Woo hands

May. 24th, 2016 10:05 pm
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Saw hand pt today. She is awesome.

Interesting tidbit: she thinks / is fairly sure that I have some form of hypermobility (apparently crackling achy finger joints is a clue), which is a nice confirmation of my own suspicions. Not that I can prove hypermobility at this point, but. (I also realized today that some of my pseudo-mobility, e.g. Arm movement wren shoulders are fused , may be because of hypermobile/stretchy bits.)

She made an awkward disapprovey face when I mentioned crochet though.

Anyway I have compression gloves (in fashionable beige) and a shiny new nighttime brace:

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Thyroid redux

May. 24th, 2016 08:15 pm
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Draft of message to my doctor (and yes I plan on finding a new gp).
Comments welcome

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As we, in company with most of Ottawa, are as yet in no danger of growing tired of the "pick up beer, cider, and crusty buns, make a salad as big as your head, and sit around drinking while you bbq some protein" approach to life the weather has suddenly and triumphantly made possible this week.

And really, I assume you all know how to grill a sausage.

Patio Season Convinces Ottawa Woman She Doesn't Live In Desolate Arctic Hellscape Ninety Percent Of The Year.

does anyone still read this?

May. 19th, 2016 01:19 pm
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Does anyone a) still read this b) remember the story where the research ship captures a mermaid? And, big plot twist, the mermaid is very colorful and beautiful and the story is based on bettas?

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May. 18th, 2016 11:21 pm
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i go through phases of obsessively listening to the same musical for days/weeks at a stretch. Current obsession is Secret Garden. Which holds a weird place in my heart, because I love it, but I hate Magic Cure narratives, but a large part of the problem with Colin was not actual disability so much as fear thereof -- everyone so afraid of him being ill that they didn't let him be healthy.

But there is still a part of me that wants to rewrite it without a Magic Cure. Where, yes, getting outside is good for him, and play is good for him, and companions are good for him, but he's still disabled, still limited. Where he's not running around by the end of it, where the garden is a refuge where his disability doesn't matter rather than where it doesn't exist. Where healing comes not from "getting well" but from becoming himself.

Woo splint

May. 18th, 2016 08:03 pm
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Look what I has now!

Astonishing note: the doctor (hand-specialist orthopedic surgeon) not only *read* my chart but *understood* it (and the implications of FOP for trigger finger treatment). I was pleasantly surprised. I have also been referred to pt for more splinting (one for night that covers the knuckle joint, as well as a better pinky splint that I might actually wear omg), and possibly for topical steroid treatment (which isn't the primary treatment for trigger finger but the only one that won't trigger, pun intended, any FOP reaction).

oval splint )

Well okay then

May. 17th, 2016 11:06 pm
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Remember when I was first learning welsh, and one of the words was "Plis" for please, and I speculated that it was a combination of welsh borrowing English loanwords, and duo starting with easy variants!

Today I got a phrase that duo glossed as "please".

"Os gwelwch chi'n dda"

O.o

I like plis better, lol

(i mean, it's not like English doesn't have complicated ways of saying please too -- "if it's not too much trouble" is a sort of indirect please -- but yikes. I'm never going to remember that!)

By The Way...

May. 13th, 2016 12:22 am
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Last day for the card draw! At least one donor will be winning a free reading, and if we get to $100 in donations, a second reading will be given away.

Okay, uh

May. 11th, 2016 10:10 pm
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Yo-Yo Ma is fucking amazing.

Serious magic there. I am in awe.
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