We have gone from this:
In less than two days - and today I have done very little, as I was working.
And I need to speed up my deconstruction activities to get back on schedule. Unfortunately, IRL a lot of work beckons and this week I have two doctors appointments, with one being the infusion treatment that knocks me down for a week or so physically.
However, I believe that I am going to start changing that treatment to a new option, which is to do it myself at home with a shot (similar to a diabetes shot) once a fortnight. It is the same stuff, but it is in a lower dose as it is spread out, whereas now every two months I get it jammed into my body so that it lasts til the next treatment. My hope is that it will be less of a shock to my system and, offer more even outcomes.
The other appointment is for my eyes, as I am going to test if I am able to have laser surgery so that I no longer need glasses. I am not sure if it is possible for me however, as my eye issues have something to do with the shape of my eyeballs. But, if it is possible to have the surgery and there isn't any exceptional risks, I will start saving my pennies for the operation, just in case I want to make that call. Here, it is about three thousand euros, which really isn't "that much" considering what it is - a 65" OLED TV is over 3000 here.
Which is the overpriced one?
Start of an Era
And the big event of this week will be, Smallsteps starting preschool on Wednesday. I am nervous for her! Though, I am sure that while she won't want to stay there "alone", she will soon be complaining when we pick her up too early and she doesn't get to play more. She won't know anyone there though, so she is going to have to learn to make some new friends and perhaps, join into an already established group, which can be daunting at the best of times.
Back into shape
My back is killing me! After the last year of doing very little and spending a lot of time trying not to move my neck (as the Carotid artery dissection that caused the stroke healed - I was a little worried it would happen again), the last couple days are bringing my body "back to life" as I can feel muscles I forgot were there. I have also lost a little bit of extra winter warmth as I have been watching my diet, so maybe it will burn a few extra calories and I can increase the deficit a bit more.
Relax a little
You know, some people (myself included) can take Hive pretty serious at times, which is a testament as to how sticky this place actually is. However, it is also okay to chill a bit and have some fun, as there are plenty of ways to do so and still add a bit of value without shitposting. I have never really understood the joy in shitposting, I guess it is that everyone likes money for nothing, but does that money really hold value?
I mean, look at that eye surgery and TV comparison above. When I mentioned to someone that I was considering this, they said they couldn't because it was so expensive. Yet, only a few months ago they bought a TV worth over 3000€. It is about priorities and the way we value components of our world. Many these days value what they can consume now, over their own bodies and their long-term experience. While I am still very undecided on the surgery, I think having my eyesight back would bring more value to my life than a better screen to watch it on.
There is some irony somewhere in there.
It is not the time to relax now though, that will have to wait until I can pour a glass of wine in our new kitchen, and then have my wife chase after me with a cloth, making sure there are no stains left on the countertops.
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