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Archive for the ‘Multiple Myeloma’ Category

I Went to the Doctors – and the Computer is next

Posted by thedarwinexception on March 8, 2008

OK OK I’m fine – no really I am fine. I haven’t updated for a while because last week my computer shit the bed AGAIN. Yes, it shit the bed AGAIN.

This time it just shuts off as it is booting up – it gets to the BIOS screen, counts off the peripherals for a bit, then shuts down, I don’t know what is wrong with it. I have to bring it back to the lazy slow assed computer guy – which I haven’t done yet. It’s been a week now that I’ve been back on the laptop, and it’s a big pain in the ass to update the blog, because I don’t have lLiveWriter on here , or Front Page, or any of my files or pictures or my scanner or my camera – so everything is harder.

Not that I am complaining that I have a Laptop for backup – because I am extremely grateful that I do. I’d be a wreck if I couldn’t get on the net at all. But updating the blog is a pain. But Leslie the Chamber of Commerce Lady is going to help me bring the computer to the lazy ass slow computer guy – and I’ll get it fixed and then things will be back to a semblance of normality.

Yesterday Leslie the Chamber of Commerce Lady took me to the doctors – and how patient and nice is she? Well, she took me to my appointment (which was like 15 towns away) at 10 in the morning and we never got out of there until like noon. What a pain in the ass.

The doctor wouldn’t let me leave because my Blood Pressure was too high. They gave me a shot of something to render it a bit lower and then I had to sit there and wait for the stuff to take affect. When I got there my blood pressure was like 180 over 115 – they got it down to 150 over 100. The doctor said that was still too high – but low enough to let me go.

But the doctor put me on some new medicine for the blood pressure – and some new pain meds that are also supposed to help with my numbness and sleeplessness – Oh and it’s also an antidepressant – so there’s a plus. If it doesn’t help with pain, at least I’ll be happy about it.

Although to be honest, I doubt I’ll be taking too many of the “happy no pain” pills. I took one yesterday when we (finally) got home form the doctors and the damned thing knocked me out. I hate that. Paul says it probably won’t do that to me once I am used to them, but I don’t like pills that do nothing but put me to sleep.

I have another appointment with this doctor in two weeks. He seems like a good doctor, anyway. He knows a lot about Lupus, and he said that he thinks the Lupus is where a lot of my current problems are originating. He wants to treat the lupus, which most of my doctors overlook to treat the cancer which is far more interesting, and see if that helps me out some. So, we’ll see.

In other news, I finished the Rainbow Matinee Jacket. (Yeah). Great pattern, easy and quite pretty, but man I sure got tired of knitting those ruffles after about the 9th one.


Now I’ve started on the Lacey Diamonds pattern for one of the readers here who wants to give it as a gift at a baby shower. And if anyone wants the rainbow Matinee jacket and hat – let me know. It’s done and I don’t have anyone it’s meant for, so it’s up for grabs.

And who watched the Project Runway finale?? Did you love Christian’s collection? Did you love that he won? Were you touched when he cried on the runway? I was not surprised he won – and I loved his collection but it was the first Project Runway where after seeing the final three collections I sat there and said “Well, any one of them could win.” I thought all three of their collections were really great. I loved Jillian’s ability to make wearable, stylish and commercial clothes – Rami didn’t drape as much as I thought he would – and Christian was just dramatic, couture and over the top. I hope they all have great futures.

And who cried when that fucking rocker chick on American Idol made it into the top 12. I was sorry to see Asia’h go, and I was surprised Danny Noriega got kicked off. I thought sure it would be Chickezee. I liked Danny’s spunk even if he couldn’t exactly sing.

But I’m STILL going with my dreadlock boy – he probably won’t beat the little kid who had the frozen vocal chords – David Archuletta – but I like Dreadlock boy. And I loved his version of “Hallelujah”. That’s one of my favorite songs.

But really, people, stop voting for that fucking rocker screaming ass girl. God I fucking hate her.


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