at least three, in fact) I was diagnosed as suffering from [...]