The Mumble D&D resumed well enough. Only 1 character almost died. Why? Because the party did that thing that DMs hate and always turns out bed. The party split up. Luckily, the part of the party that went traipsing off could do enough damage and still get a healing spell off to save the almost dead character. The 3 (no “Healer”) went off and randomly ran into a Wight and a few Zombies. Not a big deal really, but for 3 instead of 6 it was a good fight. Perhaps they learned not to split up in the future. Perhaps not. Time will tell.
We got a late start do to hardware failure. And then things just never got moving so there was only the 1 fight the entire time. But I think they might have caught on to what they are supposed to be doing. And hopefully next week things will be smoother and we won’t have technical difficulties. Did remember that I forgot to set my brother’s mumble up to be key activated to talk, gonna have to walk him thru setting that up. My brother will be joining the Mumble D&D group next week.
Ibuprofen has been a godsend. Doc said 600mg 3x day. I was taking 600mg 4x a day and I hardly had any pain at all after the first day. Today I went back to 3x a day and I have some pain. So I will be going back to 4x a day regardless of what the doctor said. I checked with Dr. Google and he said 2400mg is max daily. So I am gonna do the 2400mg a day until the 29th and then hopefully not have to take it anymore for a few months. I am very much looking forward to the trigger point injections and getting rid of this pain for a few months. Back pain sucks.
Due to the back pain I still haven’t made my way over to the gym. No surprise there. I still plan on joining once I am able to. And I am slowly making my way thru the frozen foods in the basement, then I will go on Weight Watchers. I have already started working on portion sizes, and I am eating more times a day, these are things which need to be done to lose weight. According to my doc’s scale, since I started working on portion sizes and eat more times, I have already lost some weight. At high point I was 235 pounds, day before yesterday I was 220, now a lot of that way clothing difference. Jeans and a thick sweatshirt vs shorts and a t-shirt. But some of that had to be lost weight. Gonna buy a scale for the house once I get serious about losing weight, I want to track it, and I want to lose back down to 200 pounds. I will need to buy new clothes, but that is ok, Teresa won’t mind much.
I hope to not be in pain when I go see the dentist on Wednesday. They are just gonna pull an old crown and get a mold for a new one and temp crown me. Should by a no-brainer, quick in and out and then on my way. I have 2 crowns that I got in Vegas that need to be replaced. They, of course, are side by side. One or both of them were misplaced, and they both gotta go according to every dentist I have seen since Vegas. Finally 18 years or so later, I am going to get this done. There should be no blood, and should be quick.
In 1 year and 2 months, my Mom and I will be in Seattle in a fancy hotel getting ready for a cruise on the ms Eurodam to the Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Yup, way cool. So happy that Mom decided to go with me. If she hadn’t, I wouldn’t be going at all. I wouldn’t be planning a vacation at all. Next summer would be the same as always. Sit at home doing nothing. So next August will definitely be something to remember. I am happy about this.
We may be buying Teresa a new MacBook laptop for work. Her work has decided they are going to take away her old one. And she feels she needs one. It’s all good, we can afford one for her. I just think it’s stupid they are taking her old one away when it works and is making her job easier. But they “don’t support macs” so all the macs have to go. BAH.