Mon. May 13, 2019 – sore and stiff

58F and saturated.

Openweathermap has us clear until late.  FEMA has us right on the edge of some bad weather.  One way look at FEMA’s poor record with weather prediction this year is that whenever we were marginal or right on the edge, it didn’t happen.  I guess we’ll see.

I am sore and stiff today.  It’s a pretty good wake up call that I really need to get more exercise and more regularly.  I better start with some stretching.  I keep meaning to start, but there is always a reason to delay.

I woke my 8yo and she said “Morning already?  I can’t do this every day.”  That’s how I’m feeling too.

Scanner has someone running surveillance this morning, watching a van and people coming and going.  Crime never sleeps.

Prayers for Ray this morning, and looking forward to hearing about his successful result…

nick

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38 Responses to Mon. May 13, 2019 – sore and stiff

  1. nick flandrey says:

    Scanner has at least 3 active surveillance ops running this morning.

    n

  2. JimL says:

    48º and cloudy / misty / drizzling in the land that won’t roar this year.

    @Nick – get out & run/walk/cycle/something for at least 30 minutes, 3 times/week. I often comment about how good a running day it is. Mostly that’s because I’m talking myself into getting out there. I’m not much to look at, but when you see me running down the street, you know I’m coming. On those days that I have to work for 6-8 hours, I can get more done than when I wasn’t running.

    Heh – it’s a good bet that I know a race timer within 30 minutes of where you are when you read this. There are a LOT in the Houston area. I even bought a timing system from one once & drove down from PA to pick it up.

    I note that Lynn often talks about his evening walks & triggers us for FLASHLIGHTS. It’s a great thing to do. Daily exercise is important.

    When I travel, one of the things I make sure of is an opportunity to run while I’m there. Even 30 minutes at 6 am is enough – I can claim that location as a running location. I’ve quite a few under my belt.

    In other words, you’re right. You should take the time.

  3. Greg Norton says:

    Openweathermap has us clear until late. FEMA has us right on the edge of some bad weather. One way look at FEMA’s poor record with weather prediction this year is that whenever we were marginal or right on the edge, it didn’t happen. I guess we’ll see.

    Local CBS weather department speculated last night that the air over Texas is still too dry for really bad weather today. However, long term, they’re predicting serious storms once again happening at the end of the week once the state is on the back end of a high pressure area moving through over the next few days.

  4. lynn says:

    From yesterday:

    Still scared/frightened/anxious/concerned about the procedure. Lithotripsy/laser/extraction. I know I should not be as there is no actual cutting involved. I am just not certain of the aftermath and the recovery. I have talked to others (maybe a bad idea) about the recovery and it is concerning.

    Hey Ray, I am praying for you today. Surgery, even cut less surgery, is a very scary thing. Been there, done that just last year.

    One of my friends at church said this about his mother yesterday during the sermon. His mother was a great woman who raised him to fear and love God and helped him to be the man he is today (an elder in our church). And when his mother could not directly help him anymore due to frailties, she prayed for him. He drew great comfort from that.

  5. SteveF says:

    Best wishes, Ray, though I’m guessing they’re retrospective wishes at this point.

  6. lynn says:

    Freefall: spaceship computer neural architecture
    http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3300/fc03277.htm

    Snarky !

  7. SteveF says:

    I woke my 8yo and she said “Morning already? I can’t do this every day.”

    Eight is not too young to be introduced to the miracle of the coffee bean.

  8. lynn says:

    I note that Lynn often talks about his evening walks & triggers us for FLASHLIGHTS. It’s a great thing to do. Daily exercise is important.

    Hey, then why am I 40 lbs overweight still ? And my shoulders and hips are killing me for the last umpteen days. I am only 58 years old, these things should not be hurting until I am Slim’s age !

    BTW, I had another battery commit suicide inside one of my 2 AA Maglite Mini LED flashlights. This makes two now. I tried to resurrect the first one but the battery acid had eaten away too much stuff inside. So, I bought four more.
    https://www.amazon.com/Maglite-2-Cell-Flashlight-Holster-Black/dp/B005UUSAAM/?tag=ttgnet-20

  9. lynn says:

    Over The Hedge: Its the thought that counts
    https://www.gocomics.com/overthehedge/2019/05/13

    Yup.

  10. nick flandrey says:

    “the miracle of the coffee bean”

    she is normally quite bouncy, one might even say annoyingly so

    give her some Dr Pepper or iced tea and you could power a city. Coffee could lead to the singularity 🙂

    n

  11. JimL says:

    @Lynn – I’m still more than 40 lbs overweight by the standards of the day. Big deal. Aerobic exercise, even if it’s “just” walking, is good for you. And it would be good for Nick based on his comments from above.

    However, I can run for 3 hours straight, work for 8 hours straight, and quite a bit more. When I _couldn’t_ run, I could endure on my feet for 2-3 hours tops.

    Training your body to endure by any measure is better than sitting all day and never doing anything. Good aerobic exercise of 30-60 minutes does a LOT for you.

    Speaking of which – today presented chilly rain. That’s the one thing I cannot talk myself into running in. So I went for a drive, a few short walks, and just getting out. I’ll make up for it tomorrow.

  12. lynn says:

    I am sore and stiff today. It’s a pretty good wake up call that I really need to get more exercise and more regularly. I better start with some stretching. I keep meaning to start, but there is always a reason to delay.

    I think that the wife and I need to try some sort of yoga. Because I am noticeably losing my limberness now. I will be 59 in a couple of weeks and everything hurts now to some degree. I can just see me doing “dead dog down” or whatever that weird move is called. It won’t be pretty.

  13. Greg Norton says:

    Apple would be better off closing the App Store than allowing end users to install compiled binaries directly on iOS devices.

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/13/18617727/apple-v-pepper-antitrust-illinois-brick-supreme-court-case-loss

  14. nick flandrey says:

    you might like tai chi chuan better as it has flowing motion and you don’t spend so much time staring at someone’s ass.

    the y should have both, or you might find somewhere else. I hate the y so I’ve been avoiding their classes. our local rock climbing gym also offers tai chi, but I haven’t gone there either.

    I can do most of the stretching myself to get started. I’ve done it before but I always stop for some good reason and fail to start back up.

    n

  15. Rick Hellewell says:

    I recall Jerry Pournelle doing tai chi after his stroke. He said:

    I’m trying Tai Chi; so far I haven’t gotten through the warmups, which do seem useful. Some of the moves require more balance than I have, so I do twice as many, one hand lightly on my walker. That does improve overall stability, or seems to, and is not frightening. I got through 17 of the 28 or so warmups today. Plus the usual exercises. We’ll see if that helps.

    Link here: https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/2015/06/18/

    Lots of videos/etc on Tai Chi can be found on the googles/bings/ducks. Probably should try it myself.

  16. lynn says:

    I can do most of the stretching myself to get started. I’ve done it before but I always stop for some good reason and fail to start back up.

    The wife has been telling me that I need to stretch before and after our walks. But she rarely stretches before the walk and only sometimes after the walk. She is three years older than me and is having limberness issues too. And is carrying too much weight. And if I wanted her to know that, I would tell her myself.

  17. lynn says:

    “Elon Musk shows SpaceX’s first internet satellites ready for launch”
    https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/12/elon-musk-shows-spacex-internet-satellites/

    60 Starlink internet satellites ready, 10,940 to go.

  18. nick flandrey says:

    I did tai chi for years, and also chi gung or qigong, which is the energy building “yoga” style where you are mostly stationary and moving from exercise to exercise. Tai Chi is actually a defensive form that has been sold in the US as an exercise… and involves more movement and balance. I recommend it.

    n

  19. lynn says:

    I take it that no one has mentioned that this is the cruelest of all the possible days that Friday the 13th lands on, a Monday.

  20. RayThompson says:

    Finally able to function. The pain is incredible. Not during, not in the hospital, but after I got home. Thank goodness for oxycodene.

    Urinating is very painful and full of blood which is normal. Nausea from the anesthesia which normal resulting in much puking from an empty stomach.

    Doctor was able to get the stones but had to go further than he thought. I could make some joke about manhood size being the reason but that would be lying. Busted up two stones and what fragments he did not get should pass through the stint that was installed.

    The pain is no joke, leaving me writhing in pain until the drugs kick in. I did survive although there were times that death seemed a reasonable trade off. I would not wish this shirt(-r) on anyone.

  21. MrAtoz says:

    Glad you made it, Mr. Ray. Take a week off. My c**k hurts just reading about your procedure.

  22. Greg Norton says:

    I take it that no one has mentioned that this is the cruelest of all the possible days that Friday the 13th lands on, a Monday.

    Who is up to be the third celebrity death?

    Peggy Lipton, Doris Day, …

    Peggy Lipton was the big surprise. I’ll confess to being more than a little disappointed with how David Lynch wasted (IMHO) the opportunity of another season of “Twin Peaks” just to dwell on how much time had passed and how every one aged.

  23. lynn says:

    @Ray, good to hear from you ! My son passed a kidney stone last year and managed to drive himself to the ER for some good drugs. He has no idea when the stone passed but describes it as the most intense pain experience. Of course he could not call his dad or mom to help.

  24. mediumwave says:

    Things will get better, Ray. Pamper yourself for the next couple of weeks.

  25. lynn says:

    My mom had a tough weekend as her hemocrit level dropped into the danger zone on Saturday. My middle brother stayed with her on Saturday morning as the nurses were trying to give her some whole blood which Mom refused. My Dad got there Saturday afternoon and talked her into taking a pint on Saturday. They gave her another pint on Sunday. The doctor came by Sunday and said that he was going to run a small tool into the incision on Monday to see where she was bleeding from. Mom is incredibly tired and weak but she did have good spirits yesterday.

    Mom’s hemocrit level actually rose today (Monday) to above the danger level so the doctor decided not to touch her. I do not blame him, Mom has really been fragile during this entire experience. They did not give her any blood today. They are going to watch her hemocrit level daily for now. I am hoping and praying that the whole blood sealed the bleeder off.

    I think that Mom has had at least ten pints of blood now and maybe fifteen during this entire six week ordeal. If you can, please give blood to your local blood bank, someone may need it. I gave around 50 pints before I started having heart problems, now they don’t want my blood.

  26. lynn says:

    Busted up two stones and what fragments he did not get should pass through the stint that was installed.

    Uh, does that stint have to be removed at a later date ?

  27. lynn says:

    “Why Amazon Is Gobbling Up Failed Malls”
    https://www.wsj.com/video/why-amazon-is-gobbling-up-failed-malls/FC3559FE-945E-447C-8837-151C31D69127.html

    “As the decline of brick and mortar retail rolls on, commercial real estate developers are left with massive abandoned properties. Who will fill that underutilized space? A series of recent acquisitions by associates of Amazon in Northeastern Ohio provides some clues.”

    Wild. Amazon killed the malls and is now buying them for fulfillment space.

  28. Vince says:

    @Ray, good to hear from you! Prayers for a speedy recovery.

    @Lynn, continued prayers for your Mom.

  29. Rick Hellewell says:

    Who is up to be the third celebrity death?

    Jim Fowler, 89. Passed today. https://www.theolympian.com/entertainment/article230271929.html

    Always funny on the Johnny Carson show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cFLFKyu5iY

  30. nick flandrey says:

    Seconded!

    n

  31. pcb_duffer says:

    Lynn, I donate regularly, in the hope it I might do some small slice of good in this world. I got started because of my dad. When he was in the Army, being B- let him wheedle a couple of extra days from the standard two day pass for donating, and he carried that habit with him most of the rest of his days. I hope your mom gets through all this.

  32. lynn says:

    @Lynn, continued prayers for your Mom.

    Lynn, I donate regularly, in the hope it I might do some small slice of good in this world.

    Thanks and Thanks !

    You know, a little bit of good goes a long way in this fallen world. Last Friday, I was so encouraged by one of my friends who got about 100 people going house to house to house helping to clean out the flood damage. He not only worked our subdivision but the little mostly Hispanic subdivision behind us.

  33. MrK says:

    Mr.Ray, glad you are still with us..
    Having had a few kidney stones myself.. not much fun.
    But the worst is over.. But there is always the “cringe” factor every time you urinate.
    Just in anticipation of the pain…

    Prayers for Mr.Lynn’s mum and family. I hope she improves each day..

  34. RayThompson says:

    please give blood to your local blood bank, someone may need it

    I have been donating blood for 50 years starting when I was in the USAF. Generally about four times a year. That puts me somewhere above 20 gallons over my lifetime.

    Uh, does that stint have to be removed at a later date ?

    Yes, it does. Another uncomfortable experience. They give you drugs to make it easier but you do remain awake. That will be in about two weeks.

    My mom had a tough weekend

    My issues pale in comparison. Continued prayers for your mother, your father and you during this time.

    Things will get better

    Feeling much better now, 02:00 at night. Lesson learned, take the drugs prescribed and don’t be macho. I left the ER recovery while still nauseated even though they offered to keep me longer and give me nausea medicine. But I really wanted out of the place and nauseated is not a life or death issue. In my opinion the less time spent a place full of pathogens the better.

    Urination is still bloody but the pain is subsiding. For not having anything substantial to drink for 30 hours where is the volume of output coming from? Appetite is really down having eaten about a dozen soda crackers in the last 30 hours and not hungry.

    Additionally a lot of sleep has helped. I got home about 12 hours ago and have slept about 10 hours of that time. A lot has to do with oxycodene which I know makes me sleepy from previous experience.

    Modern medicine is amazing. People as close as 100 years ago must have really suffered, died from something like this which is not considered major. Just outpatient. We live in remarkable times.

  35. Greg Norton says:

    Wild. Amazon killed the malls and is now buying them for fulfillment space.

    Server farms too. Many Sears stores in particular have wildly underutilized network capacity going back to the Advantis days.

    Sears clings to the store in Florida near our old house, one of the last in the state. That store was developed new at the intersection of two major roads in the last 20 years, high and dry former cattle ranch land, and I’ll bet they have a crazy amount of fiber into that place.

  36. Greg Norton says:

    The pain is no joke, leaving me writhing in pain until the drugs kick in. I did survive although there were times that death seemed a reasonable trade off. I would not wish this shirt(-r) on anyone.

    Hoping for a speedy recovery, Ray.

  37. Greg Norton says:

    “Who is up to be the third celebrity death?”

    Jim Fowler, 89. Passed today.

    Ding ding ding. All three Carson show regulars back in the day.

  38. paul says:

    Tim Conway this morning. 85.

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