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 […]
I attended a scheduled appointment with my gastroenterologist this morning. My full blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein were all normal. My ulcerative colitis remains in clinical remission. The plan is to continue my current dose of Salofalk, i.e. 1 gram b.d., and repeat the bloods in three months, with a view to […]
I had a scheduled repeat PSA test yesterday and a follow-up appointment with my urologist yesterday morning. Yesterday’s PSA level was 1.25 ng/mL (normal range: 0 – 2.5), even lower than the 1.75 ng/mL on June 3, 2020. My urologist suggested I try stopping the Hytrin, which I had been taking every night. I skipped […]
On February 7, 2020… TRUMP: Now it’s turning out, it’s not just old people Bob, but just today and yesterday some startling facts came out. It’s not just old, older – WOODWARD: Yeah, exactly. TRUMP: It’s plenty of young people. But look what’s going on in – Excerpts from President Donald Trump’s call with legendary […]
I stoppped eating German rye sourdough bread, previously one of my staple foods, on September 23, 2020. 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 […]
Completed a 9.11 km ruck around the neighborhood, my first ruck for many months. Picked up 5 kg of brown rice from Tesco, and carried it home in my backpack on the final 3.55 km.
In an effort to improve my sense of well-being, I tried kombucha for the first time two weeks ago. The results were not as I had expected. Drinking only about 150 ml per day, I felt fine on the first two days, but on Day 3, I experienced a distinctly depressed mood. Because nothing else, […]
In the past few months, and until three days ago, my exercise routine had mainly consisted of running or rowing. The duration of my workouts had been climbing steadily, and it reached a point where I was doing one of these activities (rowing or running) for about 85 minutes at one sitting. The penalty for […]