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Health Update + Musings

Nothing much to report on the health front… my Crohn’s Disease symptoms vary wildly and has been doing that since March. I think it was the iron supplement that I have take that set it off after a little more peaceful period. I changed the brand but it didn’t help. Got a check-up coming up in later this month; curious if there’s anything alarming/must-take-action showing up in the blood panels.

Been going to a PPT (psycho-physical therapy) therapist for about two months now. She’s helping me find coping mechanisms and it’s been helpful. Also been going to a nutritionist with experience in inflammatory bowel diseases, apparently I should have been directed there back when I started having chronic bowel problems and erikoissairaanhoito (Special Health Care, the more advanced form of the basic health care which gets involved when the basic health care which is the first step can’t diagnose/treat etc. an ilness) got involved or when I got the Crohn’s Disease diagnosis back in 2012 at the latest, but they didn’t. Also been going there for about two months. So far it hasn’t helped with me the symptoms, but has helped me balance my nutrition better.

And now some random musings…

In the fall of 2015, I decided to wait until the season 2 of Gotham comes out on Bluray before watching it, like I did with season 1, and I’m so glad I did! It just gorgeous on Bluray ๐Ÿ™‚ I like it fine but I’m don’t think I’d watch it if Morena Baccarin weren’t in it, Bluray or not. I tried to watch season 1 when it aired and couldn’t maintain interest, even though I think it’s good. There’s just something about it that doesn’t work for me unless I binge it.

Good thing autumn is almost here – it’s been sunny for almost all of last four weeks and I can’t take it anymore. I’ve started avoiding going out because I can’t deal with the unrelenting brightness anymore. I do grocery shopping once a week and my doctor’s appointments if I have any but that’s it.

Re-doing my fanfic site, I realized that all my main female characters have names ending with an “a”ย  – Angelina, Giulietta, Ella, Carolina, Safiyaah, Tahirah. Huh. Technically, the last two end in “ah” but in my mind it’s the same. What does this mean, if anything?

Trevor Jones’s score for The Last Of The Mohicans is my favorite music. I can happily have those nine tracks on repeat for hours and hours, and literally just listen and do nothing else. I have so many versions of them by various artists downloaded from Youtube it’s ridiculous.

Nutella is horribly, sickly sweet. Do people really love it like I’ve hearing for years? I bought my first jar ever yesterday because I wanted to try a chocolate cake recipe which uses it in the icing. Baked it today, haven’t tasted the cake yet but did taste the Nutella itself and yagh. Too damn sweet Good thing the icing also uses some cream to dilute it but I wonder what the final product tastes like. But unless this cake is amazing, this was the first and last Nutella I’ll ever buy.

That’s it from me for now…

Health · Personal

Health Update

Today was awful. I woke up at 5am with a migraine and couldn’t go to the PPP Group (more about that later) because of it. I’ve been having cold sweats all the day today, starting with the migraine. Thank God the migraine went away by about midday but the cold sweats persisted so I was a little bewildered by that. Then around 3pm terrible stomach pains set in, thanks to Crohn’s Disease. I had to go number two 7 times between 3pm and 6pm, and the rest of the time rest in the bed. At about 5pm I started to feel dizzy whenever I was up and a little later on one of those trips to the toilet found out my period had started. Which totally explained the unusually awful stomach pains, increased bowel movements, cold sweats and the dizziness and just generally feeling I was about to expire. It’s a pretty normal thing for me that the Crohn’s is a little worse the first day or two of the period. I loath periods but I suppose I should be content – it was 14 days late from the estimated start time. Now to hoping it will end like it should in 5-7 days and not keep on going. It’s near midnight now, I still feel like I might faint I’m up more than a few minutes at a time but at least the stomach pains have dulled down to a blunt ache. Fingers crossed that I won’t feel so weak or be in so much pain tomorrow because I can’t NOT go grocery shopping.

Update on my health & life & car situation behind the cut…

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Missing Icons + Health Update

I have managed to misplace the last three icons I made. I really liked them! They’re not in the usual folder on my hard drive, nor where I use post my challenge entries before posting them to my site and LJ/DW.

I did them for some icon challenge community on LJ (can’t remember which) propably like couple months ago or even longer (I’m pretty sure it was this year though…), one was of Christine Chapel and one of Amanda Grayson but I can’t remember who the third one was of.ย  I don’t think it was for a ST challenge. I can’t believe I don’t remember where I put them! This has never happened before.

Health update behind the cut…

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Partially Offline For A Couple Of Days

I’m going in for a colonoscopy again, so I won’t be online much or at all on tomorrow Wednesday (the nasty-awful-but-got-to-do-it colon prep which takes the entire day) and Thursday (the colonoscopy day). If there are any problems with the sites starting on those two days, it won’t be until early evening Thursday earliest that I can get to it.

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Migraine

I’ve had non-stop migraine since about 4am Friday morning. Five days ๐Ÿ™ Good thing I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow, bad thing that this will replace one of the things I made it forย  in the first place, delaying that thing againย  :/ My head is pissing me off :<

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Random

I’ve been weirdly tired again this week – a lot more so than normally. I can barely stay up for 8-10 hours before feeling like I absolutely need to get some more sleep ๐Ÿ™ When I do sleep, I haven’t really woken up feeling rested and refreshed. (Not that I ever do, really, these days, but at least I feel less tired when I wake than I did when I went to sleep.) Incidentally, Crohn’s symptoms have been a little worse this week too. Just had a big battery of blood test 3-4 weeks ago, and hemoglobin was okay… not great, but okay, unless there’s been drastic change in it, that shouldn’t be it.

Been getting back to fanlistings a little bit.Managed to integrate Enthusiast and WordPress so I can show collective pages (Joined, Owned) through WordPress ๐Ÿ˜€ http://magical.crystalfires.net/

Apparently there’s no Jeri Ryan fanlisting anymore… though I could swear I came across it a few weeks ago, still owned by the person whom I adopted it out to. But it isn’t listed at TFL anymore. Been trying to track down the URL, but it’s not in my e-mails and google only seems to come up with the URL it had while I owned it *sigh*

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Insomnia/Health Update

Looks life the insomnia might finally be relenting – out of last 16 days, I’ve been able to sleep on 14 ๐Ÿ˜€ And most of the time on nights too like normal people ๐Ÿ™‚ I still wake up too easily in the middle but I’ve been able to get back to sleep again when I do wake up. Weirdly enough, itย  started relenting almost immediately after I made my last health update post here and mentioned the insomnia in it. Maybe it helped to say it out loud? Although I’ve been telling about it to a few family and friends in RL since the start so don’t know why telling about it on internet would help… but yeah, I’m cautionally optimistic about this ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe this problem won’t need seeing a doctor after all ๐Ÿ˜€