Drained

So, following surgery to remove my gall bladder, I have been in a bit of pain. Perhaps not very manly to say so. I did find out that my situation was not quite normal. Apparently the last attack (which placed me back in the hospital) caused enough trouble to my organs that even a week later they were swollen and irritated. That explained my gut looking distended, pain when moving around, and feeling bloated.
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Grenade!

Generally speaking, weapons are not allowed in hospitals. In some places, combining the two will land you in jail (if not the mortuary). Nevertheless, I found out today that after making a donation to Forsyth Medical Center, the staff will happily send you home with your very own grenade! Their give-away version will be missing its detonator, and you will of course have to source your own explosive. If you fail to provide these components, the best you are likely achieve upon throwing one is causing others to vomit.
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Rolling Stones

After spending a wonderful weekend at the coast (maybe more on that later), I figured I may as well celebrate coming home. So that’s exactly what I did; my wife and I enjoyed the night in a cozy single bed rent-a-room down in Winston-Salem. I took full advantage of my time there and let loose lots of loud moaning. And we prayed together. In the end, I don’t really recommend this particular rental for your next getaway.
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OK, So Maybe I Am Fast

Alrighty then, I just broke my fast. I mean, I could probably continue on and ignore what I just did but I’m not going to. I had a handful of nuts. I wasn’t really even hungry. It’s Friday morning, and the last time I ate was Sunday evening. I estimate that this fast lasted for roughly 111 hours. This wasn’t a planned event. I had been doing 24-hour fasts a couple of times per week for the last two weeks.
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Twinkle, twinkle

Just a quick data point … I had planned a 24-hour fast (not a big deal - skip meals between the last dinner and the next). In a moment of weakness last night I downed a bit of chips. Processed carbs - not the best choice. Not the worst, but … ok, fine - probably the worst. At any rate, at about the 18-hour mark, though I had not yet felt hunger or anything else, my eyesight started going wonky.
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I'm Not Fast

During a bit of research on type 2 diabetes, I came across a book by Jason Fung, MD, titled The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss. I purchased the audiobook and listened on the way to/from work. Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed the book. The narrator did a great job. The book was engaging, funny at times, and written on my level. The author gave what amounted to a history lesson - describing how and why our diets have changed over the years, and what we have learned along the way.
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Dewey Hylton

Child of God, saved by grace.

Husband, father,
amateur photographer, VW enthusiast.

Jack of all trades, master of …
well, perhaps a few things.

Infrastructure Engineer

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