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content warning: poop

Sucks when you can’t eat food.  My friend brought me some vegan potato soup she made for me, yesterday.  I really wanted to eat it.  But I was too sick last night and went to bed at 6.  Up sick around midnight, I had part of a banana and some reduced sugar orange gatorade.  I […]

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waiting room vision

Yesterday in the waiting room of the GI doc, I was just sitting there.  Well, first I filled out my new patient paperwork.  It was so loud in there with people talking, I could barely concentrate enough to answer the questions. I’m getting really annoyed being around people lately.  I have little tolerance for asinine […]

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things I’ve accomplished since getting out of the hospital

-arm and hand bruises healed -iv places healed -healed blood -recovered from a long cold -healing ulcer -rest -socializing -managing Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective stuff -blogging almost every day -wrote text of new hospital zine -assembled text of new poetry zine -new apple tasting zine originals are done -maintained calendar, to do list […]

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Portrait Pain Scale

This, on facebook, made me laugh and cry.  It’s by Patrice Pounders Smith.  Here’s my commentary! yesterday at urgentcare, Ming and I were waiting a long time in the exam room and were looking at the pain scale on the wall. I told him I was at a 6 but wasn’t in pain at all. […]

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The Ballad of Larry Bird

me: Hey, one time, back when Netflix was young, back when you got the movies in the mail–do you remember that? Ming: Yeah. me: My dad asked me if there was any movie I wanted to see, and so he got it for me from Netflix, and he put it on a VHS tape.  I […]

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still alive

My friend gave me flowers in the hospital.  This one is still alive.  Ming took this pretty picture.

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Addressing Medicine’s Bias Against Patients Who Are Overweight

Yesterday my new endocrinologist did the exact thing this article says not to.  I want to print the article for her and highlight just that part in yellow highlighter. There are lots of reasons for being fat.  Calories in, movement, metabolism, stress hormones, genetics.  Eleven years of being on a bipolar cocktail of powerful psych […]

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space dress

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real snow

We went to a Japanese food place.  I wanted pumpkin soup, tempura vegetables, something different. I was looking out the window and realized the rain wasn’t rain anymore.  It was white and floaty.  I could see it in the streetlamp light. “Holy crap!  It’s snowing!” I told Ming.  He went out to look. The flakes […]

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Well, It’s a Job

My friend who is a poet and zinester, she made a new zine and is taking donations for it for a good cause, Immigrant Families Together. https://www.listeningtothenoiseuntilitmakessense.com/2019/02/the-return-of-teeny-tiny.html She’s great at small poems, regular-length poems, found poems, teeny tiny zines, collage, interviews, staying creative.  She also teaches and cooks and is a very nice friend up […]