Ah man that sucks... especially when it comes to chemo treatment, you'd want the treatments to be on schedule... but great that they fixed it up real quickJust going to vent a little.
The clerical folks at my oncologist failed to renew the insurance authorization for my chemo. So when I went in this morning for my regular every-4-weeks visit... no can do. I can't say 'just give it to me and I'll pay for this dose' because it costs a bit over $12,000 per treatment. Poor nurse, not rich doctor.
But to give them credit, I spoke with the office boss before I came home. She left me a message just after noon (we worked last night, so I was sleeping). She got the authorization renewed already (an insurance company moving this fast is unheard of...) and got the folks in the infusion center to squeeze me in as extra tomorrow at 9.
So grrrrrrrr because they goofed up. But amazing how fast they fixed it. I figured I'd be a week or so late, and I was really really not enthusiastic about trying to function. These treatments are palliative, not curative, but it is incredible what a difference they make. Neuro Endocrine Tumors are hormonally active cancers, so without these treatments I have more hot flashes than a menopausal woman, palpitations, atrial fibrillation, belly pain... plus the every joyful knowledge that you don't dare get more than 10 steps from a bathroom.
Getting old sucks. We should start a thread just for us old farts who are falling apart.
That stinks. I like coffee too much. If I were to have to quit, I'd be very sad.
I quit drinking a while back. My wife gave up soda and I gave up alcohol. But instead of a glass of wine or a beer in the evening, I'll drink a cup of herbal tea. It would suck to have to give that up, too.
Based on some of your anecdotes about your work, maybe it's not your diet that's causing the acid reflux.I gave up all types of drinks awhile back, except water, when I went full on vegetarian. Returned to tea and the occasional coffee,but this acid reflux stuff is preventing me from anything but water at the moment. But it is getting a little better. Watch my food for another 2 to 4 weeks and I should be back to tea. One positive side effect to this is I am losing weight and considering my return to an "Almost vegetarian" diet
I would avoid places where there is a lot of ego.
I think that the less quality sparring/knowledge is necessary to keep the ego. If you're a teacher, and your student gets to the point where they can beat you in a sparring match, that can be a hit to your ego (I'd view it as a point of pride, but egotistical people generally don't IMO). So make it so they never get better than you, or you don't do sparring where you have to have your own faults exposed, and you get to stay top dog against everyone.I'll go train anywhere. I'm not talking a full time thing, but I'll visit and train in anyone's dojo. I don't even care if they're an egotistical A-hole. You know why? I've always been kind of curious as to how an egotistical jerk gets away with being one in a Martial Arts setting. Apparently it's not very difficult.
As an aside, I've found over the years that the egotists have far less quality sparring, far less quality knowledge of fitness and absolutely no idea how to prepare anyone on how to get the most out of Martial Arts.