Health update, etc.

My doctor gave me a new prescription for blood pressure (Lotensin). The old one (Lopressor) seemed to make me incredibly tired, like I couldn’t wake up even after sleeping 8 hours. But, it looks like it is doing the job of keeping my BP down.

My leg feels better. I got pretty much all the mobility back, in terms of range of motion, but still the ankle and toe are both really weak. The ankle muscle is the one that pulls the foot up, and the toe muscle is the one that points my big toe up. I can move my ankle with some resistance (like the other foot resting on it) but it’s not enough strength to walk around on my heels. The big toe has almost no strength to overcome resistance though.

I went walking today and went for a short bike ride yesterday, so hopefully I can keep it up, just doing a little bit each day. I was sitting here yesterday morning, thinking to myself, “Am I satisfied with how I look and feel today? If not, what am I going to do about it *today*?” I think I will go back to my system of watching portion sizes, and trying to exercise at least as much as I eat from restaurants, and see how that works for a while. Easy does it, I guess.

Work is cool; we announced a cool internal documentation site, which has a search feature and a dynamic real-time navigation bar, so that is good.

I gave my grandmother an old PC that I had lying around in various pieces, and she was not sure she would be able to handle the technology – they used computers before at her work, but this “mouse” was something new. But she seems to have picked it up quickly, and she signed up for email on her own and sent me a message. That was quick!

We went up to see M’s grandmother this weekend, to take the couch up there for her extra room. Renting the truck was not fun. The new company I called (Budget/Ryder) took my reservation, but called the next day to say they didn’t actually have a truck, to fulfill the reservation. Like, someone else had failed to bring the truck back, I asked? No, just that at the time I made the reservation, they were not able to check to see if one was available, they just took my info and called back the next day to say there was a problem. The local guy who called me said that I would have to call the central number again, and the lady at the central number said that she filled out a “wait form” for me, and that I would have to call again in the morning, to a third number, to see if there was a truck. I said, I don’t want to do that, I would rather call another vendor who will make me a reservation and actually *honor* it. So I called U-Haul and all was well.

That’s all for now.

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  1. torquemada

    Ryder and Budget have both pissed me off a lot. I really like Penske, but they overcharge horribly for local moves in the Bay Area. The last two or three times I’ve rented I went U-Haul and was satisfied.

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