Jul 032024
 

Between the two nerve block shots I received recently, and Terry getting her second one yesterday, the Spine Care Center in Tuscaloosa is starting to feel like home. Medicare requires two of the nerve blocks, done at least two weeks apart, before they will approve the RF ablation to sever the nerve and stop the […]

We Already Knew That

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102024
 

Thank you to the people who made blog comments, wrote on Facebook, or sent me e-mails hoping my eye was going to be okay and there was no serious damage to it after I poked it with the pair of scissors on Friday. By the time I woke up yesterday, it was still very red […]

May 312024
 

The temperature and humidity have been up in the uncomfortable range for several days now, but yesterday I don’t think it got much above 80° and the humidity was not too bad. A perfect day to get some mowing and bush hogging done. So wouldn’t you know it? We both had doctor’s appointments in the […]

Old And On The Go

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252023
 

We hit the ground running yesterday morning and it felt like we didn’t stop all day long. I guess that’s because we didn’t stop all day long. Our day started with a visit from Scott and Alan from Banks Construction, the father and son team that built our deck last month. This time they were […]

Still At It

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182023
 

We have been taking advantage of the nice weather to get as much done outside as we can, because starting today or Wednesday the temperatures are going to be up into the mid-80s. That’s not terrible, but it does drain us doing too much in the heat. And, of course, we’ve got a lot more […]

Worn Out

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172022
 

Neither Terry nor I slept well Monday night, both of us waking up repeatedly, her with stomach issues and me with back pain. It’s obvious to me that the RF ablation procedures I had done in June did not do any good this time around, which is a disappointment because they were so successful three […]

Not Going To Do It

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 282022
 

I had my RF nerve ablations done on June 13th and 20th. They were outpatient procedures, and a couple of weeks after the second one I had a follow-up appointment with the doctor’s office in Orlando. If traffic isn’t bad we can make the trip in about an hour and 15 minutes, but you never […]

Laughing Gas

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 142022
 

We had to be up very early yesterday morning because I had an appointment at the surgical center in Maitland, about an hour’s drive from us, for the first of two RF nerve ablation procedures to help relieve some of my lower back pain. Of course, when you do something like this, it’s always hurry […]

Impressive Numbers

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 222022
 

Yesterday I had my first appointment with my sleep doctor since I got my CPAP machine in early January. Since I’m a bit claustrophobic, I really wasn’t sure how well it was going to work out for me, but the mask I have does not cover my full face, it just goes under my nose, […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252022
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. We were just at the Tampa RV show, the first one we have […]

Retired? Not Us

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052021
 

The other day someone referred to Terry and me as enjoying our retirement here on Florida’s Central Coast. We both had to laugh at that because even though we are of an age to draw Social Security and get Medicare, we are far from retired. When our insurance company refused to cover treatment for Terry’s […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 1:20 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102021
 

The last few days have been very hectic, and I’ve been trying to play catch up and not succeeding all that well. But I’ll try to bring you up to date. We went out to dinner with friends Thursday evening at a place called Riptide’s here in Edgewater. It’s always been very popular, but to […]

Feb 062021
 

Even though I am enrolled in the VA healthcare system, now that we both qualify for Medicare I get most of my treatment through civilian doctors. It’s quicker and easier, and frees up the VA system for veterans who need it more than I do. Yesterday Terry and I had our regular routine checkups with […]

I’ll Get To Them

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302019
 

I still have several stories to share with you from our trip to Alabama and Georgia a couple of weeks ago but they are going to require quite a bit of time to write and to sort through all the photographs to decide which ones to use. I’ve been busy working on trying to get […]

What’s Up, Doc?

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292019
 

Yesterday I had an appointment with my civilian primary care doctor for a routine checkup and to review some lab work I had done last week. After reviewing everything from the labs and checking my heart and blood pressure, she says I’m in darned good shape for a fat old guy. All of my numbers; […]

Mar 072019
 

Yesterday was a cold, windy day, it was cold last night, and today is starting out cold. But the weatherman does say that things are going to start warming up this afternoon sometime. I hope so, because I’m about to launch into an epic snivel, and trust me, none of us wants that to happen. […]

A Few Updates

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 012019
 

Yesterday was another busy day for us. We started out by taking Beverly to a couple of doctors’ appointments. Then we stopped at a nursery to look at citrus trees because Terry wants to plant a lemon and a lime tree in our yard. This was pretty much a fact-finding mission, just to get an […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212019
 

Yesterday Terry was supposed to have her first appointment for the hyperbaric oxygen therapy to hopefully help remedy the problems she has been suffering from due to the intense radiation she received when she had cancer years ago. We were told there would be 40 treatments, five days a week for anywhere from 90 minutes […]

Not Yet

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312019
 

Thank you everybody who emailed or posted comments wishing Terry good luck with the hyperbaric oxygen therapy I wrote about in yesterday’s blog. As it turns out, that doesn’t start yet. We had an appointment with the facility yesterday, and I thought that’s when they would do the treatment, but I was wrong. It was […]

Sep 022018
 

Friday started out with another of the spinal decompression treatments that I described in my blog entry It’s Not What It Looks Like a couple of days ago. The treatments take about 15 minutes, and after the two I’ve had so far I can feel a certain amount of improved flexibility and a bit less […]