Homer's Travels: Weekly Ephemera #80

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Weekly Ephemera #80

  • I took my Mom to a neurologist this week.  It just took five months to get the appointment.  We finally received a diagnosis other than 'she is old' and it is a condition that can be treated.  I'm usually not optimistic but I think I'll make an exception this time.
  • Speaking of health issues I restarted the medication which I suspected made me sick last Thanksgiving.  I restarted the day after Christmas.  The symptoms I experience then have not reappeared.  Unfortunately another side effect, dry mouth, has appeared over the last week.
  • While my mouth dried out, something started getting really sore.  It appears to be in my gum.  Fortunately I have a dentist appointment this coming week with my new dentist.
  • This week was dominated by the weather.  We had two rounds of snow which required me going out three times to clean off the sidewalks and driveways.  The wind didn't help and on Friday we had blizzard conditions.  Neither did the sub-zero temperatures (this morning's temperature was -16℉, -27℃ with wind chills near 40℉/40℃).
  • With multiple doctor appointments and snow removals I had little time to go walking this week.  I did manage one walk at the beginning of the week of 5 miles (8 km)

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