- On my streaming channel, I’ve officially reached over 200 followers (212, to be exact). I started streaming video games on December 11, 2012. It’s been nearly 5 months, and a good chunk of those followers came to be in the past few weeks, when I became a part of a streaming group called the Laidback Gaming Society (I’m decidedly NOT laid-back when I game, but apparently that didn’t matter, because they invited me, anyway). The times where I cast certain games has begun to put me on “featured streamer” lists, and some pretty big names on Twitch have started visiting and following. It’s a trip, and it’s something that’s added a lot of much-needed fun to my life. 200 people think I’m worth dropping in on at least once in a while to watch me screw around with video games while cursing and being silly. That’s pretty damned cool.
- I have my follow-up appointment today, post-surgery. I’ve developed a weird patch of dry skin on my abdomen, and a random spot in my lower abdomen is tender to the touch. The top of my thigh is still doing the nerve damage thing, as well. We’ll have lots to talk about…and we’ll probably talk about scheduling another surgery in June or July while we’re at it. I will update you guys on that…since several people have talked about helping me to fund this complete surgical journey (which…wow, thanks…that’s just awesome), I will post as many details as I have when I find out the specifics of what he wants to do. I know, partially, but the whole story will hopefully be covered in an hour.
- Some issues with Wasband have come up as a result of this surgery. The pain is reminiscent of some shit I was going through back then, while also being abused by him, and while I have hinted at it on Facebook, I didn’t want to say exactly what was going on, but I’m going to try to seek some help for it, because I apparently have a lot more mishandled rage than I knew. Every pang in my lower abdomen was driving me closer to losing my shit, until I figured out why. Now I just want to fix it. So, you know, happy thoughts and stuff.
- I have come to the conclusion that I won’t be able to return to classes until possibly October. I’m pretty upset about this, but not as much as I am about the incomplete work for my last class. I got overwhelmed, let things creep up, and now I’m looking at taking a class over again. Since Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools have merged, though (much to the chagrin of pretty much everyone in the County’s former district, because the city schools are…well…let’s just say that Teach for America has made Memphis a pet project), I’m not sure I want to continue my education in this city, for preparation to teach in this city. I am certain that I don’t want to return to CBU – too many bad memories, and the program really doesn’t have a lot of pull, which means the students get shafted out of opportunities for practice far too often. So we’ll see what I can do. I’m going to talk to another couple of schools around here to see what’s up, and that’ll be that.
I have to get ready for my appointment, now, but I’ll update later with more details.