Gimping Along

An impromptu session of racquetball last night has convinced me to take it easy this weekend. I’m sure the predicted rain will help too. All night long I was battling a shin splint in my left leg as well as the bruise on the top of my right foot that I gave myself last Friday night as I stumbled climbing a metal staircase. It got to the point last night that I finally had to admit (physical) defeat and quit because I could barely run without pain.

Still Feeling Out Of Sorts
It may seem trite to say but since Amsterdam I have not quite been the same, physically. While showering in one of those tiny European shower stalls with a detachable handle spray I bent over and felt what could best be described as a tinge of vertigo; this has never really happened to me previously. Ever since that day I occasionally battle the same phenomena and feel out of sorts at times. Perhaps it’s the fact that I have been pretty much on the go for two entire weeks, but I’m ready to return to a steady-state (well, as steady as my health has been in the past years). I’m hoping this weekend’s lack of plans will aid in this.

This weekend I will be home, trying to get “Operation: Happy Ending” rolling.

ITP Flickr Pics
“Caught Red-Nosed” (Brussels, Belgium)
Caught Red-Nosed
While killing time walking around before a hash dinner in Brussels one night last week I came upon this piece of public art. The red nose is an “after-market upgrade”. Perhaps one of these days I’ll attain enough Photoshop skill to remove that distracting wire from this photo.

“Breakfast *And* Lunch” (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Breakfast And Lunch
This is what I had for breakfast at Home grown yesterday, it’s called the “Comfy Chicken Biscuit”. As you can see it is one of the healthier options on the menu with its biscuit, fried chicken, and sausage gravy. Suffice to say there was no need for me to consider eating lunch, and even after playing racquetball dinner was not a pressing need.

For This Much Money I Better Get Healed Soon
I return to the ENT this morning for another follow-up checkup. Coincidentally in the stack of mail I picked up yesterday, and that I finally processed this morning, was a bill for my last visit. Turns out that, after insurance adjustments, I owe $275 for that last visit — which was no longer than thirty minutes. If I get charged like this again I think that this will be my last visit to the ENT.

Welcome To The Start Of Month #8.
Where does the time go?

Happy family entertaining, box swapping, or whatever you get yourself into this weekend.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Gimping Along

  1. Steve says:

    OMG! That plate looks obscene. Hopefully that was your only meal. Debbie’s favorite Huddle House now has tots for breakfast and similarly pictured meals- just too much.

    I thought my luck had run out last night, rain wise. Off to the west for a few miles and as I came back in from downtown Moreland, the sky was dark, darker, darkest. I stopped and made sure my ziplok bag was secured with my wallet and phone and turned on my blinkie light, but it only sprinkled and that started just as I turned onto the driveway. Within 15 minutes or so, it was coming down pretty good.

    Fingers crossed- we have a live one coming to see the house Sunday- they are downsizing from 65 acres!! And we just have the “crazy dog lady starter pack”- these folks went the full monty!!


  2. Barb says:

    Maybe the ENT can tell you about the vertigo type of feelings you are experiencing?

    I have no idea what is happening this weekend, but we might, just might go over to Red Hare tonight. They are introducing a new Octoberfest beer Saturday, but I highly doubt we can fit that in tomorrow, plus, I’m sure it will be super crowded.

  3. Steve says:

    Good point Barb. Definitely discuss the vertigo like symptoms with the ENT. Might just be a slight infection- you’re probably good as long as the room isn’t spinning- that is seriously no fun.

  4. bob says:

    I believe Vertigo can be lots of things, anywhere from blood pressure to hunger. Definitely something to mention to the doc. I get dizzy a lot when sitting for a long time then get up quickly.

    Last night we rambled, great times ensued with 10 riders in the rain until I almost killed somebody going under a sign. As we ducked under it we called out “low bridge” then I hear WHACK and see Ken Lopez lying motionless on the ground. Scared the crap out of me until I heard him say something. He was looking down at the trail and looked up at the wrong time and got hit right in the face with a metal cross beam. Luckily I think all is well, no lost teeth or anything, just real sore.

    Steve, I’ll nail down a time for the box transfer and let you know. Good luck with the showing!

  5. Huh, I am back to not getting emails when people comment. 🙁

    I ate dinner, not exactly a healthy one either. I’m too old to die young and leave a good looking corpse.

    Didn’t think to discuss the vertigo with the ENT. I have a return trip in six weeks and am going to schedule a sleep study however. Ooooooh Boooooooy!

    Wow Bob, that sounds like it was quite the incident. I’d be freaked out too until the person came around and said something.

  6. Steve says:

    I can only imagine someone laying on the ground not moving!! Scary.

    Call my cell (404-932-5085) or ping us on Faceplant. Debbie is going hound walking ealry tomorrow morning, but should be home NLT 10, so we could be in Ikea-land by 11:30.

  7. Jenka, if you read this can you resend me the information for the realtor you used for your house? I can’t seem to locate it.

  8. Barb says:

    Bob – I saw Ken’s post on FB, ouch! I remember (well, was told about) being knocked out mtn biking up at Clemson. Great headache.

  9. bob says:

    Yeah, I’m sure he is pretty sore today. Not sure if he was knocked out or just laying there trying to asses the damage. He did pull himself together though and went out for food and beers after the ride, tough dude.

  10. Steve says:

    Andy Bailie is an old team mate and current realtor and he seems to be moving a lot of intown property. I don’t know if he goes as far as EAV, but I know he works in Edgewood, CP/LC, and PRD.

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