Mar. 12th, 2016 03:37 pm
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Note to self: Next time, wait for the painkillers to kick in BEFORE clicking "post," maybe it will keep you from being quite so maudlin.

Everything is not ALL bad. My parents and I booked a trip to Italy for the end of June. My mother is significantly concerned about my health and particularly stamina re: sightseeing, but there is a FREE APARTMENT IN FLORENCE in the offing, so it was sort of a now-or-never proposition. I mostly just want to be okay enough to eat real food, because ITALY, but fortunately pasta is one of the six things I can actually eat? Albeit plain noodles without any sauce, but still, handmade-from-scratch plain pasta in Italy is probably better than just about anything I'd eat here.

I am sort of going stir-crazy because this most recent bout of pain and vomiting led to me working from home much of last week and all this week, so I have barely left the house. The one exception being Thursday, when I went to the ~theater to see Road Show, because I bought the tickets back in August and we already postponed once because of vomit and it's Sondheim - new(ish) Sondheim at that, so fuck it. I showered and put on a pretty dress that I haven't worn in, like, five years (because if everything is going to be terrible then at the goddamn fucking least I am going to reap the benefits of having lost 60 pounds, you know?). And by, like, an hour in, I was in significant discomfort, but fortunately it was one of those speedy, no-intermission shows. \o/ I just hope it didn't reflect on my face because I was in the FRONT ROW OMG so those poor actors were probably like, "Are we that bad? This woman looks like we are inflicting SUCH PAIN." Sorry, actors, you were very good! 

So, this is basically what we're doing now, taking lots of drugs and hoping for the best. Which, you'll recall, is how I ended up going to see Hamilton in a Zofran-induced haze (because you know it is impossible to get tickets and I WAS NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT), or taking that trip to Nashville on a shit-ton of steroids, or the most recent Percocet-fueled weekend I worked through for a conference. (Though, to be fair, I'm not entirely sure I survived that last one, since I did start throwing up immediately after. Granted, it could've also been a reaction to the chicken pox vaccine, that's still up in the air. Or it could be from going off the Prednisone.)

(My LIFE. There are just SO MANY REASONS for me to puke, we can't even narrow it down.)

Date: Mar. 12th, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
hi babe, sorry to hear that things haven't been looking up regarding your health situation :( i'm keeping you in my thoughts <3
a trip to florence sounds amazing and i really hope you get to enjoy it!

Date: Mar. 12th, 2016 10:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] slaymesoftly
Guh. There's got to be something! You must be a stick figure by now. 60 lbs? But, hey, Italy and pasta...

Date: Mar. 13th, 2016 08:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] slaymesoftly
Hmmmm I thought you were pretty skinny when you first moved down here. Did you get better for a while and put on weight? Anyway, I hope you can get it sorted out one of these days.

Date: Mar. 13th, 2016 11:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] slaymesoftly
Well that totally sucks! I had no idea they'd stopped working. I remember all the cooking experiments you were doing for a while. I rarely remember to read at DW, although I post here with automatic crosspost to LJ. But I think you're the only one who is exclusively DW, so I miss out on what you're up to. (chucking, apparently?)

Date: Mar. 15th, 2016 04:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ever_neutral
Yo bro, good to see you still live.

NOT good to see you still suffer. /o\ /o\ /o\ Staunch and abiding prayer circle.

Nonetheless, CONGRATULATIONS on Italy. Hope it's everything you dream and more.

P.S. Happy birthday! (I hope!!)
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