Just in case anyone was wondering why I put off mentioning that migraines and treating them were affecting my finances, just chalk it up to being one of those little effects of being constantly watched. When I do talk about anything being a problem for me, this is what I get. (Warning: slime pit link.)
Badger3k: In other news, Steffy is begging for money, and Avicenna is saying something against Thunderf00t (not sure what, couldn’t waste the minutes it would take to read his drivel). Ophie finds rape culture where most of us would find a kid connected to a politician gets out of trouble. Not sure about the rest of the article, but going to the “house they used to live in was burned down in mysterious circumstances) to suggest the townspeople burned it down in retaliation for reporting the rapes is a bit much (so far, it could change if I ever think it’s worth looking into).
BarnOwl: Peezus Christ on a crutch … they’re all medically “special,” “unusual,” and “rare.” What are the chances that they all have (sometimes multiple) rare chronic conditions, unique drug reactions, unusual allergies and autoimmune disorders, etc. etc. And their special medical conditions require that they quit their jobs to get healthy again, and that means cyber-begging with their piteous stories. I’ve had a few co-workers who develop special chronic conditions and “disabilities” that require reduced working hours and duties for accommodation, yet somehow magically they’re always healthy enough and have plenty of spoons to travel to Europe or Australia or ski resorts in the US and Canada to attend fun meetings and conferences.
Fuck that shit.
ERV: I noticed with the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome folks– It was incredible how active they were able to be online, despite their ‘inability’ to work. Dozens of Tweets a day, active on Facebook and special-interest forums, and look at Svan, able to organize posts full of meticulously screen-capped, uploaded, and organized Tweets from others, with commentary.
But work, no, work is simply too much for her to handle.
Also, ask my partner about my migraines. Ask. Ask how theyve been the past couple of months. You know what I cut back on instead of work? Blogging.
What a fucking loser.
Thanks for the unsolicited advice and all, Abbie, but I did that. You can even be a good skeptic and check for yourself. I usually put out two posts a day. Look at July, August, September. The number of posts is way down. Most of the posts are regular features that require less work on my part. There are gaps of several days. I did cut back on the blogging.
The blogging I did do took up most of the energy I had because it could be done lying on a couch between naps. Same for tweeting, though that was down too. How much energy do you think it takes to retweet something? To type 140 characters? These are the kinds of things that keep a person sane when they’re not going anywhere or seeing anyone. I went outside so little this summer that I’m currently on vitamin D supplements to make up for the lack of sunshine. That’s what migraines with vertigo and persistent urges to sleep do.
Nor am I unable to work, now that the medication situation is straightened out. I just think it’s wise–as someone who still gets the occasional, lesser migraine while medicated–to find a job that doesn’t require a nearly two-hour commute if things aren’t timed just right. That’s me looking to work more, not less. So is me giving myself time to properly work out the remainder of the sleep issues from the medication and the stamina issues from sleeping a summer away.
But if you think that makes me a “loser”, oh, well. I can live with that.
As one migraineur to another, though, consider talking to your doctor about those things if they’re getting bad. There are lots of options for treatment these days, and untreated migraines can turn chronic. But if that happens, I promise I won’t call you a “loser”.