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07 October 2018 @ 09:57 am
A small rant in D minor  
I have reached the 'I hate my stent' part of recovery. OMG, I hate my stent. It wasn't too bad for the first two weeks, but for some reason, last Saturday or so, my body just went 'did you know there's a stent in here?!' and has been throwing a hissyfit about it. It's not a problem if I'm sitting in the recliner, but if I try to sit up straight or stand or lie down, everything starts spasming. I got a stern Mom Lecture last night about giving in and resting and not worrying about whether I'm helping about the house or not. But, like, last night I was trying to put left over rice away and I couldn't stand up long enough to find a lid for the Tupperware container. I'm that level of pathetic. It's coming out on Thursday, which seems like a very long way away, but is at least in sight.

In other 'let's complain about things' news, some person is robot-spamming FF.net with anonymous reviews spewing hate against "CU", which apparently is some group called 'Critics United' on there. Every day, one of my stories gets about 10-30 spam guest reviews all saying the same thing and there's nothing I can do to stop it. I guess it's been going on for a month sitewide, but I've only been hit in the last week. The owners of the site don't seem to be doing anything about it and the only option appears to be deleting the story, which feels like letting the bad guys win. Not a great problem in the grand scheme of things, but annoying.

So, I've just been doing a lot of knitting and listening to music and watching people play video games on youTube. It's Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow, but we aren't up to hosting or cooking a big dinner, so we're going to my brother's for spaghetti and cheesecake tomorrow night. Which is fine, Thanksgiving is about being with your family, not a big fancy meal. Mom is doing a lot better and has been very active lately, which is good. Once I get this stent out, I think things will start to be back to normal. But, damn, I hate this stent.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 8th, 2018 03:58 am (UTC)
I'm glad you don't have much longer to go with the stent. That sounds miserable.

It hasn't been pleasant, indeed, but something seemed to shift tonight and I feel a little better. I wonder if there might be a stone fragment that can't get by the stent that's making me hurt. Either that or I was leading up to a migraine and just generally not coping well because of the prodrome. I don't often get an actual headache with migraines so I forget that this is what having a migraine feels like until my mom goes 'do you think you might be having a migraine'? and I go 'oh, yeah, that is probably a thing that is happening'.

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! Ours is in late November.

Thank you! We're going to my brother's tomorrow. I think you guys celebrate on a Thursday, but we do ours on a Monday in Canada. I always think you guys do yours at a weird time. You're only a month from Christmas, that's a lot of big family get-togethers in a short space of time.

We did have some pumpkin pie tonight, though, so that was nice.

At Progeny's urging, we've gone vegetarian; it was supposed to be for a month, but the month ended over a month ago. So I don't know what we're doing.

I remember finding some recipes for a story once for a fictional vegetarian who was coming to Christmas dinner. I think the BBC website has some good-sounding ones. I have so many food allergies that deciding what to do for any dinner is a hassle. I usually bring my own food if I'm going anywhere.
aelfgyfu_mead: Being Human Alex Hal Tomaelfgyfu_mead on October 10th, 2018 11:36 pm (UTC)
something seemed to shift tonight and I feel a little better
Good to hear! I hope it will be much better when they get that stent out.