March 23rd, 2010


another long day in the tax mines

10+ hours spent dealing with people on the phone and in my face. It wears on a man, but it brings my weekly hours up to a nice figure. Came home, did a bunch of paperwork online for student loans, printed out a bunch of stuff for the food stamp appointment in the morning, and ate dinner.

Aside from stuff like that which I can't imagine too many people are interested in, there ain't a lot going on. My leg is continuing to heal at a rate surprising to my visiting nurse and the folks at the vascular clinic, and I'll probably be able to take off the vacuum dressing for good on Thursday. This is at least partially due to the tight control I've had on my blood sugar since the intervention last month; digex has been on my case to get with the zero/ultra-low carb diet program he's doing, and I am moving toward that with all deliberate speed. Lifestyle changes are not done in a day, and I have four cycles with Weight Watchers under my belt to prove that crashing into a program fails pretty quickly. I am gradually cutting back on the starches, moderating the fruit intake, and it's working. The trick will be to keep the numbers down as I ease off the NPH insulin, and I am sure my doctor will have helpful things to say about that when I see her Thursday.

Had a moderately long talk with tatsmaru last night. Sounds like a lot of drama and interesting things are happening at AD this year, and it almost makes me glad I won't be there (for a number of reasons) but to be completely honest, if I won the lottery Friday, on Saturday morning I'd be booking a Southwest flight out there. Or maybe not. Ask me again tomorrow and I might answer differently.

For now I'm calling it a night. I have an appointment to talk about food stamps in the morning.