Homer's Travels: Weekly Ephemera #67

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Weekly Ephemera #67

  • Mom got a pain shot in her back and she had an 80% reduction in her back pain ... for twenty-four hours.  After that it was nearly the same as it was before the shot.  There have been a few changes to the positive though.  The pain, instead of being across her entire lower back, is now localised to around her spine.  She no longer wakes up with a sore back and she is sleeping better.  It seems to me and the occupation therapist that she stands up from her chair better.   Unfortunately when she walks it still bothers her.  We will be going back to the pain specialist next month to explore her options.
  • I got my root canal on Monday.  I really like the endodontist.  I felt no pain the entire time.  The tooth sensitivity is gone.  I only had some aching in my gums which has since faded away.  This week I will go to my regular dentist to get a crown over the tooth to finish it up.
  • On Wednesday I took my car in to replace a leaking water pump, leaking radiator hose, missing hubcap, and to have the money drained out of my car.  Between the car and my tooth I am bleeding green.
  • I skipped the Republican debate last week to protect my mental health.  It's bad enough that I've had to endure all the highlights.  Since I would never be caught dead voting Republican it really doesn't matter if I watched it or not.
  • Our local news was dominated by the heatwave we experienced over the week.  With heat indexes over 110℉ (43℃) everyday I decided not to walk this week.  By the end of the week I noticed I was more tired and irritable than I usually am.  I guess walking is helping my mood.  This contradicts what I experienced on the appalachian trail where my mood got worse the further north I went.

    Next week the temperature and humidity are forecast to be much lower and I look forward to walking more this week.
This picture has nothing to do with anything I did this week.  I just like how the Light shines
through it.  It's in the center of a wrought iron sun I have on the window sill in the den.

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