Another Update

We return you to the thrilling day of yesterday as our medical saga continues. After months of planning and delays, I finally did get steroidal injections in my neck between c4-c5 and c5-c6. That’s the good news. I don’t have any bad news. What I have a is a long list of delays and roadblocks to finally getting here. Here’s a quick recap: August 2018: wreck my right shoulder doing something stupid. February 2019: while rehabing right shoulder, left shoulder…
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My insurer declined the injection treatment for whatever is going on with me citing that all non-invasive measures have not been taken and my self-assessment of my pain index, 3, does not meet the pain index threshold for that procedure, 6. So instead, I’ve got a prescription for physical therapy. Six weeks at three times a week. My therapist has me doing exercises to loosen up the area between my shoulder blades hoping that that will unpinch the areas in…
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Neck and Neck

I’m still progressing on a slow, downward slope. The result of my first visit for a medical evaluation was that I had some tendinitis in my shoulder. Steroids didn’t fix it. Exercise didn’t seem to be doing anything. So I made an second appointment and waited two weeks for a new evaluation. Dr. Bevers’ first question was ‘When was the car accident?’ I haven’t had anything, including sudden braking, happen in more than four years. I aced his motor function…
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Geoff, Thea’s former co-worker, and his wife Nancy paid us a visit. Mostly we just sat around and chatted. Sure, there was wine and cheese. And we got out to a museum as an excuse to get out. While we were there, I got these. I wasn’t the sharpest that I had ever been. But they’re okay.

A Health Update

This goes back to August of last year. There was a particularly heavy thunderstorm that was causing the water level on our porch to rise. You should understand that our porch is lower than the back lawn. There is a barrier wall and a step up to get into the yard itself. The barrier wall has a drain, but I have no idea where it goes or if it goes anywhere at all. My best guess, based on observation, is…
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New PC

It always surprises and frustrates me when shopping for computers how vastly and quickly the prices fluctuate. I’ve been comparing spec’s and prices since January. I’m patient. After all, there’s nothing wrong (precisely) with our old computers except that they are old. They still have the original stickers proclaiming that they are proudly running Windows Vista. I upgraded to them so Richard and I could play Unreal Tournament 2004. They still run browsers, Outlook and Word. They are serviceable but…
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At the Movies

This is not a movie review. Rather, this is an endorsement of a new (to me) movie amenity. I was not aware until this year that there was closed captioning available…at the movies. The Warren Theatre in Moore has this technology. There are two devices. One is a cup-holder type device that you can goose-neck to be visible without interrupting the full screen experience. The other is an over-the-eye glasses type affair. I opted for the second. It fit neatly…
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Obituary: Jerry Dean Jarrett

This first part is shamelessly taken from the Lawton Constitution Archives Jerry Dean Jarrett was born September 20, 1940, in Houston, Texas, to Samuel David “Dee” and Mirtie “Jeneva” (Rusk) Jarrett. He passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019, in Duncan, at the age of 78. Family visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, from 6-7:30PM at Whitt Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, February 7, at 1:30PM at Eastside Church of Christ with Ron Stough, minister, officiating….
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