Ready for tomorrow

I am ready, well at least I think thank I am ready, for my doctor appointment tomorrow. I have all the paperwork, copies of my tests, and even photos of the wound that almost killed me two years ago.

I also have programmed the hospital's address in Waze and Google maps as a backup. It is a lot farther than I thought, over 60 miles. I hope my body corporates with that long of a drive. I know I will be hurting when I get there, but I can deal with that. I more worried I will not be able to walk. | Posted 4:30 PM

Weight Gain & Lots of Pain

So far today is not going very well. I am in a real lot of pain in left leg. I really don't think the infection is improving the way it should be, but I don't want to go back and have it looked at until after my appointment with the doctor in Wisconsin. If it is still hurts the end of the week I will do something.

To make my day worse I got on the scale today and some how I have put on 21 lbs. I don't understand this. I have been eating less, I can put on shirts two sizes smaller than I could a few months ago, and I am still putting on weight. It has to be the grouth. I can tell it is getting larger, because the pants I was so excited about finding a few weeks ago, all of a sudden are painful to wear. | Posted 11:30ish AM

Leg is not improving

I really don’t think my leg is improving. Sunday I went to the ER to have it looked at and after lots of tests they told me it was Cellulitis. I have had it before and from the moment I walked in the the ER that is what I thought was going on. They put me on Antibiotics and gave me a few pain pills, but I now several days later I am not sure it is improving.

I had another very short night last night, something thing that has been very common, but this time it was from pain in my left leg. I really don’t think it is improving, but I am worried about going back to the ER and possibly being hospitalized. I can’t screw up next weeks doctors appointment. | Posted 6:19 AM

Paperwork Arrives

I thought I was going to have a heart attack for a moment when an envelope from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin came. I know it is stupid, but all I could think is that it was them canceling the appointment. I was littererly shaking as I opened the envelope only to find it is basically a new patient welcome package, with a few forms to fill out, maps, and instructions to finding where I need to go when I get to their campus. | POSTED 12:35 PM

One week to Appointment

 No this is not really me. It is a stock photo.

No this is not really me. It is a stock photo.

A few months ago, after years of trying to find an answers, I was diagnosed with a rare disorder known as Scrotal Lymphedema (a.k.a Scrotal Elephantitis). After a little confusion I was about to find a doctor that hopefully will be able to help me. Her name is Dr Amy Guise at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, I really don’t know much about the doctor other than what is on her online profile, but I do have friends who have gone to Froedtert for help when know other hospital could help them.

The hardest part the last few months has been the wait. I have had a lot of anxiety over what she is going to say. Will she turn me away? Will she tell me that I am now beyond help? Will she have a option, but my insurance will say no? It is all putting me on the edge of going crazy. I have had a lot of sleepless nights.

I have been hoping the the anxiety would get better as the appointment got closer, but now that it is a week away I am really FREAKING OUT !!!!!

| POSTED 11:00 AM

In the ER (or is that ED?)

I am currently in the Advocate Condell ER, or I guess it is now called an ED now. The reason I am here this time is that I am having pain in my left leg. I am sure it is a skin infection, but because I have had clots before they have to do a crap load of tests. All I know is that I am in lots of pain and this bed is very uncomfortable. | Posted 9:40 AM

Thanksgiving Projects

Trying to keep my brain from becoming slush I have been working on miscellaneous projects. I have a lot of stuff I want to do, but my body is just not cooperating. It is just not possible for my to sit or stand for very long without a lot of pain.

So what have I been working on. With Thanksgiving later this week I have been working on my 3D Design and Printing Skills. Most of the items in this gallery come from Thingiverse, but are a few are my own design or customized some.

I'm back

I have not posted in a few weeks, mostly because it is not very easy for me make posts from my phone and I had to rebuild my laptop have a crash I still don’t understand. The computer is working for now, but I really don’t know if I can trust it. The other reason I have not been posting is that no much has been going on. I am basically just waiting for my appointment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin with Dr Amy Guise.

I am really still stressed about this appointment. I can’t live this way anymore.

Starting a Jack-o-Lantern Army

 The start of my Jack-O-Lantern Army

The start of my Jack-O-Lantern Army

Not really the best design and I had to had modify them by hand (not seen in picture), because my computer died a few days ago. I have a few other designs that I had sliced (got ready for 3D Printer) that I am going to print, but until I can figure out what is keeping my computer from booting I will not be able to do more designs.

However, I am working on another Jack-o-Lantern that is not going to require the 3D Printer. Well, that is not 100 true, I needed a mounting bracket for that one that I 3D Printed a few weeks ago.

I also got a great deal on small battery powered Tea Lights from Amazon.com. | Posted 11:07 AM

Looking forward to Halloween

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I really don’t know why, but Halloween is my favorite holiday. I don’t dress-up, I go to parties, I just really enjoy the spooking stories, the fall weather, and the trick-or-treaters coming to visit. However, while I have always want to decorate the house we never really have, but this year is going to be a little different.

I am not going to be able to do as much as I would like, but now that have a 3d-Printer I am going to have some fun. | Posted 8:10 AM

This wait is killing me.

Count Down to Appointment:

For a month now I have been waiting for my appointment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin with Dr Amy Guise and I still have a long time to wait. The appointment is not until the afternoon of December 5th, 2018. The wait is driving me crazy. I am not sleeping, my anxiety level is really high about what she will say, and I guess most of all I am scared she will turn me away. | Posted 4:35 am

RIP Paul Allen 😥

Rest in Peace to great man and a fellow geek. I had the honor of meeting Paul Allen a few months after I graduated from High School. I was so amazed by him and the company hat Allen created with his friend Bill Gates, Microsoft. I really wish I got to know you better. You will greatly be missed!!!

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So it is looking like thing...

Well it looks like maybe this week will not be completely bad. This afternoon my back improved enough for me to get some work done around my room/home office. Not as much as I wanted to get done, but enough that tomorrow I should be able to do something I want to do and I have been wanting to do for a while.

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For several years I have been trying to find the time to work on my micro controller programming skills. Every time I have tried something else would come up or my health would keep me from doing it. The odd thing is that this time I am almost getting forced to do it. I have been asked to work on a few projects for people that will require me to use my 3D Printer, but I have been having problems with it. A few upgrades that I have for my Ender 3 will fix the problems, but before I can make the upgrades I need to make changes to its micro controller.

While I don’t think I will start the upgrades to my printer tomorrow, I am going to spend as much time as I can working with similar micro controllers to refresh my skills. I just hope my body agrees with this plan!!!

A great weekend, but a bad start for the week.

Friends came over this weekend and I had a great time, but so far this new week is not going very well. Yesterday, I had a debilitating headache that made it almost impossible for me to do anything. The headache is gone today, but now my back is really stiff and painful. I don’t know if I sleep wrong or if I pulled something, but it is not making it easy to do anything.

I REALLY HATE THIS!!!. I have so much I need to do and a lot more that I want to do, but my body will not cooperate.