Last month was my final trial month of the new med trial using a low dose of the anti-depressant nortriptyline as a daily preventative, with the abortive naratriptan to be taken as needed for severe migraine attacks. My results were...mixed. I had two weeks of no migraines at all - a new record since the … Continue reading My First Ever Migraine Visit To The ER (TW for body horror)
New Meds, Who Dis
On the first of May I had my initial appointment with my neurologist. I played it smart and brought my roommate along to be my migraine advocate - someone who makes sure that you’re spelling out your needs and symptoms appropriately. One of the biggest problems with chronic pain sufferers is the habit of downplaying … Continue reading New Meds, Who Dis
Conbust, NESW Convergence, and nearly collapsing in public.
I had hoped to have this in two separate blog posts, as I promised Dasha aka Russian Friend that I would type up a transcript of my LGBT Cultures Around the World panel from Conbust. But its April 16th and here we are. I'm still cursing capitalism for my tax payment, which is the highest … Continue reading Conbust, NESW Convergence, and nearly collapsing in public.
“Drug tests? What kind of drugs will we be testing today?”
Okay, so I'm not even remotely a fan of Workaholics, but I sent that text to my Dad with a picture of my drug bottle and it made him laugh. My first doctor's appointment was last Tuesday and it went...well, it went. It was a middle of the road experience. I wasn't completely ignored like … Continue reading “Drug tests? What kind of drugs will we be testing today?”
And Then It Got Worse
I've always thought of myself as a pretty healthy person. I don't smoke. I don't do any drugs. I rarely drink. I probably consume at least a gallon of water a day. I try to avoid processed food. I don't eat a lot of sweets, and that includes soda. I'm mindful of how food makes … Continue reading And Then It Got Worse
The Slow Recovery: Living with chronic migraines
At that point I doubled over laughing, which was bad cause I was dizzy and disoriented from a migraine. One of my co-workers asked what so funny, and I told her a migraine a month sounded like a vacation. Her jaw nearly dropped. "How often do you get migraines?" she asked.
Queer Men Kicking Ass: What the Bulletproof Spy means to me
HAHA JUST KIDDING I'M JUST HERE TO HAVE FUN AND MAKE MONEY. No I'm not, this is publishing. I am here to write the damn stories I want to tell and share them with folks who will hopefully enjoy them too. So why did I write this one? Well. Short answer: BECAUSE I CAN. Long … Continue reading Queer Men Kicking Ass: What the Bulletproof Spy means to me
Own Voices; Cursed Boy and Demon Girl and the latest Top Secret Writing Project
I’m fucking terrified to write this book. But I realize I’ve been terrified to write a lot of books. ...lets start at the beginning. Back in August of 2017, I had A Book pop into my head. It’s not often an entire new series comes up and says HEY YOU SHOULD WRITE ME. I’m embarrassed … Continue reading Own Voices; Cursed Boy and Demon Girl and the latest Top Secret Writing Project
Holy Shit Its 2018
When the fuck did that happen? Anyone else feel like 2017 went by in a fucking blur of WTF? I'm having a hard time pulling out any singular moments of That Was Nice other than visiting my family in Florida way back in March, and my time spent living with the Wooldridges. And the writing … Continue reading Holy Shit Its 2018
Life update: the shittiest weekend
If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve seen a brief update on this, but Facebook is an asshole and likes to eat posts and make things impossible to find--an archivist’s worst nightmare really. So, what the heck happened at the house this time? Well, it basically went to shit. What began as me thinking we … Continue reading Life update: the shittiest weekend