May 17th, 2013
|05:04 pm - Dot Matrix? What Dot Matrix?|
Yes, that was me, Person from the Internet. Please reply to this post if you would like to reply to my reply to your post over on Blogger.
...it's a long story.
Current Mood: on tenterhooks
May 13th, 2013
|01:14 am - Quick! Before the NOOK battery dies....|
I couldn't remember the name of that awesomely-named actor so I called him "Calderham Bandersnatch." Dad got it from that. Can you?
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March 24th, 2013
Oh! I forgot to tell you... my kitty Cookie has passed on. He was very old and sick and breathing heavily. Though I rushed him to the vet he had other plans; as soon as they got him to the back room he had left us in the usual manner. I take some solace in the fact that no-one had to help, if you know what I mean.
There's a great picture of him on my User Info page. He is not the kitty in my icon.
|12:57 am - Still not dead, although not all reports are in.|
Oh this medical crap makes me want to buy a shotgun. I liked the sound of that sentence except how I don't think anyone should have guns, anymore, that's it everyone, give 'em back. If this sounds unusually incoherent it is because I've been reading Don Hertzfelt's journal over on www.bitterfilms.com and it may have influenced me. At least I'm still capitalizing the first word of sentences.
Anyway. Heard of 'cough syncope'? Oh, it's loads of fun. Nearly every time I cough, one of the following things happens:
*I feel very very dizzy.
*Swirling clouds of grey appear on the edges of my vision and threaten to take it away, but they always miss a small chunk in the middle.
*I feel extremely weak and awful in an indescribable way.
*(least often) I completely lose my balance, like a marionette whose strings have been cut, and hope to land on something soft.
All of these things last for maybe ten, fifteen seconds and then... I'm not fine exactly, but that particular crisis has passed. The cure? Oh this is the best part. The cure is "don't cough."
So I've had a head/chest cold for the past three weeks....
At least I'm keeping the Puff's people in business.
And I have a cold sore IN MY EYE.
This has been the rough draft of chapters 178 and 179 of It Sucks to be Me: But I'm So Good At It, the story of my life. More on the eye thing later, if anyone wants to know. At least it's not visible.
Tomorrow, er later today is Palm Sunday and my church is planning a rowdy time. Yes, really. They had me at "Hmong egg rolls." Nomnomnomnom
Current Location: up too late again
October 1st, 2012
|01:14 pm - hey! I remember you|
Okay so I'm not dead, but whilst I was somewhat weakened by this long-term pneumonia, another pneumonia wandering by said, "Hey! A somewhat weakened person!" and attacked me. So a week in the hospital later, I'm out and feeling very very weak and occasionally coughing up large globs of horrible stuff.
That has nothing to do-- well, maybe a little-- with my absence from LJ. I have no reason for my absence from LJ. It's the Internet, you know? Sometimes it's good to spend some time apart.
Current Mood: guh
March 2nd, 2012
|10:04 am - fud|
Today's big plans:
One rockin' peanut butter and banana sandwich on toast.
(I am actually excited about this, since peanut butter and bananas are both 'sometimes' foods on the kidmey diet.)
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January 30th, 2012
I'm running a test to see who's reading my posts (I realize that's about 3 of you). So, if you read this, leave me a one-word comment about your day that starts with the third letter of your LJ USERNAME. Only one word, please. Then repost so I can leave a word for you. Don't just post a word and not copy - that's not as much fun!
January 29th, 2012
|11:38 pm - Medical Update.|
So... fought the pneumonia with a half crap-ton of Prednisone; when it got better, we started ramping the Prednisone down, at which point the pneumonia came back. Then more Prednisone, and now I'm feeling better (except for all the evil evil Prednisone side-effects), so tomorrow when I go to the doctorb* he'll do a chest X-ray and, I suspect, decide that the pneumonia is all done and start ramping down the Prednisone again. Let's hope this is it for now because I am really REALLY tired of dragging oxygen tubing all over the house.
Also, it's a giant pain in the butt to carry an oxygen tank AND a purse so I invested in a cheap little clutch which I keep my absolute necessities in (DL, phone, foldy-up pen, check card). I don't need to tell you ladies that OMG I TOTALLY MISS MY PURSE.
*Once on "The Simpsons," Dr. Nick ("Hi, everybody!") had a commercial where his phone number turned out to be 1-800-DOCTORB. "The B is for quality!" he explained, but "doctorb" is fun to say and so sometimes it's my preferred spelling.
November 5th, 2011
I just picked the update page to log-in. It's weird, how I can't click on the "username" and "password" fields above, on this computer which is running (gasp!) Vista.
November 4th, 2011
|12:55 am - blef.|
So... I was in the hospital for a week with pneumonia. How are you?
Current Mood: cough cough cough cough cough