Sunday, June 26, 2011


What's been going on in my world, eh? It's a burning question, I know. I'm just so exciting!

Most importantly, of late we've been dealing with our Original Stanley issues. Original Stanley is Grandpa Stanley. He had a couple strokes (smallish, as far as strokes go) on Father's Day. He was in the hospital for that, and then we got him transferred to a rehabilitation facility. Unfortunately, I knew of a place because my uncle has been recovering there from some side effects he experienced from something (I'm not sure what, nor should I be disclosing any other personal details on the Interwebs about not me). So yes, I knew of a place and Kenny's mom really liked it, so Stanley and my uncle are now sort of roomies. It's a bad year for Stanley's and family members.

That's been stressful.

As far as my back, I saw the neurologist/specialist last week. Things are looking pretty darn good. She wanted me off work for 2 more weeks, but we negotiated me back to a short week next week and the following. She wanted me to have a couple weeks of physical therapy underway before returning, was her rationale. I'm good with a couple short weeks to start, I'm pretty sure I can handle it. She also put me on some medicine that re-paths my nerves, or something official sounding like that, to take care of some of the pain. I'm not sure it actually takes care of it, or just makes me less aware of it (is that even a good thing??). But so far, I'm happier than I've been in a long time, and feeling pretty darn good, comparatively speaking. I've been stretching and doing my little bit of exercises.

I purchased melatonin to help me get try to get deeper sleep. I've been doing a lot of reading about sleep lately, my sleep quality is poor. I think that having that blaring light from the garage next door beaming into my bedroom prevents me from creating enough melatonin. That's why I wake up tired (my theory). So once I get my blackout shade installed, and the melatonin ingested, I'm hoping to feel rested on 7 or 8 hours of sleep, instead of still tired.

That is a bunch of boring updates, but it's all I have at the moment. More to come, including my CSA farm update (I know, Reader, you're waiting with bated breath).

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