So quite a hubbub.
Two days, two events.
First, my early morning nausea.
No, C, I am not pregnant.
I’m not even in need of a gastroenterologst.
According to my PCP I can wait a couple of days and if the condition persists, a simple, short-term use of an over-the-counter medicine, Omeprazole, sold under the brand names Prilosec and Losec will solve the problem.
As for my collision, I am feeling better.
The scab on my knee and elbow will go away.
My lower back pain will ebb.
It’s not just luck that I avoided serious injury.
It’s payback for the time and effort and will that keeps me in good health.
I am very careful with my diet and weight.
I lift weights regularly.
I walk several miles a day, often with a backpack that weighs from 10 to 15 pounds.
I do not begrudge the time spent.
I didn’t report the collision to garner sympathy.
Although I did, in spades.
And I don’t recite my well-being to brag.
My friends, life happens.
Young, middle-aged, and elderly adults.
You’re reading this because you have a modicum of faith in me.
Please take heed.
No matter our age or condition.
Today we can improve our health.
And as a side health benefit, we will walk taller, speak more confidently, feel prouder, knowing we are working to improve our lives.
And not add sadness to the lives of the dear ones around us who love us.
God bless us, everyone.
Friday, November 30, 2018
My 232nd consecutive posting.
Time is 12.01am.
Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 43* under partly cloudy skies.
Dinner is Braised Short Ribs of beef.
Question of the Day:
What is a sneeze?
Ever notice how people look at the sneezer?
Some of it is about self-protection: sneezes spread diseases.
But a good part of it is our fascination with disaster.
Did you catch it in your handkerchief?
In your forearm?
Or did it totally escape you and propel a glob onto your blouse?
And how are you going to clean it up?
Don’t shake hands with me, buddy.
I could hardly look at the pictures I had to choose from to present here.
I ended my search pretty quickly.
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From Chris Capossela:
Yikes… this sounds super scary!
I like your matter of fact realization / prediction that this is a likely way you may ultimately go… hopefully not for a long time!
Web Meister Responds:
Weird: by the time I was conscious I had been hit I was on laid
out on the sidewalk looking up at his face, close.
First was to keep him away so he would touch anything hurting; but not yet aware of hurt.
Second, was to assess injury, slowly moving my parts. All functioning; not yet aware of any pain.
Now wanting to get to my feet.
Reaching up with my hand for him to pull. Noticing pain for the first time, but only as an obstacle to my rising.
I walked away, pain, a 2 on a 10 scale.
Next day, on waking up, stiffness is all.
Thanks for asking.
And one from Sally Chetwynd:
Lovely descriptions of releasing David from the stone.
It was a pleasure to read the specific details and to relate them to the photograph.
I read "The Agony and the Ecstasy" when I was about 13, and the story's power has remained with me ever since.
You prompt me now to fetch another of Stone's books from my shelf that I have not yet read.
It's been a long time since I've read one of his books, and the reminder is welcome.
Three pictures below showing the setting up for Christmas.
And on the far right, taking down the Estonia Photo Museum that popped up on the Greenway.
I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is past us.
A sneeze, or sternutation, is a semi-autonomous, convulsive expulsion of air from the lungs through the nose and mouth, usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa.
A sneeze expels air forcibly from the mouth and nose in an explosive, spasmodic involuntary action resulting chiefly from irritation of the nasal mucous membrane.
Sneezing is possibly linked to sudden exposure to bright light, sudden change (fall) in temperature, breeze of cold air, a particularly full stomach, or viral infection, and can lead to the spread of disease.
The function of sneezing is to expel mucus containing foreign particles or irritants and cleanse the nasal cavity.
During a sneeze, the soft palate and palatine uvula depress while the back of the tongue elevates to partially close the passage to the mouth so that air ejected from the lungs may be expelled through the nose.
Because the closing of the mouth is partial, a considerable amount of this air is usually also expelled from the mouth.
The force and extent of the expulsion of the air through the nose varies.
Sneezing cannot occur during sleep due to REM atonia – a bodily state where motor neurons are not stimulated and reflex signals are not relayed to the brain.
Sufficient external stimulants, however, may cause a person to wake from sleep to sneeze, but any sneezing occurring afterwards would take place with a partially awake status at minimum.
Good morning on this Friday, November 30, Christmas now 25 days away.
We talked about sneezing. How wonderful is the sneeze! Onlookers watching the sneeze. A scientific paper on the sneeze. And we saw some images of City Life, seasonal changes in our outdoor exhibitions.
Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?
See you soon.