September 15th, 2010

asleep at mal 9/09

life/meds tracking

No longer cut; sorry if this eats up your friends list

6:48am Coughs plus T's alarm = I'm awake at an unheard of hour. We're both coming down with/have colds. Hope I feel better later. #almeds
6:54am Vitamin B: A revolutionary new weapon against #Alzheimers? London Telly:
6:56am I am now on very high doses of B vitamins; I wonder if it will help with the Transient global #amnesia? #almeds
12:31pm Awake again, definitely getting sick, my throat feels raw. Goody. Also horrific dream woke me up. Wow. Pain/numb 7/6 atm at least. #almeds
5:43pm Fuck me. Dr. S will not prescribe thyroid meds that don't worsen my pain even though she said she would last visit. 6 months wasted. #almeds
5:44pm And the doc she suggested has horrid feedback from patients everywhere. Not going to try him. Hunt for Dr who listens begins anew. #almeds
5:46pm I really can't take much more of this bullshit. Drs are supposed to listen & help, not tell me 1 thing in appt & another 2 wks later #almeds
10:20pm Yeah. In addition to all the Doctor bullshit, T has a cold, and I appear to be about 1/2 a day behind him in getting it-do not want! #almeds

5:18am Whee - coughing woke me up. Definitely a cold. Sitting in front of the computer until cough medicine works, then more sleep. #almeds
6:55am Yeah - cough medicine finally working, time to get back to sleep! Hopefully at least 5 hours, I managed to get ~ 3.5 so far. #almeds
2:50pm Woken by Dr S's office, she wants me to come in for another appointment?! Seriously, WTF? Still have a cold, cranky and infuriated. #almeds
5:07pm LVM for potential new doctor (fingers crossed) - he's not close, but hopefully he'll take my insurance. Pain/numb 7/7. Eating now. #almeds
5:49pm Wow - Dr. S's office just called, she's done some reading after I left her an angry voicemail & is calling in rx for the correct med #almeds
5:51pm Also wanted me to go to the hospital for IV nutrients, but I'm not getting sick now that I'm off wrong med. Why don't Dr's listen? #almeds

2:39am Cough meds wore off after ~ 4 hours of sleep, took another dose, now we wait. In the am I go pick up new thyroid meds at least. #almeds

7:53pm Grrr... hate having a cold. Feeling semi-better, but I slept most of today. Pain/numb 7/7. ! thing: dancing away the anger at Mal. #almeds

9:53am Grrr... call from pharmacy woke me up, they forgot apt #, so delivery guys can't deliver meds. I should be asleep for 2+ more hours. #almeds
10:19am Pharmacy called 3rd time, they're lost and will try again tomorrow. Maybe I can go back to sleep now. Idiots. #almeds
7:43pm 1 thing: paperwork, research, phone calls (job hunt & medical). Also a long nap. Pain/numb 8/7. I'd like to nap more but it's 7:45pm #almeds

12:15pm 12 hours of sleep, I still feel like ass. I hate having a cold. Broken body is bad enough without added sick. Pain/numb 8/8. #almeds
2:25pm It hurts to breathe. Also lots of coughing and sneezing. We're both miserable. I want this to go away now. Pain/numb 9/7 now too. #almeds
9:26pm Nap, cough syrup, muscle relaxer, still hurts to breathe. I want this to be gone now. Should be thankful it's not in my sinuses too. #almeds
9:28pm Dinner was good though - burgers and fresh corn. Tomorrow I'm going to make chicken and 3 bean soup. Today's 1 thing was napping. #almeds
asleep at mal 9/09

Still have a cold but here - enjoy an update and some links...

State of Alumiere
Doctor hippie has sort-of listened to me; I'm now on a much too low dose of the right thyroid medication, but at least I'm not getting sick from the synthetics. Small favors. And I have phone calls in to other doctors who may be better able to help with the Hashimoto's and other problems, so we'll see.

I'm still struggling with the cold I caught last week, but given that I'm a day or two behind T, and he's getting better I should be too. It doesn't hurt as much to breathe today as it did yesterday, but I'm still coughing, achy, and sleeping too much. I haven't been awake for more than about 10 hours in any given day since last Saturday. Stupid busted immune system.

Other than that, I'm my usual cranky, aggro self. Pain is, but I'm coping as well as I can. Would like the swelling and increased pain Armor and Nature-Thryoid brought to go away now, but I have little hope for that until I get on a much higher dose of T3 (Hashimoto's can cause inflammation and increased pain when it's not under control).

My Geek is Showing & Stuff I'm Excited About
1st "Sequential Day" in more than 20 years - time & date read 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
A Federal Judge in CA has ruled DADT unconstitutional! Should have happened years ago, but good.
"As if M Sendak & E Gorey had a baby and all the baby did was read HPL"
QOTD: "Dance like the photo's not being tagged, Love like you've never been unfriended, Tweet like nobody's following." (via
Need to send this to Michael & Evelyn to add to their drink menus at Bunker & the Monte Christo. Geek on the Rocks sounds good.
Ikea Lets Loose a herd of 100 Cats to "See What Happens"...
Proof that nerds are awesome. Go to & View Page Source Easter Egg = Proof of intelligent life. (via
Help O Internets: Anyone got a source for these photos? David Bowie with wolves. "Epic Fucking Win" via rednikki

Science, Health and Tech Links
Cockroach Brains could be a new source of Antibiotics:
Vitamin B: A revolutionary new weapon against Alzheimers? London Telly:
Yep, stem cell ban lifted pending case, huah!
Ancient Greeks sighted Halley's comet in 466bc?
Hands Down, Lithium-Ion Batteries are Better than Gas: Discovery News
Early atomic bombs and the filmmakers who helped study them...

Ability, Ableism, Rapeculture, Feminism
This week is National Invisible Illness Awareness Week... A good resource.
This type of thing would help a lot of people: Event announcements, etc w/ accessibility information. (Ablism)
Um... well yeah: False rape allegations are rare. Less than 6% over 10 years!
I'm Not Sorry - new site with abortion stories of women who aren't sorry about the choice they made -
Powerful, sad, a must-read: They Are Killing David Rector.
Yes. Exactly.
"Xian counterpart to bin Laden" arrested for plot to bomb abortion clinics... But no one covers it - he can't be terrorist if he's white.

Politics, Religion, War(s)
A good read - "Is This America?"
A must read at The Nation:
Blame It On RuPaul? Gay marriage and pro-choice movements equated with genocide by MLK's niece.
This QOTD is brilliant: (on the now canx Quran burning)
Xians: You aren't all resp for Quran burners, Don't hold all Muslims resp for 9/11. (Freedom of Religion)