Sunday, August 31, 2014

That Was Interesting. Now with postscript.

Seems I found a way to pinch the Vagus Nerve

http://www.md-health.com/Vagus-Nerve.html

stopping my heart of a few seconds. Did it two times Friday causing me to faceplant. Took a policeman, three paramedics and an ambulance crew to convince me to go to the hospital. That, and a housemate threatening to slash the tires on my vehicles if I didn't.

Long story short, now have a pacemaker. I'm home, but not back in battery. Took my several minutes to figure out the reason I was having trouble focusing on the monitor was one lens had fallen out of my glasses.

Thank all of you for your kind thoughts. Guess I won't be scheduling a flight physical now.

Need to wait several days for the facial swelling to go down. Then, the doctors will reset my nose. They say it is quite painful, but they will give me a strap to bite down on.

Fuck me running.

Have a new client that contacted me for a new assignment.. Said job is a 93 mile 1 1/2 hour round trip for me, so compensation negotiation was in order. Also, sent him a picture of my face. Sort of the whole "professional image" question being involved. Stout fellow, no problem, just get me the photos, please. Looks like a Wednesday am trip to the People's Republic  of Boulder.

A note about the photos. I'm no pro, the camera does all the work. They just need to be somewhat framed, in focus, and show the areas of interest. Main camera is a simple Olympus point and shoot with a 12.5x zoom. For a lot of assignments, I must remain on public property, but need details like the property address and roof damage. The other camera is a Canon Rebel SLR.  Everything is JPEG.

Didn't get a tablet. That potential client left out some important information in his recruitment. I'm too damn old to be climbing in and out of grain augers, and wouldn't if I were younger and fitter.

8 comments:

  1. Gettin' old ain't for sissies, my friend!

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    1. Indeed. Should have put it off for a few years.

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  2. Good gracious! Glad you got fixed up. Now you are bionic-that is sorta cool, right? Rest well!

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    1. Bionic may be right. Can no longer carry my cell phone in my shirt pocket. Oh, the horror!

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  3. Glad you've got the 'timing' fixed... :-) And good luck with the 'new' job!

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    1. Thank you. Tough assignment today - photos of a micro brewery.

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  4. My father has a pacemaker and he's 96. Goes in for a tuneup once a year - just like a car. Take care.

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    1. Several cousins have them, so now part of the club.

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