And so it continues.

| September 2, 2010

Well, hello there. Long time no… er… long time no kvetch about the Recent Neurological Unpleasantness. At my semi-annual “status update” visit with the neurologist a couple of weeks ago, the doctor saw a couple of things that bothered him, so I was scheduled for a Nerve Conduction test, which I had yesterday. You may […]

Apt Description

| July 9, 2010

Since the beginning of the Recent Neurological Unpleasantness, I have struggled to succinctly describe the neuropathy I experience all day every day, to one degree or another. I’ve usually resorted to describing it in terms of that “pins and needles” feeling one might occasionally get when, for instance, a leg has “fallen asleep” and is […]

Been a While

| December 8, 2009

Yesterday was a busy day around here, what with errands and chores that needed doing — so busy, in fact, that it completely slipped my mind that it was the two-year anniversary of That Which They Did To Me which has, so far and with a fair degree of success, put a damper on the […]

Good and Bad

| October 5, 2009

Like everyone else, I have good days and bad days, health-wise. I have so noted, previously. Not to get all Cartesian here, but my “good/bad curve” is much farther down the y-axis than most folks’ curve. Imagine going to the gym and doing a complete leg workout, to the point of complete failure of every […]

Downs and Ups

| September 15, 2009

Most days, in those moments between waking up and getting out of bed, I realize that’s as good as I’m going to feel all day. I’m beginning to get used to my legs always hurting.* I don’t like it, but that’s just the way it is. Like everyone else, I have good days and bad […]

Teddy and Me

| August 26, 2009

As I noted last year, when Ted Kennedy had brain surgery, I knew he had the best neurosurgeon in the world; that same surgeon was the one who had operated on me six months earlier.* At the time, I sent the senator my best wishes, and I meant it. I’m not going to say that […]

Where’s Russ?

| August 22, 2009

For those few who wonder where I’ve gone, I’d just like to note that I’ve had a recurrence of my back injury, which has mostly kept me away from my desk for several days. Regular lack of blogging without valid excuses will recommence soon. In the meantime, check out my Top Ten Reasons a Herniated […]

Lucky me

| August 12, 2009

A couple of months ago, I was prescribed the antibiotic Levaquin for a nuisance of a problem. Just now on TV, an ad proclaims: “Recently, the FDA strengthened the warning for Levaquin….” “If you have taken Levaquin and suffered tendonitis or a rotator cuff tear, you may be entitled to damages….” It figures. Those are […]

Neurology Update

| August 4, 2009

I’ve just returned from my semi-annual trip to the neurologist, and have come away with only the slightest bit more information, a new prescription, and a tantalizing possibility. We’ve known all along that the nerve problems I have in my legs affect both sensation and motor control. Recently, though, I’ve noticed that my right leg […]

I’m a classy guy. This week, at least.

| July 6, 2009

I don’t have many complaints about working the night/weekend shift. Sure, it kills any possibility of having a social life, but apart from that it works out pretty well for me, especially given that I’m a full time telecommuter. I worked this past weekend mostly as usual, with Friday off for the holiday (I actually […]

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