Tag Archives: chronic illness

Back from the doc

Calling in sick to work, much though it kicked off a good ol’ fashioned shame spiral, did free me up to go to the doctor today. My doc, who is awesome, was very sympathetic to everything I was going through. … Continue reading

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So here’s the latest on the health front

As those of you who, for some reason, obsessively memorize every detail of my life will recall, I take birth control pills to help deal with my health stuff. This makes my cycle regular, it makes it less physically painful/exhausting … Continue reading

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Not sure if ironic or just annoying

On Monday night I was starting to feel off in an overwhelmed/anxious/totally mental sort of way.  When I woke up Tuesday morning my entire being said “Yeah, no.” and thus I called in sick to work. (Or more accurately I … Continue reading

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Not currently having a panic attack, cool

First and foremost, thanks to everybody who’s been giving feedback on Yoga Pants Girl. There’s more coming with her. Not sure yet if there’s going to be a schedule or if this is a burst of creativity that will vanish … Continue reading

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Is it self-injury if you gnaw off your leg to escape?

As I type this I’m at the office on a Sunday evening. The CEO asked if I could help him out on a special project. This is great for me job-wise and it’s always good to be considered awesome by … Continue reading

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Best laid plans and spoon budgeting

Finding out that my thyroid was wonky was nice in that it helped me realize why I’ve been so tired of late. I could retroactively forgive myself for needing to sleep so much because it wasn’t due to laziness, or … Continue reading

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Health update

Had a doctor’s appointment this morning. It was for a blood test for a thyroid check. I was a good girl and mentioned that I’ve been feeling extra tired, and also extra anxious. What I love about my doctor is … Continue reading

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My brain needs to pick a team and stick with it

Turns out a great way to get rid of anxiety is to have a headache. Ever since I woke up yesterday with my skull hurting, the low-level yet almost constant feelings of anxiety I’d been having were gone. Yay? All … Continue reading

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What would make work good for your mental health?

I ask because I’m not sure about the answer. Work asked for volunteers for a new committee devoted to employee wellness. I asked if it was going to include things like mental health (without outing myself as anything as someone … Continue reading

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Dealing with health and the holidays

As I type this I am trapped underneath a snuggling, purring cat (Mac says hi), beside another sleeping fluffy kitty (Luna says hi), and dealing with a headache (there’s no greetings there, because headaches are bastards like that). Timing-wise the … Continue reading

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