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Clutter Report Medical Update

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How’s it going, folks?

So I had my operation. I though they were going to remove a hernia and they’d send me home. They stopped counting at seven and I had to stay overnight. I’ve been busy recovering and I have more to do. I won’t be updating the site for the next week or two, My weightlifting limit is reduced more than usual. Still have quite a bit of gas left too.

I’m not sure what projects I’ll be starting up with. No heavy lifting for at least a month’s time but I want to start slow. I can only hope what I report on is worth reading and helps you through your own clutter projects. I guess you could say I was dealing with internal clutter this week.

Stay amazing, folks. I’ll be back as soon as possible.

Prepping For My Hernia Surgery

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Well, it’s almost time for the hernia surgery. It happens this week and I don’t know how long the hospital stay will be. History tells me days, SOME sites tell me it’s minimally invasive outpatient surgery, but everyone agrees I won’t be doing any real lifting for at least two weeks. Not knowing how long I have…which sounds more cryptic than I intend because the chances of something happening to me are I believe even lower than the surgeries I had in 2016…the focus of this weekend and the days leading up are for getting ready for that.

There are small clean-ups I need to do like getting the vaporizer cleaned out and put away for the year, some straightening up, getting things together in case there is a hospital stay (I’ll find out when they call in the next day or so to finally schedule me, making me think it will at least be a brief period and not a lot of pre-operation prep), and any heavy-ish lifting (I do still have a hernia and can’t bend at that location–it seems like a bad idea to burst myself before the operation to solve the problem) I need to do because it will be weeks before I can do much of anything.

To that end I may not be posting anything for the next few weeks or if I do it will be someone else’s video of clutter maintenance and an update on my condition. Unless I do a book report or something it may be too difficult to set up the photo stage and do reviews, and actual projects are definitely not happening until the doctor clears me. Once that’s dealt with though I’m hoping to do some of the stuff this year has denied me so far with other illnesses. Stay healthy and if you can straighten up your own mess, now’s the time to update me on your progress.

Just A Quick Update

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Well, the projects I wanted to do this week was put on hold for two reasons. One was put away the vaporizer since it was getting warmer out. I don’t use the warm air vaporizer with the air conditioner because they kind of cancel each other out The other was to clean up the couch a bit. Well, this weekend the temperature dropped to the 50s and I had to clean the toilet since I don’t know when I’ll be able to after my hernia surgery and it really needed it. So that’s what I did this week.

I do want to get some reviews put together but what I may end up doing is more video filler from other people on their de-cluttering projects and tips, just to have something here until I’ve healed enough to get back to my own projects. So far nothing I’ve planned this year has really come to pass given how sick I’ve been and now this, and it’s really getting on my nerves. I feel like I’m constantly held back and saying “well, we’ll try again next year” is becoming less of an option. I never really felt my age (currently 47) until the colon surgery in 2016 and the follow-up events and now I’m worried I’ll never achieve anything unless I can rise above all these distractions, including finally getting this mess all organized. I know this isn’t what you come for but I just felt the urge to vent because the clutter of my life itself is getting worse than the clutter in my room. Too bad I’m a stubborn ox.

No Report This Week

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I didn’t get to do any organizing or reviewing this week unless you count trying to get my YouTube backlog cut down. I did try to do some damage to the email backlog but ultimately I focused on getting my comic done. While my next surgery is coming up in a few weeks I really want to focus on getting my work schedule organized so I can get some projects done. The past few months have had crazy weeks where things have gone up late or I had to do some filler thing just to have a post on the other site. I want to be more creative and that was a goal I set for myself this year, but between being sick on and off in February and March, wasting time in April not finding out why, and now this hernia thing plus the vaccinations I haven’t developed the proper work style I want.

I’m hoping to get into one this week and keep it going until the surgery. I can schedule some posts for at least some of the time I’ll be unable to work on stuff but I don’t know how long I’ll be waylaid. The surgeon couldn’t even give me a ballpark estimate of how long someone is usually in the hospital recovering (the internet says a few days but I do typically take longer to heal) and then there’s recovering at home, which will take longer. Even sitting down I can get tired, which is why I missed so many posts in February and March, but if I have a starting point to work from, then when I’m recovered enough I have a flow to get back into that works. I’m hoping this week won’t have any distractions so I can finally at least make an effort to what I’m hoping to be doing.

Hopefully I’ll have a review or something next week, or at least can report I’ve got my backlogs to a more manageable level. Wish me luck and stuff!

Digital Backlog Scramble Before Sick Leave

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I know, it’s a long title but it goes into everything that’s going to be said. In early June I’ll have to do something I was hoping not to do for a long time: go into the hospital for surgery again. This time it’s to deal with a hernia near the area I had the last surgical work done. That means I won’t be posting here for however long it takes to heal up so I can do clutter clearing except to keep you updated on healing so you know when I’ll be de-cluttering again.

Since I’m worried about yet another backlog of emails, DVR, and YouTube I want to take the few weeks I have before then to focus on getting that done. It’s horrendous enough as it is. I’ll try to do some more reviews before its time so there’s something worth reading but that’s what I’ll be doing until I go in and when I get out. Maybe I’ll be able to go on my tablet in the hospital and give me something to do when I get home to recover but I want this pile dealt with as much as possible. I’ll keep you informed, but this is just another example of how this year has been using my physical shell to keep me from getting any of my goals for 2021 met, especially my projects. It’s getting on my nerves, but hopefully this still won’t be as bad as 2016 was.

Yet More Smaller Projects

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I’m reusing too many of the same images for these.

This post is going to be written a bit differently, but in truth I’ll only know it from my end. With the last two I wrote down what I did after the fact. This week I’m writing down what I did after I did it before moving to the next project.

These articles are not as glamorous as the big projects, but I need to do some of these smaller projects to make the big ones easier to manage. I’m making room for these things and that’s what I focused on this week. For example:

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More Small Projects

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Last time we discussed a project it was a series of smaller projects rather than one big project, something to try to start me off again after taking so much time off for Christmas and illness, the latter being unplanned. Getting sick numerous times in February and March was a huge problem and basically threw off a lot of my intended plans. It’s tough to take a mental break from projects for both my sites when I’ve lost so much time not being able to do much of anything. I hate getting sick.

This week I had a few more short projects I decided to focus on because they needed to be done so why not use the de-clutter day of my week to do them, what with the distractions this week?

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Book Report> BattleTech: I Am Jade Falcon

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You may recall I reviewed the one sourcebook I have for BattleTech, based on the animated series. BattleTech is a tabletop role-playing game set in the future where a group of space colonies are cut off from far off Earth. The game franchise started with the colonies degrading into civil war based on various houses, but at some point a new enemy is created for the “Inner Sphere” in the form of the Clans. These are remnants of the original peacekeeping force for the Inner Sphere known as the Star League who got pissed off at what these idiots were doing and went off to start their own group. Now they’re back and ready to conquer the Inner Sphere with superior mechs, giant robot-like combat vehicles, and a method of combat rules that makes Marquis Of Queensbury look like anarchy. This is where the show got their stories from and where our book review comes from.

BattleTech: I Am Jade Falcon features the more well-known of the Clans thanks to their appearance in the cartoon as the main antagonists, the Jade Falcons. Written by Robert Thurston and published by Penguin Books “ROC SF Advance” chapter (no pun intended) in 1995, the book follows one particular former falconer–the Falcons’ term for a trainer–looking at the twilight of her life and looking to die on the battlefield as a warrior. It follows her struggles but are they worth following? I mean, this is essentially one of the bad guys in the franchise, right?

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A Few Smaller Projects

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Over the past few weeks my projects have been about setting up the digital side of my art corner. I did do a bit more of that this week but I also did a few smaller projects this week as well. Nothing really exciting but it’s still stuff that needed to be done, and with a book report coming next week I wanted something to discuss. That’s the secret tagline of this site. “I have an article to write, I need to clean something!”

So that’s what I did. Here’s a short list of this week’s projects.

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