Day 1703

Osiyo. Dohiju? Hey, welcome back.

This has been an awful time with lower back pain. I’ve managed to figure out how to minimize the pain most of the time. The pain isn’t noticeable much when I sit, but when I’m standing or I walk it’s like my hip is sore too now – so it’s definitely not getting much better. But musculoskeletal injuries are some of the longest to heal. I’ve not taken any more flexeril. I take Tylenol and IB about a half hour before I walk and that helps a bit. I stretch extensively before I go to bed and I stretch when I first get up before I leave, but after the Tylenol and IB.

Memory training – not going badly. I’ve been working on code to parse the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings (ECO) to display it as a hierarchical structure. I’m still working on it. Part of the memorization is attempting to name the main lines and variations of what will be around 3500 openings. The org structure that I’m working on will help me visualize the lines better.

Today, I feel great. I have been sleeping the whole night. Nice, comfortable, relaxing, deep sleep. I did, however, wake up and when I rolled out of bed I tweaked my back again so that did hurt a lot until the Tylenol and IB kicked in.

My weight is down – my belly is bloated – I’m guessing water weight. It’s about 2 inches larger than normal. So I’ll flush today then tomorrow I’ll use lasix and knock it out. I’ve done super well today. I feel fantastic, actually (I mean other than my back). I’ll do more stretching later during memory practice and we’ll see how I feel in the morning b/c I wanna go for a walk and then if my back doesn’t hurt I want to get in a workout.

I guess that’s it for now. If I think of anything else I’ll post it tomorrow.

Until next time. Dodadagohvi.

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