|All of a sudden those jokes don't seem as funny....
||[Jun. 12th, 2012|03:49 am]
Well, this week is going to be entertaining. But first, under a cut --
- my shiny new Dominus Guitars hand-built custom guitar, recently won, and delivered last weekend. Active pickups, onboard boost/distortion, just a fine piece of work from a luthier who has quite a gift, I think. It's already triggering ideas. I also won a shirt, which arrived the same day:
I already had the shagged-out pie-eyed look.
The new guitar is a big positive in a period of time that's, to say the least, stressful. I'm up for a colonoscopy shortly, I'm back at the wound clinic (one of the lesions opened up again), and on Friday I'm having a cardiac stress test -- the chemically induced type. The recent echocardiogram suggests a slightly enlarged heart, which would fit with the left atrial anomaly on the ekg. My lower body circulation is half and half -- deep venous structure is solid, but the superficial needs treatment, which may help with the dermatitis. Speaking of which, this will be addressed again when I see the dermatologist to deal with the basal cell cancer. On the 28th I go back for more knives and needles to the left eye, as the lens broke loose again -- this time it's being sewn in place. Right ow my vision is pretty rough -- the old glasses work sometimes, but not other times; magnifiers work sometimes, but not always. I can usually get away with reading books, but the computer is another matter entirely, and TV is sometimes a real lottery. I'm also back on the orders to stay abed as much as I can, with my legs elevated...except for later today, when the pre-colonoscopy prep instructions advise. "Don't stray far from the bathroom!" as part of the instruction sheet covering preparing the gallon of liquid flush I have to choke down.
There's probably more, but that's likely enough.
I'm muddling through books at the moment, including getting the library stack on track. I'm back to checking out more audio books right now, though, and I'm happy to find that my local library has a variety of BBC items on hand -- though I fear my brain is congealing in the attempt to get through all of the Paul Temple stories (radio serial and prose adaptations both, though the prose readings by Anthony Head had an additional amusement value because of the way he does them.) I'll do an update on the Mount TBR list as well, shortly, I keep adding to it. I'm hoping IK'll get through everything on there by year's end though.