Meds, School, Inspiration

Yay! I may be able to get one of my meds much more eas­i­ly before too long! No, I don’t have sleep apnea or shift work sleep dis­or­der (SWSD), but my psy­chi­a­trist could eas­i­ly jus­ti­fy SWSD in order to get me into the patient assis­tance pro­gram for the drug. She can’t real­ly say that I have nar­colep­sy because that’s out of her area. 

I feel like crap. I did­n’t rest near­ly enough last night, and the rest I did get just was­n’t deep enough. My neck is spas­ming and caus­ing prob­lems with my back, mean­ing it’s damned hard to sit in a chair. I know I can’t han­dle sit­ting in the chairs at school, espe­cial­ly the one in the stan­dard class­room where my med­ical com­mu­ni­ca­tion class is held. This is Not Good. I’ve tak­en meds, I’ve used the heat­ing pad, I’ve tried hot water direct­ed at the places in ques­tion, and it just isn’t enough. That means miss­ing more class­es this after­noon. Hope­ful­ly, I can at least make the evening class—missing either of my evening class­es is even worse than the oth­er ones since they’re only held once a week.

This is when I remem­ber why I real­ly want a laptop@mdash;it would allow me to sit in the reclin­er and work. No mat­ter how mar­velous my desk and chair are (and they are!), the reclin­er is much friend­lier and more sup­port­ive of my entire body. That makes a huge dif­fer­ence dur­ing a pain flare.

I hate fibromyalgia.

On a hap­pi­er note, from Robert Gen­n’s Twice Week­ly Let­ter:
Eso­ter­i­ca: Some thoughts for the hunter-gath­er­er: Go slow. Focus—but at the same time be in mul­ti­task and mul­ti-lev­el mode. Let things sink in, even burn-in. Catch the spir­it. If pos­si­ble, go it alone. Know that qual­i­ty counts—you do not need to fill your buck­et. Be pre­pared that what you went out to get may not be what you end up get­ting. Take with you the sober­ing thought that you will nev­er, ever be in this exact place again.

Cur­rent Mood: 🙁sore
Cur­rent Music: Deirdre Flint “Irish Email Song”
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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