Thursday, April 22, 2010


Back from the doc. He thinks the blemish on my cheek is natural, but he'll have a dermatologist look at it. I talked over my depression concerns. He doesn't think there's anything to support St. John's Wort, flax seed oil, or 5-HTP*, but he thought there might be something to the B-12 theory, so I gave blood and will get the result in a week. In the meantime, I'll continue to research this and walk a little more often. (And get back to my ukulele therapy. Hobbies do seem to help enormously.)

* For the folks these things work for, I'll note that the doc didn't dismiss them out of hand. He just said none of the best studies have shown anything conclusive. I think if they're good for you, cool.

A Desk That Allows You to Stand or Sit - makes me want a high-tech desk. I'm still using my old Ikea desk that I turned into a standing desk a few days ago. I moved a tall chair next to it so I can switch between sitting and standing in an old tech way. I would include a picture, but the system isn't ready for primetime yet: it's an inch or two lower than would be ergonomically sound, making me feel like the typist equivalent of guitar players and gunfighters who sling their weapons low. Still, I like it.

The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation (Thanks, partly_bouncy!)


  1. aspyre, solid advice.

    Blue Jean, I dunno, but those are interesting links. My symptoms aren't as extreme as theirs. I'll ask for more info later.

  2. Blue, thanks. I'll ask the doc at my checkup in July, if I don't have an excuse to talk to him sooner. Or if it seems like things are getting worse, of course.