Just heard from EstherS, folks. She's doing okay and wishes everyone a Happy New Home!
Xander ,'Empty Places'
If the Apocalypse Comes, Beep Me
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Many thanks to all Buffistas for their hugs and good vibes re my dear sister's car accident on her vacation. It worked!
DS returned home from Colorado last Friday, and is doing well. She has to wear a clamshell brace for 2.5-3 months, even to shower, until the vertabrae heals. That's a drag but still, not bad given the Thelma and Louise circumstances.
Mutual friend SG and I did a commando construction project at DS's house Sat. and power-augered & concreted fence posts for a hand rail down steep steps to DS's house, which we will finish this coming weekend.
Rec'd the police report over the weekend. The car was airborne 34 feet over the imbankment to point of impact, then slid another 16 feet before stopping. Amazing. The Hertz rental 4-door Kia Spectra is totalled. Yay air bags.
Update on my health: No bad news this time, just a request for vibes of the calming variety Tuesday at noon. I've got my first appointment with the MS specialist, and I'll likely do such momentous things as choose a treatment option, learn what all this brainstem madness is really about, and hear whether or not I can go back to weightlifting again or if I'm relegated to low-intensity exercise. Wish me a clear head.
I now have two first interviews this week. On Thursday I have the one I mentioned on Natter, where the HR person from the employer that strung me along for half the summer is now with a different organization and remembered my name. The second one will probably be on Wednesday afternoon--they left me a voicemail, and I need to call tomorrow morning and confirm the time.
Job vibes appreciated.....
My writing/film event (second one on the page -- "Back to Cool on Calhoun," and no, I didn't have any say in the cheesy name) is tonight. Eeeeep. Eeeeep. Eeeeep.
I'm wired. And excited and nervous. I read my piece early, around 7:15-7:30. So any Calm Yet Performance-y vibes would be appreciated.
Hi, all. I'm not DEAD!
Always a good thing. I've been dark for the past couple of weeks because (a) a 4 day hiatus from work due to a killer sinus infection, paired with (b) the fact that I discontinued my home access due to economic cutbacks (gee, I sound JUST LIKE my university!!), and (c) the fact that my work schedule has been the busiest ever, and for the past two weeks, I've come home at about 7:30, and passed out by 9:30.
Trudy, I got your package; it saved my life and I feel like an ass for not taking the time to write and say getoutgetoutGETOUT!! No, wait: thankyouthankyouTHANKYOU! You are so nice.
So I'm not dark, but I'm gloomy. And only have 8-5 access. But I missed you all, and hey, new Buffy!
(StompyFootita, I didn't want this lost in Natter. Thanks.)
30 seconds I shouldn't be taking --
I'll be pretty dark this week. Emergency project at work. Hope to watch premiere tonight.
'Bye! See you when I can!
It looks like a pretty sure thing that Isidore is going to hit New Orleans. I'm going to stay with a friend in Lake Charles until it passes. I'll probably be leaving sometime this afternoon, and I'm not sure how long I'll be there or what sort of internet access I'll have, so I'll probably be dark for a few days.
Yahoo! Finally some good news from the doctor!
God, where do I start? I'm in remission. The fact that I'm remitting without any medication so far is a *fantastic* sign and bodes very, very well. I'll be on Avonex, a once-a-week injection treatment, within 10 days (I have to make an appointment for someone to come to my house and teach me how to do the injection). She said moving to LA or taking a new, stressful job would be no problem. My vision loss in my left eye is being caused by a lesion, not the optic nerve (the optic neuritis is nearly gone), and once I'm on medication that lesion will shrink and my vision will improve, perhaps even enough to drive again. I can go back to the gym for weightlifting and low-key cardio.
For the first time since July, I feel like I have hope. That this isn't going to be a huge problem. That I still have my life.
*And* there's a new Buffy tonight. Good, good, good.