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Apr 03, 2009 - 0 comments
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;;sigh.

My eyes are burning when I try to wear my contacts.  I see better with my contacts than I do with my glasses, plus my last lenses had an air bubble from the glare resistance goo so I got new ones without it and it really makes a difference.  Not only that, but I have having stuff on my face.  It kind of gives me a headache.  It's hard to explain how it feels.  Some people know what I'm talking about, but most don't.  If you point your finger at your nose, there is a strange sensation.  It feels creepy and it almost hurts, but the kind of hurt that doesn't make sense.  

I'm still having chest pains but the Voltaren Gel may be working?  It's a pain having to apply it all the time.  But I suppose it's better than nothing.  And, as usual, my back and shoulders hurt.  Diagnosis?  Pinched nerves, literally backwards spine, and the discs are too close.  I was seeing a chiropractor for the last two and a half years and it really made a difference, but it definitely took time.  I'm currently without health insurance and R always pitches a itch-bay about having to go to any doctor, so I haven't seen anyone in this area.  

I have a shiatsu pillow thing and that helps a bit.  You know that I don't like taking pain killers and I can't apply a drop of any of the bazillion tubes of Icy Hot I have because I don't have anyone to do it for me.  I can't reach.  So it's suffer, suffer, suffer!  

Man, a robot would be handy.  Like those Rumba vacuums.  That is the sh!t.  I want one so bad, since, you know, I OCD clean.  But my innate Oriental-ness (lame) desires my long denied culture.  I know I always say the same things, so ... I need a live in nurse or another Asian in my living quarters.  

Oh, yeah.  My teeth have been setting on my tongue, so there are impressions on each side.  I am not consciously biting down, but it's like when I realize I am holding my breathe or clenching my teeth.  Someone else notices, but I still do it.  I don't know why.  There are some things I do that don't make a whole lot of sense.  Like, did you know I have an obsession with spoons?  This is where most of my paranoia lies.  I always think someone is stealing my spoons.  Kind of like missing socks from the laundry - gnome stealing socks.  Well someone is taking my spoons.  I think.  

Ed is a kleptomaniac.  It's a bit bizarre.  But I don't think she's responsible for my missing spoons.  Recently she stole my phone charger.  She also put my contacts in a pair of shoes under a desk.  I can't leave anything out and even if I think it's safe, it's not.  She still manages to find it and then hide it or put it under the rug so I trip.  I know this sounds like paranoia, too, but I'm totally serious.  I guess it's one of those things you have to witness yourself to believe.  They say, "believe none of what you hear and half of what you say".  

To each his own.

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Voltaren Gel

Mar 31, 2009 - 0 comments
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This is what Nathan gave me in accordance with my chest pains.  It's the same thing he prescribed me last time except it's in gel form.  I want to slam my head against the wall.  If it didn't work last time, why would it work this time?  Even bigger question, is it working?

NO.  

I'm still in pain and I still feel like someone is digging their knuckles deep into my chest.  It's incapacitating.  I can't breathe, move, or even freaking blink.  If my hair moves, it hurts more.  I don't know, I don't think it's inflammation like he thinks it is.  

Yes, I realize he's the PA and I'm not.  But I also know myself better as well as what has worked for me in the past.  THIS HAS NOT WORKED AND IT IS NOT WORKING NOW.  

The only fun thing about the gel is it's one less pill I have to have a hard time swallowing.  Also, application is neat because you measure by grams on a piece of special paper and then it curls up when you remove the gel.  Anyway.  I have headaches too.  I'm sore.  Blah, blah, blah - nothing you haven't heard before.

The only other thing that is "new" would be the fact that I have massive teeth indentations on the sides of my tongue.  I do these things where I don't even realize I'm doing them, like holding my breath or clenching my teeth.  Now apparently I'm biting the sides of my tongue - but it's not really biting, it's more like it's their resting place and it just so happens to be making an impression.

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Due to lack of health insurance ...

Mar 15, 2009 - 0 comments
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Stupid Ashford.  Stupid academic adviser.  I have no health insurance because of her.  My back has been sore because I can't sleep at night.  If Alex is here, I sit in the most uncomfortable chair (the only chair I have) and sort of doze off for about a minute or so because watching T.V. sometimes helps me sleep.  

On the bright side, I've been able to poop without too much pain.  

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Headache ...

Mar 14, 2009 - 0 comments
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I tracked this headache in the migraine section, but I guess it's also considered a pain.  I am hoping it will go away, but I don't think it will on it's own.  Especially since I'll be in the theater later tonight.  Theaters and the majority of people irritate me.  

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