Poem: Happiness

Hap­pi­ness –Michael Van Wal­leghen Weep for what lit­tle things could make them glad. –Robert Frost, Direc­tive Melvin,      the large col­lie who lives in the red house at the end of my dai­ly run is hap­py,      hap­py to see me even now,      in Feb­ru­ary— a month of low skies and slow­ly melt­ing snow. His yard      has turned almost entire­ly to mud—      but so what? Today,      as […]

Civil Rights

Lovers With­out Bor­ders What hap­pens when lovers from two dif­fer­ent coun­tries can’t wed? I had­n’t thought of the issues brought up in this arti­cle. Edit: This is the jour­nal that LJ and SEMag­ic said DIDN’T post last night. I’m leav­ing it because I don’t want to delete spi­der­dust’s comment.

It’s Monday, Isn’t It?

Rheuma­tol­o­gist today, class­es if I can get to them (I cer­tain­ly hope I can!). I’m hop­ing to get pain meds that are a bit stronger for the worst part of the flares, as I’m still not able to func­tion then. Yes, despite the opi­ates. I real­ly hate this. Oth­er­wise, the girl needs an aller­gy shot. She […]


Accord­ing to the doc­tor’s scales yes­ter­day, I’ve lost 12 pounds in the last 4–6 weeks. I don’t feel any dif­fer­ent and don’t think I look any dif­fer­ent. Most of my clothes are already worn loose, so I guess I would­n’t nec­es­sar­i­ly notice such a thing with­out a scale. If I have lost weight, though, curiousmay9 and […]

PTSD & Fibromyalgia

Post­trau­mat­ic Stress, Fibromyal­gia Linked Chron­ic Pain Con­di­tion Seen in Half of Vet­er­ans With PTSD I recent­ly start­ed think­ing about FMS as pos­si­bly being the phys­i­cal equiv­a­lent of PTSD. Your entire sys­tem is hyper­sen­si­tive, which leads to all man­ner of prob­lems. Every­one I per­son­al­ly know who has FMS also has PTSD. It seems that I’m not the […]

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