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([personal profile] badfalcon Mar. 27th, 2017 08:39 pm)
So my knees have been playing up for three or four weeks now - the wrong sort of pain in the wrong sort of place and the painkillers haven't been helping. They've been unhappy, not taking my weight, swollen... generally just not kneeing properly, even for my knees.

This afternoon, since I had the day off work, I took them to the doctor. I wasn't able to see my own GP which made me nervous for a few round of 'another doctor, another diagnosis' and I was geared up for a fight if new doctor mentioned my weight.

But I saw this lovely young doctor who took the time to read my history. All 20+ years worth of screwed up knees. She did a full - albeit very painful - physical exam. Commented that my knee was like 3 times the size it should be... I didn't have the heart to tell her it wasn't the worst it had been. Ht the ceiling a few times when she found a particularly sore spot.

I have torn the MCL. Again.
My patella is out of alignment with my femur. Again/still.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

She thinks I have patellofemoral syndrome - well that's a new one. Shall I add it to the collection.

I've been referred for physio.
I'm being sent for an MRI (current waiting list is hahahaha so I'm not holding my breath)
I'm on 500mg naproxen twice a day and 30/500mg every 4 hour for a minimum of two weeks. I've also got to keep off the knee as much as I can. She's really quite worried about the swelling. If in two weeks there's no improvement, it gets worse or xyz happens, I have to go back. I'll probably get referred to Ortho (Can has Charlie Harris)

So yeah, that's the current state of the llama. Slightly stoned on pain medication and barely able to move her bad leg. Fun times y'all!
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([personal profile] badfalcon Mar. 20th, 2017 07:24 am)
And just like that it appears to be Monday morning again. My knee is definitely better for resting it all weekend, and my mental health has improved for having hermited. I am also armed with the knowledge that because of holidays and bank holidays this is my last full work week for about 6 weeks and that this time next week I shall (hopefully) still be asleep and recovering from mini-shenanigans :)

The Morning Wibble )
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([personal profile] badfalcon Mar. 19th, 2017 10:55 am)
Because who doesn't love talking about their writing? :D

Ask question (or two or five or whatever) in comments and I'll answer:=

1. Things that inspire you
2. Things that motivate you
3. Name three favorite writers
4. Name three authors that were influential to your work and tell why
5. How long have you been writing?
6. How did writing change you?
7. Early influences on your writing
8. What time are you most productive?
9. Do you set yourself deadlines?
10. How do you do your researches?
11. Do you listen to music when writing?
12. Favorite place to write
13. Hardest character to write
14. Easiest character to write
15. Hardest verse to write
16. Easiest verse to write
17. Favorite AU to write
18. Favorite pairing to write
19. Favorite fandom to write
20. Favorite character to write
21. Least favorite character to write
22. Favorite story you’ve ever written
23. Least favorite story you’ve ever written
24. Favorite scene you’ve ever written
25. Favorite line you’ve ever written
26. Story you’re most proud of
27. Best review you ever got
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29. Favorite story/poem of another author
30. Hardest part of writing
31. Easiest part of writing
32. Alternate title for (insert story title)
33. Alternate ending for (insert story title)
34. Alternate pairing for (insert story title)
35. Single story or multi-part story?
36. One-shot or multi-chaptered story?
37. Canon or AU?
38. Do you reread your own stories?
39. Do you want to be published some day?
40. Which one of your stories would you most like to see as a movie/series
41. One song that captures (insert story title)
42. Do you plan or do you write whatever comes to your mind?
43. Would you ever write a sequel for (insert fic title here)
44. Do you write linear or do you write future scenes if you feel like it?
45. Share the synopsis of a story you work on that you haven’t published yet
46. Share a scene of a story that you haven’t published yet.
47. How many unfinished ideas/stories are you working on at the same time?
48. Three spoilers for (insert story title)
49. Writing advice
50. Open question to the writer
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([personal profile] badfalcon Mar. 19th, 2017 09:57 am)
I think my legs have now mostly recovered from C2C last weekend. My bad knee is now almost taking my weight and everything has stopped cracking and popping. I've not taken anything stronger than 15/500ml cocodamol for a couple of days so fingers crossed.

Plan for today is not to risk it - nothing more strenuous planned than going to Tesco and sorting out clothes for next week. Another day with legs up and fun movies. I've got the 90s Tommy Lee Jones Volcano planned for when I get back from Tesco. God that movie terrified me back when I first saw it and I've never re-watched it. I'm curious how I'm going to react this time round.

For now though, have some pretty )
I had a cold at the beginning of the month and, as seems to be the way for this one, the congestion is just hanging around. Nothing more than just a slightly blocked nose but right now it seems like no-one in the office can get rid of this last bit of bunged-up-ness.

My ears, especially my left, have been feeling really congested for about a week and I noticed at C2C last weekend that I wasn't hearing well out of it. I figured it was probably just mucky and waxy because of the cold and googled home/natural remedies for clearing ears. One of the most popular tips I found was to use baby oil to soften the wax; two-five drops of baby oil into the ear, cotton wool at the ear opening to keep it in, leave for a few minutes then clean the ear out.

I've done that twice a day for the last couple of days and holy shit you guys! HOLY SHIT. So much crap has drained out of my ears that I'm not entirely sure how I've not been deaf for the last 35 years!

My ear still feels a bit yucky (and a little wet cos I've just done a 'treatment' but the difference is amazing.

Also, in unrelated but utterly awesome news for anyone who didn't see it on Facebook - my contract at work has been extended until the end of 2017.
This may be the longest six weeks ever1

1 - I started a 6 weeks facilities admin contract with this company on May 31st 2016... I'm now working in Purchase Ledger whilst still supporting facilities. 9.5 months so far, and now extended another 9 ! LMAO
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([personal profile] badfalcon Mar. 15th, 2017 07:02 am)
It's been a while. Proper update about C2C is upcoming but for now, some Wednesday morning pretty )