[Tripping On…] My First Headache…

How often should you push through fatigue? I think only when absolutely necessary and not much more. Here I am, all the downtime in the world in my apartment-mansion, and all I want to do is catch up on sleep. It’s not depression, physically or mentally, because both of those are in good shape, overall. It’s just I didn’t get enough sleep yesterday and now I’m feeling disinterested. I shouldn’t try to recapture the day.

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[Tripping On…] Makeshift Standing Workstation, Part 2

After two days of setting up my work-from-home boxes, I feel good about their temporal arrangements. I don’t want to have a permanent space dedicated to this temporary problem. If this lasts more than the local government-mandated two-week period, then maybe I’ll build something more permanent for my vocational or avocational laptops, especially if I don’t receive any noise complaints. I’ve been careful being quiet both on phone calls and walking around. No complaints yet.[1]

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[Tripping On…] Makeshift Standing Workstation, Part 1

I received the loaner laptop and was told to go home immediately. There was no time to prepare my arrangements for a long-term work-from-home environment other than a phone call. By the end of the second day, my back hurt from having to hunch over my laptop. My solution isn’t great; three variably high cardboard boxes. But it will work for now. The goal is putting everything away when I clock out. Feels good currently.

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[Tripping On…] Physical Therapy Discharge, Part 13

The mood was somber during my final physical therapy session. It wasn’t just because it was my last time going in to meet with the physical therapists that had helped me correct the muscle issue that had ripped through the nerves in my head causing me severe, near-daily, headaches that lasted between mid-November and mid-February 2020. The physical therapist that had mentioned my longus muscles were overextended, possibly causing my headaches, was consoling another worried patient.

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[Tripping On…] Almost Final Bill?

I saw Doctor-Number-Nine nearly two months ago and I just got their bill in the mail for the co-payment that my insurance didn’t end up covering. If I didn’t have insurance, I would have needed to pay upfront, or, I would have known there was a bill arriving sometime soon. When we talk about healthcare and emergency funds, that should apply for all areas of life. I can easily pay off the $15 co-payment. Extrapolated out…

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[Tripping On…] External, Internal Anxieties

Through this series, Tripping On The American Healthcare System], I learned more about myself and my tolerances than I could have ever imagined. One of the bigger things I ended up learning was my relationship with anxiety and how I can divert the negative energy typically associated with it into more positive adventures. Although the topicalness of this essay may fade by its publication, it’s important to consider yourself and the world around you… unequally.

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[Rowing Machine] 2020: Week 16 {215.5} “Physical Therapy Laser, Part 12”

Throughout my past twelve physical therapy sessions, I saw this shape on one of the doors in the main room resembling a target, and I found their design wasn’t just novelty on my penultimate visit to fix the mindbenders that had impaired the better part of three months. Strapping into a headlamp with a laser pointer, the goal was simple: move my head around within the target lines. This was the most challenging exercise yet!

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[Tripping On…] Ergonomics and Posture

“The back of the chair should hug your back.[1]” Thinking back over all the essays I wrote exploring possible causes for my headaches, finding that it was just bad ergonomics and poor posture feels strange. I guess I never learned how to sit in chairs properly, or had gotten so used to slouching in chairs, so now that I know the detriment of poor posture, I’ve been overall feeling fine. Any headaches are minimal now.

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[Tripping On…] Scar On Arm

The burn on my arm has formed enough of a scar to where it will probably stay for a while. I don’t know how many months or years, but I figure, if it remains for another year, I’ll turn it into a tattoo by having “Zombie Bite” and “March 12th 2020” tattooed on either side of it in small lettering, indicating when I was burned, which was also the day I last had a mindbender headache.

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[Tripping On…] Turtlenecks and Headaches

There was a news article about recent events showing someone’s neck at an unnatural “turtleneck” angle. All I could think was, wow, that guy’s in for real spine and headache problems soon. In our quest to adopt the coolest technologies as soon as possible, we’ve forgotten our sense of moderation. Some things that seem harmless on the surface are actually quite dangerous, including the angle you hold your neck while reading books or using smartphones.

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