Skip to main content

My Overly Ambitious Joints

It's actually a bit difficult to follow up a post about finally being able to poop in my own home!

I almost wrote about the new Covid restrictions in Ontario, but the most concerning items were rescinded and the rest is a mess. Where my brother is, they can't buy a plunger at the dollar store, but they can at a hardware store. They also can't buy diapers at the dollar store, but baby wipes are allowed.

In personal health news, apparently I have hyper mobility. There are some things that come with that and I didn't know I was different. My skin is stretchy. I bruise more easily. As I suspected, my tendons and ligaments are weaker than they should be. I've long known something was off with my tendons when practicing iaido. The good news is that this may be why I have chronic pain. My joints were given ultrasounds and they show no signs of inflammation. Since my joints can bend more than they should be able to, they hurt my weak tendons. Now, nothing currently can be done about my tendons and ligaments, but there are exercises to strengthen the muscles that will help better support my tendons and ligaments. It's likely also the cause of my teeth grinding. Cycling is supposed to be a good exercise along with some sillier things like hopscotch.

I am waiting to hear on some blood test results to learn more. My specialist is trying to uncover why my Rheumatoid Factor keeps coming up positive. There are unfortunately a lot of possibilities and I get to hope that it's not one of the scary ones. It feels rather like trying to vote for the least terrible politician.

Being on an extended stay-at-home order complicates decluttering as no one is accepting donations right now. At least I'm close to the point where I don't have much left to get rid of.

My bathroom is still in progress, but it's coming along. I have everything I need to finish it now. I just need the time, which is hard while working every day. I also need a plumber in order to be able to completely finish the majority of the bathroom. There will eventually be a phase 2 for the shower area, but I will be taking a break from renovating after this for awhile except for finishing the office reno I started, but that is actually much less disruptive to my life. We'll see how long this lasts as I do have some things I want to do like painting my trim, but smaller projects that I can do gradually also aren't as disruptive to life.

I recently played Rocksmith 2014 on beginner level for rhythm guitar and it was so much fun! I think it was a helpful test to see where I'm at with my learning. Some of the songs were easy and I could have fun singing along. Some were a little harder, but within reason with some practice. There were a handful that threw a bunch of chords I've never played at me all at once and they were too hard right now. I'm going through each song I currently have and eventually I will make a list of ones I want to work on in the learning mode, so I can get some of those chords down pat. 

I've had a lot of ideas for my writing projects lately that I'm making notes on. I've been really tired with the weather being all over the place. Hopefully this will resolve soon and I can function better.

https://trello.com/b/RM8yD3eq/rae-roy-general

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Lot of Bullspit - 2020 ROW80 R3-W5

This week has had a lot of bullspit in it. Shortly after my last trip to buy reno supplies, I discovered mold in my bathroom. While that's not shocking, it's pretty much because they appear to have left wet drywall in the wall and covered the wall with another layer of drywall instead of properly repairing it after a leak. Geniuses. This is a mixed bag. It means I may have to do the tub area sooner than I expected. It is the same wall as the annoying peeling paint, so that's kind of good. I may just need to replace much of the wall, which is about 1.5 drywall boards because it's a small room. Cost wise, the wall repair isn't so bad. I'm not looking forward to having to deal with it, but I acquired the PPE gear for it and the mold removal supplies. Now, here's where the project may change substantially. I was originally planning to install a tub surround over the tile and then use the Rust Oleum tub restore stuff, but if there is mold in the wall, it's li

ROW80 2020 R4 - GOALS

I've gotten zero writing done recently, however, I had other pressing things.  HOME As my new bed frame was due for arrival last Friday (more on this later), I hauled ass and purged a bunch more stuff from my home. I brought a full carload to donation and started loading up again. I also dealt with my old mattress, which I'm repurposing for a couch. Now, I didn't fully complete it as I haven't figured out all the pieces, but I did get it cut up appropriately and moved out of my bedroom. I'm currently sewing it back together. As for my bedroom, I was able to do a major declutter and access areas I haven't been able to in months. But that area now has bathroom stuff in it. There is more to do, but I'm really happy with my progress of late. I've cut myself numerous times on the couch project including my heel finding a tiny piece of glass, my palm finding a wayward staple, my knuckle finding who knows what, my one thumb having a run in with a box cutter, an

Catching My Breath - 2020 ROW80 R3-C6

 I've tried writing this post numerous times, but I needed a break. A long one. I've been mega stressed out and depressed, so I have been taking a little breather. I was feeling broken, but the experience has forced me to slow down and relax. I've gotten some help including medication for it and I am feeling much better. I'm feeling like myself more with each passing day. I'm sleeping better and have energy again.  I have been reducing my social media time. Especially Facebook. Actually, I enjoy Instagram much more. FITNESS I've been scooting and I'm getting back into skating. It's often hard to get out because of rain. Eventually, I want to do tricks on my skates. This skater may not be in derby anymore, but she's still a skater ;) I have a ton of plans for cross training once winter is here. I'll be hitting up outdoor rinks if they are available, but I'm also going to work on off skate skills that will help me get to doing tricks later on.