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Random Ramblings
Thursday, July 23, 2020      4 comments

Yesterday, 2 new people joined my unit at work. I am in charge of training one of them, and frankly, it's exhausting, and boring. The circumstances are strange, because our boss is still teleworking, so she isn't even physically there. Also, ... Read more
Got My New Desk Delivered
Tuesday, July 21, 2020      2 comments

Today, I met my friend at her new house. She was late (as always), which annoyed me, but I let it go (as always). I asked her where she wants me to park once I live there (she's going to put the trash bins in front of her house every week), an... Read more
Finally Watched "Hamilton"
Saturday, July 18, 2020      9 comments

I'm sure most of you have heard by now that the musical "Hamilton" is on Disney Plus. My friend and I were thinking about watching the musical on stage about a year ago (we live in Los Angeles), but the tickets were insanely expensive (even mor... Read more
Had My Physical Therapy Video Appointment
Friday, July 17, 2020      4 comments

My physical therapist is very nice, professional, and thorough. Like my urgent care doctor, she thinks I have rotator cuff tendinitis. She gave me stretching exercises to do every day as homework. She said I need to practice better body mecha... Read more
7/16/20
Thursday, July 16, 2020      3 comments

When I wrote my last blog, I was very emotional. After doing further research, and getting input from family and friends (including SparkFriends), I am feeling better about my diagnosis. Apparently, EVERYONE gets degenerative disc disease even... Read more
X-Ray Results
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      5 comments

My family doctor just emailed me my x-ray results. I have degenerative disc disease. :'( She said that as we age, the fluid in our discs can diminish, and tears can make the discs less flexible, and cause pain. She said we can treat this with ... Read more
RIP Naya Rivera
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      3 comments

Last week, one of my coworkers mentioned how another "Glee" actor was in trouble. I have watched every episode of "Glee", and have most of its songs, so I asked who. He said that Naya Rivera was missing, and I started panicking, and Googled he... Read more
7/13/20
Monday, July 13, 2020      4 comments

I recently rewatched the live-action movie "Aladdin" on Disney Plus (I watched it in theaters first). I enjoyed it much more the second time around, and this time, the actor who played Jafar (Marwan Kenzari) caught my eye. I Googled him, and f... Read more
7/11/20
Saturday, July 11, 2020      3 comments

Starting next week, I will be working 3 days a week. Next week will be the first week since the lockdown where I will be working 2 consecutive days. I'm anxious to see how my shoulder will fare. I am waiting on my x-ray results before I g... Read more
7/5/20
Sunday, July 05, 2020      5 comments

I will (hopefully) be starting physical therapy and regular therapy soon. I plan to get x-rays of my shoulder and neck on Tuesday. I know I said in my last blog that I will only be contributing 10% to my TSP (the federal government's v... Read more
7/3/20
Saturday, July 04, 2020      3 comments

I have been having left shoulder tendinitis and tingling for several weeks. Only my slightly elevated white blood cell count concerns my family doctor, so she has reached out to Hematology to see if I should do any more lab tests. She asked if... Read more
Losing It
Sunday, June 28, 2020      8 comments

I am not doing well. On top of my usual chronic pain (tension headaches exacerbated by TMJ), I now have left shoulder pain and numbness. I went to urgent care last week, and the doctor told me that I have shoulder tendinitis. Per her or... Read more
Keeping My Medicaid And Medicare
Saturday, May 30, 2020      5 comments

About a month ago, the Social Security Administration (SSA) told me that my Medicaid would be cut off, as I have more than $2,000 in assets. The worker also told me that since my Medicaid was paying the premiums for my Medicare, I could either ... Read more
Torn
Thursday, May 28, 2020      6 comments

All this time, I have been giving my mom $500 per month for "rent", but I know that she has been giving it all away to my parents' church as my "tithe", even though I don't even go to church! I will be moving my belongings into my friend'... Read more
5/26/20
Tuesday, May 26, 2020      3 comments

Yesterday, I met my friend. We signed the rental/roommate contract, and I got the keys to the front door, my room, and the side door!!! :) Then we checked out 4 furniture stores. We had been to the last one before (the one I wrote about in my ... Read more

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