February 10, 2024

Old Man Price

I’ve decided to lower the bar for my Halloween / Cosplay costume. As much as I’d like to invest the time and money into building badass Mandalorian armor or a Captain America suit, I have neither to invest.

So what then? Well, I’m old. I’m grumpy. I’ve got the salt and pepper hair. So I’ll be Logan. I just ordered a set of claws, now all I need is a black business suit.

Simple. Easy. Cheap…ish.

In my recent fit of nostalgia, I decided to design a new shirt paying tribute to everyone’s favorite Archaeology professor — Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.

Speaking of the study of old things… I recently decided to find out why I’ve been so tired and gaining weight. Is it low-T? An under active thyroid? Worse?

Well, after three doctor’s visits and what felt like a gallon of blood drawn, it turns out that I’m over-stressed.

Thanks, doc. Like I didn’t already know that.

To be more clinically accurate, my cortisol levels were very low, indicating that I suffer from chronic long-term stress. In other words, I’ve been stressed for a looooong time without reprieve. That coupled with some vitamin deficiencies has led to chronic fatigue / weight gain / inability to focus / irritability / and general grumpiness.

I’m now on a regimen of supplements with doctor’s orders to “not stress so much.” 

Sure doc, I’ll do that. 

Until next time, ‘ver heil ok sæl’.
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