Daily Archives: August 19, 2021

Had the burger, but missed the massage

Well the visit to the Lab Rat Keeper to renew my prescriptions went well. The trip there not so much as I went through three Uber drivers trying to get the ride to my Dr. I don’t know why it was so hard to get a driver to the office, but it was and I got charged extra after I got home, but it was still way a little less than the Lyft. For some reason that was about twice as much as the Uber. Sedans were running about $50-70 on Lyft and SUVs were over $110 but the posted price on the Uber app was only about $30 at first but went up considerably by the time I finally got a driver to almost $40, and then there was a surcharge of almost $9 making the Uber price about the same as the Lyft price. And to add insult to injury I got there about 30 minutes late in spite of putting out a request about an hour before, and then another surcharge of $7 after I got home making the trip cost more than if I had taken the Lyft.

When I finally got to see the Dr. I got a (mostly) clean bill of health, with a BP of 130/80 and a weight of 191.8 pounds (87 Kg). That’s up slightly, but just a smidge and since the appointment was for 1600 I was carrying some extra food and fluid over a couple of months ago when I only had a light breakfast before weighing in. I got all my prescriptions renewed and set for a while.

After the appointment I went to Red Robin to spend the last of my pay from my gig doing QC for the USPS. As I mentioned earlier we got paid in gift cards that could only be used in a limited number of stores so we wouldn’t have to pay taxes on the pittance we got paid to scan in our mail and log the test mails we got. Anywho I got the Red Robin Gourmet Cheeseburger, and a Coke Zero to go with my half-pound of meat and cheese, and veggies in a bun. As is typical for Red Robin it was pretty quick, and delicious. I was done by 2000.

My next plan was to get a massage from the new place I found last month, but that was thwarted by someone getting there ahead of me and scheduling a 90 minute massage right before I got there. which would have meant I wouldn’t get done until well after closing if I picked anything except a 30 minute massage, which wouldn’t have been enough for the hip problems I was having. Basically I have been getting discomfort and a restriction of movement in all the surgical scars around my left hip, of which there were many from when they put me back together and then took out all the metal pieces that had been holding me together while the bones healed. The bones in my hip are stronger than ever, but the muscles not so much. And also that made my glutes uncomfortable, or less clinically, my butt hurt. And since I couldn’t get a massage yesterday it still hurts. I have another appointment with the brain Dr. on Monday, so I’m trying again after that. Hopefully going mid-day will be better than late-ish night.