Yesterday I went a little bit crazy and bought myself a new office chair that cost more than my first new car. It is a Lifeform executive office chair from a place called Relax the Back in Orlando. My pain doctor first told me about them, and my chiropractor was very enthusiastic about them. You don’t buy them off the showroom floor, they custom make each one to the user’s specs. It is fully adjustable for height tilt, seat base forward and back adjustment, and a bunch of other stuff. Cost out the door was $2800. As I recall, my first new car was a 1972 Chevy Vega, and with tax and title it was about $2600. And the new chair is a lot more comfortable than that old Vega!
I liked the fact that Cory, the owner of the store, was not the least bit pushy. In fact, after the deal was done, he took it upon himself to deduct $100 off the total price, threw in this very cool footrest for under my desk, and a Penguin pistol grip style mouse.
When Terry asked about purchasing a mouse for herself, he told her to take one as a gift, even though we told him we were happy to pay for it! And as if that wasn’t enough, he also told me to have my doctor or chiropractor write a letter saying they had advised me to get a chair like that and he could waive the sales tax, saving us over $200. He did ask that I give him an autographed copy of the first book in my Big Lake series, since his entire family are big readers. No problem Cory, we can make that happen!
The chairs are made in Canada and it will take a week or so to make it, maybe as much as two, and then depending on how fast Customs is working, another two weeks to get here. I am looking forward to it!
In other news, I had an appointment with a specialist yesterday morning about my constant headaches, the stabbing pain in my right temple, dizziness, blurred vision, and severe neck pain. She believes I may have Giant Cell Arteritis, also known as Temperal Arteritis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the arteries, most often in the head in the temples. Untreated, it can lead to blindness. A couple of retired doctors who read my blog had written yesterday to tell me the same thing.
She immediately sent me to get a blood test and put me on Prednisone. In fact, she insisted I get the blood test and the prescription before we went to Orlando to make the deal on the chair. Hopefully she will have the results of the tests soon, and if that’s what it is, we’ll go from there.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for a campground rating, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high cost of shipping books to Canada and other countries, printed books can only be sent to US addresses.
Thought For The Day – There was never a bad peace or a good war.