st_aurafina: (NaNo: Sleep)
[personal profile] st_aurafina
So, anyway, I got sick. Something bit me, I don't know what, but I woke up with a leg the colour and shape of a hotdog and a fever that made me get lost in my own bedroom. I mean, it obviously wasn't deadly. But it sure was germy because I'm infected.

I hate being so sick that all you can do is sit and cry in bewilderment. I am really bad at being that sick.

Then there was interesting investigations with the doctor, and pen marks all over the biggest and reddest part of my leg, and I'm on antibiotics, but wow, I feel terrible. I can feel every lymph node in my body right now, istg. And yet, I'm still at work because people in my trade are notoriously lousy at taking days off. (It's hard to justify the cost, plus my locum has her childcare all sorted out, and I mean, it's not like I'm stuck in bed or anything. Ugh, self-care, why is it so hard?)

ETA: since I left this post hanging, my leg blew up even more, and I've been in hospital on IV antibiotics. They're not admitting me, yet, but it's possible if I don't show a vast improvement. At the moment, they've sent me home to stay 'in bed with toilet privileges'. Some hours later, I am disappoint that (a) I am not instantly better and (b) staying in bed when you have to is a whole other extremely tedious thing.

At least I am very lucky to have [personal profile] lilacsigil to brain some sense into me and to bring me meds and coffee and a muffin and to remind me that it's okay not to be at work.

Activist Links:

New comms:
- [community profile] thisfinecrew - a place to gather links to resources and step-by-step actions to take to be more involved in various efforts in the wake of Donald Trump's election to the Presidency.
(Is helpful at breaking tasks down into little steps, and has links to things like phone scripts.)

- [community profile] spoonlessactivists - for anyone who wants to do something about this world we're in, something to make it a better, more humane place - but is short on resources.


Cheering links:
Oldie but a goodie:
- Shelter dogs feel lonely and abandoned, so children practice reading books to them - an old link, but one that I find continually revivifying.

News about Phryne Fisher:
- Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Movie, Prequel TV Show Details
- ABC's Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries set to become an action movie trilogy

Sea life, squee life:
EVNautilus - this youtube channel is soothing and delightful, for me, anyway. It's a bunch of science nerds of various flavours watching the feeds from the Exploration Vessel Nautilus as it explores the ocean floor off Vancouver Island's west coast. The scientists geek out in delightful ways over cute octopi and pooping sea pigs and this one time a sperm whale came to check out the submersible. I find it very cheering. Nautilus Live is the home for the project if you want to read more about it.
Some of my favourite videos:
Rare Sperm Whale Encounter (They're so excited!)
Shy Octopus Hides Inside Its Own Tentacles


Ugh, I have to go back to the hospital at 8:30 tonight to get more ABs, and again tomorrow and it's very tedious. And I thought I'd get so much NaNo done, but strangely enough, when you're sick and uncomfortable, your concentration is not great, and I am probably never going to catch my word debt from being sick all week and. I mean. Honestly, I'm really bad at this shit. My leg seems to be less swollen, though? Still really red, but instead of a red shiny hotdog, it's more like an old shrivelled wrinkly hotdog.

Son of ETA: I forgot that I caught a Diglett at the hospital!! Diglett is so ridiculously cheering.
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[A hospital bed with a Diglett spawned at the end. The Diglett is CP 183]

Date: 2016-11-18 08:42 am (UTC)
sharpest_asp: two lynxes butting heads, side shot (General: Lynx Love)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
Take care of yourself. Those infusion antibiotics (I presume they are if delivered at hospital) can make you feel pretty rough too.

Date: 2016-11-18 08:47 am (UTC)
sholio: heart in a cup of tea (Heart)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Oh nooooo, that sounds utterly terrible. :( I hope the antibiotics do their thing and you're up and about again soon.

Date: 2016-11-18 08:58 am (UTC)
vass: Sam Carter hugs Thor (*hugs*)
From: [personal profile] vass
DDDDDDDD:

That is not what legs are supposed to do.

Here is a giant octopus kite.

Yay Diglett!

A thing for you to ponder at the hospital: service Pokemon. Seeing eye Pokemon, mobility support Pokemon, seizure alert Pokemon, PTSD support Pokemon, autism assistance Pokemon, hearing ear Pokemon. Which Pokemon would be best for which roles? Which would be worst?
Edited Date: 2016-11-18 09:05 am (UTC)

Re: I am there now

Date: 2016-11-18 09:15 pm (UTC)
vass: a man in a bat suit says "I am a model of mental health!" (Bats)
From: [personal profile] vass
Snorlax = PERFECT for PTSD support. Or autism. Anything with anxiety. And they'd interpose themselves between people who are up in your face. And in a world where there are creatures who can actually make you go to sleep, a snorlax could be a sleep disorder service pokemon, and I want one.

And yeah, Jigglypuff or Clefairy are huggable and smol for people for whom that's more important than huge and solid, and they also can use affection moves, which could be great for anxiety relief.

Growlithe and Ponyta would definitely be the prettiest mobility Pokemon, but riding in on a huge Parasect or maybe a Wartortle or a Venusaur (built-in sun shade!) would be pretty cool.

I think extra large flying pokemon could have a role for anyone who can handle heights. As in,

*shoves breadsticks into bag* "Excuse me, I have to leave." *whistles* *Pidgey/Dragonite/Golbat/whatever swoops in and collects handler and flies off*

And for some people the water or psychic or water and psychic Pokemon would be the best for stimming.

And no matter how big your service animal is, they could still go back in the ball when you need.

Date: 2016-11-18 09:12 am (UTC)
yifu: (garcia / criminal minds)
From: [personal profile] yifu
Oh no :( At least there's that Diglett? I hope your foot gets better soon <3

Date: 2016-11-18 09:49 am (UTC)
torachan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] torachan
Yikes! I hope your leg gets better soon! D:

Date: 2016-11-18 10:01 am (UTC)
out_there: Perfect reaction to so much of the internet (Scrubs: Aaaah! by Oxoniensis)
From: [personal profile] out_there
Diglett is adorable! Hope you're feeling better soon (sounds horrible -- being sick when you're too lousy to enjoy being in bed sucks).

Date: 2016-11-18 10:17 am (UTC)
china_shop: Neal, Peter and Elizabeth smiling (Default)
From: [personal profile] china_shop
Oh no! Hope you feel much better soon! *hugs*

Date: 2016-11-18 12:02 pm (UTC)
lurkingcat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lurkingcat
Argh! That sounds awful. And you have all my sympathy for the having to be in bed and not wanting to be. I'm terrible at that too.

But yay for hospital Digletts :) They're such happy little Pokémon.

Date: 2016-11-18 12:10 pm (UTC)
dolorosa_12: (pagan kidrouk)
From: [personal profile] dolorosa_12
Ugh, that does not sound fun. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Thanks also for the link to [community profile] thisfinecrew. I'll be joining that comm now, and looking for ways to contribute.

Date: 2016-11-18 01:00 pm (UTC)
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
From: [personal profile] kindkit
Oh, wow, that is scary. I'm sure that for you it's long since passed into the boring stage, but I'm stuck at "something unknown bit you and your leg turned into a huge swollen red hot dog." *shudders*

Hope your leg goes back to being a leg soon, and not any kind of hot dog.

Date: 2016-11-18 01:35 pm (UTC)
skygiants: Princess Tutu, facing darkness with a green light in the distance (Default)
From: [personal profile] skygiants
Oh no, I hope your leg feels better soon!

Date: 2016-11-18 02:12 pm (UTC)
havocthecat: the lady of shalott (Default)
From: [personal profile] havocthecat
Yikes! I'm sorry you developed such an infection! Here's to hoping you get better soon!

Date: 2016-11-18 03:14 pm (UTC)
dine: (dine3 - misbegotten)
From: [personal profile] dine
nope - hotdog leg is not a thing we want to encourage! please to change that back to regular leg quickly (and hopefully easily) so you can resume your regularly scheduled screwing around

I hope you're feeling much better very soon!

Date: 2016-11-18 03:15 pm (UTC)
resolute: (Default)
From: [personal profile] resolute
Ugh ugh ugh!

I really hope you are better soon. :fistbump:

And, really, thank you for the links about activism and the shitshow here in the U.S. It feels good to know y'all care. :more fistbumps:

Date: 2016-11-18 06:02 pm (UTC)
umadoshi: (kittens - Claudia - ear tufts)
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
That sounds horrible. ;_; I hope you start improving quickly! *hugs*

Date: 2016-11-18 06:23 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
-hugs- feel better soon. <3

Date: 2016-11-18 07:39 pm (UTC)
gwyn: (bucky with mask)
From: [personal profile] gwyn
That is terrible, and you have my utmost sympathy. When my cat bit me a couple years ago, I ended up in a similar situation, though I was able to go to the clinic where my doctor is, rather than a hospital, and I can imagine that's even worse since hospitals are just so awful in every way. You should definitely feel better after your second infusion--it's pretty remarkable how fast those will act (mine was a combination of the infection from the bite and a recently developed and therefore unknown allergy to the amoxycillin they initially put me on) but it'll take some time for your leg to really get back to normal, so be gentle with yourself. I'm glad you have some cheering links for yourself, too, and a friend to bring you things.

Date: 2016-11-18 07:56 pm (UTC)
weaverbird: (Meep)
From: [personal profile] weaverbird
Yikes! That is scary!

Hope the antibiotics work quickly so that your leg returns to normal and they let you out of bed soonest. {{{hugs}}}

Date: 2016-11-18 09:06 pm (UTC)
dhampyresa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
Get better soon and thanks for the links!

Date: 2016-11-18 09:09 pm (UTC)
finisterre: (DW: WANDERERS)
From: [personal profile] finisterre
AIIIIIEEEEE is the only proper response. Feel better soon.

Date: 2016-11-19 12:05 am (UTC)
snickfic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] snickfic
DDD: Hope you're feeing better soon. :( And thanks for the links to the activism comms!

Date: 2016-11-19 03:29 am (UTC)
wendelah1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
I hope you feel better. That sounds so scary and uncomfortable.

Date: 2016-11-19 03:58 am (UTC)
adafrog: (Default)
From: [personal profile] adafrog
{{{hugs}}}

Date: 2016-11-19 12:02 pm (UTC)
17catherines: Amor Vincit Omnia (Default)
From: [personal profile] 17catherines
Oh dear - that sounds really scary! I hope you are OK.

Date: 2016-11-20 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whatistigerbalm
!!! Hope you get better asap!

Date: 2016-11-20 11:18 pm (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Default)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Ouch, that sounds awful! Get your rest and heal up!

Date: 2016-11-26 05:34 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Oh man, how did I miss this post?! You are on my Read Always list. ::sends more love::

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