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Another ER Adventure!

I’ve been to the ER 3 times in the space of 13 months.

January 2013, it was food poisoning.

July 2013, I was having trouble breathing, which we finally attributed to my medication interacting.

Yesterday was just full of surprises all around.

I woke up at around 7am on Wednesday with my stomach feeling oddly [...]

I wonder how many posts I’ve titled, “WHARRGARRBL”?

I’ve become part of a streaming community through Indie Game Mag, which is pretty neat. My profile page is here (and the blog is linked there, because a lot of the questions people ask me can be answered here, and this is a public site, so I honestly don’t care): gameplay.indiegamemag.com/squeakyb/

I’ve been slowly developing [...]

Babesia and Bartonella = gonna have a bad time. (If you’d like to help, please feel free, but this isn’t an official bleg.)

It appears that most of the infections from ticks start with the letter “b” – borrelia is Lyme, babesia is a type of protozoa, and bartonella is more commonly known as “cat scratch fever.”

Then erlichia comes in and screws up the whole alliteration, but that’s beside the point.

I had a follow-up with my [...]

…grace? Or victory?

About, oh, 9 or 10 years ago, I was seeing a guy that I met at karaoke, just before the drugging of the drink.

He wasn’t the one who drugged me, mind you – he was just a regular, we got along okay, and we dated for a while.

We didn’t break up under the [...]

Time to get reamed by healthcare! Lyme Patient Edition

I’m not going to talk about promises made, or private insurance for entrepreneurs and small business owners, or anything like that.

I’m going to talk about our particular plan, from Forrest’s place of business, and how we’re utterly screwed next year because of it.  He works at a decent company that’s been fairly awesome about [...]

Waiting…

So that heat rash or whatever?  From my hot flashes?  Is getting worse.

I called and left a message with my surgeon’s office, and my mom has gone to get me…wait for it…diaper rash cream.  Because my life’s not ridiculous enough, already.

If it was an infection, I would have, uh, more signs of actual [...]

Should I start wearing purple? With a red hat?

I started having hot flashes a couple of days ago.

I mistook them for something else, at first.

I thought it was the thermostat not working properly.

Then I thought (because of the heart palpitations and the burning sensation of my skin as I lay there sweating) that my thyroid medication needed to be adjusted [...]

No shoes handy? Kill a roach the convoluted way!

Guaranteed to amuse your significant other!

Turn a glass upside down on it while it’s sitting on your carpet like a derp, its antennae blowing in the wind from your box fan (not kidding…it almost looked happy). Fret for a minute about how you’re going to deal with it if it scurries out while you’re [...]

Just need to vent/have a whinge/wah wah wah WAHmbulance.

[I'm terribly sorry for the O GOD MY LIFE, but I promised myself I would record everything I could about my disease, and this is a legitimate part of it that I'm sure others can relate to...and since I've been told that my blog actually helped a couple of people (one person used it for [...]

I am terrible at teh maths. (dramatic whining ahead) [edited because GAH]

(additional edit below)

In my prep instructions, I was told I’d have to mix 8.3 ounces of what we’ll call ‘pipe cleaner’ with one gallon of Gatorade, and drink 8 oz. every 15 minutes.  I thought I was going to have to drink 64 ounces of fluid over 2 hours.

I picked up a large [...]