Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Slept VERY well last evening! No storms!
On tap for day 2 of my staycation:
- Finish cleaning windows in my office. 2nd floor windows and the bottom section can only be cleaned from a ladder outside.
- Power wash front of house. The side I did yesterday -- office/garage side -- looks 200% better!
- Vet visit for our male greyhound Tomas. Annual checkup plus a few shots. No known issues.
That's enough. It is supposed to be a vacation!
Monday, July 02, 2012
Well, if accomplishing things is my goal for this staycation, I'm off to a good start:
- Power washed the siding by the garage and my office, which was covered with bugs (there is a motion light there and the bugs like it!). Plus I found a hornet's nest at the very top, of course on the 2nd floor near the roof, so I had to lean out my office window to nail the net with spray!
- Ran at the Y (4 miles)
- Whole blood donation
- Grocery shopping, mostly for dinner tonight
I'd probably go do some more prior to dinner, but with it being 93F outside plus the whole blood donation, I'm opting to laying low until dinnertime, when my stepdaughter-in-law is coming over. She just sent her kids to Florida to spend some time with their dad, so it'll be a nice "adult" evening!
And I don't have to get up early tomorrow, either!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
It had been 6 weeks since my last adjustment, and for whatever reason, the last time I was in I forgot to make an appointment, so my back started telling me last week it was time for an adjustment, which I got this morning, and as always, felt better as a result. Especially after all of the landscaping work, it was a much needed adjustment.
One of the receptionists at my chiropractor's office has just started the process for Lapband surgery, so it has been fun to talk with her and provide feedback and encouragement.
On a slightly larger scale, I am making an appearance at my LB surgeon's office this evening at their monthly seminar to speak about my experience. Looking forward to sharing....
Friday, June 15, 2012
Last evening (Thursday) I went in for a sleep study. Had one done 5 years ago and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Since then I had been using a CPAP until a few months after my Lapband surgery last September when I inadvertantly left the mask off one night, and my wife told me I did not snore or gasp. What a welcome surprise! So I decided to experiment and kept leaving it off.
Anyway, fast forward to my appointment a few weeks ago with my sleep Dr. I was honest with him - I told him I had not used my CPAP for several months, so given that plus my weight loss, he decided to have me retested.
As you can see below, this is not the most glamorous or comfortable test - they wire you all up, and of course, they expect you to sleep like normal!
All things being equal, I slept OK, and the part I was most happy about is that the technician never had to hook me up to a CPAP (she said she would if I started gasping). My sleep Dr will look at the results and advise me in a few months, but assuming the results are clean or even maybe a little sleep apnea, I have no plans to drag that noisy machine back out of the basement and do my worst impression of Darth Vader anytime soon!
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