Happy Birthday To ME!!! & RL stuff

Well.. this is quite odd, my last post was on 07-11-2008 and its been three months and 27 days since I have bored you guys with my mundane details of my life.

That WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. I have done alot and not done some things, but I will probabbly have to split this post up into two or three posts.

I have to make a comment in regards to some feedback I got from my last post that practically made me not want to post again.
I have decided for the moment to "hide" this forum/blog supporting wherever I can except on my direct blog.
It was in regards to Erectile Issues, I have them and I am not sorry I make several someones squick factors trigger.

All I have to say about it is, "GROW UP!"

One, I am not making you read this blog, its your choice.
Two, the places I post are either owned by me, or areas where one can be frank and open
Three, I did not harm you by posting and talking about it.

I believe that If it harms no one, then do it, and that you should protect the weak from the strong. (from Lazlo Zalezac's stories John Carter and Ed Biggers
http://storiesonline.net/library/author.php?id=2111&type=uni )

This I think is a good guide to life and what you can do.

I also would like to point out another story with a few bits if information "The Facts of Life" from "The Millionaire Next Door" by Lazlo Zalezac
=http://storiesonline.net/story/54088:i[/url

The Facts Of Life

Life is not fair.
No one is exempt from death.
Physics rules the universe and biology rules life.
The universe does not care.
The only constant in life is change.
There is always a choice.
Wishing never makes it so.
A person can't exceed their limits.
A person is responsible for their own happiness.
It is impossible to change the character of another.

I think these are a good guide to fixing your own life and getting along with most people. I have thought about it some and tried to follow both principals to better my life.

I will continue to post FULL updates to my health until you can show me that I have caused actual harm. I will consider your points even if you can't show harm but please don't try to change me. If there is change that needs to be doing I am the one that has to do it.

I will give a concession, and Hide the issue about my erectile problems.

Back to the good stuff!!!!

Alot has happened Since my last post so we will start with the medical.

I as of this moment typing weigh 318.7 LBS which is 62lbs down from where I was, though if i had not eaten at the chineese this week (twice) and did not have a large dinner (and breakfast (leftover cake and steak) I would probabbly be a few pounds lighter.

I am going to list my blood pressure from my doctor visits (I always text msg my step mom Linda with it)
07-24-2008 150/80
08-13-2008 130/80
09-03-2008 130/80
09-04-2008 126/70
09-17-2008 142/90
09-18-2008 136/86
10-16-2008 144/82
10-30-2008 122/80

So there is a downward trend except for in mid September where I ran out of the Spironolactone that I am supposed to take and it went up for a bit.
Overall Its alot better, and I feel better, but since it got cold I have not been walking, though all I need is a good pair of gloves which I will try getting today while I will be at the mall.

I do need to talk to him again since I am getting light headed at times easily, like when I stand up (alot) or go up/down alot of steps my heart started racing and my blood pressure dropped about 5 minutes after I went up and down some steps talking with my dad the other day. So it could be dipping still too much.

I caught a MAJOR COLD / laryngitis (first time I ever had that) and left work on the sat 11th of oct after being there for only 1 hour..
I tell you it was not fun when I could not stand up much and walk around. I could not breath much so what little sleep I got was on my couch.

I did not get back in until 10/20 due to being out 4 days sick and then my off days. My grandfather on my dads side died a few weeks before and since I have the SUV My father wanted to use it to go down to South Carolina and pick some things up and help my Grandmother move out of the home.

So I drove a bit down, and all the way back up, I was not tired too much from the driving but I was still weak and not able to help much with the heavy boxes (had a hard time keeping cool and that lead to heat exhaustion)

But we got back alright and my grandma gave me the clock that was over her mantel because I remember the chimes it makes when I was over, and a old wooden carving/sculpture my aunt gave her (she was going to give it to charity) of a Indian, which I saved for my mom (though I am tempted to keep it for myself).

My father got my grandpa's Air Compressor (which he really wanted) and a dresser with a marble top (one piece was broken) but it was disassembled somewhat and easy to load.

We also got for my Alexis and Nathan the Super Nintendo that was there, it also had a bunch of games. (they are getting it for Xmas)

I also had a MRI to see if my pituitary glands in my brain were working right, and found out, those machines make me claustrophobic.

They tried to get me into the circular one at the hospital but my shoulders touched the sides (the outside doesn't spin) but I could not listen to anything there and it was just too close for me.

My Dr rescheduled a MRI with another company and later that day I got into a "open MRI" which is not really open. I honestly think they just need to make the magnets bigger for more powerful field so they can have more space for people so they don't feel so enclosed.
The head Unit I had to wear almost killed the deal as well... as soon as they got it around me it felt tight (almost touching my nose) but I calmed down and luckily they were able to have a radio on which the blasted FM transmitter worked and was able to distract me enough (along with closing my eyes and not looking @ the small space I was put into).

I have to say any future MRI's I will get will be open ones, just for the simple fact vs the newer ones, I can move around more, my shoulders and middle body can move and I can move to a side and move my hands around alot (which the other one would not allow)

Well the results of the MRI was that there is nothing wrong with my glands and I am now on a cream that i put on my belly/arms that slowly absorbs the testosterone into the blood stream slowly.
Though I wish there was a pill but I understand the cream goes better due to the fact it absorbs slower and the pill would require multiple doses a day or something.. .. Personally I want the pill which would be easier to add to my pill regimen.

Wow, so much data and two more things to bring up, My work "Comcast" had a town hall for the call center the other day and I was able to go (been going to docs the last two times) and learned some good things.
As a market we are doing better then others but not what was expected (due to the economy)
But Comcast is now paying a Differential for people working late into the night.
For my Time I get in I will be getting a $1.00 raise per hour!!!! WOOT WOOT *GO MEM* *GO MEM* *ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY*


Speaking of birthdays, I am turning 28 TODAY!!!!
My Family gets together usually for a dinner and cake and presents. And I was looking forward to a steak dinner at my fathers and seeing my nieces and nephew.


Sadly, My sister Lisa somehow got the dates wrong or something, and had swapped days with someone at her work and could not come. (which means my niece Alexis and Nathan could not come :( ) But my sister Chris was able to come over and I got to spend some time with her and my niece Raven was over (she is so cute but I am not allowed to post photos of them online per there mothers requests)
(Just a FYI Chris and me have for some reason never gotten along, so I see the reversal of them coming to the party as unique)

So we had the Cake and the Ice Cream after dinner *BURP* (it was a very very tender steak and potatoes salad and mixed veggies and mac and cheese (for the kids though I took some)

I got two cards, one from my Grandmother and another from my father which had some money.

Well I did find a present for myself, I was walking around Walmart Looking for some "hunting" gloves so I could control my Phone when doing a walk at night and I came across this.

I have been unsatisfied with the FM Transmitters that I have been using. It usually has bleed over from other stations because there is not enough "open" radio space for it to work, plus it gets popping and hissing alot just because its a low power device.

So I went ahead and bought it as my birthday present from my father and me. And plan to have it installed later today!!!! WOOT!!!!

So alots happened in the last three months and 27 days, but I plan on posting more (I hope) and being responsible for my own happiness and not letting others have that much influence over me.

(stay tuned I will have more up to date soon in a day or so about my RS Fun hopefully tonight)

One thought on “Happy Birthday To ME!!! & RL stuff

  1. Katie

    Heh - your birthday gathers are a lot like my families. Only thing is I always request mexican food and a white cake/white frosting birthday cake! Yum! =D

    Happy Be-lated Birthday, oxo! =)

    Hope your health gets better. I, too, have issues with the MRI's. First time I ever had to go in one, I let out a small scream cause it just freaked me out. The open MRI's are a little better but not by much.

    Get well. =)

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