I recently started drinking freshly ground coffee as part of my attempt to fix my fucked back/neck/joints and my insanely bad fatigue/tiredness. - And I love using my chronograph feature as I learn the tricks of getting home brewed coffee to taste good.
In the past I always drank instant and I hated ground coffee because I only tasted it from a "french press" device that other people made for me. It just tasted like mud water and not nearly strong enough to wake me up.)
This is a french press by the way. Not my photo - I'm just using a regular cooking pot at the moment.
And actually it's been a huge improvement since I started an "elimination" diet a few days ago. (Basically eliminating everything except potatoes and then slowly adding more foods to figure out if I'm allergic to something - because some of my symptoms were very similar to certain allergies.)
My neck is still 7 kinds of fucked and I still need to figure out how to sit at my desk to work - but I'm suddenly able to walk across my house and go food shopping without feeling like I'm disabled.
I also got this exercise bike for cheap from a neighbor a couple weeks ago and I went from being able to do 10 seconds a few days ago to 7 minutes yesterday which is fantastic for me.
It was getting so bad that I could barely put my pants on or wipe my butthole pooper. 😬
As I jokingly mentioned in another post I was kind of annoyed that the bike has its own automatic timer built in because I don't get to use my watch for it - but it's actually very convenient and also estimates the distance traveled. 😅
I'm also seeing many doctors but over the past couple years I've been amazed at how little they seem to give a shit. I did meet one young one that seemed to care but she was an emergency room doc, not the regular ones I see.
I recently googled about this experience and read many similar stories from other people on Reddit.
I get absolutely no advice from the docs unless I sit there and ask every question I can think of - and I get no recommendations for treatments unless I figure them out from another sources and then request them from the doc.
I learn almost everything from googling and asking in Facebook groups etc. Just grasping at anything to try to figure out some solution that works.
It took a year for me to figure out that I can ask for an x-ray because every doctor until then just told me to take pain meds (which I don't see as a solution because long term the problem will get worse, my kidneys will get damaged and I might even get addicted which happened to a close friend of mine.)
Even after I eventually found out that there is a back specialist I can see - when I visited him he had the exact same attitude as the previous docs (no advice, just pain meds) and didn't tell me that asking for a CT scan was even an option. I heard about that from someone else and then requested it myself.
And every blood test I go to they seem to test the minimum number of things without telling me - then only if I ask they do more "expanded" testing - then I find out later that they still didn't test everything and now I need to go again.
I'm sure there are also many good doctors around the world - but it seems that's maybe more rare than the TV shows would have us believe? 😕
Anyways. Let's hear how you use your watches - your timers - your alarms - Your world timers - Other complications?
I'll explain my alarms another day. That's a whole other can of worms about my asshole neighbor. 😅