As I turned 60 a couple of months ago, I need to realize that I just may be mortal. Yes, I have been concerned about my life and health for quite some time, but I have always felt like I have time. Now, I am probably over the hump. The hump you say? Yes. My Grandfather lived to 70 and my father lived until 88. I may be headed in the right direction here. Still, my health requires one prescription for the rest of my life and I would like to minimize getting any more.
Recently, my morning routine has been interrupted by a bump on my foot which began to give me pain. Realizing that I have had blood clots in my leg before, I immediately increased my blood thinner from prophylactic to therapeutic. A quick trip to the podiatrist seemed to have disproved this hypothesis. It appears that I have and have had a ganglion cyst on my foot for years.
Having had a ganglion of a much larger size on my leg and being aware of its nature, I know that this one that has been around for a long time will not leave me right away. The draining of the cyst followed by my impatience to “get back to normal” caused a weeklong problem with pain and swelling. Draining and surgical options are not promising at least to me and living with this problem is also not a good idea.
This led me to some research on the cyst and I have found that a low Vitamin D level can lead to the cyst. Adjusting your level can also lead to reducing the size of the cyst…aka healing. I had my Vitamin D levels checked and sure enough…they were low. So, I ordered supplements of this dangerous hormone. I say hormone…because that is what it is.
The levels recommended by the medical community are much lower than what I am shooting for here. There is a lot of literature that identifies many serious health issues that began in the 1980s and that was about the time that the Sun became public enemy number one. Since the Sun activates the hormone through contact with the skin, our desire to “cover up” and use sunscreen has essentially sent the wrong message to our bodies. It sounds plausible and it is worth investigating.
This morning during my bike ride, the introduction to Chapter 6 of The Master Key System talked about The greatest hinderance is erroneous and fixed ideas. As of today, I will start to safely increase my Vitamin D levels and make sure that I go out into the sun. If the cyst shrinks…well, maybe there is something to this. Still it challenges a fixed idea that I have been parroting for decades.
We’ll see. A month can’t hurt. Growing is taking a chance on possibilities.
I am extremely happy that I live in a country where I have the freedom to speak my mind and make my own decisions without the threat of harm to myself or my family. The events unfolding in Ukraine are working on my soul. Living here, I can do little to help the individuals who are facing war and destruction.
I will make a concerted effort to help others here in my own neighborhood and country to be able to navigate the troubling waters that come with such a conflict. In this way, I can still feel that I can make a difference.
I think that the final scene in the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life is one of the most emotional moments experienced by viewers of any movie. I think that the struggle for significance and love is universal. I hear so often from people that say, “if I had only known…”.
In that final scene, several things happened.
Uncle Billy said, “Mary did it…she went all over town…she told everyone…George is in trouble…”
People responded with
Stories of how they knew and loved George
Smiles on their faces
Giving whatever they could.
An Angel got his wings.
Life isn’t always full of love like the Bailey household. Family situations are not so scripted as to have only one “bad guy”. Victims of circumstance and such make it hard to pinpoint one problem and therefore one solution. When one person tries to help, they can get pulled down a vortex of pain and sorrow and depression and then detachment. All the while, the person struggling has more reason to believe that no one cares. Then the unthinkable happens…and we wonder,..where were her friends and family?
In this drama…I will be playing the part of Mary Baily. I am doing my 21st century version of scouring all over town to find the friends and let them know…George is in trouble. I am hoping that others will participate with me in this drama and respond.
I have responded with a phone call. This is a phone that was provided by my brother because George Baily’s phone was stolen by a relative and subsequently went after George’s funds. George has lost his money and has no place to live. George is also very sick. George is trying to recover but there is one thing that is very clear. George needs his friends now more than ever.
I am being cryptic with this story as it is a public blog post hidden in an old Word Press account. The reason is that I am keeping certain family members out of the loop here as some of them have chosen to victimize her…I mean George. I call George whenever I can. I will list the number in the FB Private Group. Do NOT include anyone from George’s family. The family is well aware of her…I mean George’s needs. Also, the only way to get George money is through Venmo. I had to establish an account for just this purpose. The idea here is not to be Sam Wainright and fix all of George’s trouble with one Hee Haw. I gave a little…and I call a little. If we all do the same…the little will add up…and before you know it…a bell will ring.
It is not time to be unrealistic. I choose to begin to list my goals for the day and my accomplishments. I will also list my disappointments. First…my typing skills really suck. I have had to go back several times. Here, I will outline what I intend.
Everyday, I will blog. Starting now.
On weekdays, I will continue to practice my Day Trading. I will wait for the opening to settle down and only trade when volume comes in to confirm my direction which will be labeled by cards on the monitors of red or green. Goal is to be green for the day.
Log Foods immediately and stay on a healthy program. If I am going to come in contact with COVID-19, I want to be super healthy to start.
I will set goals for the day and evaluations. Fitness routine will be physical and financial.
I will fill the time with positives and stay away from the negatives.
I will be honest with myself without beating myself up.
This is the first thing that I heard this morning as I mounted my bicycle for the daily 10 mile wake up ride. I have revisited my audio recording of The Master Key System by Charles Haanel. I will continue to live with this every morning as it seems to focus me on my day.
When stocks gap up or down huge after a market close…opening move is in the direction of the gap. I made 3 bad decisions this morning. I never really recovered. This is concerning when I plan to trade live on Monday. Just the same…it was another learning experience. I also think that I need to learn a little more “seriously”. So this will be my last blog entry on this old WordPress site.
I will be starting with my live trading platform and a trade journaling platform on Monday. I am excited and a little scared. I also think that I will learn a lot more this way. I won’t completely abandon you…
Yes, day 2 proved fairly profitable. I got cold feet when I saw the price wavering. I could’ve stayed in longer for a much higher profit. I think that I will adjust my partial hotkeys so that I can stay in with a bigger share for the potential move. Also, Andrew said that I need to remember to bring my stop loss to break even. I have a hotkey for that. I should do it.
I am going to study what happened tonight and do this again tomorrow and plan for better entries…and maybe…grow a pair. Still fighting with the broker…but things are looking up.
I have four stocks to watch on my screens at one time. I had planned to put in orders at the open for possible ORBs. this is the first time that I planned for a possibility. One triggered. It then ran up quickly. Since I had mutliple orders in, I had a limited share size. I hit my profit target for the day in the first minute and a half. I gave some back…I got some back and had 16 tickets. Good day. Just watching now.
They tell me my account will be open today. I hope so. I will repeat this strategy tomorrow.
The first day of the week where I am looking to get the IB account finally open, I almost went nuts. I had 25 tickets and was up $250 when I quit for the day. I have to remember that it was 1/2 hour of work for $250. Good hourly wage…if it was a wage. Small shares only and only after five minutes. Wee you all tomorrow.
My two monitor setup ran into a snag with my bad wifi, no desk, and a poor setup for my DAS. The interruption kept me from trading in the first five minutes. I got in on Snapchat for a short and then followed up with a long and made money on both for a $200 profit.
Today. I got setup and made money on Pinterest and AMD and lost about $75 on Tesla. I ended my day at 7AM up over$100. Let’s hear it for discipline.