Hi, all. Been feeling under the weather for the last few days — fluttering on my left side in the ribcage area and some pressure in the center of my chest — so this morning I decided to take the safe route and go to the ER, where I had my heart checked out. Happy to say that my heart looks very healthy, and that the problems I’ve been having are likely due to a combination of Helen’s new job and its travel schedule, coupled to running two “businesses,” coaching wrestling, and dealing with a wonderful toddler who, in between bursts of joy, has entered his terrible twos early. And has a very convincing cry.
— That, and what may prove to be a sliding hiatal hernia, or maybe just some minor gastrointestinal issue, which is causing me discomfort that in many instances can reference in the chest, and based on the positioning is what the ER doctor seemed to think what might be happening. This is something I’ll get checked on Monday when I see my primary care physician.
Anyway, my wife is doing lots of traveling at the onset of her new job, and between that, the tail end of wrestling season (two more tournaments, one an hour away, the other two), and a decided lack of sleep — all while trying to purchase a new house — I’ve not been able to write as much as I’d like to. Or eat as well. Or rest as much. Or vent as often.
I just didn’t want anyone to think I’d forgotten about this place. Because I haven’t.
And in fact, you can probably add having to listen to the bullshit from politicians from both entrenched party working to turn us into a big government, big business (let’s just call it liberal fascist) nannystate, to the combination of items that led me to the ER today.
Thanks for sticking with me.