John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
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November Is a New Month

It is a new month. November.

Or Movember, as it's also known, since a lot of men grow moustaches for the month as a means of supporting prostate cancer research and the like. (Since I have a moustache already, I guess I can just let it grow a bit longer, right? :) )

Once more, October is a month that I'm glad to see the back of, and I suspect pretty much everyone is. This was a month that saw the COVID-19 pandemic second wave in strong form, continuing from September, the peoples of the world being crippled in many ways once more by the coronavirus pandemic, not to mention lots of natural disasters and man-made attacks and the like. In some places, hospitals are being swamped and overwhelmed.

I've spent much of October sick with a bug of some sort; the doctor says it's not coronavirus, but that it may be a case of the flu, might be related to the bed bug problem that I had (which seems to be resolved), or is perhaps somehow related to my starting a new once-a-week drug (Ozempic) taken by injection. Either way, it was a rough month to be honest, and I'm still down with a tail end of whatever it is. Hopefully the antibiotic that I've been on for the last 8 days has helped, though my bowels are sure paying the price of that. :( It seems that every year, I come down with an infection of some sort during part of September and October like clockwork. Just taking it easy, and seem to be sleeping a lot these days.

Pretty much no medical appointments booked for November this year, largely due to coronavirus limiting medical procedures and in-person stuff. Unfortunately, I have not had my flu shot for the year, and now that I'm a senior, it seems that the more potent shot for seniors is hard to get these days. Going to have to wait until I fight off this bout of whatever it is I've got.

Hopefully, November will be a month where some of my health issues resolve themselves and where I can try to get back to something of a sense of normality. And when I say normality, I'm talking for me in the house. The coronavirus pandemic continues unabated as mentioned above, Combined with flu season, it's going to make it very difficult for a lot of peopl due to the similarity of symptoms between the two. I'm really hoping the government doesn't put a new lock-down into effect, though who really wants to go out in winter, other than those winter sport enthusiasts?

Not sure what the month holds in terms of my gaming, as to be perfectly honest, I don't really feel up to it at the moment and even if I did, have to be concerned a bit about the spread of coronavirus. Given my health, age and other factors, I'm at high risk for not surviving a bout of the coronavirus if I were to get it, so not gaming seems prudent at the moment - even if I do miss it for the social context.

I'm also hoping that Old Man Winter decides to hold off somewhat in regards to the white stuff. I'd really appreciate that.
Tags: coronavirus, diabetes, gaming hut, health hut, house, life, new month, pandemic, personal, rpg hut, weather, winter

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