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About DrFeelgood

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  1. Thursday was a good day. It rained pretty heavily all morning, and I managed to find the deepest spot when I stepped off the curb to cross the road to my office, but apart from soggy toes for an hour or so the workday was exceedingly straightforward. I drank my customary morning Dr Pepper and had leftover chicken tikka masala for lunch. I forgot to pack some cookies, so that was a little disappointing. I talked myself out of making a snack run and nursed a big glass of water through the afternoon instead. When I got home I snacked on the last 3 cookies before dinner, then MFG served up an
  2. Wednesday was a great day. I got to work a little late but raring to go, and I was able to knock out a few pressing things right away. That cleared me to take a half day and go home at lunch, grabbing a burger at Carl's Jr in the process. I settled in at home for a little while, then I laid claim to the kitchen and started preps for hosting. First I baked 5 dozen chocolate-chip cookies (my "chewy" variant with toasted pecans, so good!), then I made a huge pot of chicken tikka-masala and a less-huge pot of Jasmine rice to serve it over. MFG also made some Kraft Mac'n'Cheese for kids who mi
  3. Tuesday was a good day. Being back in the office let me make some faster (and much-needed) progress on a few projects, and staying busy helped me keep on track with my eating plan. The morning was fueled by a single Dr Pepper, then lunch was a leftover portion of my chicken tikka masala from the freezer. I did a bunch of walking in the morning while surveying some buildings that are badly in need of repairs, but the afternoon was more sedentary. After work I headed over to the golf course and played a quick 9 holes (poorly) for exercise, then I drove home. MFG had cooked Greek chicken bre
  4. Can't say if it'll help you or not, but I find that sometimes I have hand pain when my neck and shoulders aren't getting along with each other. A few minutes each day spent loosening my shoulders and gently stretching my neck seems to improve things all the way down to my fingertips. Mainly I focus on using my lats to pull my shoulder blades down (almost as if I'm trying to make them touch my tailbone) to counteract my tendency to hunch. Hope you're back to 100% soon. :)
  5. Monday was a good day. I woke up on time and began teleworking right away. By mid-morning I'd been directed to get tested again so that I'd be clear to return to work in person. It took some convincing at the post clinic, but I finally got the medical personnel there to administer an antigen test and sign the clearance note. Then I went home to finish teleworking, and on the way I picked up some chicken tendies to split with MFG for lunch. After work I went for a haircut then an argument with Walmart about the wrong golf balls they kept trying to give me--we'll see later today if they end
  6. Sunday was a good day. I woke up early and made my customary drive-thru of McD's on the way to church for services. The morning was filled with good music and a fine sermon (both times) on Psalms 119. Afterward I got to chat with a new friend for a while, then I headed home and had a very mellow day relaxing on the couch. I helped MFG with dinner by cooking some pork chops on my backyard griddle, then the kids came home from visiting their friends and we all sat down to a nice family meal. More slothing with videos in the evening and up until bedtime, then lights out and a good night's s
  7. Thanks, it's nice to be back among the living. _______________________________ Yesterday was a pretty dang good day. I got to sleep way in until around 10, and when I did finally roll out of bed I had absolutely zero obligations. I slow-played the first half hour or so then got dressed and headed to the golf course for a couple hours of practice on the driving range and chipping/putting green. Managed to dial in a couple of swing changes and hit some good shots, then when I was nice and tired I drove through Chick-fil-A to pick up lunch for me and MFG (and to say hi to B
  8. Alright, I think I've finally turned the corner. As abruptly as this thing sat on my face, it now seems to be moving on just the same. Anyway, today was a good day. I was able to telework the full day without needing to stop and rest, my appetite was something closer to normal without any stomach aches, and I only had the faintest of chills at any point. I felt good enough that I took another test after dinner and it was negative, so that cleared me to go to band practice tonight and run the sound booth for the worship team--still keeping distant from everyone else out of an abundance of c
  9. I'm trying to focus on the positives. ___________________________ Today's spin on the Wheel-of-Symptoms landed on constant sweating and body temperature fluctuations. Seriously, what the frick? I've been making myself eat once per day. Yesterday I was actually craving beef and onions, so I acquired a double quarter pounder. Today I made ramen and poached a couple of eggs in it. Gotta feed the recovery, amiright? Ah, who am I kidding, I have no idea what I'm doing. Just trying to keep my fluids and nutrients up while I wait this thing out.
  10. Telework, sleep, watch TV, rinse, repeat. I'm losing my mind. At least the eyeball pressure has mostly abated, but I get super exhausted really quick and can't do much more than an hour or so of work at a time before needing to lie down again. This is a really weird bug--every single person in my household had wildly different symptoms and recovery trajectories. Last night I managed to eat some pasta for dinner, then I started watching The Mandalorian (along with a decent amount of rocky road Blue Bell). I'm looking forward to continuing the series tonight, though my appetite i
  11. They've been a feature of my life for several days. ___________________________ Ugh, I can't wait to be over this thing. I'm starting to lose my mind being stuck at home and unable to do anything. On the plus side (for weight loss purposes) I still have very little appetite. Makes it easier to just eat for nutrition instead of enjoyment.
  12. Week 1 Update: I've lost over 4 pounds this week to finally crack back under the 240 mark, and I'd estimate that only half of that is covid losses since my appetite didn't really taper off until late in the week. The conscientiousness I paid earlier surely accounted for some good reductions. Gonna try to keep it going. The bodyweight exercises I may eventually end up doing will only be easier if I have less of it. Still on the mend; eyeballs are tender and appetite comes and goes, but I'm doing just fine. Probably going to try for another mega nap today.
  13. Today was a tale of three Saturdays, all of them good. First part was working on guitar stuff and not eating anything because my appetite was still gone. I made myself eat a small bowl of corn flakes for lunch with a couple of apple slices just for the nutrition, but it was also pretty pleasant and it settled well enough. I added some Gatorade for the electrolytes and hydration. Second part happened after lunch, a massive "nap" that lasted until dinner. Holy pants was that refreshing. I haven't napped like that in ages, and it was the best. Third part was after my nap--my appetite seeme
  14. Yeah, not fun for sure. I have a strong familiarity with my particular pain triangle (sinus-eyeball-upper jaw) from experience with past sinus infections. Fortunately this one seems to respond well to ibuprofen, which gave some relief while I was streaming The Tomorrow War (not bad); then I got a good night's sleep. I feel much better today--not 100%, and I have very little appetite--but much better. Thanks! ________________________________________ At one point I was starting to think that I had ruined myself by shoving whatever minor infection I may have had further up in
  15. Thanks, so far it has been. I just wish I'd gotten it right away when we started quarantining 2 weeks ago 'cause I'd be done by now. I like my house, but I'm starting to hate being here. ______________________________________ Today is an okay day. Telework, guitar stuff, cooking dinner, reasonably smart food choices. It's all pretty hum-drum. The rough part has been my sinuses are super-pissed since swabbing myself yesterday for the covid test. The pressure behind my eyes is making me want to punch everything. So I'm calling it a day and curling up with my tablet. Her
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