[Rowing Machine] 2020: Week 09 {219.0} “I Can’t Exercise!”

I’m not sure why I didn’t get a stronger reaction when I told the nurse and doctor that I couldn’t exercise because of my headaches. The most plausible reasons are that the nurse was going too fast and Doctor-Number-Nine didn’t know me. Even Neurologist-Number-Two/Doctor-Number-Eight was perplexed. I imagine once the headaches decrease from constantly and daily to mere memories, then I’ll be more likely to be able to exercise without getting any sort of headache.

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[Rowing Machine] 2020: Week 08 {218.5} “Vat Of Acid”

“It’s not going well.[1]”
“Can you try to go into your safe space?[2]”
“Yeah, that place isn’t helping.[1]”
“Did it turn into a vat of acid?[2]”
My colleague and I both laughed, but somewhere between leaving my apartment-mansion and getting into work, my health had declined to such a degree that I was seeing psychedelic migraine auras. I had to leave about a half-hour later. I hate feeling so sick I can’t even think clearly.

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[Rowing Machine] 2020: Week 07 {219.5} “Three Good Sets…”

I got in three good sets while my health was good before my headaches started to return with calm vengeance. It wasn’t enough of a return to be concerning, and I still have another few days before I see Neurologist-Number-Two/Doctor-Number-Eight or -Nine, if my symptoms continue to worsen at the pace they were before. I still feel sick and tired, but at least I’m somewhat more mobile than I was before my emergency room trip

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[Rowing Machine] 2020: Week 06 {222.5} “Headache’s Root Cause?”

For seventeen days, I could not row. The rower was waiting for me the whole time but my health was in such poor condition that any superfluous movement could have caused lasting pain. My tension headaches were a constant annoyance. My migraines were occasional showstoppers. The pangs of whatever you want to call them scared me. I’ve been mostly headache-free now for a day and a half. I’ll take it. I’m working toward lasting improvement.

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[Rowing Machine] 2020: Week 05 {221.5} “Save Your Eyes”

If there’s anything I’ve learned through all these concerns over headaches and eye strain and vision problems and limiting exercise, it’s the lesson we’ve all heard before: protect your health. Now that I’m practicing more eye “care,” I figured I’d write about some of my experiences, the differences I’ve seen, and what modifications I’m making to my life to avoid having regressions in my health, whether from eye health or, broadly, physical or mental health.

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[Sober Living] Advertising and Celebrations

How many alcohol ads do you see each day? From the sides of buses, grocery store baskets, billboards, media, and more. We, as alcoholics, see twice as many as “you” do, and they persist twice as long. Great for advertisers! Terrible for us on bad days. That seemingly innocent bottle of whatever lingers longer and stings stronger. And the drinking holidays! What are they doing? Why market highly-addicting party options as lifestyle choices? For fun?!

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[Sober Living] Sniffin’ Out Rats

“Also, I heard you yelled at one of our folks this morning[1].” I nearly got shot after not following one of the 10 Bullets. My phone call was taken out of context and someone wanted me, me specifically, to get in trouble. After explaining the context, apologizing for the concern, I began sniffing out the rat, as one does subconsciously, whether pious or petty; even decent people. After about a day, I found that rat, alright.

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[Rowing Machine] 2020: Week 04 {220.5} “Amiga Clearance A03/06”

When you sell something, you have to be physically prepared for anything that goes your way. There’s no running portion of the buying/selling transaction, however in case things get dicey, you should know your escape routes. I bought a retro computer from someone and his wife had cautioned him about selling, to which he told her that if things got dicey, he’d just let the buyer [me] have it and run. Didn’t happen; coulda happened.

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[Rowing Machine] 2020: Week 03 {217.5} “Fats, Carbs, Proteins”

I haven’t been able to row consistently in weeks since these headaches have controlled most facets of my health, so I’ve had to learn to moderate my calorie consumption so I don’t become too overweight. Last year, I started counting calories, and burned off a noticeable amount of weight. Before the New Year, I started graphing out the common foods I eat along with their contents to see if they’re good for me or not.

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[Rowing Machine] 2020: Week 02 {218.0} “Capturing Calorie Counts”

The biggest trap I fall into when it comes to the diet portion of diet and exercise, under the health and wellness umbrella, is accountability. Given the option, I would eat constantly, and excessively. That’s not too bad when the calories out [exercise] are more than the calories in [diet], but when it’s not, it becomes an unbalanced system. I’ve been struggling to figure out an accurate way to count my calories. I’ve found something…

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