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Liver Function Test Back to Normal

With diet modification, moderate exercise, and liver supplements over the past 3 months, my liver enzymes are back to normal.

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Clinic Appointment in July 2021: Abnormal Blood Results and Weight Gain

In July 2021, my fasting sugar level was borderline, liver enzymes were mildly elevated, and I had put on 3.5 kg in weight.

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What I Learned From the June 2021 Mini Challenge: Work Out Nine Hours Within Four Days

In June 2021, I failed to reach my goal of completing nine hours of running or rowing at moderate intensity in the final four days of the month. Nevertheless, I learned several things from the attempt, which will probably improve my exercise performance going forward.

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS Running Shoes

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Home Office Desktop, circa June 2021

Artemide Microlight by Ernesto Gismodi, founder of Artemide Group, who sadly passed away in January 2021. Glass coasters by Country Road. Mionix Alioth desk pad. Kinesis mechanical keypad with custom SA Dasher numpad keycaps by Signature Plastics. Kinesis contoured keyboard Model 100. I have two Model 100s in my collection; both are functional but this…

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Clinical Relapse of Ulcerative Colitis in January 2021

I suffered a clinical relapse of ulcerative colitis in January 2021.

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Recovering From a Back Sprain

I sprained my back two weeks ago, probably from excessive rowing. My last row (72 minutes) was on October 7, 2020, after which the low back pain was too severe for me to do any exercise. In addition to the pain, the back was as stiff as a board from muscle spasm, presumably of the…

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Gastroenterology Appointment on October 21, 2020: Normal Blood Tests

My full blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein were all normal in October 2020.

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My PSA Is Normal

My prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level was normal on October 1, 2021.

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Stopped Regularly Eating German Rye Sourdough Bread

I stopped eating German rye sourdough bread on August 30, 2020, after three consecutive orders (about 10 days’ worth) were filled with product that was noticeably lighter, which made me think they had changed the recipe. Perhaps too much wheat flour and/or yeast were added. The bread tasted different and was less dense and softer….