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It was back to the doctor’s office today for Ron. We woke up far too early for his CT scan, followed by a sonogram and stress test. Unfortunately, they weren’t all in the same place or scheduled back to back, so it was somewhat of a process, but so far, so good. They switched up his medication and he’ll go back in two weeks for a follow-up appointment.

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Today was a long day. We went to church this morning and upgraded my phone. We were doing our usual grocery shopping when Ron said he was having some chest pain. That led us to here. They ran some tests, but couldn’t figure out what was wrong. They’re trying to discover why his heart rate is abnormally high. We’re home now, but he has to take it easy for a few days and visit a cardiologist Monday or Tuesday, as soon as he can get in.

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RI-COL-A! I’ve basically gotten little to no sleep the last two nights even though I’ve taken the good drowsy cold/flu stuff. So tonight I thought a little Ricola backup might be a good idea. I’m trying to fight off whatever this illness is before it gets full blown and I’m at that itchy, scratchy throat point, which is the worst when trying to sleep. Hopefully tonight will go better because 3 a.m. isn’t a very good TV watching time, unless you’re fond of infomercials.

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We’re in Charleston! Unfortunately, Ron is sick and has been off and on for a few days, but today was probably the worst. He has some sort of stomach thing. We’re not sure if it’s a bug or the tacos he ate in Belize, but despite the fact that he feels like crap, he’s being a good sport. I’m pretty impressed. I probably would of have flopped and refused to go anywhere, but he’s been fighting back. We went downtown for a few hours earlier and also went to the nearby outlet mall. All of the usual hotels are booked, I guess because of Columbus Day weekend, so we’re staying in North Charleston. I didn’t want to be so far away, but it’s actually turning out well because the hotel is nice and it only takes about 10 minutes to get into town. For most of the night, we’ve been hanging out in the hotel, probably since about 9 p.m. It gives us some time to relax and Ron some time to┬áre-cooperate. Tomorrow we plan to go back into town for the day and maybe back to the outlets. Tomorrow night, we’re going to drive the approximately two hours to Florence, which will cut our travel time down on Monday. Less time for Ron to be in the car, and more time for me to be home on Monday since I have to head back to work on Tuesday.

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I wish this stupid cold would go away! You can pretend it’s gone for a few hours during the day, but then it hits you and you feel like crap. And for the record, it’s pretty lame that only two out of dozens of channels have actual programming in the wee hours of the morning. Insomniacs must have crazy things in their homes because at 4 a.m. Wen shampoo and kitchen appliances look appealing, especially when there’s nothing else on.

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I still haven’t decided where I want to go with this blog. If I continue it I need to shake it up a bit, maybe add video vlog style or something. Until then I’ll forge on so I don’t miss a day. Here’s my uber late lunch, late because I went to one of those emergi-clinics and got told I have a viral infection. No drugs, I just have to let it run its course which is likely five more days when I’ve already been sick for five. Ugh! Vitamin loading and over the counter decongestant it is. I just wish I didn’t have to go back to work tomorrow but a sick day when I haven’t been to work since last Tuesday is probably not the best idea.

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How is it that I catch a cold in June? I’ve actually managed to skip several illnesses that were going around this year, so I guess it’s my turn. Can’t wait for it to go away. Until then tissues and cold medicine are my new best friends.