October 1st, 2008

I Believe

morning's doings

I am propped up in bed with the nebulizer, studying. I will be propped up in bed all day, studying, nebulizing at least three times. I still don't have the new med from the pulmonologist I saw last week (a nebulizer version of Pulmicort). I did finally reach someone at the office, and she is checking on it for me. I would probably feel much better if I was getting my asthma meds at regular intervals. I still say it is cramping my style--I'm accustomed to running around and living a fairly standard life on campus, and I am now stuck at home propped up with my face attached to a machine for an hour and a half each day. This is taking some getting used to, especially since it causes significant tremors and fatigue. My emotional reaction is to wonder why on earth I am getting this degree if this is how my life is going to be. But I do still have a working mind and working hands and a working voice when I'm not on the machine, and eventually I will figure out this machine thing.

Since I've been hiding in friends-only posts, I should note for my public readers that I am back to daily headaches. I am working on a theory that I may be allergic to my yummy raspberry coffee. (Sarah, you may be getting the remainder of it at your next visit if I am correct. I bought another flavor and will switch coffees today and see if I can break the headache streak since the only thing I can connect to the headaches is the change in coffee.

My laptop is still visiting its new friend, the tech guy. I hope to hear something soon since this machine I'm working on is really not too stable.

Hopefully I can remain alert, retain what I am studying, and do some reflective writing. If I had a neural interface that I could use to write and edit, it might be intriguing. Then again, it might be disastrous. That could make a fun novel idea...

Ethics calls...

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    the machine
I Believe

They're at it again!

It has been more than 31 days. The 31 days were over on 09/19. It is 10/01. I got the call again today. Did they think that I would have forgotten who makes automated calls and identifies himself as Mike?

Dish Network

I also got a call from an automated lady, Rachel. She says I have a limited time to call her back about an offer of consolidation on my credit card accounts.

What credit card accounts?

I think Mike and Rachel need a matchmaker!

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    Inca griping