Monday, October 08, 2018

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Here is the sound of my mechanical heart valves. They are pretty loud when I'm alone in my room, often times keeping me awake at night. I didn't use any special equipment to record this, just my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the voice recorder app.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bicycle ride

I rode 7 kilometers.
Bear and I looking down on the beehives.
 Barak and I went for a bike ride today. We rode out to Palm Mushroom Cellar because they are hiring and Bear is thinking about working there. I kind of wanted to see how far of a ride it was to see how viable it would be for him to ride there if he got hired.
Beehives down on the south side of HWY 18

While we were riding, I spotted a bunch of beehives we never noticed before. I had to stop and take a picture of them.

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Fallen Kingdom

Didn't get outside as much as I would have liked. As I said in an earlier post, it was slow start to the day. That may have been because of the temperature, it started out hot, hitting a high of 80 yesterday, but then go a lot cooler in the afternoon, later hitting a low of 47.

I played some Neverwinter on the Xbox One and then later I purchased Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on Vudu for the sale price of $14.99. See my full review of the Fallen Kingdom here.

Slow start to the day.

Woke up about 8 am and paid bills. Exciting morning! Took some time to sleeve and inventory my new Planeswalkers cards.  I had a yummy sandwich made with Cajun spiced turkey deli meat and horseradish.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

My last short term disability check, lunch at the Rock Bottom Eatery, and games at Planet Chaos.

My short term disability checks from Prudential, are small, and don't seem to arrive at a consistent time every week. So I was happy to see my last check arrive today. The Bear and I drove to Jefferson, deposited my check and ate at the Rock Bottom Eatery.

 Bear has a Pepsi and I enjoyed a Badger Club Amber during my meal and a Happy Glamper afterwards. The keg gave up the last of it's contents during my pour, so the Lakefront Brew was a bonus freebie for me!! Yay!

After lunch we went to WalMart, picked up some milk, lunch meat, bread, a chocolate cake, and a Planeswalker Deck.  I couldn't resist a deck called the Pirate Minotaur!

I came home, ate some chocolate cake, played Neverwinter on the PS4, started a Neverwinter character on the PC, and took a nap.

At 5pm, Bear and I drove to Fort Atkinson to play some Dungeons & Dragons at Planet Chaos.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Still in the hospital, ICU!

Well, I stopped at the Emergency room and they were perplexed. I did have elevated cardiac troponin levels, but it didn't appear that I had a heart attack. So that's good. The bad news is, it looks like I had two micro strokes. These strokes don't seem to have given me any sort of impairment, just a numbness. But the showed up on the X-Ray's. So I get to stay in the ICU and be examined, and tested on some more.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Not feeling the best!

I've been feeling crappy for a while now. I regularly get really bad chills, and I have to pile on the covers to get warm. I also find, after a short walk, I'm out of breath, which I thought was because of my weight, which is why I've been on an 1800 calorie diet since December. But tonight, I feel even crappier than usual. I'm at work, out of breath, with my heart racing, feeling like I drank to much Rockstar, and I only had one. I'm also having a numbness in lips on the left side, and in my left hand, mostly the thumb.

I called my boss and told him I'd like to be seen by first responders. The responders showed up and took my vitals. Heart rate is normal for me, around 90, but my blood pressure, taken with an automatic wrist cuff, was 210/140!! That's CRAZY high, and I've never had blood pressure that high.

The Milwaukee fire department showed up and they also took my blood pressure, and it was a more normal 140/80. Still high, but a lot better then it was take with the wrist cuff. But I'm still feeling crappy, so the EMTs lay out my options. Get transported to West Allis hospital, or keep working. I refuse transport. I'm feeling pretty crappy and I suspect it may turn into a stay. I don't want to be stuck this far from home and leave my car on campus. So I decide to stick it out till 1 am, then when I leave, I only get half an attendance point, rather than a full one. I'll then stop at emergency room at Aurora Summit on my way home.