Doctor Visits,  Health,  Life

A Move and Two Tests

It’s certainly been a while since I’ve written a substantial post, and it’s not for a lack of wanting to write.  I’ve just had a whole bunch of things going on, and well, I just haven’t had time.  Here’s a recap of a couple of things that have gone on during the last month.

The Move

After 3 years of living in an apartment without a washer/dryer, and having to hull all of my stuff to the laundry mat, or to the girlfriend’s house, I was finally presented with the opportunity to move into another apartment in my complex that has a washer/dryer in the unit.  I had been on a waiting list for a while, and waited and waited, but nothing ever became available.  At least not at a time that was convenient for me.  Well, when I saw that the guy next door was moving out the first Sunday of October,  the wheels in my mind just started spinning.

So, on Monday, October 5th, I spoke to the manager of the apartment complex about the apartment being available.  When she confirmed what I already knew, the apartment having the washer/dryer in it, I told her I wanted it.

So, that began a 3 week marathon getting things ready to move into the new apartment around November 1st.  Thankfully, I was able to take vacation and personal time off from work during the last week of October in order to get the packing, moving, and cleaning completed.  It took a great deal of effort on the part of my girlfriend, my sister, and myself, but we managed to get everything moved into the new apartment by late night on Sunday, November 1st.

And except for a little bit of cleaning, I can thankfully say that the move is over, and I’m filled with a great feeling of relief now that it is all over.   The move was definitely been a big test of my strength and endurance; I used muscles that I hadn’t used in 10 months.

Tests for the Cardiologist

As if I didn’t have enough to deal with during the week I was moving, my cardiologist scheduled a couple of tests for 8:00 A.M. on Thursday, Oct. 29th.

When I was in his office a few weeks earlier, I talked to the doctor again about some dizziness problems that I have been having for a while now.  Then when he was checking the circulation in my legs and feet, he discovered that things didn’t seem to be flowing as they should have been.  So, he ordered what amounted to an ultra sound of the carotid arteries in my neck, and various parts of my legs, to check for blockages, etc…

I haven’t received the results from those tests yet, but expect to hear something in the next couple of days.  I will, of course, post on update when I know something.

So yeah, I’ve been pretty busy the last month, and I’m really looking forward to things settling down a bit, and being able to devote time to writing and other important causes.

Until next time … Keep Fighting It, and Rock On!

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