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      Welcome back, Carrot
      Hope you help bring some life to this thread and that RL has been kind to you.

      Rant: I AM SO STINKING SLEEPY TODAY. Gah! I've not taken any caffeine for a few days now (caffeine and periods don't mix- it increases cramping), but I'll probably have to risk it. Hubby might want to go out to eat tonight and it would be nice if I was conscious for it

      Rave: This makes me happy to a ridiculous level. I've had 4 unread messages in my email for YEARS. I've never been patient enough to search through my thousands of mail to find it. Today, I found the search option and saw I could refine it. My inbox is now CLEAN 2 of the messages were from 2011 No wonder I couldn't find them lol

      I have a bit of a headache today, but nothing else. I binged the last, most recent, 4 episodes of The Expanse. I forgot how much I love that show. I really wish there weren't such long hiatuses. I forget so much between seasons.

      Now, I'll probably work on my zombie game some. I need to finish getting my farm up and running... Then again, there's only 30 minutes til I talk to hubby. I'll probably get on YouTube instead...
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      Somehow lost a bag of Cheetos around 12:30 today (trying to keep a positive attitude about it)..life is full of twists and turns
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      Oh noes, not the Cheetoes
      Seriously, I've done that before and it sucks. I've left things at the store before, dropped things in the parking lot or from the walk from the car to the house... the puppy has also stolen more than his fair share of treats.
      Now-a-days, I usually check his sash spots and then the yard.

      Rant: Headache. Again. I seem to keep the friggin things and it's extra annoying. It's only about a 3 on the pain scale- but when you keep a 3 for several days in a row, it starts to wear you down and feel worse than it actually is.
      I never took that caffeine yesterday. I'm taking that sucker today though. WITH 2 Tylenol and 2 Ibuprofen's. I'm going to knock this pain in the head out one way or another.

      Rant: I slept like crap for the second day in a row. It's probably the Benadryl I've been taking at bedtime for the Vertigo. I've had dozens upon dozens of dreams these last couple nights... but as soon as I get emotionally invested in the dream, I wake up for 2 seconds which kills the dream and starts another... repeat for 6-8 hours
      I'm going to look for ear drops tomorrow. If it's just excessive fluid, maybe something else can dry it up without killing my sleep. My allergies haven't been a problem otherwise (if that's what it even is). well, other than some sinus congestion which I keep (but maybe that's what's triggering the headaches... but shouldn't Benadryl take care of that too?).

      Blah.

      Rave: My son came back earlier "Guess what I heard?!" He was watching a game play video and the guy said "great googally moogally!" My son just knew he had to remember to tell me
      I told him, when he finds someone else who uses "tartar sauce" as a swear word, to let me know that too and then my life will be complete
      Yeah, my kids tv shows had a bigger impact on me and my vocabulary than it did them lol

      Rave: I found a show called "the Mist" on Netflix. I kept telling myself I MUST have watched it because it is just way too familiar. Then I saw it was based on a Stephen King book. I've read most of his stuff so that must be it. I'm loving it so far. It must have been a very long time ago that I read the book, because I don't know what to expect.

      Hope everyone is well

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      Rant: I'm awake. I stayed up all night and the following day and didn't get to sleep until nearly 1:30... then was awake at 6:30 (5 hours later). I was hoping to actually pass out and get good rest. Nope. Still tossed and turned and I didn't even take a Benadryl

      Rant: My drawers are all cleaned and organized now.... but the rest of my room is so messy that the dogs can't even both be in here (and I can't walk to my bed with one in here because I have to move boxes out of the way.
      Looks like I can clean OR organize but not have both at the same time

      Rant: Our internet keep crapping out still. Hubby even refreshed the modem and routers on his end and both he and I (who plug in directly) keep having interruptions. Forget wi-fi. I can't even get on my iPad for 5 minutes before I have to turn it off (in settings) then back on.
      I have a Dr. appointment this afternoon, so I'll probably drive to the internet people and ask them to test the line or something.

      Rant: I had a shower yesterday but need another one. My scalp is already breaking out. I have a sore that I want to pick SOOOOOO badly, but I want the Dr. to see it.

      Meh.

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      Meh. Dr. appointments went well enough.
      I mentioned that I wanted to talk about cardio tests because of the increased palpitations and he hooked me right up with an EKG and Echo. EKG was normal but the Echo person was gone for the day so I had to return today for that. The Echo was normal too, but I'm almost certain he said something about "leaky valves". I'll have to ask more about that next month when I see him about my knee.

      He saw the sore on my scalp and said it might look a little infected so he gave me meds for it and told me to leave it alone. As soon as he left the room, I scratched it off It had taken considerable willpower to ignore it as long as I had.
      But then the nurse came in and said they needed to shave a little bit of my head "to remove the cyst." Oops. I thought the Dr was speaking in generals. It saved me from a bald spot though
      It's curious they used the word cyst though. Are pimples a type of cyst?
      I googled a bunch of stuff last night but I was so out of it I don't really remember what I read.

      Today, after the Echo, I asked him about my vertigo. I told him I USED to have positional hypotension and low blood pressure but that's no longer the case. He wanted to make sure and tested me. It is, indeed, no longer an issue. Then I mentioned my allergies and inquired about my ears so he looked and commented that they were "very bright" My ears are completely clean and clear so he's setting me up with someone to look into ??? a disease where you have a hole in your innermost ear.

      I've looked into that (Dr. Google), in the past, and it didn't really seem to apply. Who knows.

      Rant: Other than all of that, I woke with a severe kink in my back between my shoulder blades I need to get one of those foamy mattress top cushion things. I think sleeping on my side all the time is doing me in.

      Oh yeah... I also went to the internet people and they said they no longer do that- customers do it themselves from home. You just have to plug in directly to the modem. Which is an impossible task because hubby's machine is cordless and mine is too much of a beast to move. She said we might be "losing signal" and have to have tech come out.... which is next to impossible with hubby's schedule.

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      153/89 101 That's my current BP after a scare.
      I was taking the dogs out for the last time before going to bed. I use my old cell phone as my flashlight but I couldn't find it anywhere. No biggie. There's only a couple places it could be. I take them out then look for it. Couldn't find it anywhere.
      I started to panic. My cell phone is in a wallet case which holds my pre-paid credit card, my ID, insurance info, SS card, appointments, you name it. If it's important, it's in there.
      I was so panicked I was in tears. 2:30AM and I drive to Walmart to check lost and found. Nothing. I was feeling dejected. I've turned in countless wallets, purses, and cash over the years but no one would turn in mine? Then I scolded myself for my self-centeredness but felt no better.

      I came home and looked some more. And there it was, in an unused drawer
      And now I'm too high strung to sleep.
      But THANK GOODNESS I found it. Now to figure out what to do from here. I need to take pics of everything, lock my phone, take certain items out (but then I'll really lose them).
      My back is still no better either :/
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      Come on y'all! I'm starting to feel self-conscious.

      Rant/Rave: this back pain. I recalled last night that I had previously concluded it's a pulled muscle. It wasn't any better today and I slept like crap because of it. Then I remembered tylenol and ibuprofen today
      I take my scripts and vitamins every day. I take pain killers for headaches and the likes but very sparingly. Probably because I don't eat a LOT (quantity) and they wreck my stomach if I'm not careful. I finally took some today though and it brought the pain from an 8 to a 3.
      I'll have to start drinking an Ensure before bed and take them then.

      Rant: The sores on my scalp are migrating to the back of my neck I blame perimenopause and changing skin types. I used to have perfectly balanced skin. Now, I think, it's more oily. Which means I need to research hygiene. For 40 years I was used to a certain thing and now my body's changed the rules on me I guess I have to suck it up and adapt and shower every day (before, doing so would severely dry my skin out).
      Blah. I don't like change lol.

      Rave: fish night Our favorite restaurant is serving potato crusted cod and veggies. I've also been craving veggies lately so that's a win on both fronts

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      On Friday, after my allergy shot, hubby looking at lawn mowers some more. That evening, we went out and bought a Husqvarna riding mower.
      Yesterday, I spent 3.2 hours mowing, during the hottest part of the day lol (it was calling for rain).

      I've not mowed for 15+ years. It was easy to handle, but I am sore today (oddly enough, my lowermost stomach muscles are sore).
      The guy who mows for us, came out to chat a while and he looked to me and said "You'll be putting me out of a job.... and I don't care."
      Then he gave me a tip on cutting directions (hubby started it and worked in a box shape to outline where I should mow- I continued working within the box but the neighbor said straight lines are easier).
      Hubby had some sun screen lotion that was so old I didn't know how well it would work (it came out like water and not like lotion lol). But, I'm not burned at all.

      Rave: I figured out how to pop my upper back. I just hang my upper back/body off the side of my bed, and my back pops between those shoulder blades. The muscle is still pulled and sore, but it's on the mends. For some reason, though, my lower back was killing me so much yesterday that I could hardly walk. It's much improved today too.

      Rave: Because of my skin and scalp sores, hubby gave me some expired surgical soap (3.3% Chloroxylenol) to try. It doesn't foam quite as much as traditional soap, so I was doubtful it would work. And when I got out of the shower, I felt extra dried out. But good googally, once I dried off, I've never felt better. I just want to pet myself My skin is smooth and my hair is extra soft.

      Rant: Hubby just told me, though, to use it sparingly because it's very expensive
      I'll be looking on-line. It is THAT amazing.

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      I am in agonizing pain. If it continues, at this degree, for any length of time I will start praying for death.
      I'm about to OD on Valium (not really. I just REALLY hate taking ANY Valium and more than 1/4 is too much for my liking).
      I took the standard pain meds mixed with caffeine to boost it. Took that 1/4 of Valium and now I dug out my heating pad
      What the friggin heck, Back? My pulled shoulder muscle got better. My lower back pain subsided for a bit then returned with a vengeance.
      I've had x-rays and an MRI in the past which turned up absolutely nothing (well, some slight disc wear, but nothing to warrant this pain).
      If it's to this degree tomorrow, I'll see a Dr. If nothing else, perhaps they can prescribe some better meds. Is there such a thing as a muscle relaxer that DOESN'T cause excessive sleepiness?
      I have stuff I want to do.
      I can't even dull the pain through gaming (I can often-times distract my brain from pain- but this is just too much).

      Rave-ish: I'm playing Stardew Valley again. I'm enjoying it but boy is it grindy. And I don't typically mind grindy games so that's saying something I guess it wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't forced to sleep every day

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      Hello, it's me. I was wondering if after all these posts you could create. Anything. For me to read...........

      Meh.
      That's it for my week's worth of creativity

      RANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My iPad is on it's deathbed. The LCD is shot. It can't be turned on for more than a few seconds at a time before it just appears to shut off

      Rave: Hubby's getting me a new one, but I might have to go into partial debt to cover some of it (depending on how generous he's feeling lol. I want an iPad Pro with a large memory).... it could also take a while. He likes waiting for the latest and greatest. I'm more about instant gratification. I use my iPad every single day. Waiting until Apple releases something new in the Fall is just way too long.

      RANT!!! My back still hurts. I saw the Dr. today and he wrote it off (after talking to me for 3 minutes) as arthritis. He prescribed some sort of pain patch but Walmart didn't have it in stock so I have to wait until tomorrow. Pain relief is pain relief, and if it helps, I'll be happy.
      But I would prefer to KNOW what the heck is going on with my friggin back.

      1) My soon-to-be-arriving period will trigger it. 2) Having an orgasm will trigger it. 3) stress *can* or seems to contribute to triggering it.
      4) Drugs like Prozac and Cymbalta help (until they don't. Prozac then Celexa worked for nearly 8 years in keeping me 90% pain free)
      5) X-rays, MRI's, PAP smears have revealed nothing overly suspicious. 6) I have a fairly high pain tolerance. If I say I'm in too much pain to even enjoy video games, SOMETHING is not right. If I break down and see a doctor for pain, SOMETHING is not right.

      Rave: But, the pain is not as bad as it was yesterday. It's too bad for me to clean or do laundry or take the dogs out, but I'm no longer thinking of death. (For clarification, I don't think "This pain is so terrible right now, I'm just going to kill myself." Instead, I think: "If I have to live with the pain every day for the rest of my life, I would much rather die.")

      Humorous: Me walking to go to the Dr and Walmart. My knee hurts, so I limp. My back hurts, so I hunch over. But I can't stand moving slowly, so I speed-hobbled to my destinations- wincing because I'm in pain, then smiling at people because I don't like to show that I'm in pain

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      Rant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcg6cLauF3w&t=33s
      I binged that song so much yesterday (and I woke up humming it today) that my throat hurts today (Yeah, I have to hum or sing along).
      I can't remember the last time I binged a song so much. Even after watching it off and on all day, it gave my goosebumps each and every time.

      RAVE!!!!!!! My back pain (so far) is, maybe, a 2 when I move and a 0 when I don't.

      Rant: The Dr. prescribed Flector. $222.44 AFTER insurance. Flector is just an NSAID. I did NOT pick up the script.
      My mom and dad swear by the patches though (I asked FB for testimonials). I'm not convinced though.

      Huh, seems I didn't tell y'all that another cat showed up. It's a c. 3 month old female (*sigh*) Siamese. One of the kids were in the yard and our cat Pasley was trying to rape her, so the kitten ran to my kid to be rescued. What the heck is wrong with our cat? It acts that way with every young cat (mounting behavior- pinning it down, biting the neck, humping without penetration and possibly with). I still say he's just asserting dominance. After this "hazing", the cats seem to get along just fine. But out of the hundreds of cats we've had, I never recall one that was this persistent and determined.
      The Siamese is almost the spitting image of one of the new kittens. There must be a Tom out running around with Siamese in him, but I've never seen him.

      RANT- These friggin flies. Bot flies are everywhere because of the cat that died in our AC vents during the Winter. Houseflies are everywhere because, well, 'tis the season. THANKFULLY, there have been no biting flies yet.

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      I'm very feverish. Nothing new, but would've been great if I wasn't feverish. ^^'
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      This is late but I'm really happy that there's someone here who still remembers me. DV used to be such a big part of my life when I was a teenager. And I made really great friends here who had changed my perspectives of the world. But sadly I no longer know where and how to contact them anymore. D:

      I thought adulthood will be more fun but I've this gaping hole of emptiness that never seemed to be fully filled. But real life is treating me good. I worked for 5 years and decided to quit my job to take a break. I'm currently in the midst of planning my next trip. But being out of job for a couple months does things to your self-esteem, makes you feel worthless and incapable.
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      I quit my job because I hated it but I still have to pay my rent.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Calisia View Post
      I quit my job because I hated it but I still have to pay my rent.
      I'm sorta in that situation, but I quit working because I didn't have confidence in myself to do all the freelance work by myself. Bills are piling up. O^Q

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      I hope everything is okay Nefets and LucidBunnie.

      Carrot. Yeah. Adulthood isn't much different... only there's more responsibilities and fewer safety nets. I hope you get to go somewhere wonderful.
      You sound like my hubby when it comes to working. He says working is a positive feedback loop. You might not want to do anything at first but the more you do and the more results you see, the more it motivates you to continue. I've never had that problem myself

      Calisia I hope you get something figured out quickly!!!

      Rant: I started taking this thread to my FB. It's too quiet here and after awhile it just feels weird being the only person posting. BUT, my families on FB and they're all judgy and worry-warting.

      Rant: On Monday, I saw the sleep Dr. It was so rushed and ??? weird. I didn't want to bring up Provigil again. When he asked how I was, I said "I'm still sleep-walking through life and have headaches all the time." That was his social cue (queue?). But no. He latched on to the headache part. He asked how long I've had them 'Almost every day to one degree or another. Usually only a 2 though.' He said we could try a shot. I hesitated and asked what it was.
      He told me what it DOES, but not what it was. I missed my cue. He had a nurse bring in a box with a gel wand, then (after brief prepping) gave me a shot on either side of the back of my head (top of my neck). He said, if it works, we can see about getting them every couple months. But my next appointment is in 4 months

      Rant: Since the injections, my fatigue has REALLY stepped up its game. I am sleeping on my feet. As soon as I close my eyes, I enter dreams. Using clues he left me, the *most likely* thing the shot was, was a "local anaesthetic and a steroid medication" (https://www.migraine.ie/migraine-med...l-nerve-block/)
      I'm also slightly tremory and my BP has been a bit high (162/98 was the highest).
      But hey....

      Rave: I haven't had any headaches Too bad I'm not conscious enough to actually enjoy it
      My back is also better for the most part. So, I feel relatively okay if it wasn't for this fatigue.
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      Rave: After days of trying, I finally managed to get a working PC Engine emulator and the ROM of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. At first I wanted to get the game working on my phone (Seeing as there are basically two main actions, jumping and attacking), but I just could not get it to work. The soundtrack is so freaking amazing... So amazing in fact I'm listening to the game as I'm typing this in!

      EDIT: Y'know, I probably could have gotten it on my phone. I had the files and everything, but the controller HUD up and vanished when the start up screen did load. Ah whatever, I'm happy now.
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      Hey Carrot, I remember you, too!

      Rave: I’ve been so used to rotating schedules that I didn’t realize with my new position coming up on the 16th, it’ll be a fixed schedule with weekends off. Which means I can look for a part-time job on the weekends, which would most likely be grocery retail as a lot of hours are put into those two days. I’m stepping off of managing people, and I’ll be managing myself, and the structure of the area I work at as well. Making more money per month with those two extra days just made things more enriching for me. I might be able to afford an apartment in the near future. But, if I use that extra money to pay off my debt (not my student loans though), I can easily find a place for myself.

      It really just came to me after a few days of shaking hands with the HR manager who gave me the position. The interview I had with the Sales Manager was apparently a given seeing how I immediately got the job offer the day after. Things seem to be looking good for now, but I need to remain diligent and prepared for anything horrible that may come along the way.


      Rant:

      I realized my documentation of co-workers actually made HR come down like WWIII on these people. My other boss did a performance review on me, and he appreciated how each documentation is well-structured, and he admires me for that. It kind of shocked me, but then again, if HR always says “Hi” to me with a smiling face more than how they express it to others, then I guess I’m their silent hero. But, I don’t want it to make it seem as if I enjoy contributing to the eventual termination of co-workers. There’s always a personal life and story they have to take care of that they got the job in the first place. But, when they don’t show urgency, and the main point of my soon-to-be ex-job is to evaluate, audit, and observe, then I’ll be doing some messy stuff.

      Because I got more militant and less tolerant for BS, at least 6 co-workers left. One probably quit before HR did it for them, and the other 5 involved interesting dispositions, but, I’ll keep that confidential obviously since they hold that standard to a high degree. I guess maybe it doesn’t seem like a rant until I address the concern that even though they fired 6+ people within my department, they’ve been slow to hire more. Which means we’re doing work of literally 4-5 people at the very least, and combined with the progressive realization that some co-workers abuse the management’s casualness, it will be 2 more weeks of hell.

      But after those two weeks, I am going to start preparing for a better experience. I’m so grateful to have a fixed schedule that gives more leeway for another job. I think I made a smart decision, and I hope I can sustain my work ethic to keep it up.
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      I'm so sick. High fever, cold, headache, sore throat, joint pains, muscle pains... To make it worse I can't sleep it off either. T^T
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      Quote Originally Posted by lucidbunnie View Post
      I'm so sick. High fever, cold, headache, sore throat, joint pains, muscle pains... To make it worse I can't sleep it off either. T^T
      Hope you get better, I have a runny nose, but feel pretty good.
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      My leg is killing me today.
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      Great job making such a good impression, Link. And grats on your schedule change and job hunting ops.

      Hope everyone else is feeling better or gets well soon!

      Rant: I'm still sleep walking. I need to get ahold of the sleep Dr. tomorrow and find out what the heck it was that he gave me and if this is a common side-effect. It's friggin ridiculous how much I've been sleeping and napping and how quickly I fall into dreams.

      Rant: Hubby dragged me into the city today to shop for bed stuff. His blankets and mattress cover are so old, his feet keep sticking through them. But he's a Princess about his stuff. Has to be 600-800 thread count, so we can't buy it just anywhere.
      He was a real sweetheart and bought me a fancy pillow ("... with ice fiber instant cooling cover"). When I took it out of the box, I saw the cover has a tear and the zipper won't budge. So, I have to return and exchange it

      Rant/Rave: BUT... I have to go to the even bigger city on Friday for testing for my Vertigo. I pass the store on the way, so I'll just do it then.
      More Dr's though. And, at fear of sounding racist, I have another foreign Dr. Statistically speaking, through my own experiences, the foreign Dr's seem to rush through appointments faster than their white counterparts (my p-doc being the exception. He's Egyptian, but he also gets paid by the hour and not by the patient, so ... and I've never had a black Dr. in these parts of the sticks for comparison; it's always been white, Egyptian or Indian) I'm not looking forward to the appointment because I've already convinced it will be rushed and unsatisfactory.

      Rant: At some point in time, biting flies replaced the regular houseflies which are plaguing my room. BUT, I've only seen 1 botfly in the last few days, so that's an improvement at least.

      Rave: My iPad is working again. A few weeks ago, it would get vertical lines twitching, then expanding to the point it reminded me of an old picture tube going bad. The image would completely burn out. I turned the brightness way down which seemed to do nothing at first. I turned it down some more then applied gentle pressure to the center and that seems to be doing the trick. I was REALLY missing my Smurfs game, jigsaw puzzles and notes
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      Meh. I finally got ahold of the sleep Dr's office. I had them look at my chart and tell me what I had been given and asked if extreme fatigue was a side-effect. I was, indeed, given a steroid but fatigue is not an official side-effect. I was told that if I have any concerns, see my general Dr.
      Was it just last week that I got the shot, or 2 weeks ago? I'm so adle-brained and sleepy, I have no clue.

      Rant? I was also given a PIN to access my e-chart. My general Dr is in business (?) with the sleep Dr. My visit, and notes were listed. When I broke down and saw the general Dr for that back pain, he noted my diagnoses as arthritis and depression. If he was just noting my affect, then I could have presented as depressed because of the extreme pain I was in. But, context matters.
      I don't know what that bothers me but I'm really irked about it.
      I guess it implies I have clinical depression. Clinically depressed people might not have their complaints taken seriously.
      But now that I'm sleeping 16 hours a day, that feeds the stereotype even more so. I'm not depressed though. I'm not sad. I'm not hopeless or despairing or anxious etc.

      But, I will be soon if I can't friggin wake up

      Now, I have more googling to do. I need to see if a one-time shot of steroids can cause adrenaline (?) fatigue or something else weird.
      I know my body.
      I have no trips coming up and nothing else that could cause this. It started THE DAY OF the shot.

      I'm interested in psychological cause and effect too now- out of curiosity. Anyone who's followed my rants, for any length of time, knows I become comatose before trips. Sometimes 2 months beforehand. I always lament the fatigue and wonder what the heck, then my dreams clue me in. I start dreaming about getting lost while driving and other driving mishaps. Then the lightbulb goes off and I connect the dots.
      For the last few nights I had such dreams. But I have no trips. None. Is that such a common for this fatigue that my self-conscience automatically goes there now lol?

      Blood pressure be damned, I took 1/2 a caffeine pill today. Let's see if it helps at all....

      **EDIT**
      Meh. My search was a dead end. All I found was Addison's disease and it doesn't really apply. (Fatigue, sudden backache, nausea, craving salty food, dizziness when standing were really the only similarities and those could be applied to just about anything).
      I'm too tired to continue.
      BUT, I'm still awake
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      Can we post direct images again?
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      I saw that beauty while taking the pup out to go potty. It surprised me at first. I went back in for my phone and took a few shots.
      But that wasn't good enough. I went back outside and saw he was much higher in the tree. Then I saw wings. "No, Snakey, no!" After a very brief battle, momma bird abandoned her nest and I thought it might actually be a pretty cool pic.

      But all the limbs were too high for me to reach. I brought over the top of a dog house and balanced it on its side. Then I tested a vine and hefted myself up. The nest was ridiculously low, but it still took me too long to make my way to it. By the time I got close (I never did see the actual nest though), the snake had moved even higher up the tree and I realized I had dropped my phone.

      I gave up and decided to go back to the house. But my foot couldn't get good traction, and as I tried to upright the dog house which was falling over, the vine snapped and I fell MAYBE 2 feet right onto my back. All it knocked out of me was a laugh.
      I have some scrapes and abrasions from the rough bark and minor "whiplash" from the jolt of the fall (the same sort of whiplash I sometimes wake up with- like a kink in the neck that you can't quite work out).

      I'm too old for this stuff
      It was fun though. I'm just really glad none of the neighbors saw me

      **EDIT**
      I sight measured the distance. It was actually about 6 feet off the ground (I'm 5'5" and the crook in the branch was higher than I am tall.) BUT, I was stepping down so it was probably closer to 5 1/2. My ears have been clogging since the fall (kind of like they do when you're getting dizzy).
      I have full mobility and just the "kink" as pain, so I'm not overly concerned. If my ears keep closing off though, I might grudgingly see a Dr. tomorrow. I did NOT hit my head, but it did whip backwards.
      Grumble/grumble.
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      Rave: I am pleasantly (borderline unpleasantly) sore today
      I can barely lift my legs. I squatted to pet a kitten earlier and I thought my legs would jello out from under me. My shoulders and upper arms are sore as are my hips and lower stomach. I barely even exerted myself during that climb yesterday. I need to figure out how to replicate the movement for a similar but safer exercise.

      My ears opened last night so all is well. But that kink is still as irritating as ever (but not painful).

      Rant: I had a migraine earlier and ended up having to take a nap. The sad thing is, a video game helped trigger it; too many meds and not enough food made it worse; food would have made it considerably better and I completely forgot I bought cereal last night I suffered for no reason.

      Rave: I'm hyped for the new Fallout game. I started replaying Fallout 3 (which ultimately made me sick). I started feeling sick early on in the game, but pushed through it. It never occurred to me to take a Zofran (anti-nausea med). I'm about to get on the game again. I just ate that cereal, so I'll take that Zofran now. Then I'll game for a couple hours.

      Rant: And be up by 3:45 to go to the store, buy breakfast, relax with a show then hit the road at 6AM for my trip to the big city to see the Vertigo Dr. . Gah! I really hate Morgantown and I'll be smack in the middle of rush hour.
      After that, I have to stop at Khol's to replace my pillow... then head to hubby's office to get my allergy shot.
      From there, I'll pass out for a few hours then possibly go back to Walmart to shop for hubby (I've put it off all week).
      In other words, tomorrow is going to be miserable

      I hope everyone is well.

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