msannthrope replied to your post: New Day, New Drugs Are you going to be in Bloomington this summer? Cause if so… we’re going to have so many short hair and silly hat parties. And if you do ever shave your head I’ll do mine too. This is going to suck, but you won’t be alone. Thanks. I really need the reminders occasionally. The current plan is to dye my hair magenta, so any loss won’t be...
New Day, New Drugs
Some assorted thoughts. Last night, I started Methotrexate. It’s actually a drug used normally to treat juvenile cancers. I have to take it once a week. For the first month, I’m going to take it in pill form, but after that, it’ll probably be by injection. I don’t do well with needles. It targets the quickly dividing cells. Which means, that if I get a cut, it...
I have a diagnosis. After three years. After hundreds of blood tests. After dozens of doctors had poked and prodded and hurt me. I am no longer a victim. I still have a dreadful, dreadful disease. We’re starting to sketch the face of the disease, to delineate how it will affect my life. But, I will have a life. It’s empowering, really. Without a doubt, I have a connective...
I am so very tired. I just want to be able to fall asleep with someone else and feel safe. It has been too long since I have had that luxury.
If Republican presidential candidates were a wine...
Waiter: What would you like?
Me: Well, I was in the mood for some internal misogyny.
Waiter: We have a fine Bachmann 2012. Not as spicy as the Palin '08 but...
Me: Well actually, do you have anything with really strong tinges of racism?
Waiter: Well the Paul '88 was, of course, legendary. The racism in the Paul '12 is much more subtle but make no mistake, it's still there. The Paul doesn't really work without at least a hint of racism on the nose. I also hear the Perry is...
Me: You know, I haven't had anything with a strong misplaced family values base since the Bush '04.
Waiter: Oh well then, sir, you'll want to sample both the Romney and the Gingrich. Although, while they both say 'contains family values' on the label, you really have to hold it back in the throat and inhale to even find a trace of it.
Me: What if I just want something kind of different but vaguely familiar at the same time, that will leave me somewhat confused or possibly disturbed?
Waiter: The Cain is new but I doubt it'll stay in stock long.
Me: I dunno, Do you have anything frothy?
Waiter: It's your lucky day.
Welp. Five hours to get a paper written. Lets do this shit.