Friday, October 7, 2011

Leaving Green

Taken September 20, 2011.

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  1. Figured I'd better pop in quickly before I start my day. Unpacking is going well - I DO love the nesting part of the process. But my aching body isn't so thrilled with the hauling-boxes-up-the-stairs part. I should be done today, and then can sit back and enjoy my new abode.

    The world continues to spin, whether or not I'm paying attention. RIP Steve Jobs indeed. Scary to see folks our age leaving us...

    And the Yankees lost, woo hoo! (Sorry to Yankee fans, from a Red Sox fan.)

    Waving tiredly as I head back to the garage to find another box. Happy Friday, y'all. And happy weekend, if I don't make it back!

  2. Virtual massage for your aching body, Beth. Hope everything is just where you thought it was.

  3. Lovely green.

    Beth, hang in there!!

    So I got the doc update. Definitely sarcoidosis. Interestingly, a LOT of my illness over the past few years can be laid squarely on the sarcoid. (fatigue, low energy, sinus problems, etc).

    Doc gave me 4-week trial sample of FloVent (steroid via inhaler). I go back in 4 weeks to check in and see if that dose (the lowest) is working. Then follow ups again in 3 months and at 6 months.

    At least there's a diagnosis and I'm now being treated. Hallelujah!

    Today, I'm going to get my car's annual service, then this afternoon, hair cut & color.

    T-minus 1 week to NYC!

  4. I'm glad you've got a firm diagnosis, Maria, and a direction to go on dealing with it. I know when I was first diagnosed with asthma, it took awhile to figure out what medication would work but when we finally did (yay Advair), things became almost immediately better. I hope the same for you.

  5. Hi, all. Beth, here's a virtual massage for that aching back! And I am with you on the Yankees.

    Maria, the day that I got my CFS diagnosis I went out to dinner to celebrate. It is good to know what is wrong because then you can start addressing it. And can't wait to see you! It has been too long.

  6. Screw the Yankees! :) I don't even really do baseball except that I live with Red Sox and SF Giants fans.

    Today Danni turns 17. Talk about feeling old...

    Occupy Portland has been an eye opener. There are three types of people. 99% and the 1% and the other part who don't even know what's going on. I'm not sure what that part is but I don't think they are the 1%. I think apathy happens to the rich and the poor as well as the struggling working class. But I won't be complicit in my mental, financial and political enslavement.

    But I think more and more people are having to wake up. It won't be pretty when they finally do.

    I just can't get the picture of the pigs guarding the Wall St. Bull statue out of my head.

    People at work were excited about going to their first protest, others had no effing clue what was going on and we had customers who were returning from it. Young, very elderly, broke, engineers, authors, texters... It's starting to happen. The tide is turning.

    No word back from the biopsy.

    I'll probably head to Pioneer square today. But I'll be occupying Saturday and Sunday. I'll let you know if I post photos.

  7. Couldn't care less about the Yankers losing, except it means THE TIGERS WON!!!!! Not the first time this century that's happened either.

    Maria, good to hear you have a diagnosis! That's 75% of getting things fixed. Hoping the low-dose does the job.

    Janet, my Daughter Dearest is almost exactly 5 years older than yours. (One more week to #22.) Who's old now?

    I think when people wake up, the rats will fade back into the woodwork. They don't have the stomach for a fight when the other side is ready to fight back.

    Knee is definitely not happy. Various OTC pain relievers keep things manageable though.

  8. Ohh, very lush and inviting.

    Maria, hooray for diagnosis! It took Dr.Mc a decade of doctor visits to find out she was celiac, and being able to do something about her problems really changed her life.

    Janet, sorry to hear that they haven't gotten back to you yet. Waiting makes for big argh!

    Beth, hope the packing is soon unpacked, and you can settle in.

    Just discovered that the weekend I was going to spend on my editorial letter is running face first into a departmental party that I need to go to as a supportive faculty spouse, and a writing fight scenes workshop that I'd forgotten I agreed to do. Looking like, I'm going to have to sacrifice new book writing time to old book writing. Le sigh.

    TTFN All

  9. Maria!!! Knowing is so much part of being able to heal. Hooray!

    Guys, I got sentimental and put some words together and hoisted up a diary over at the Froggy Green Pond. I waited till it got some recs and luvin' before I posted here as I didn't want it to appear like I was fishing for high fives or anything.

    It's about Danni, peace and all the usual suspects. :)

    See you after the weekend. I promise to keep my head on a swivel. Just hope no one does anything stupid

    Off to check out Kmc's Friday Pooties.


  10. Now, Dina, I want to know who's virtual massage felt better, yours or mine. :)

    That was a great diary, Janet. I can't believe Oui posted a picture of her from 2006. I think that man has the entire internet squirreled away.

    Virtual pain pills for your knee, Farf -- but I'm hoping the real ones do the trick.

  11. Oops missed Kelly -- poor you -- while Beth is unpacking, you seem to be packing it on.

  12. ((Andif))) I think Oui has a soft spot tucked away in his heart for me and DanDan.

  13. So he also has very good taste -- in soft spots. ;)

  14. Andi, I sank deeply into mine so it was wonderful - but I hope yours was even better! :)