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By jimgon (Fri Nov 23, 2018 at 10:57:18 AM EST) (all tags)
Wherein I write stuff about things that happened or will happen or may not happen. 

 I've been enjoying the Mastodon instance that Hulver put up for us all.  I remain a heavy user of Twitter for politics and junk and the Mastodon account soaks up some of the more personal aspects of what I would toss into social media.  I also have a public Twitter you can find by Googling my real name.  It's remarkably easy for me to segregate content appropriately. 

About a month ago I went to the eye doctor.  I've been having some trouble with my left eye vision and I was diagnosed with a partially detached retina.  I had surgery a week later.  This was the first time I've experienced general anesthesia and I can't say I remember a thing. The eye with the detachment had the retina lasered, a hole cut to let out liquid and a buckle placed on the eyeball to change the shape. The other eye is showing signs of an eventual issue, so he lasered some bad spots on that.  I had a follow up the day after and then a week later.  The doctor was pleased with progress at that point.  The retina is laying flat to the back of the eye again.  I have some vision issues still, but it's better than it was.  In a few weeks I should be able to return to the optometrist to get a new eye glass prescription.  I have another follow up in two weeks and then we'll be out to a month and then six months and yearly for just about forever.  Added bonus is that I'm guaranteed to have cataracts before I'm 55.  

In a previous diary I mentioned we let a friend of my daughter stay with us when her mom was evicted from her apartment.  She's still with us and spending more time here than we really anticipated.  We're seven months into this and its wearing as thin as you might expect.  Since we are a family of four we have a house sized for four people and having a fifth is not optimal to our living.  Supposedly we're nearing the end, but we've heard this before.  On the high point my quota for being nice is about reached for this lifetime.  

Work related.  We're in the middle of a slow motion re-org.  A retirement was announced three months ago and a shuffle of senior management occurred.  Since that time they've been shuffling the next two layers down.  I finally received some clarity on my own reporting structure, but now we have to figure out how that changes my role.  It changes, but no one knows how.  With this I've asked for a move to Boston since the new reporting structure will definitely mean I'm no longer attached to my old location in Connecticut. The slow motion re-org has been a royal pain in the ass.  We're supposed to have a year end department meeting in a couple weeks and hopefully they have some clarity for us at that time.  

My wife's arm continues to heal.  She had surgery at the end of September for her broken arm.  The bone is healing fine, but she has nerve damage that is not healing properly.  The neurologist said that if she hasn't recovered within six months she'll need a surgery to fix the nerve.  On the high point she's been cleared to start work part time in December which is good since her disability payments have run out and we have a couple weeks of no income from her.  In December she'll be evaluated for return to full working hours.  Right now the doctor hasn't cleared her for driving and driving is a big piece of her work as a family clinical therapist.  

My wife's broken arm did spur me to elect accident insurance coverage through work.  $10 a pay period.  It was something we had considered before, but I never felt a direct need to move on it.  After the last six months I understand the need.  

The last bit of news is that I'm awaiting official appointment to a Grand Lodge office.  It's currently unofficially official.  I won't be one of the big officers, but will oversee a district of seven lodges.  The next two years will be busy.  They'll be a press release in January.  
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never trust a re-org by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Nov 23, 2018 at 12:58:03 PM EST
A slow motion re-org less so.

Anesthesia by Herring (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Nov 27, 2018 at 01:53:22 PM EST
The first time I had it, it was like someone had taken a razor blade to the tape of my life, chopped out 90 minutes and taped it back together. No recollection, just a gap.

The one I had a couple of weeks ago, I think I dreamt. Although that could've been that I came round from it while asleep.

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- Small Gods

Total blank for me by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Nov 30, 2018 at 11:14:55 AM EST
i remember being wheeled into the operating room and people walking around the. The next thing was being in recovery with the post op nurse. I think I had been talking for a while to them, but there’s just a point where I remmber being aware. Fun stuff. Not to be ghoulish, but I imagine that’s what being dead will be like. Nothing. 

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
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