Saturday, February 14, 2009


You know, if it weren't "xoxo" it would be "ox ox." No animal is half so romantic as an ox, or pair of oxen if you will. Haha...makes me think of the computer game Oregon Trail. I was quite fond of trading with the local natives and acquiring dysentery.

Last night I went to bed at 11:15, took 3 Advil PMs, and couldn't fall asleep until 4:30. Hands and feet really achy, back spasms, wrists sore, really dizzy. Today I've been feeling like my hands are closing in on themselves. Taking a break from reading/writing for a while...time to rest my hands and eyes.

I started the Prednisone today. Feeling a little bit better, a little more energy, at least within the hour I took it. But I'm noticing pain in places I didn't have it before. My jaw feels really tight. And my body temperature appears to change often.
Still having heart palpitations and have grown tired in the last few hours. I'm taking 15 mgs/day for 2 weeks. If I don't see improvement in about 5 days, I can stop taking it.

I'm trying not to think about the fact that it's Valentine's Day. February 14th! When I came home for the second time, on November 17, I felt certain that with a little rest and doctor's care, I'd be fully recovered by Thanksgiving: November, what, 26th? I feel stuck. Stuck in the Molasses Swamp of life. And it's not sweet!

Anyway, in honor of Valentine's Day and my deep love for childhood movies, I just watched Babe. A classic! The music is great, particularly the singing mice.

That'll do, Pig.

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