Friday, November 12, 2010

Everything Updated

This past week I left a 'where are you/I hope all is well' comment on an esteemed fellow blogger's site since he hadn't posted in a while. Meanwhile, I let a whole week go by, a long time for me, without posting anything here.  It turns out work has kept him away lately, but I have no excuse.  So let's catch up, shall we?
  • I had another physical therapy appointment yesterday.  There was not much improvement in bending my knee, but I have improved in strength and can put about half my weight on my leg when walking with crutches now.
  • The new computer has not arrived yet. If it arrives during the week next week I think I will still wait until the weekend to set it all up. I want to drag an old computer out of the closet and grab the files off of it that I want first, then when we're all set up with the new computer I will have 2 old ones to recycle.
  • I had an appointment next week to go over and schedule my neck surgery but I just cancelled that for now. Although the cortisone shot only partially gave me relief I am approved for two more if I need them so I may have that done again if it starts to get worse. The goal is to not have surgery until after the new year and before the end of March (so I don't have to use up all my vacation time for the year on recovery).
  • My internet connection ticks me off sometimes by dropping out briefly several times a day. This happened before and when I called to complain the tech basically called me a liar. So I got even more mad and cursed him out, but mysteriously it didn't happen again for several weeks. Now it has been happening again for quite some time now and I have just been dealing with it until today. This time I got a much nicer guy on the phone and someone will be out tomorrow to look things over. No charge.
  • On Wednesday I went from 4 hour workdays to 6 hour workdays. Next Wednesday I am back to full time. I am glad the orthopaedist is easing me back into work. Going back on a Monday straight to 8 hour days would have been a bit of a shock to my system, I think.
That's about it for me.  How are you - yes you!  See where it says 'comments' below?  Feel free to give it a click!


delcatto said...

It's good to hear things are improving for you and thanks for calling me 'esteemed'. Itbrought a smile to my face. With the two old computers will you recycle them for your own use or pass them on to a recycling company for others to use? I always worry about recycling old computers and whether I have wiped all details from the hard drive, especially banking information.

Scoakat said...

Hi Delcatto! Actually I plan on removing the hard drives and destroying those myself and send the shells off for recycling. Hopefully for free but I may have to pay a fee to get rid of them.

Kel said...

Glad you are back at work and getting better! You have a lot going on. But I know you'll be just fine! :)

Our update is easily summed up in 1 word...SICK. We are all sick. James had it first, doc said probably influenza and it lasted about 7-8 days. Now Lindsey and I have it, on about day 4-5. So she's home with me today and probably tomorrow at least. Hopefully this is the worst of it for the season for us. I'm hoping! :)

Scoakat said...

Aaak! Stay away!
Sorry you're all sick, hope you feel better soon!