My knees are starting to bother me again, seriously. I almost cannot straighten the left one out all the way, and am walking with a slight limp again.

I started off the day by taking the bus down to Haggen to go grocery shopping. After I got back, I rested a while, then went downtown to see my therapist at Interfaith. We talked about how I've been feeling really tired lately, and how I thought that quitting smoking and the anemia may be factors, and he suggested something I hadn't considered: I recently upped my dose of Abilify from 5mg to 10mg, and tiredness is a known side effect of the drug. Oho! I'll certainly be talking about this with my prescriber later this week!

While at the therapist's office, I stepped on the scale: 416 lbs. That's up 4 lbs from my previous highest. No doubt quitting smoking is a factor, but no wonder I feel so bad, I've gained weight!

I also went to the podiatrist to have my new orthotics checked out. mostly, they seem to be doing pretty good, so I don't need to go back unless I have any further problems with my feet and ankles.

This journal entry also marks my first regular entry on Dreamwidth, crossposting to LiveJournal. I am still trying to decide if I should fully migrate over there. So far, I like what I see, though I am annoyed that they, too, have a 1000 maximum on tags.
Had a followup appointment with the P.A. at Interfaith Medical Clinic this morning (which is why I missed DVR Job Club today).

We've upped the Fluoxetine to 60mg/day, close to where I was before back in the 1990s.

No comment from her on my blood pressure: 140/90. Pulse: 80 bpm. Weight: 389 lbs. She did ask if I was getting any exercise, to which I answered "yes, some" -- which is true. I've been taking guests and friends up to the Sehome Hill Arboretum a lot lately, which gets me out of the house.

If all goes well, with school registration, then I won't have to see the staff at Interfaith anymore - I'll be a student come January and have access to the Student Health Centre, which has far superior care to the free clinic.


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