It’s bad enough that my coding is not going well (based in part because I’m suffering from garbage-in-garbage-out syndrome), I don’t need any further interruptions.
Unfortunately I don’t think that I was all “Chicken Little” yesterday about the condition of my back. This morning my white t-shirt had some bloodspotting, the first such occurrence since the bandages were removed, and the swelling under one of the stitched areas doesn’t seem to be retreating. When a small amount of blood appeared on the clean t-shirt that I put on this morning (why I hadn’t checked my back prior to putting on said shirt I’ll never know) I knew it was time to take matters a little more seriously. With the dexterity of a Cirque du Soleil performer and with the aid of a pair of tongs (which I promise I will never use if I prepare food for you, even after I sterilize the shit out of them), I applied anti-biotic cream which I had glooped onto a cotton pad, and then a makeshift bandage (non-stick gauze with some medical tape) onto the affected area. This morning I’ll be calling the doctor to see if I should return to him sooner than the Thursday morning appointment that I have scheduled. I have the sinking feeling that I’ll either be scheduling another surgery, or will have to deal with the new lump which has arisen — neither of which were desired outcomes of this first surgery.
Today I’ve packed a mobile first-aid kit (hydrogen peroxide, triple anti-biotic ointment, gauze, tape, tongs) just in case the worst happens and I need to replace the bandaging I applied this morning.
Have I mentioned how much this sucks? Have I mentioned what a pain in the ass it is to be alone when shit like this happens?
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Choose to wear a color tomorrow that can shape your mood, like upbeat yellow or calming blue.
Color has a huge impact on your mood and energy level! Research shows that warm colors like red and yellow say “energy” and “power” and can put in a spring in your step. Cooler colors like blue and green, however, are soothing and more relaxing.
I probably should have tried to complete this today, but I’ve chosen to wear a cranberry t-shirt to cover any blood which may appear today.
Tonight I’ll Have A Double Dose Of Draper
Unless things go horribly wrong today I’ll be relaxing tonight with two episodes of Mad Men.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sad
Current Music – listening to the “After Dark” for this week’s “Build and Analyze” podcast
Website Of The Day – You Know You Need A Vacation When.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – tomorrow, perhaps
Foot Mileage – ~7.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 6
Pancakes Eaten – 0
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2012
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me — Mindy Kahling
- Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science — Curtis Ebbesmeyer
– Lose at least three pounds (net weight loss)
– Completely recover from my sebaceous cyst surgery
– Exercise for thirty minutes no fewer than twenty days
– Not to get sick for the entire month (may be a moot point as of today)
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than ten days
– Not get fired from my job, nor quit my job
– Follow up with doctors, lawyer, women in whom I have interest
– Go out on a least one date with a woman in whom I have interest
– Watch all of the classes in the 2011 Winter semester of Stanford’s CS193P (iOS Development) course
2012 Goals [will be a little less fluid than last year]
– Get my weight under 200 pounds, or at least whittle myself back down to where wearing a 36″ pant size is comfortable
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than one one 10K
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Restore the ITP Estate to a condition where it can be put up for sale at any time
– Buy a new iPhone (iPhone 5?), a new iPad (iPad 3?), and MacBook Air [look, not all goals have to be altruistic]
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient and profitable programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions
– Start, and continue, to make my own bread using my bread machine as well as using the technique outlined in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
– Read and discard magazines during the month in which they arrive (even digitally)
– See more live concerts than I did in 2011
– Eat more pancakes
– Drive/Fly somewhere for a real vacation