The same yet different.

Reagan’s park, on the day I moved to Gdansk and on the day I left home for Easter…

Instagram Weekly 14.04.2014 - 20.04.2014
It was a very strange week. I was in pain. My body hurt like hell. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. I actually cry few times, because it hurt so much, because I was so powerless… I mean, you hit some bottom, when all your joints hurt so much you’re not able to get up out of bed… and it takes 7 minutes! And then you cry.
Friday was a day of blood tests. Thanks to them I’ve educated myself. Now I know what  C-reactive protein is. BTW. my CRP is high, way too high - the norm is 0-5 I believe. My score is 24,2 

Examination of CRP levels is used in monitoring the course of inflammatory diseases, or threats (bacterial or viral infection) in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases (e.g., rheumatic disease) and certain tumors.

Also my ASO is too high and my lymphocytes are too low. Basically, adding my other symptoms and according to the Internet, all indicate advanced rheumatic disease.. But I’ll see this Wednesday.
Other news: Friday was an almost free-day after that (at work only for 1 hour), and a pain-free day actually and a day on the beach, and I had my feet in the see for the first time this year!
BTW sea… you can see it from IT part of my office. We’re on the 9th floor, and all the place is a square you  can walk around, from my side there is a view on one of the main artery and woods outside Tricity and I don;t complain, because it’s awesome, but too see sea - kinda cool  :)
… and in a city long way from any major water reservoir… I went home for Easter on Saturday. And it was a perfect timing to watch first games of 2014 snooker championships and to see that nothing’s been changed, and at the same time everything has. 
but, that’s another story I guess. 

Instagram Weekly 14.04.2014 - 20.04.2014

It was a very strange week. I was in pain. My body hurt like hell. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. I actually cry few times, because it hurt so much, because I was so powerless… I mean, you hit some bottom, when all your joints hurt so much you’re not able to get up out of bed… and it takes 7 minutes! And then you cry.

Friday was a day of blood tests. Thanks to them I’ve educated myself. Now I know what  C-reactive protein is. BTW. my CRP is high, way too high - the norm is 0-5 I believe. My score is 24,2 

Examination of CRP levels is used in monitoring the course of inflammatory diseases, or threats (bacterial or viral infection) in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases (e.g., rheumatic disease) and certain tumors.

Also my ASO is too high and my lymphocytes are too low. Basically, adding my other symptoms and according to the Internet, all indicate advanced rheumatic disease.. But I’ll see this Wednesday.

Other news: Friday was an almost free-day after that (at work only for 1 hour), and a pain-free day actually and a day on the beach, and I had my feet in the see for the first time this year!

BTW sea… you can see it from IT part of my office. We’re on the 9th floor, and all the place is a square you  can walk around, from my side there is a view on one of the main artery and woods outside Tricity and I don;t complain, because it’s awesome, but too see sea - kinda cool  :)

… and in a city long way from any major water reservoir… I went home for Easter on Saturday. And it was a perfect timing to watch first games of 2014 snooker championships and to see that nothing’s been changed, and at the same time everything has. 

but, that’s another story I guess. 

Sea-gods were quite angry yesterday.
And actually it perfectly corrisponded with my mood.

Luckily today sun’s out.

one and a half month of pain…

Gout is a type of arthritis. It occurs when uric acid builds up in blood and causes inflammation in the joints. Acute gout is a painful condition that often affects only one joint; Chronic gout is repeated episodes of pain and inflammation. More than one joint may be affecteded

I’m more than sure this will be my diagnosis on 23rd (I had to reschedule my doctors appointment because of my business trip). There are days when it’s OK, or relatively OK. And there are days when every joint hurts. Today is the day of wrists and knees.
And it’s sucks. I planned to go running but pain was too strong.
I think the cure will be right diet and patience.. and I hope some REALLY strong painkillers…

I realized that 2014 is slipping through my hands. In many aspects. Also Tumblr-wise. And the fact that a lot is happening shouldn’t be an excuse. At least it wasn’t in the past.
So I thought I will get back to Instagram weekly - and firstly I will get back to actually taking more pictures. To not have some many ‘lost’ days anymore..
Here we go then:
07.04.2014 - 13.04.2014
A week in between countries and airports. 1,5 day in Italy that reminded me that I really love this country, and feel home there (Italian breakfast FTW!), and a 2 flights with Lufthansa which by comparison with Polish LOT is just heaven (in the skies). A long, long way back home, that ended in a night bus ride from Poznan (and my poor battered and tired body an the Copenhagen airport) and a Saturday reading at the beach. OK. It was only half an hour, because it was windy, but still it counts!

I realized that 2014 is slipping through my hands. In many aspects. Also Tumblr-wise. And the fact that a lot is happening shouldn’t be an excuse. At least it wasn’t in the past.

So I thought I will get back to Instagram weekly - and firstly I will get back to actually taking more pictures. To not have some many ‘lost’ days anymore..

Here we go then:

07.04.2014 - 13.04.2014

A week in between countries and airports. 1,5 day in Italy that reminded me that I really love this country, and feel home there (Italian breakfast FTW!), and a 2 flights with Lufthansa which by comparison with Polish LOT is just heaven (in the skies). A long, long way back home, that ended in a night bus ride from Poznan (and my poor battered and tired body an the Copenhagen airport) and a Saturday reading at the beach. OK. It was only half an hour, because it was windy, but still it counts!

Airports make me sad, I’m sure they shouldn’t all be the same

they do. indeed. 

though i’m still amazed by the size of Frankfurt airport, and it’s apron…

Always and forever will I be grateful that Frank Turner’s introduced me to Chuck Ragan’s music.. 

Till Midnight is one of my jammiest jams of 2014!

Open the gates and let the flood carry dirt out

Map from this post proved wrong yesterday/today.

There was a deadly fog around midnight in northern Poland and our flight from Copenhagen were moved to Poznan. And from there we were taken to Gdansk by buses. At 2am. And i was home at 7:30 am.. and I started my journey 12:05 (am).

19 hours in airports/planes/buses/taxis. 

More tomorrow, about Luthansa, Frankfurt airport, Italian food, travelling and so on.

Tomorrow… now I’m going back to sleep.

Back in the reading’s world…

I have finally finished the newest Murakami’s book. Finally because, as it’s still awaits its English translation, in Poland it was ready back in November 2013.  

When I started I had a problem when this one. Couldn’t read more than few pages without giving up. Funny how I re-started during my business trip, read first half the evening I arrived in Italy, and the second at the Copenhagen airport.

I guess there are right moment for everything in life. Anyway, great little story, that leaves you thinking. And what more could you ask from a book? 

I guess I won’t dwell more about this, ‘cause as one of the character states: 

In life there, are things far too complex to be explained in any language

… I highly recommend reading this one.

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In a completely other literature spectrum I started The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø - it’s actually my first his book. I bought it at Gdansk airport when I was waiting for a plain to Frankfurt. And i realized there that all books i lately bought were purchased or in the duty free zones at the airports or when I was waiting for a train.. Always trips relating purchases. Quite strange.

Another little business trip ahead of me next week. (and then I will get new internet deal hopefully!) 

Another little business trip ahead of me next week. (and then I will get new internet deal hopefully!)