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[Before you read this:  There are so many more people that have been awesome to me this year, and in years past, than there ever have been assholes.  That may be why the assholes stand out so much.  Being that they stand out, they annoy me greatly.  If I've ever fussed at you, but I'm [...]

Quick announcements – New Raffle, Surgery, Internet Sabbatical

I’m writing this in Word, waiting for my internet to come back, where I will cut and paste it.  I’m pointing this out because…well…my internet is derping, and this may be a lengthy entry, meaning typing it online wouldn’t work too well.  Logistics, I guess.

 

First, there’s a new raffle.  Erin has graciously offered [...]

BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT: In an attempt to make this more balanced…

…as well as because someone asked, I’m going to try to make my blog a varied-topic place, again.

I slowed down because my life is pretty one-sided, right now, but my interests are all over, so there’s no reason why I can’t focus on more than one thing.

 

I was recently asked by a [...]

PTSD

It’s taken me a while to really connect with this sentence on more than a superficial level, and I think I’ve mentioned it in passing on that level, but lately, this has become apparent to the point of being ridiculous:

I have PTSD.

There’s no one source, no one event…it’s a culmination of how I was [...]

Situation introduced, and now broken down a little more calmly.

Erin posted a (slightly panicked) email that I’d sent to her and a couple of other folks, and as she pointed out, I was waiting until I was calmer to post details about what’s happening.

Here’s the sequence with which things have been occurring, and what I’m going to do about the ones that are [...]

Lyme Update! WHARRGARRBL. It’s been a bit.

I went to my Lyme doc, today.

I basically begged him to switch my meds, for two reasons:  the doxy makes me puke, and the metronidazole gives me an accent.

He pointed out that changing my abx would “throw the Lyme off,” which is honestly true, from what I understand, so I’m basically going to [...]

As the beneficiary of so much, I’m throwing down my own gauntlet for someone else.

As you know, Erin has made a “stretch goal” list for milestones along the path of donations.

#5, which I mentioned that we made, yesterday, is a pin-up, cheesecake, or bikini shot.

What I didn’t mention is that when Erin heard we’d surpassed that goal, she began to panic.

She has severe body dysmorphic disorder, [...]

So THIS is kind of a big deal – in a GOOD WAY, because screw doom & gloom posts!

Remember the stretch goals?  Well, I’m calling them “tiers” because I’m used to using Kickstarter…or at least looking at them and wishing I could give money and get cool swag in return.

ANYWAY, here’s an update on them from Erin…with one exception:  Jennifer is now in charge of the duet, because my meds make my [...]

A different kind of independence. Also: why I have guns.

Before I was married, I only knew the meaning of “abusive relationship” through parental channels, from a personal standpoint.  My dad (though he’s admittedly much, much better) wasn’t exactly awesome, and my first stepmother was certifiable.

The guys I dated were either really nice and I stayed with them for a while, or something would [...]

Some potentially complicating news (but I don’t know, yet?), and surgery/sidebar update.

I got abnormal pap results.  This isn’t the first time, but it’s the first time they’ve had to re-check them using another lab to be sure of what they’re seeing.

This will go one of two ways:

The pap will be slightly abnormal, but not cancerous, and there will be much rejoicing, even though it’s [...]