Showing posts from May, 2015

Tai chi weekend - part 2

The first day went really well. The moves are coming back slowly. Getting ready for day 2 now. I am having some problems with my ostomy appliance but it is unrelated to Tai Chi and not causing any real problems in class so far.

Tai chi weekend

Has a pretty full day. Worked all day, spend dinner and playtime with the boy, then cleaned and did yard work all night. Tomorrow morning I am going to attend an all weekend Tai Chi class to get me started so I can attend weekly evening classes near by. This will be my third time enrolling in Tai Chi and I am really looking forward to it. I love exercising that physical/spirit connection. Any martial art does this and while this is a soft martial art it still trains you're mind and body to act smoothly and without thought.

Weight loss update

As some readers (googlebot, I guess) will know I had a major operation at the end of February resulting in weight loss among other things (this was not the primary goal of the procedure). Since I have blogged about weight loss here in the past I'll update with a note that I am down 30lbs since then without trying but now the weight loss has stopped so I need to start watching what I eat again. I think this is a good sign that my body is absorbing enough nutrients again so I am ok with this. :) Chart


I might revive this blog. I have been running a small site from a vps but the novelty is wearing off. I was using it to play Dwarf Fortress but no longer have the time so I am considering getting rid of the vps, migrating my blog posts from there to here, and using Inbox/Keep/Calendar as my todo system in place of org mode. I love org mode but it is a tad bit inconvenient.

Biopsy Results

This is the third time I have written this. :) OK, I saw my surgeon for (no offence) what I hope was the last time on Wednesday. If my rectal wound isn't 100% healed in one month I will need to go back but it is looking like we are really in the homestretch at this point. The biopsy showed no problems of ANY kind other than the displaysia they already knew about (which was why we did the operation) so that is really good news! Finally, I think he is satisfied I have made as full as a recovery as I could make in the time since my surgery which makes me feel good. No infection, no hernias, no problems with the rectal wound (other than slow healing which is probably due to random home care nurses packing too tight throughout the process). In general I am really happy with my recovery, too. I am still dealing with ingrown hair issues gone wild under my bag adhesive but am no longer going to shave with a razor there and instead will use clippers or an electric razor. That shoul