Archive For The “Personal” Category

Progress Report

Public post! To become a mem­ber, click here. What’s mov­ing and shak­ing, friends? Things have been going at a fast clip and some­times I feel like I can bare­ly keep up! It’s almost Halloween (???!!!) and I’m still in June. The sched­ule was dis­rupt­ed a while back when Mr. V and I pur­chased a new vehi­cle to replace my very used sat­urn. We…

Vacation Review

Public Post! Have you ever felt like you need­ed a vaca­tion after your vaca­tion? I’ve just returned from a week-long trip to Colorado that I start­ed plan­ning back in 2016. A col­lege friend of mine lives in the Springs and it has been FAR too long since I’ve seen her. The trip includ­ed a spon­ta­neous DnD game where I played the vil­lain,…

Camping in Sequoia National Park

Public Post! Getting away from life to go camp­ing in the woods is some­thing Mr V. and I try to pur­sue every sum­mer. We have a great col­lec­tion of sup­plies and both of us grew up explor­ing wilder­ness­es in our respec­tive areas of the world. With my Girl Scout troop, I went tent camp­ing to a bunch of dif­fer­ent…

That New Car Smell

Public Post! Have you ever pur­chased a new (to you) car? Let me tell you, that was an Experience. I am offi­cial­ly the new own­er of a white 2016 Subaru Outback and it’s quite amaz­ing, but get­ting here took a long time. Back up to high school, the sum­mer before my Junior year I decid­ed to take a sum­mer class for…

Unassigned Seating

Public Post! Have you ever been a reg­u­lar at a café or deli? Regular enough that the peo­ple behind the counter ask if you want ’the usu­al’ or even type your order in with­out ask­ing at all? Those of us who have know there are some quirks about this expe­ri­ence that non-reg­u­lars don’t seem to notice. One…

Magic! Or Ghosts In My Blood?

Public Post! So there’s a trope in romance called the Magic Penis aka: Sex Cures All. The basics being: a main char­ac­ter (usu­al­ly female) has a phys­i­cal or men­tal health con­di­tion that she suf­fers ter­ri­bly from, but as soon as she has sex with the love inter­est (usu­al­ly a guy) she’s sud­den­ly cured or the issue is no longer…

Chronic Pain is Chronic

Public Post! I’ve been offline and gen­er­al­ly bedrid­den for about a week and a half. It drove Mr. V nuts, and it’s dri­ving my anx­i­ety and depres­sion into a new realm. There are two major things I’m fight­ing: the first is wild­ly fluc­tu­at­ing blood pres­sure, the sec­ond is wide­spread pain with no known cause. The chron­ic pain has been…

The Importance of Support Networks

Public Post! I have a ten­den­cy to col­lect spe­cial­ists. Not for­mal­ly edu­cat­ed PHD’s, nec­es­sar­i­ly, but peo­ple who have expe­ri­ence and knowl­edge in a top­ic I’m pur­su­ing or expe­ri­enc­ing. I have a gay friend I can talk queer issues with, a fem friend I can talk rela­tion­ships with, and a best friend I can lament our health prob­lems with (but also mutu­al­ly gush about each…

Latest Medical Details: Fibro?

Public Post! I recent­ly went into my GP to review how my anti­de­pres­sants are work­ing (good!) and now that my depression/anxiety is fair­ly well man­aged, and I’m get­ting good sleep (mela­tonin), I brought up the next thing on my med­ical list: chron­ic pain. About a year ago, my doc­tor sug­gest­ed I had fibromyal­gia, which is a mys­tery-pain diag­no­sis that…

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