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NaNoWriMo2015 is in the can!

NaNoWriMo2015 is in the can!

I won with 51726 words in a story I may never look at again. We’ll see. After I do all my wrap-up (like posting winners, corralling stragglers, putting up the results of our state-wide word war, and writing thank you notes to venue hosts), I’ll have a couple of down days before plunging back in and picking up on things I’ve let slide for far, far too long. The Thank God It’s Over party will be Saturday and I’ve remembered…

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Some interesting Tumblr blogs

Some interesting Tumblr blogs

I’ve submitted an OC profile–that of Rhea Allison Tracy, from Moonstrike!–to a couple of OC blogs on Tumblr. The latest, Simply Original Characters, seemed to like the profile. She did point out the number of hobbies Rhea has, which I hadn’t even thought about before. The number could be seen as excessive, I guess, given how driven Rhea is as a character. Still, I have her doing at least two of them in the story so far, so I can…

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Some revamping of characters and worlds

Some revamping of characters and worlds

When NaNoWriMo 2012 came around, I asked what story I should focus on, the alternate history X-Men meets Harry Potter meets Girl Genius (most of which was finished) or the fantasy world with everything from mages to werewolves to dragons to vampires and everything but the kitchen sink. Both of the stories contained a cast of characters I had worked with in more than one venue, starting with a modern day tale that just didn’t work. However, I took the…

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More complications

More complications

Warning: Icky stuff ahead. Got up to take Boy #2 to school today. Since the weather has been so nice lately (as in, we’ve skipped spring and moved directly into summer) I thought I’d walk in the mornings, especially on the days when I have to pick him up after play practice. So I put on my clothes from yesterday (standard practice when I’m going to shower later), including my socks. But I noticed a stain on one of the pair…

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Here’s today’s entry

Here’s today’s entry

Did fasting blood sugar counts yesterday morning and this morning; it’s in the 90s and that’s pretty good. I really should take it again maybe after picking Boy #2 up from school; see what one measly brownie and some exercise do to the blood glucose levels.  My feet aren’t as bad as they had been. The pain has been easing off slightly and slowly; I’m definitely not "dancing" as much. FYI: the "neuropathy dance" is the bouncing that my feet do,…

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Nasty testing… signifying nothing

Nasty testing… signifying nothing

Had the NCV and the EMG tests today. The NCV was more painful than I remembered, but the doctor only did the EMG on my left arm, so it wasn’t as bad(though he did manage to raise a goose egg high on my shoulder where he poked the needle in). He’s prescribed a muscle relaxant, and told me it would make me drowsy. Hey, everything I take makes me drowsy! The tests didn’t seem to tell him much more than the…

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Well, I’m back at step one with this numbness.

Well, I’m back at step one with this numbness.

Started getting that knot of pain (the neurologist called it some kind of neuralgia) at the back of my head again, just like last Wednesday. I’ve taken some aspirin (just like before) and followed it up with a coffee chaser (my second pot for the day). I’ve tried putting cold back there to ease the pain, but now I’m thinking that warmth might be better. I was sorely tempted to lay my half-filled coffee cup along the spot where the pain…

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The mystery deepens….

The mystery deepens….

crossposted from my LiveJournal Just got back from seeing the neurologist. He said that there were “spots” on my brain, but that those were things that he would expect to see with the diabetes and neuropathy and all. No sign of stroke. I am very grateful for that. He went through my rather extensive file, looking for the other MRI, which I finally remembered as being one of my back and not of my head. For the first time, I…

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Well, that ordeal’s over…

Well, that ordeal’s over…

The MRI ordeal is over. Last time, I felt so claustrophobic in that tube and just begged to be let out after only a couple of minutes. It was an older model (and it was several years ago) and my whole body went inside.  I ended up asking for an open-air MRI (which, truthfully, wasn’t much better since the scanner was still in my face). This time was better; the scanner was newer, and didn’t seem to be so in…

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